What is the application and how can it help my organization?
Baseline Builder® (“Baseline Builder”) promotes effective and practical internal controls while helping to support efficient governance, risk management and compliance (“GRC”) processes. Baseline Builder has also allowed many organizations to significantly improve the efficiency of GRC tasks, and the accuracy and the retention of documentation. Customer reviews and feedback help confirm that the application is streamlined, clean and very responsive.
By leveraging the latest technology including ASP.net and SQL Server, the application provides one of the most effective processes for implementing and maintaining a governance, risk and compliance program. Unlike typical in house solutions, data and documentation is centrally managed in a database that allows for intuitive IT general, application, financial and operational control activity tracking, maintenance and reporting.
Baseline Builder Dashboard
The application uses AJAX technology to provide a seamless desktop application user experience over the web. Designed to eliminate the redundancy and improve efficiencies over using traditional technologies like Microsoft Excel or manual paper based methods, Baseline Builder is used by companies to facilitate the control assessment and business documentation process.
Companies can use the manage process to document standard operating procedures, data and process flows, risks and control activities. The data and process flows can be easily maintained and updated using drag and drop functionality. Control activities can be linked directly to documented risks.
All reports, electronic binders and other control activity related documentation is generated using the application. Users can access the application from the Internet using a standard Internet browser and the interface provides rich forms and reports for interacting with data and information. The application can be securely accessed (using 128-bit SSL encryption) from tablets, laptops, smart phones and other portable devices.
Controls and Testing
Baseline Builder allows the organization to document control activities to help ensure documented risks are adequately mitigated. As part of control documentation, testing results can be recorded and linked to control activities. Testing support documentation can be embedded within each test performed.
Baseline Builder has integrated reporting to provide timely and useful information on risks, process, controls and testing. IT also helps generate reports for the organization to help manage the control environment and documentation. Reports are published and accessed on-demand. You can select from a variety of viewing formats when exporting reports to other applications such as Microsoft Excel, PDF, and Microsoft Word.
Key Benefits Include:
- Baseline of control activities for Governance and SOX
- Mapping of company activities to baseline controls
- Leveraging baseline examples to develop company risks and controls
- Elimination of redundant control activities
- Responsibility assignment by process and control owners
- Recognition of shared risks and control activities
- Common repository for risks and control activities
- Top down view of risk management
- Central tracking of issues and action plans
- Reporting viewer with filtered options
- Archival of test plans, testing results and support documentation
- Customizable company setup and application setup