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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Governance, Risk & Compliance

8.0

BusinessObjects GRC

80%
7.3

Pentana Risk

73%
BusinessObjects GRC ranks higher in 3/3 features

Common repository of GRC items

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.4
64%
1 Rating

Risk management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Integration with Corporate Performance Management (CPM) systems

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • BusinessObjects GRC is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

BusinessObjects GRC

80%
1 Rating
7.3

Pentana Risk

73%
1 Rating

Usability

BusinessObjects GRC

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

Pentana Risk

64%
1 Rating

Support Rating

BusinessObjects GRC

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Pentana Risk

91%
1 Rating

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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Ideagen

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.
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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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Ideagen

  • 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.
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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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Ideagen

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

BusinessObjects GRC

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

BusinessObjects GRC editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pentana Risk

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Pentana Risk editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Usability

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      Ideagen

      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.
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      Support Rating

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      Ideagen

      The support team are excellent and always answer queries promptly. They are very helpful.
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      Alternatives Considered

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      Ideagen

      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.
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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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      Ideagen

      • 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.
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