2014 GRC Technology Innovation Award: Integrc’s RouteONE Delivers Significant Efficiences in GRC Implementation

The 2014 GRC Technology Innovation Awards was filled with competition.   Nominations increased to 62 over last year’s awards, and fifteen winners were selected.  GRC 20/20 looked through all of the submissions, asked for clarification where needed, and selected 15 recipients that demonstrated outside the box thinking in taking GRC in new directions to receive this year’s award.

Integrc’s RouteONE Delivers Significant Efficiences in GRC Implementation

The cost and time to implement enterprise GRC solutions has been a barrier to many organizations, paritcularly those integrated with an ERP environment such as SAP. This often means that SAP GRC projects feel like necessary overheads that are difficult, costly and drag-on.  Integrc is an innovative service provider that enables organization to achieve the rich value of SAP GRC but in a way that is radically different. Their goal is to implement SAP GRC ten-times faster. With Integrc’s innovative RouteONE, many elements of an SAP GRC deployment have been reduced from weeks to minutes.

RouteONE is inspired by Michael Hewitt-Gleeson’s x10 thinking, which has been the mantra of Google CEO, Larry Page. Most companies would be happy to improve a product by 10%. But as Page sees it, a 10% improvement means that you’re basically doing the same thing as everybody else. That’s why Page expects Google employees to create products and services that are 10 times better than the competition. It works on the basis that ten heads are better than one, so rather than having top management provide inspiration, you enable your employees to do it. It’s a concept also referred to as ‘Bottom-up innovation’. X10 is one hundred times 10% – and that radical objective changes the approach from modify to re-design from scratch.

RouteONE has become a revolutionary way to deploy SAP GRC solutions faster and cheaper. For organisations with a SAP centric application strategy, this now brings an integrated technology solution within reach in a way that has not been affordable or manageable before. RouteONE unlocks GRC automation, enabling organisations to bring IT enablement to enhance their GRC business practices. RouteONE is centered around an innovative automated configuration engine combined with an accelerated methodology, a library of pre-built content and an award-winning end-user adoption framework – Engaging Risk (recognized last year in GRC 20/20’s 2013 GRC Innovation Awards). When used by experienced SAP GRC consultants, RouteONE typically halves thetime and cost of implementing SAP GRC but delivers the tailored outcomes expected from a traditional approach.

The core of the RouteONE capability is the QuickBuilder engine, which automates the necessary configuration components of the SAP GRC products. It also automates the configuration of the SAP suite using business design workshops based on the customers own environment. The Quickbuilder is supplemented with the Quickloader tools, which enable the related master and transactional data to be managed via Excel spreadsheets. When compared to either a templated or traditional approach to deploying SAP GRC, RouteONE provides significant gains in efficiency, effectiveness, and agility. Customers no longer have to compromise any of their requirements or accept a long and potentially expensive project. RouteONE is transformational in that it delivers a solution specific to their unique needs, but goes beyond accelerators and basic knowledge transfer materials and enables the automation of key tasks throughout the implementation. This means organisations wanting an integrated system, tailored to their exact GRC needs, now have a much faster, more manageable and more affordable option.

RouteONE is game-changing because it unlocks the potential of integrated SAP GRC, which for many SAP customers was previously out of reach. Now they can dismantle many of their technology, cost and time-related barriers, roll-out SAP GRC far more quickly and cost-effectively than ever before and focus more effort on business change and end-user adoption. In short, it makes GRC automation more possible for many more organisations.

RouteONE has a continual emphasis on benefits realisation and on ensuring business users embrace the new system.Automation not only reduces human error, enables Integrc’s clients to go faster and saves them money – it also frees up time for more value-added activities, which is where Integrc’s change management framework – EngagingRISK comes into play. RouteONE can also provide a draft build of the system within 24 hours of starting a project, giving customers the benefit of hindsight in advance. So all in all, not only can faster outcomes be achieved, these outcomes are often better as well.

To learn more about the GRC 20/20 2014 GRC Innovation Awards and other recipients, please visit this post: GRC 20/20 Announces 2014 GRC Innovation Award Recipients