Europe’s leading GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) systems company, Achiever Business Solutions, has launched a .Net version of its widely acclaimed AchieverPlus system that delivers a single point of access across all regulatory, quality and process resources in an organisation.
Combining power and flexibility, with Microsoft’s .Net technology, AchieverPlus provides a unique, management gateway that can easily be embedded into an organisation’s existing processes without disrupting working practises. The system unifies all the organisation’s disparate systems, standards, policies and resources across any number of sites and locations.
Multiple areas of compliance can be included such as regulatory, legislative and best practice, encompassing many industry standards. Specific solutions for the most highly regulated business areas include: Sarbanes Oxley, MiFID, Life Sciences (such as Health and Safety), ISO 9000 /1 and more.
Traditionally, with disparate databases managing each area of compliance, users would have to search multiple systems to identify their tasks and alerts. This can lead to errors and omissions and increase the amount of time spent on managing tasks. In addition, many organisations have seen the regulatory and compliance functions purely in terms of document management and not as a requirement for a dynamic and proactive management tool. AchieverPlus answers the need of those organisations seeking an effective integrated GRC management tool that utilises the full capabilities and agility of .Net technology.
With AchieverPlus, administrators can create fully configurable, context-sensitive, portal screens to meet the unique, role-specific needs of individual users. Thus a CEO can access strategic information, whereas specific business areas such as Health and Safety or Finance can view information tailored to the needs of their management function. AchieverPlus also ensures that the right management are alerted rapidly to non-compliance issues or areas of potential risk.
A key element of the Administrator’s portal is a comprehensive “Contents View” incorporating a full-featured document management system. This contains all the key resources held on the system including: equipment records, inspection logs, approval categories, communication procedures, complaint and review categories, legislative updates, incident reporting and corrective action requests. The Contents View also includes detailed audit records and procedures. Both existing and newly created documents can be cross-referenced, wherever necessary, to the relevant sections of specific standards such as ISOs.
A “Create View” encourages users to be more proactive, by enabling them to create and submit new documents. AchieverPlus also integrates seamlessly with leading applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and many more.
An ongoing “Work Item View” enables users to periodically review work in progress such as draft documents, approvals, planned inspections or audits and outstanding actions. From this part of the system, users are able to send reminders or escalate items to different users where projected deadlines have been missed or are still awaiting a response. This also allows users to review existing documents where the content has become irrelevant or redundant.
A powerful state-of-the-art search engine allows users to perform context sensitive, “drill-down” queries of multiple databases for documents, resources or procedures held in the system’s content files. Documents and files can be searched through user-defined filters including: document number, staff member, date or location.
A list of recent searches is easily accessible and a “Quick Item View” allows users to pull files up rapidly by entering document numbers, staff names or departments without having to navigate through the system.
The system also includes unrivalled analysis facilities and comprehensive reporting functionality for generating incisive management documents. A full range of templates can also be utilised such as accident or incident reports. The system also enables reports to be expressed graphically.
As Robert Dent, CEO of Achiever Business Solutions says, “.Net is the ideal format to support a single management view across the numerous databases spread throughout an organisation. AchieverPlus exploits this potential to the full and is in marked contrast to the ‘document management only’ systems we find out there.
“AchieverPlus is the product of exhaustive focus group research from our existing clients and delivers fully on their requirements. We expect that many more organisations will be attracted to choose AchieverPlus given its full utilisation of .Net technology.”
About Achiever Business Solutions (A Sword Group Company)
Achiever Business Solutions is focused exclusively on the development and implementation of world-class compliance software solutions. The company’s mission is to support customers’ goals for continual compliance and business improvement across the enterprise, delivering consistency, efficiency and accountability through recognized best practice.
The company was incorporated in 1994 with the initial release of its first Quality Management Software product. This product differentiated itself in the market place by helping organizations focus on process and business improvement rather than just compliance.
About Sword Group
Founded in 2000, Sword is a public company listed on the Paris Stock Exchange. It operates in 11 countries and has over 1,500 staff and a turnover of over €142m. Its key markets include; banking, insurance, government, life sciences, and telecommunications, complementing, but not competing in, our target markets. (www.sword-group.com) Sword has always specialised in providing IT products and services into highly regulated markets. In this respect our two organisations have been working for the same goals.
The Sword Group is a full solution company, which has partnered with prominent companies worldwide to offer high added-value solutions with an international approach. Chairman Jacques MOTTARD founded the Sword Group in December 2000.
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