ACL GRC

ACL GRC

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ACL GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) helps executives and risk managers catalog, assess, prioritize and communicate enterprise risks across the leadership team. It provides a simple, straight-forward way to capture and maintain a complete view of risks across the organization, track the risks that are most important and plan audit and risk mitigation projects for the greatest impact.

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ACL GRC review by Gregory C.
Gregory C.
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"ACL GRC"

What do you like best?

Simple. It allows the small to medium size organization to collaborate on risk management activities, measure, track, remediate and monitor risks throughout the enterprise.

What do you dislike?

Workflow is rudimentary if your organization wants to perform the actual management of risk project activities, including audit work i.e., audit work papers. While ACL GRC does track strategic risks and tactical risk, it should do a better job at relating those risk to each other (there is no cascading of strategic risk to tactical risk within the system).

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are a lot of GRC products out there and they are expensive. In all cases the organization needs to understand its own processes first then integrate them into a GRC platform. There are not "out-of-the-box" solutions that will guide you through how to make a risk assessment, how to rate risks, how to design controls, how to remediate and issue. These are things the organization should be doing anyway. Don't expect any GRC vendor to establish those things. The GRC space is new for ACL but they listen to their clients and have the basics down.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Audit risk management, issue tracking and remediation. Audit work repository.

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ACL GRC review by User in Machinery
User in Machinery
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"Capable Tool for Skilled Users"

What do you like best?

Strong analytical tools for analysis which adds value to our conclusions presented to management. In addition to this, we like the interfaces that ACL can interact with, most notable Tableau and Microsoft Excel.

What do you dislike?

Steep learning curve for processes that seem intuitive and often times are faster to perform in Excel. ACL is efficient for handling large tasks such as analytical tests across company wide data. The benefit however, wanes when we have to revisit the tutorial for how to run certain procedures

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take time to learn the software and keep notes of lessons taken. My biggest concern with the tool is that it doesn't become more intuitive over time. Revisiting areas we've covered makes me less confident in utilizing ACL for more tasks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Auditing analytics, able to process large amounts of data without spreadsheet failures or crashes. Insightful reporting and syncing with other platforms such as Tableau.

What Governance, Risk & Compliance solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
ACL GRC review by Monique V.
Monique V.
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"Director of Internal Audit"

What do you like best?

Ease of use. We were able to teach ourselves how to use GRC!

What do you dislike?

The help feature could be better. It would also be easier if there were a printable version.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Pro

• It is cloud based

• It can be accessed even without logging on to company website (your company)

• It can track and manage issues better, data saved is real time on the host platform

• It can be used by multiple function within the company with each function having its own access (ERM, SOX, Compliance, Fraud)

• There is a chat room so people can post questions from various companies and you can see if the problems can be fixed

• Its flexible

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a document repository. The cloud function allows us to store numerous documents without worrying about crashing the system!

ACL GRC review by Manuel Andrés A.
Manuel Andrés A.
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"Excellent for managing the whole audit project"

What do you like best?

The cloud-based ACL-GRC platform. Is time-saving, modern and it is very customizable.

You can use it to manage the documentation of your projects.

It can be used from a cell phone.

What do you dislike?

Massive modifications (deleting issues, modifying items) are needed. If you have 300 action plans, and you want to add a user to 70 of them, it would be nice to have an option for massive modifications.

Cell phone app is not so responsive nor modern, it is complicated to use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ask for a demo (I think you can do this), I consider this as a millennial software for auditing. It needs improvements but it is really good to conduct audits.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We handle the IA documentation entirely by ACL-GRC, this is definitely time-saving for us.

ACL GRC review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
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"Implementation was smooth"

What do you like best?

Been very intuitive for most employees to pick up and use right from the gate. Vendor has been very easy to work with and open to fielding (and implementing quickly) product ideas and enhancements that we suggest.

While not perfect, ACL GRC does a good job of balancing basic functionality with customizability. Fundamentally, the tool is built on solid design principles (e.g. repurposing of information as needed/not duplication of data entry; flexible in-house reporting customization)

What do you dislike?

As mentioned, pricing structure for Impact Reports. Also, limited ability to schedule/manage resources (overall project/resource calendar) within the tool (believe a future update is planned).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keep an open mind. Don't try to find the solution that best fits or mirrors your current process/methodology. Look for the one that work the best/easiest and be willing to adapt current processes and procedures to best fit/compliment the strengths of the tool you ultimately select.

ACL GRC review by User in Airlines/Aviation
User in Airlines/Aviation
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"Key platform for internal audit"

What do you like best?

1. Easy to upload files and quick access to cloud platform without any lagging/freezing or restarting required

2. To-Do List which facilitates assigning & tracking tasks and clearing them with comments once done

What do you dislike?

1. Not being able to make any changes after signing off since it becomes read-only and we need to request the admin/reviewer to remove sign-off even for making a tiny change

2. Not being able to select multiple files uploaded for deletion

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommended for audit teams of large global corporations since it makes audit projects more organized

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our Internal Audit - SOX Compliance team uses ACL GRC for testing:

1. All financial controls - such as Cash Management,

2. IT General Controls

3. Entity Level Controls

4. Operational Audits - such as Procure to Pay (P2P)

Benefits realized:

a. managing audit exceptions using the "Issues" feature

b. tracking testing progress, tasks assigned and issues

ACL GRC review by Executive Sponsor in Computer Software
Executive Sponsor in Computer Software
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"Great tools, great service"

What do you like best?

They know what questions to ask in order to understand what you need before trying to sell you a product. This conversation was key to providing us with what we needed most.

What do you dislike?

Have not yet found anything to complain about.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just ask questions until you are satisfied. They know what they are talking about.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a growing business our approach to ERM was not scalable and ACL provided experts to customize a solution tailored for our company.

ACL GRC review by User in Building Materials
User in Building Materials
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"Not great at live updates as expected / marketed."

What do you like best?

-To-Do List which facilitates assigning & tracking tasks and clearing them with comments once done

- Easy to upload files and quick access to cloud platform without any lagging/freezing or restarting required

What do you dislike?

-Not being able to make any changes after signing off since it becomes read-only and we need to request the admin/reviewer to remove sign-off even for making a tiny change

-This is not a user-friendly tool, requiring significant training and experience to gain comfort and proficiency.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This allowed our internal Audit Department to go paperless in retaining our workpapers.

ACL GRC review by Matthew R B.
Matthew R B.
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"Efficiency and Visuals!"

What do you like best?

My team and I loved the value this product provides. The piggyback onto ACL desktop version allows now for more visualizations and easy to navigate interface.

What do you dislike?

I disliked the GUI although it has made massive improvements from ACL.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be weary of considering Access before ACL. ACL is one of a kind product that isn't up to par with industry standards however can perform joins on huge data sets with ease.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving big data issues where you cannot do this with Excel or Access.

ACL GRC review by Mehul M.
Mehul M.
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"ACL GRC Review"

What do you like best?

Our organisation mostly use GRC Results manager for publishing exceptions. Best part is tracking of exceptions closure right from publisher name, date of publish, date of close, comments from different users and attachments.

As ACL has now added functionality to download exceptions data in ACL to analyse further, it makes us more powerful in terms of analysing comments from user, time taken to close exceptions, Aging of open exceptions and many more.

What do you dislike?

I hate Reports manager as it does not give effective dashboards.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business problems that we are solving

1. Reconciliation of multiple ERP data specially vendors, customers and Third party information.

2. Testing of FCPA controls.

ACL GRC review by Mary Grace F.
Mary Grace F.
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"New User Feedback"

What do you like best?

Mission control is a new functionality that would be very useful.

What do you dislike?

There are still some fixes that have to be done . The time stamp in actions is not accurate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ACL GRC is very useful in solving monitoring issues. We are using it to send payment reminders to our intermediaries.

ACL GRC review by User
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"Very easy to use and great product"

What do you like best?

We use acl at work and it is a very good project. Lots of cool tools to use.

What do you dislike?

If I had to say I dislike one thing about ACL it would be some difficulty with save features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps collect data for easy review at year end.

ACL GRC review by Agency in Hospital & Health Care
Agency in Hospital & Health Care
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"Easy to use"

What do you like best?

I like the performance and it' is very secure. Always feel positives about its performance. I love it as a whole the quality and service is very dominating on al other services and protected always by cookies and fire wall.

What do you dislike?

I don't have anything much for dislike. Sometimes it is very slow and needs to be updated to or start over from the beginning for some files. It is cloudy sometimes

Recommendations to others considering the product

All good

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Accurate and secure file saving and sending services.

ACL GRC review by Dariya B.
Dariya B.
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"Good"

What do you like best?

Easy to use and train others with, good price as well.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes vague and froze up on me, didnt have all the features I needed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Train properly on it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Poor organization is solved.

ACL GRC review by Rebeca C.
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"Straight forward easy to use"

What do you like best?

Easy to use not a lot of training required

What do you dislike?

Program was glitchy at times or would take a while to load

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Adding

ACL GRC review by Administrator
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"I think it is good for sending emails/surveys"

What do you like best?

I think it is good for sending emails/surveys. We monitor our T&E and PCARD programs by sending exceptions directly to the employees via Results Manager

What do you dislike?

The classifications are global. They should be tailored to a repository

Recommendations to others considering the product

We only use Results Manager

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The tool sends emails directly to employees and attaches the comments/responses right to the record

ACL GRC review by Administrator in Consumer Goods
Administrator in Consumer Goods
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"Excellent Data Analysis Tool"

What do you like best?

This is a very robust data analysis tool that allows scripting to replicate testing without fuss. This ensures a consistent approach during our continuous review process.

What do you dislike?

This is not a user-friendly tool, requiring significant training and experience to gain comfort and proficiency.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to automate our continuous monitoring process and ability to test 100% of the population. This has allowed us to identify items that may have been missed during typical sampling.

ACL GRC review by Newel L.
Newel L.
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"Effective and efficient audit system built by and for auditors"

What do you like best?

Our firm has been using ACL GRC now for several years. It is an absoutley terrific workpaper tool for our audits. First, a little background. I spent just shy of 10 years in public accounting at a big four firm doing attestation and internal audit work for clients. Then I started my own firm and we were at a loss of how to efficiently organize, prepare, share, sign-off, and archive our audit work. ACL GRC does all of these crtical and necessary parts of the audit workpapers. It is the most efficient workflow system for audits (external or internal audits), hands-down. Our firm uses this SaaS offering everyday for our audits. It is simple to use. Competing products often suffer from unnecessary complexity and relatively steep learning curves. I have used practically all the other products out in the market to some greater or lesser extent. It is always available and we have never had a problem. All you need is in Internet connection and not even a fast one at that. Seriously, this is the best audit workpaper system on the market.

What do you dislike?

The ACL GRC system works really well and I have no specific dislikes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

See comments above.

ACL GRC review by User in Music
User in Music
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"Easy to use"

What do you like best?

I really like the reporting dashboard where you can build custom reports that update automatically.

What do you dislike?

Nothing! it's super easy to use and to customize to your business' needs!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping track of the financial results of our completed audits.

ACL GRC review by Administrator
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"ACL and ARC"

What do you like best?

ACL is user frendly and lot of features are very easy to use

What do you dislike?

Some other features need to be pushed by ACL to make this tool more efficient for a daily usage

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Audit Risk Compliance

ACL GRC review by User
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"G2 Review"

What do you like best?

The ability to pair with analytics and produce reports

What do you dislike?

unable to work actual documents once they are uploaded, projects not being in view only status after being archived.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Paperless format for audit documents

ACL GRC review by Administrator
Administrator
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"Good"

What do you like best?

Ability to maintain projects, ability to track projects between rounds

What do you dislike?

inability to edit PDFs, or sync between framework and projects

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nothing much. Better management of products

ACL GRC review by User in Facilities Services
User in Facilities Services
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"Useful tool"

What do you like best?

It is very simple and useful to use. I also

What do you dislike?

Very limited sections of the application

Recommendations to others considering the product

N/A

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to solve compliance issues.

ACL GRC review by User
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"Easy to use with limitations"

What do you like best?

unlimited storage, organization is good.

What do you dislike?

not user friendly like teammate, prefers better interface

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

advanced data analytics ability

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