Compliance

Anyone who’s been through an IPO knows the intense work and scrutiny it requires. Preparing for an IPO typically results in thorough corporate “house cleaning.”

And just like when you’re cleaning house, there’s a junk drawer. What’s the modern junk drawer in most companies? SaaS.

 

Just imagine these are all SaaS brand logos – some are super helpful, some less. But they all end up in one big, expensive bucket.

 

Managing SaaS Part 1 – with links to all other parts.

 

The hardest part about working in compliance? People. People create challenges for compliance professionals. Yet, we need the cooperation of others to achieve organizational compliance.

 

Some of the best compliance people I have worked with treated compliance as a team goal. Their role was to help, educate, and guide others. SaaS management, at a minimum, can give you the visibility to know who to help and how urgently.

 

And more importantly, there are now some SaaS management tools that highlight vendor compliance status, and even help automate some compliance tasks.

 

Side note, if you haven’t looked, there’s an unexpected abundance of compliance-related memes (please note the Barbra Streisand one).