With today’s limited resources and budget constraints, governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) teams are constantly trying to put out fires sparked by business changes and external market factors. These factors make it difficult for risk and compliance leaders to manage their existing program, let alone to take the necessary steps to consider improving their GRC program maturity with enhanced processes and new technologies.
For example, it’s still common for disparate risk and compliance teams to use cumbersome manual tools such as spreadsheets to perform assessments and monitor programs. This siloed approach often leads to confusion, inconsistency, and errors in risk assessment reporting. The resulting confusion permeates throughout the business, causing risk and compliance program leaders to isolate and focus only on their areas of responsibility rather than holistically address problems.
Since the bulk of GRC efforts are often reactive in nature, companies find it challenging to allocate appropriate time and resources to build a more proactive, mature, and inclusive risk and compliance framework.