This week’s news that Salesforce founder Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne are purchasing “Time Magazine” reminded me that I had in fact been planning to write a blog post about ACL™ and Salesforce for some time.
Every year, we have the opportunity, as exclusive distribution partner of ACL™ in the German-speaking D-A-CH region, to attend the company’s event known as “Mobilize”. This blog takes a look at the most exciting topics covered at the event, giving you a taster of what lies ahead in the coming months.
Did you know that ACL™ also offers an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) solution? The “Strategy” module of the ACL™ GRC software allows you to analyse and document risks at company level, and to visualize your risk landscape – fully supporting you in every aspect of risk management.
This month the new Spring Release of our partner ACL was released. The focus was on the ACL ™ GRC solution, which enables integrated audit and risk management. I would like to briefly introduce some of the new features in this blog post.
Our partner ACL will soon be hosting a webinar on interactive digital data analysis at BSH.
For years, there has been a growing demand for easy-to-create but meaningful reporting that ideally supports visualization by allowing the consumer to get into and out of the field as quickly as possible. Anke Giegandt and Johannes Schwele will talk about the ACL-based solution of BSH in this 60 -minute online meeting.
In this blog post, we link to the previous section on ACL GRC questionnaires.
Before we get down to distribution, sending the questionnaires to the recipients, there remains the question of what to do with them. Depending on the application ACL presents a number of possibilities:
Data analytics can produce interesting results. They help to identify problems in processes, to reveal cases of fraud, to trace weakpoints in master data, and to recognize many other abnormalities or peculiarities. Nevertheless, results alone are relatively worthless if not properly processed for presentation, and made accessible to persons empowered to make decisions. But not only sharing is of great importance, you must also think of the "how". If you just send your result tables with hundreds of fields and thousands of data records, dealing with them is bound to be a patchy affair.
In an earlier blog you will already have read about self-assessments with ACL GRC. This time I would like to expand the topic a little, because with the questionnaires in the ACL GRC results module you have many more possibilities than "just" a self-assessment. Basically the results module enables you to organize and visualize, monitor and resolve events identified by data analytics results. This is where questionnaires play a central role. So we will take a detailed look at them:
The modern business environment is in a constant state of flux, presenting new challenges for risk management within companies. Risk management must keep pace with the developments. Equally, controls must be repeatedly assessed to check that they are still relevant. These self-assessments are often performed using Excel, which is an extremely time-consuming and error-prone method. However, it is now possible to perform tool-based self-assessments using ACL, and to store the results directly online. This blog post discusses self-assessments using ACL and explains how you can shelve the tedious Excel-based query process.
As you could read in the previous blog post, ACL offers a selection of online training. The aim of this blog post is a brief presentation of the different courses and their learning objectives for ACL GRC so that you get a better idea of what the courses have to offer. The training courses deal with the different modules of ACL GRC, results, strategy, projects, and reports.