Let’s talk about the elephant in the room: heavy GRC technology.

RGP’s policyIQ team is seeing a lot of movement in the governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) technology market. Organizations are complaining of complex tools that are difficult and time consuming to implement. Many have expressed frustration and regret after investing several months—years, even—and tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars into the implementation of GRC platforms only to find they were still not producing the promised benefits. They struggled with finding the right time to cut the cord. Others tell tales of the constant perks in the flashy sales and marketing process that ended in crickets after they signed the dotted line—there was very little support to help them make the application do what they expected it to do. Some companies got up and running in a tool and later found it was very cumbersome to manage as business needs evolved.

Are you wrestling with heavy, cumbersome GRC Technology?

Many compliance officers, auditors, controllers, and IT directors have stories about how long they have tried to hang on and make it work.

It’s time.

It’s okay to say it out loud. There are other options that are easy to configure and customize for your team’s specific needs that don’t break the bank. Clients have raved about the flexibility of policyIQ and their ability to make adjustments in just a few moments when the business, market, or regulatory bodies call for it. They have praised the speed of deployment of policyIQ and return on investment that they observed almost immediately through improved effectiveness in meeting their objectives.

We understand if you’re feeling a little skeptical…

…after what you’ve experienced. Let us show you! We offer a 30-day free trial and are happy to show you YOUR data in the trial site as proof of concept before you buy.  You can spend time kicking the tires, so to speak, and working with your implementation expert and the policyIQ Support team.

P.S. The policyIQ Support team will be by your side for the long haul! We enjoy reviewing our team’s interactions with clients—we are prepared to tackle your tough business questions, to help you expand or adjust as needed, and we can’t help but celebrate the friendships we make serving our clients over time.

We are excited to partner with you, too! Contact us to start your free trial.

Remember when having your head in the clouds was considered a bad thing?

12-11Cloud-imageI recently read an article published by the AIIM organization discussing the struggle that some companies are still having with the pressure to move business information to the cloud. It recaps some of the well-known advantages of incorporating cloud technology into your IT framework, such as centralized access to information, a movement toward easy collaboration among employees from different locations, the reduction (and, hopefully, elimination) of a dependence on email to track down information and updates, and—in the case of some of the more advanced applications like policyIQ—version control, tailored security, and workflow features that contribute to and support your information governance goals.

A point made in the post that we’ll likely hear more often going forward is that companies may not have control of whether or not they make a shift to the cloud for management of their information. By now you’ve probably heard the phrase: the consumerization of IT. People are past that phase where they were unsure of the security around online banking. The newest generation of e12-11nothing-less-in-the-workplacemployees has only known online bill-pay. Most have never had—and never will have—a checkbook. Likewise, consumers have found that going to the web to find their friends, their shopping lists, their music and their photographs is simply commonplace. They expect to have access to everything that is important to them from anywhere! They expect nothing less in the workplace.

The ramifications, then, of not investigating and communicating your strategy for using cloud technology in your organization, is that your employees will likely fill the void by making their own selections (I do mean selections—plural) that have not been properly vetted internally. If you haven’t made a move because you’re concerned about the security of cloud technology, then don’t leave the decision up to your employees who are likely more concerned about the utility of the apps and products that they are choosing.

When you do consider making information available for online collaboration, you’d be better served by also selecting a platform that affords you the opportunity to leverage that information. policyIQ makes it simple to distill the information in your procedures, contracts or regulations down to specific steps, deadlines, dollar amounts, responsible parties, and so on. Getting a handle on the details within your documentation will propel your organization forward with the ability to report on and analyze your information and to make nearly instant business decisions that previously took many man-hours and days to discover.

So, go ahead…let your head wander into the clouds a bit…and contact us to arrange a look at how policyIQ–our secure and affordable, web-based, content management application–can serve your needs.