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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BusinessObjects GRC

This tool works brilliantly for user access provisioning, simulating risks for roles or users and running ad-hoc reports. The Firefighter module works great where we provide elevated access to IT users but the Firefighter log collection job has few areas for improvements. Also integration with other non SAP products is not smooth.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BWise

Well suited for general compliance, multiple initiatives, and integration with TeamMate.SAP GRC Process control may be better suited for an SAP environment.Oracle GRC may be better suited for an Oracle environment.Overall, BWise is a very cost effective, and flexible solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Governance, Risk & Compliance

BusinessObjects GRC
8.0
BWise
8.3
Common repository of GRC items
BusinessObjects GRC
9.0
BWise
8.7
Risk management
BusinessObjects GRC
9.0
BWise
8.1
Integration with Corporate Performance Management (CPM) systems
BusinessObjects GRC
6.0
BWise
7.0
GRC policy management
BusinessObjects GRC
BWise
8.7
Incident management
BusinessObjects GRC
BWise
9.0

Pros

BusinessObjects GRC

  • GRC tool has the all required modules like SOD, and CUP workflows.
  • Most of workflows are pre-delivered so it's super easy to implement.
  • Can also perform UAR and SOD reviews.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BWise

  • Great reporting tool (uses SAP Business Objects). It is quite flexible on types of reports that can be created and supported. Also the reporting consultants are very competent and nice.
  • Highly customizable solution: almost everything can be tailored to an organization's needs, assessments, audits, issues, recommendations, tasks, etc. However, there's a trade-off between customization and the integration of different areas of the organization.
  • Increases visibility and efficiency in the organization. BWise offers centralized repositories (catalogs) that can be easily accessed and used by everyone in the organization (e.g. Process catalog, Policies and Procedures catalog, Risks, Controls, Laws catalogs, etc.). Also, the application allows findings on controls tested by Audit to be automatically reflected in controls monitored by SOX for example, without the need for SOX to retest them. So one area can leverage on the work of other areas increasing operational efficiency.
  • Increases integration and avoids silos. By choosing the correct design (e.g. Risk Workshops instead of Open Assessments), one area can see and benefit from another areas' work. An example was mentioned above; another would be Operational Risk area considering the results of Business Continuity, Vendor Management, Info Security, etc. assessments when carrying out theirs. Additionally, processes can be integrated: when contracting a new vendor for instance, one can include questions about data confidentiality and usage of models in the Vendor risk assessment. Answers to these could then trigger Info Sec / Model Risk assessments.
  • Increases accountability. Application provides full audit/change log with the type of change, name of executor, and date of change.
  • Easier follow-up. BWise sends automatic emails with reminders to the people required to take action on an issue, assessment, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BusinessObjects GRC

  • The tools still have many bugs in sync jobs and we need to apply SNOTES to fix the issue.. sometime that creates another issue in the system.
  • Firefighter log collection program has bugs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BWise

  • Integration with SAP for continuous control monitoring.
  • Control mapping to standards: ISO; COSO; COBIT; HIPAA; SP800_53 (NIST); FedRAMP; PCI_DSS; BITS; GAAP; AICPA; BSI; CCM; COPPA; CSA
  • Surveys.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BusinessObjects GRC

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BWise

BWise 9.0
Based on 1 answer
BWIse is very flexible, and an affordable GRC tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BusinessObjects GRC

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BWise

BWise 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I found BWise to be very intuitive and user friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BusinessObjects GRC

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BWise

BWise 9.0
Based on 1 answer
BWise support is knowledgeable and responsive. Bug fixes and development are also timely and ongoing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

BusinessObjects GRC

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BWise

BWise 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The main issues were managing the internal conflicts and competing objectives, rather than the capability and implementation of BWise itself.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BusinessObjects GRC

No answers on this topic

BWise

Wasn't personally involved in the vendor selection process. I am aware that one of the main drivers for selecting BWise was cost (I believe BWise total project cost was several times lower than MetricStream's).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BusinessObjects GRC

  • Audit team has no problems following reports
  • User access reviews and segregation of duties review is now an automated rather than a manual process
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BWise

  • Increased employee efficiency especially considering incident management and follow up.
  • Increased visibility and senior management information/awareness.
  • Increased employee accountability.
  • Reduction of silos.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BusinessObjects GRC

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

BWise

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BusinessObjects GRC
8.0
BWise
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

BusinessObjects GRC
BWise
9.0

Usability

BusinessObjects GRC
BWise
9.0

Support Rating

BusinessObjects GRC
BWise
9.0

Implementation Rating

BusinessObjects GRC
BWise
8.0

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