CSI WatchDOG for a painless and efficient vetting/screening process
Updated November 24, 2022

CSI WatchDOG for a painless and efficient vetting/screening process

Talha Shahzad | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with CSI WatchDOG

We use CSI WatchDOG as a vetting tool to perform basic background checks on individuals/organizations/entities working with our project. As we are a US Government implementer, it is mandatory for us to ensure that none of the individuals we work with are on any sort of prohibited or red list. CSI WatchDOG gives us a one-stop solution for such checks. I mostly run the vetting for our international operations.
  • Vetting individuals
  • Choice to use multiple red lists
  • Option to run batch vetting
  • User interface can be upgraded
  • Batch vetting can be strengthened by showing a list of individuals vetted in the processed report
  • There should be an option for 'templates' to save time, where some details are pre-filled
  • Individual vetting
  • Batch vetting
  • Viewing / printing screening reports
  • Helped us reduce US government non-compliance to almost zero
  • Has made vetting a painless and quick task
  • Our international teams are also using this tool, so we have international compliance as well
The only other product I have used is the System for Award Management (SAM), maintained by the US Government. Compared to this, CSI WatchDOG is much more reliable and has more options. I also believe the batch vetting/screening option in CSI WatchDOG gives it a definite edge over SAM.

Do you think CSI WatchDOG delivers good value for the price?

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Did CSI WatchDOG live up to sales and marketing promises?

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CSI WatchDOG is a vetting tool, and in that, it is quite good. It has the ability to perform checks on individuals as well as groups. For the latter, there is a handy option to simply add a list of individuals from an Excel sheet directly onto the system. This is quite time-efficient. There is also the option to choose from multiple lists of prohibited individuals and entities maintained in the system.

Overall, CSI WatchDOG is simple to use. However, the user interface could use an upgrade. I believe the main purpose behind the software is functionality, and CSI WatchDOG is quite good at being functional. But user interface upgrades could make the software easier on the eye as well. Also, some often repeated options can be automated for further ease of use.