BarnOwl is a fully integrated governance, risk management, compliance and audit software solution supporting best practice frameworks such as COSO, ISO31000, GACP, IPPF, KING IV and the National Treasury Framework. BarnOwl is an established GRC solution (20 year track record) used by over 150 organisations with over 20,000 users.

Why the name BarnOwl? Just as a Barn Owl is known for its exceptional hunting skills, using its keen vision and acute hearing to catch rats and mice, BarnOwl GRC serves as a powerful tool for monitoring and managing risks within your business environment. BarnOwl GRC acts as a virtual "owl" that helps you identify and address potential threats, internal control weaknesses, and other compliance violations which could harm your organisation. Moreover, just as a Barn Owl's nocturnal nature allows it to operate when other creatures are less active, BarnOwl GRC can continuously monitor your business, even when human oversight may be limited, by leveraging automation, data analytics, and reporting capabilities to provide real-time insights and alerts, enabling you to address risks promptly and make informed decisions. By doing so, it protects your business from potential financial, legal, or reputational harm.

BarnOwl is developed, implemented and supported by IDI Technology Solutions (Pty) Limited (IDI). IDI is a well-established, Level 2 BEE (Black Economic Development) software development company based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Development of BarnOwl started in 2001 as a joint venture between Deloitte South Africa, Nedbank and IDI, making BarnOwl one of the earliest software solutions on the market to take advantage of the emerging trend of risk and control based auditing.

BarnOwl was designed from inception to incorporate leading enterprise risk management, compliance and audit thinking whilst retaining sufficient flexibility to allow organisations to adopt their own methodologies.

In 2005 IDI acquired 100% of the rights to BarnOwl from Deloitte South Africa.

The highly experienced BarnOwl team continue to be thought leaders in governance, enterprise risk management, compliance (GRC) and audit software and maintain a close relationship with clients, professional bodies, risk advisory and audit practices to ensure that the BarnOwl software is enhanced to support current best practice and remains aligned to the latest industry standards.


BarnOwl provides a turn-key implementation service that encompasses Project Management, Business Discovery, Software Installation, Software Configuration, Importing Legacy Data and Training.

BarnOwl offers ongoing product support to answer any of your queries around how to use the software or to resolve any technical issues you may have. We operate a support desk where your issues are logged and tracked through to completion. In addition, training for new staff or refresher training can be arranged.

Our People

Graham Blunn


Irene Monyamane

Customer Service Specialist

Warrick Asher

Business Development Manager

Cheryl Keller

Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator

Jonathan Crisp


Christo de Bruyn

Customer Support Manager

Viwe Ngubelanga

Finance & Customer Support

Jade Hiralal

Customer Service Specialist

Lizelle Fourie

Customer Service Specialist

Mohammed Ali Ditta

Software Development Manager

Luan van der Walt

Software Engineer

SJ Kruger

Junior Software Engineer

Dorothy Tsoagong

Software Tester

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GRCReady is the official provider of risk management content for the BarnOwl GRC software solution. GRCReady provides extensive risk libraries and risk maturity checklists/surveys which are integrated with BarnOwl.

GRCReady, based in Australia, offers a comprehensive and holistic library of products and associated services including templates, policies, procedures, guidelines, checklists etc.t to help owners and directors of SMEs, startups and corporates to satisfy their corporate governance, risk management and regulatory compliance needs.

By integrating GRCReady's rich content libraries into BarnOwl's GRC software, we are able to offer our clients a state of the art, turnkey GRC solution.

GRCReady provides, arguably, the most comprehensive risk and governance maturity assessment framework with detailed steps and artefacts. BarnOwl's survey and action plan portal provides a simple and effective way to monitor and report on your current state of risk maturity and suggest and drive remedial action plans to take you to your desired state of risk and governance and maturity.

By integrating GRCReady's risk libraries with the BarnOwl GRC software, means that you don't have to start from scratch. In addition, ongoing updates and insights keep you informed and up-to-date on best practices.



Season Rhyrhm is BarnOwl's preferred partner in Botswana assisting with BarnOwl implementations, support services and client relationship management.

Season Rhythm is an established and distinguished player in the ICT sector in Botswana, specialising in a range of cutting-edge solutions. Season Rhythm leverages BarnOwl to provide tailored GRC&A services to businesses in Botswana facilitating:

  • Governance: Enabling organisations to establish and uphold effective governance structures, ensuring transparency and accountability in decision making processes.
  • Risk Management: Equipping businesses with tools to identify, assess and mitigate risks, safeguarding against potential threats and ensuring continuity in a business environment.
  • Compliance: Ensuring adherence to regulatory frameworks and industry standards, protecting businesses from non-compliance penalties and fostering trust among stakeholders.
  • Audit: Streamling the audit process with comprehensive tools for planning, execution and reporting, driving efficiency and accuracy in internal audit and compliance assessments.
  • www.sr.co.bw/ict


BarnOwl works closely with NSA in the field of GRC and assurance.

NSA is an education and risk & assurance advisory services provider, consisting of a team of professional consultants and facilitators who have been hand-picked on experience and expertise. NSA services include:

  • Strategic intervention: 30 expert consultants facilitating strategic planning, combined assurance, effective governance and risk management assignments.
  • Continuous professional development: CPD training for internal auditors, external auditors, accountants, risk managers, government officials, and psychologists.
  • Online learning: accredited training for the local government sector, including the Municipal Financial Management Program and Supply Chain Management.
  • Online skills development: skills in demand for 2030, including cybersecurity, Protection of Personal Information, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and programming.

BarnOwl and NSA work closely with our clients to align and enable best practice GRC and assurance framework & methodologies within BarnOwl. NSA regularly presents online information sharing sessions together with BarOwl.



Nico Technologies is BarnOwl's preferred partner in Malawi assisting with BarnOwl implementations, support services and client relationship management.

Nico Technologies Limited is an established IT products and services provider in Malawi, specialising in managed IT services, IT infrastructure services, IT project management, digital solutions, digital transformation and IT advisory.

Nico Technologies uses BarnOwl extensively within their own organisation to automate and manage their own risk and compliance functions.



Morgan Solus is BarnOwl's preferred business continuity specialist consulting firm with its 'BCM toolkit' software. BarnOwl GRC together with the BCM toolkit, provides a comprehensive risk management and BCM software solution.

Morgan Solus is a specialist consultancy firm focusing on risk, resilience and continuity. Morgan Solus's core services are centred on resilience, crisis management, business continuity (BCM), IT services continuity and disaster recovery (DRP) and training.

The BCM toolkit ensures a consistent approach to implementing BCM and IT disaster recover and cuts down implementation timelines by 60% whilst driving up successful outcomes.

BarnOwl's extensive GRC and assurance functionally coupled with Morgan Solus's BCM toolkit provide the ultimate risk management and BCM software solution.



Arbutus Analytics is Barnowl's preferred data analytics software. BarnOwl GRC integrated with Arbutus Analytics, provides the ultimate in continuous risk monitoring.

Arbutus Analyzer is a powerful data access and analysis solution specifically developed for auditors, business analysts, and fraud investigators. Its robust performance and user-friendly features offer you the ability to access and analyse data quickly and simply.

BarnOwl GRC, integrated with the real-time metrics from Arbutus provides a strategic early warning system driving preventative and predictive capability facilitating effective business decision making business improvement.

www.arbutussoftware.com with local sub-sahara African distributor www.betasoftware.co.za


Barnowl works closely with Pax Resilience in the field of GRC and sustainability.

Pax Resilience offers solutions in risk, resilience and cyber security. Pax Resilience strive to create peace of mind by assisting you to build the resilience in your organisation so essential to survive and thrive in the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world we live in.

Pax Resilience regularly presents online information sharing sessions together with Barnowl.



Paige Law is the official provider of compliance content for the Barnowl GRC software solution. Paige Law provides an extensive Library of South African acts including provisions [CRMPs] and checklists which are integrated with Barnowl.

Paige Law specialises in compliance, Commercial Law, Legal process consultancy, managed legal services and POPIA/ GDPR.


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