Case Study with Equinix: Managing Compliance

Compliance management at Equinix

“We saw GRC up and running in three days. It was so well-designed, and we loved how ACL Analytics can take a process and automate it. It has converted weeks of a process into a click of a button.”

Nilisha Agrawal

GRC Program Manager,
Equinix

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Equinix, Inc. connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees, and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 40 markets worldwide, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT, and cloud strategies.

Products in use:
ACL GRC
ACL Analytic

Integrated GRC platform

Integrated GRC platform
Modern compliance, audit, and risk solution.

Process improvements

Deep process improvements
Powerful analytics improve business processes and increase efficiencies.

Intuitive software

Intuitive software
Easy to learn and quick to implement.

Interview with Nilisha Agrawal, GRC Program Manager, Equinix

Weaving compliance with business and aligning yourself is something that is, I think, it’s the biggest challenge that our income compliance professionals face today. We have implemented ACL to do segregation of duties with a click, to manage our OFAC concerns with a click, streamline our TNE reviews, and many, many other things.

We were looking for something that can reduce the pain of dashboarding, creating reports. You know, six departments meeting together and creating all these reports. So, when we saw what ACL can do, it was like, “Oh, it can really fix my problems.”

What we loved about ACL was the ease of implementation. I see that there are tools out there that can take years to implement, and with ACL, we saw GRC up and running in three days. It was so well-designed, and we loved how ACL Analytics can take a process and automate it.

It has converted weeks of a process into a click of a button. And how that ties into linking those results to our enterprise risk, and being able to drill down to the level of analytic if somebody wanted to get there from one and in one place.

In my mind, that is a huge success. Not having to really go to any tool and even click anything, and just opening GRC and seeing my dashboard, do I have any exceptions this week? It has really eliminated all the monotonous parts of our jobs. I really believe that compliance is not a checklist. It’s doing the right thing the right way with ACL.