Hardly any business process today is carried out without IT support. Compliance is no exception at this point. On the contrary, compliance is often a burden on the shoulders of the IT department. To implement all this across hierarchies, professional solutions are required.
Between lack of communication and technical barriers
In every company, compliance should not just be a key word on the fringes, but should actually be clearly defined across all levels and structures and adhered to. Normally, this includes nothing less than a highly complex set of regulations and behaviours. Whether it’s organizational measures, copyrights, license management or transaction analysis, compliance processes apply to all employees without exception, even though they are not applied by everyone to the same extent. The IT department is usually commissioned to carry out these processes, ranging from assigning authorizations in the file system to special applications for compliance processes.
Although IT thus represents an essential interface between employees and company regulations, it often seems to develop a real life of its own. Lack of communication between the departments often leads to the fact that certain connections are not understood and thus the clean execution of the Compliance is neglected.
On the other hand, technical barriers and a lack of or underqualified specialist personnel hinder a profound system analysis. Weak points remain undetected or are not corrected correctly and the entire company becomes vulnerable.