Belfast, UK, 2nd October 2003 – Tascomi Services today launched Probe, a highly intuitive, web based application that guides organisations through the correct procedures when a high impact incident such as fraud, sexual harassment or asset misappropriation is reported within the company. The entire process takes the user through all the steps needed to validate the complaint and take it forward to prosecution. In addition, it enables organisations to demonstrate compliance with the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, aka The Whistleblower Act and International Corporate Governance Guidelines and legislation.
Probe, which is already installed in a major UK utility company and a global telecoms enterprise, allows organisations to track and respond to critical incidents in a covert manner, but a full audit trail provides the necessary proof that responsible action was taken by the company on receiving a complaint. Granular control ensures that users only see the aspects of an investigation that they are directly involved in and that the person being investigated, even if it is an executive board director, remains unaware.
“One of the biggest challenges facing organisations when a critical incident has been reported is what to do next. Taking the right steps is essential, not just to ensure that appropriate action is taken against individuals, but also to protect those instrumental to the investigation,” commented Daniel Hickmore, Business Development Director of Tascomi Services. “Tascomi Probe demonstrates a clear whistle blower policy in line with legislation and follows the CIA and MI5 ‘5 by 5’ grading matrix. The matrix allows companies to be shown to be taking each case seriously, whilst providing a tool for accurate and fast prioritisation using demonstrable methods of assessment.”
Tascomi Probe takes the user through a series of questions, which expand into further questions and actions to be taken depending on the initial answers. Only once each stage is completed is the user able to move onto the next section, thus ensuring that no critical element of the investigation is left out.
Key features within Tascomi Probe are:
• Rapidly create, assign, track and resolve incidents
• Capture and view diverse intelligence usefully
• Enables multiple investigators on a single case
• Seamlessly share information across organisation
• Comprehensive management reports
• Full audit trail
• Advanced analysis searches for patterns and related cases
• Configurable workflow - simple ‘radio button’ selections
• Full authentication, access control and encryption mechanisms
• Intuitive and easy to use
• Deployed within days
About Tascomi Services
Headquartered in Belfast, Tascomi Services is a leading edge software technology company that is at the heart of innovations in the information revolution. By applying its knowledge and experience of Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks, Tascomi is able to develop applications that solve business critical information issues and is the partner of choice for a growing number of blue chip firms.
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