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Why Apparity?

Single Pane of Glass for All Modules

Apparity understands that there are multiple facets to a comprehensive EUC or Spreadsheet Management policy and caters to each with its Discovery, Registration and Active Management modules. While the modules can operate independently for organizations seeking to address a singular need, Apparity recognizes that these modules must seamlessly integrate with one another when used together.

Why Apparity Spreadsheet Management

With Apparity, a file detected using Discovery can be moved to Registration with a click of a button in the Apparity Inventory Management System (AIMS). Files under Active Management automatically populate the AIMS Managed/Registered inventory for a complete look into the EUC environment. The connectivity between modules saves time and enhances user experience. Apparity provides a single unified view of EUCs at all stages.

Multiple User Roles

EUC and spreadsheet management policies must consider a number of user roles such as Owners, Approvers/Managers, Department Heads, Compliance Officers and Auditors. Apparity is designed to provide value for each of these unique types of users and the goals they aim to achieve. Owners and approvers/ managers, who are more connected to the EUC’s regular use, are given user tools such as Excel Version History Tools, and Integrity Check to make file management more convenient.

Reports and inventory details can be reviewed by designated department heads to give insight into the EUC usage within the department. Full insight into the EUC landscape, from Discovery to Registration to Active Management, gives compliance officers and auditors the information they need to make informed decisions about the scope and strength of EUC policy fulfillment.

Enterprise GRC Integration

Apparity makes it easy to correlate and tie in EUC and spreadsheet governance with the bigger Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) picture in a customer’s organization. Apparity can enable connectivity to enterprise GRC systems, such as RSA Archer, IBM Open Pages, etc. The Apparity GRC Integration Bridge expands a company’s ability to identify the inherent risk associated with EUCs and Spreadsheets.

It also links the issues, management and controls associated with their risk into the organizations GRC application and strategy. Apparity provides organizations with the ability to identify, monitor and assess the inherent risk associated with their applications and to update any GRC application with the data, key events and controls required to manage the residual risk.

EUC Policy/ Spreadsheet Management Policy Configuration

An organization’s EUC policy and company structure have a significant impact on how they will incorporate a technology to address EUC risk management, so Apparity is configurable to meet customers’ needs. The Apparity Services Team dedicates time at the beginning of the project to understand the policy, goals and success criteria for optimal configuration.

An Apparity customer can feel confident that the Apparity Services Team will utilize their depth of experience in implementations, and the more general EUC and Spreadsheet risk management space, to achieve mutual success.

End User Benefits

Apparity goes beyond a basic compliance tool intended to satisfy the needs of regulators and auditors by providing its end users with their own set of handy tools. This toolkit allows end users to maintain complex spreadsheets with ease and confidence.

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