LIVE VISITOR PASSES AVAILABLE FOR JOURNALISTS TO TEST NEW WEB BASED FACILITY
16 June 2005 - Launched today - The Institute for the Management of Information Systems is using Zequel Technologies’ DynamicPolicy management software for its new Internet based IMIS Policy Library (IPL). IMIS, which has over 14,000 individual members, is introducing the library as part of a new corporate membership drive.
IPL is a database of template and sample policies, some addressing regulatory needs, others aimed at good governance and best practice. The Library already contains Human Resource polices, IT Security (ISO17799), Sarbanes-Oxley, Data Protection, Health and Safety and many others. Instead of having to draft policies from scratch, a visitor is able to browse the Library, copy suitable policies and then tailor them to suit their specific needs.
There are currently over 100 policies in the Library. Organisations wishing to donate sample policies should initially contact IMIS by email - firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying the policies they have to offer.
IPL is only available to registered IMIS Corporate Members.
Iain McArthur, Chairman of Zequel Limited comments: “ We are pleased to be involved in such an innovative project. I believe that the new IMIS Policy Library is a significant step in aiding better corporate governance. Having samples and templates of policies available will not only save valuable executive policy creation time, but will also help to ensure that the policy issues are comprehensively addressed.”
“However”, adds McArthur, “creating policies is only one aspect of the policy management cycle and their effectiveness is down to how they are managed and enforced – that’s where DynamicPolicy’s real strengths are.”
DynamicPolicy provides the web based software architecture for the Library. Access is via a user key and password. When an organisation becomes an IMIS Corporate Member, it is given a corporate membership number and password. This is also the access key and password for the IPL. On logging in, a user first sees a Policy Panel. This contains a Members Notice board where critical issue policies are posted for members’ attention; a ‘My Policies’ repository where a user can schedule policies they wish to work with; a key word search facility to find specific policies; a news facility for general information from IMIS; Library Feedback button for general feedback, suggestions and comment to the IPL Administrator; and a Table of Contents.
The IPL Table of Contents is a multi-level directory divided into sections covering the main policy disciplines, such areas as Finance, Security, International Policies, Quality and Health and Safety. These sections are subdivided into policy categories containing the sample policies. There is also a directory of policy related services, suppliers and consultancies, many of which have also provided sample policies.
The user simply clicks on a policy to display it and may cut and paste as required. A feedback ‘comment’ button on the policy page allows for user feedback. Users may contact the author of the policy, where contact information has been provided.
Zequel Technologies is a leading developer of enterprise software solutions. The Company, based in Miami, Florida, was formed in 2002 and now has a significant user base across the Americas, from Argentina to the USA. Customers include Commerce Bank, Banco Santander, Xerox Corporation, Commerce Bank, Phillip Morris International, Schering Plough, Quaker State, NovaStar Financial, Verizon and the U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Zequel’s largest customer has over 50,000 employees on its system.
Zequel's DynamicPolicy® software and its professional services, enable companies to electronically manage their corporate policies and procedures in accordance with regulatory compliance and reporting requirements. Zequel is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and technical support, and the establishment of a standard policy content library specifically for UK needs.
For further information
Tim Wickes CEO - Zequel Limited
Tel: 0870 1611147
Deirdre Pointer - The Institute for the Management of Information Systems
Telephone: 0700 00 23456
If you would like to visit and live test the IMIS Policy Library, please contact Tim Wickes email@example.com to arrange a 7 day pass.
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