Why Manual Processes Fail in Policy Management

Is your organization encumbered by hundreds to thousands of documents, emails, and spreadsheets in its policy management framework? These tools fall significantly short of managing policies and governing the organization effectively.

The truth is that managing policies, governance, risk, and compliance cannot be effective and efficient if it is managed in such a scattered and isolated process that lacks visibility and collaboration throughout your organization. These manual solutions can often lead to:

  • No audit trails. These processes, without a complimentary technology architecture, lack any audit trails of edits and changes made to policies. There is no certain way of knowing about the actual level of accuracy
  • Lack of consistency. Structure is essential in building anything that you wish to succeed, and these old processes severely lack a clear and decisive structure in helping organizations manage policies. The lack of visibility, versatility, and broader organizational awareness can lead to inconstancy and rogue policies that don’t reflect your organizations actual stance.
  • Easy to manipulate. These old processes have little to no security to protect you from manipulation. It lacks visibility into possible cover ups and history of changes made and leaves you incredibly vulnerable to fraudulent activity and rogue policies.

As a result, manual solutions will always fail in policy management unless it is complimented with an agile and effective technology platform. An integrated and agile approach to policies is becoming more important in our current modern environment, and organizations need to seek effectiveness, efficiency, and complete visibility if they wish to manage policies adequately.

 

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