Reasons to Automate Compliance

Why companies are investing in compliance automation in the first place? The automation conversation is being highlighted like never before thanks to the growing interest in the efficiency of compliance activities and the understanding that without technology firms are relying on weak compliance monitoring.

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Outdated Compliance Tech is Causing Nightmares

The thought of an employee working from home and revealing company private information is a compliance nightmare and it deeply frights regulators. Working from home increased Compliance fears and created numerous challenges for firms. Compliance had to carefully think over the best way to monitor conflicts of interest, manage the risks around the identification, handling and disclosure of inside information because of the new circumstances.

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Compliance in the second half of 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has been a significant event, bringing lots of uncertainty to organizations across the globe. Without question there are emerging concerns among compliance officers regarding staff training, resources, controls and the need to keep up with regulatory change. With that in mind, we invited compliance experts to answer three questions and give their views on upcoming regulatory enforcements and compliance in the second half of 2020.

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Avoiding Software Purchase Remorse

When a company makes the decision to implement compliance software, the steps they take at the very beginning of the process are likely to determine whether they end up with the right technology. Procurement’s strategic sourcing process provides an effective methodology for identifying, comparing, and selecting a vendor, but it cannot be effective without a solid foundation of objectively set specifications and requirements. Without the right process and inputs, regret is just around the corner.

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Procurement Is Not Your Enemy

One of the top reasons enterprise decision-makers give for not wanting to work with procurement is the time required to complete the sourcing and vendor selection process. Why is it necessary to have a long, formal evaluation effort when you already know which compliance software provider you want to work with? Can’t procurement just help push through the contract? The frustration with procurement delays is especially pronounced in an era when eCommerce makes nearly any good or service available to us at home within 48 hours, and when SaaS compliance technology can be ‘turned on’ instantly.

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