Over recent weeks, the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has forced companies around the country to make difficult decisions about how to protect their employees — as well as their communities as a whole. In an effort to halt the spread of the virus, many organizations are instituting mandatory work-from-home (WFH) policies, engaging with new cloud service providers, and shifting resources toward supporting an expanding remote workforce. The fast-moving, global reach of the coronavirus has illustrated that a forward-looking approach to risk management is more important than ever. Having a cloud-based tool that streamlines your compliance process should be in all companies’ future strategic discussions.
Strunk offers many great automated cloud-based solutions tools that streamlines compliance and risk management for our clients. There are many benefits to these cloud-based solutions, especially in today’s environment where some many employees are working from home. Our software is simple to implement, easy to access, very flexible and is reliable in terms of backing up data for your employees who are at different locations. Implementing Strunk’s Risk Assessor, Policy Manager, Issue Manager and Vendor Manager software does not require extra hardware or software. Implementing these tools can be done while business continues as usual which requires no downtime at all. Strunk has created a new Version 2 of our Risk Assessor which is available to everyone. Risk Assessor helps our clients complete risk assessments consistent with appropriate regulatory or standards body frameworks in days, instead of weeks. Clients are able to upgrade for free from Version 1 to Version 2 and Strunk will help transfer results from your current Version 1 assessments.
Given the current coronavirus pandemic, the need for companies to centralize their policies and vendor management is more critical than ever. Strunk’s Policy Manager software will organize hundreds of policy documents spread across different computer and file systems into a single editable database. With employees working remote, Policy Manager gives employee access to the companies polices for easy access and with the established review dates the system will remind employees to review the policy and make changes. Centralizing your vendor manager process with Strunk’s Vendor Manager software will automate the process which reduces administrative burden and save time while giving employees who are working remote access to vendor due diligence, providing a practical framework for deciding which vendors to assess in depth, assessing the risks each vendor present, and the monitoring of each vendor performance.
Also, Strunk is offering additional free web training for our client’s employees. There is no better time than now to get employees who are new or have changed job responsibilities trained on any of Strunk’s GRC software.