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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 7.3 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

Pentana Risk

Pentana is great for monitoring PIs and risks. We find it less helpful for monitoring projects (with the Actions module); it isn't quite flexible enough for our needs, though the support team have been very helpful in adding custom fields for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Governance, Risk & Compliance

BusinessObjects GRC
8.0
Pentana Risk
7.3
Common repository of GRC items
BusinessObjects GRC
9.0
Pentana Risk
6.4
Risk management
BusinessObjects GRC
9.0
Pentana Risk
8.2
Integration with Corporate Performance Management (CPM) systems
BusinessObjects GRC
6.0
Pentana Risk

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

Pentana Risk

  • Pentana is excellent for monitoring, recording and reporting on PIs. Very easy to use the PI module.
  • Pentana is excellent for monitoring risks at various levels (service, strategic etc.). Risks are displayed very clearly in a tree structure and the module is relatively easy to use.
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

Pentana Risk

  • Pentana could improve the free Documents module that comes with Pentana Risk. At the moment documents have to be linked to an action in order to display query results (such as how many documents are due for review) - this can be confusing for users who don't understand why there is an action linked. There is also no easy way for users to see the documents that are assigned to them.
  • We would like to use the Actions module fully in order to monitor our corporate projects, but it a bit confusing for users and not very flexible when a project doesn't mirror Pentana's way of monitoring actions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BusinessObjects GRC

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentana Risk

Pentana Risk 6.4
Based on 1 answer
Some modules are more user-friendly than others. It's sometimes not obvious where to click to update the fields (or even that field titles can be clicked on). We have written 'Howdys' to help users. There can also seem to be a lot of steps/clicks to updating risks and actions. The Reports module on Pentana classic is certainly not user-friendly, particularly the Report Layout and Charts modules - we were told these would be integrated into the web version but this hasn't happened yet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BusinessObjects GRC

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentana Risk

Pentana Risk 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The support team are excellent and always answer queries promptly. They are very helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BusinessObjects GRC

No answers on this topic

Pentana Risk

We selected Pentana because our neighbouring authorities are users and had spoken highly of the product and given us demonstrations; some of our staff were also familiar with Pentana when it was called Covalent. It seemed to be the best product on the market for monitoring risks, PIs and projects.
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

Pentana Risk

  • Pentana Risk has allowed my team to focus on other areas of work whereas before we would be manually chasing for updates on PIs and risk. Pentana Risk does the chasing for us!
  • We are able to produce reports for audit purposes very easily, rather than sending spreadsheets which is what we used to do.
  • New managers can easily inherit risks, projects and PIs and see all of this on a custom portal, saving them time when they start.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BusinessObjects GRC

General

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

Pentana Risk

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BusinessObjects GRC
8.0
Pentana Risk
7.3

Usability

BusinessObjects GRC
Pentana Risk
6.4

Support Rating

BusinessObjects GRC
Pentana Risk
9.1

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