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Feature Set Ratings

  • BWise ranks higher in 1 feature set: Governance, Risk & Compliance

Governance, Risk & Compliance

8.0

BusinessObjects GRC

80%
8.3

BWise

83%
BWise ranks higher in 3/5 features

Common repository of GRC items

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
2 Ratings

Risk management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
2 Ratings

Integration with Corporate Performance Management (CPM) systems

6.0
60%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

GRC policy management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
2 Ratings

Incident management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • BWise is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

BusinessObjects GRC

80%
1 Rating
8.1

BWise

81%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

BusinessObjects GRC

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

BWise

90%
1 Rating

Usability

BusinessObjects GRC

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

BWise

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

BusinessObjects GRC

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

BWise

90%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

BusinessObjects GRC

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

BWise

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP

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.
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SAI Global

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.
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Pros

SAP

  • 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.
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SAI Global

  • 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.
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Cons

SAP

  • 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.
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SAI Global

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

BusinessObjects GRC

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

BusinessObjects GRC editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    BWise

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    BWise editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      SAI Global

      BWIse is very flexible, and an affordable GRC tool.
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      Usability

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      SAI Global

      I found BWise to be very intuitive and user friendly.
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      Support Rating

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      SAI Global

      BWise support is knowledgeable and responsive. Bug fixes and development are also timely and ongoing.
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      Implementation Rating

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      SAI Global

      The main issues were managing the internal conflicts and competing objectives, rather than the capability and implementation of BWise itself.
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      Alternatives Considered

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      SAI Global

      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).
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      Return on Investment

      SAP

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

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