For highly regulated financial institutions, having an effective regulatory compliance strategy is a fundamental part of the business process. Organizations that are compliant with regulations have an advantage in terms of winning customer trust. A vigilant organization will reduce the potential negative impact on its brand. On the other hand, companies struggling with compliance are exposed to the risk of fines, business disruption, and reputational risk. The effort to repair a company’s reputation and restore customer confidence can be daunting.
Actionable Remedies to Non-ComplianceCompanies strengthen their compliance culture by plugging the gaps in their policies and procedures and putting into place reviewing and monitoring mechanisms. They conduct compliance training and communications with a strategic intent of curbing non-compliance. Making personnel policies, screening, and evaluation of employees, vendors, and agents mandatory for vigilance and course corrections is also part of the remedy. Instituting monitoring, auditing, and internal reporting systems, including disciplinary measures for non-compliance is another. Most importantly, setting the right tone at the top is vital to maintaining a healthy compliance culture. To do so, companies create the role of the chief compliance officer, who is empowered with responsibilities of monitoring regulations, managing compliance, and mitigating business risks.
Regulatory technologies provide the capabilities for companies to be up-to-date with the magnitude of regulations as they change. Workflow tools enable the relevant stakeholders to access the impacted regulations so they can take corrective measures. Archiving, retention, and disposition technologies allow companies to preserve information as per compliance requirements and make this information searchable and accessible for future inspections. Encryption prevents leakage of confidential data and alleviates privacy concerns. Cloud storage technologies enable companies to save on hardware and infrastructure costs. End-to-end business process automation significantly improves productivity.
Tie these individual regulatory technologies together, and you can create an automated, unified governance infrastructure. This unified infrastructure will enable you to achieve policy integration and process transparency across your records management life cycle. You can generate risk reports instantly and monitor the compliance health of your organization through comprehensive dashboards.