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Moeketsi Khoahli
South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)

As other like-minded subscribers to the system, I recommend BarnOwl as an ERM, compliance and audit solution based on its capability, periodic upgrades to align the solution to the perpetually changing risk, compliance and audit environment, and a customer centric technical support team.

Highlights

As other like-minded subscribers to the system, I recommend BarnOwl as an ERM, compliance and audit solution based on its capability, periodic upgrades to align the solution to the perpetually changing risk, compliance and audit environment, and a customer centric technical support team. The regular Information Sharing sessions and online Tips ensure that all users remain up to date with the functionality of the system. Staff are available for quick telephonic consultation and are willing to do onsite assistance.

Challenges

The Governance, Risk and Compliance management and reporting requirements increased due to the organisational growth geographically. Thus a more efficient system was necessary for an integrated management approach to satisfy the demands of business stakeholders.

Benefits

As the software is endorse by National Treasury it was easy to procure and The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) has been using BarnOwl software since 2015. BarnOwl is a single, integrated risk management, compliance and audit solution. The three modules (risk, compliance and audit) have assisted SANBI to strengthen the three lines of Assurance and inculcate the risk management culture across SANBI. Based on the systems Modularity we were able to optimally use it for Combined Assurance Model and thus reporting to the Audit and Risk Committee (ARC). Our outsourced Internal Auditors verified graphically enabled KRI reports on-line. BarnOwl Risk Management module enabled us to migrate from the excel based risk registers to a fully-fledged Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) functionality. The integrated management of the whole ERM processes including continuous risk identification, assessment, monitoring and reporting on objectives, action targets and controls were seamlessly achieved. The monitoring functionality of BarnOwl enabled us to track progress on any aspect of the business that has set targets. Though mainly a risk software we used BarnOwl to fully manage and report on Occupational Health Safety (OHS) across all National Botanical Gardens including Administration Buildings. Once targets and delivery dates were set and captured, they can be tracked such that risk owners’ and Risk Action Administrators’ targets missed (impending or actual) could be tracked real time. More beneficial is the system’s ability to escalate missed targets to higher authority. As a Government Entity SANBI also Used software compliance monitoring on National Treasury, National Departmental, parliamentary Portfolio quarterly reports as well as the Annual Reports to Parliament. BarnOwl Compliance module enables the maintenance of a database of various acts, legislations, policies and procedures that are required for compliance, as target dates with reminders can be captured. The system’s online reporting functionality enhanced real-time extraction of incidences for transparent reporting to the ARC, the Board and EXCO.

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BARNOWL PARTNERS

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.

www.grcready.com

BARNOWL PARTNERS

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 PARTNERS

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.

www.nextstepac.com

BARNOWL PARTNERS

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.

www.nicotechnologies.com

BARNOWL PARTNERS

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.

www.morgansolus.co.za

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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 PARTNERS

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.

www.paxresilience.io

BARNOWL PARTNERS

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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