Overview

Give your organization a competitive advantage with a strategic approach to the regulatory change management process. Accelus Compliance Manager enables organizations to create a simplified and connected approach to managing regulatory change. Compliance executives can bring a strategic perspective to managing the impact of rule changes, and reach better informed business decisions.
  • ​Unique combination of content, taxonomy and enterprise software
  • Driven by Thomson Reuters award-winning regulatory and risk content
  • Empowers compliance risk management across your organization
  • Implemented by our world-class professional services team of risk and compliance experts

In today’s highly-regulated environment, effective regulatory change management needs to be a sustainable and repeatable process. Compliance organizations need to be able to implement change programs without having to focus on managing the process itself. Evidencing these changes to senior management, the board and regulators, is also of crucial importance. Compliance professionals need to be enabled to actively manage regulatory change with speed and precision. Our structured approach helps your organization avoid the high cost of non-compliance, better manage compliance resources, and drive a more strategic approach to business decisions.

Capture Regulatory Change

The use of traditional ‘manual’ approaches such as spreadsheets and ad-hoc processes to manage regulatory change is no longer sufficient in the current regulatory landscape. If your organization is not able to anticipate compliance risk, how can your team take regulatory change into account when shaping business strategy?

Accelus Compliance Manager connects regulatory change management processes to Thomson Reuters Accelus Regulatory Intelligence. Accelus Regulatory Intelligence is powered by a global team of Thomson Reuters journalists, editors and subject matter experts, providing the information you need to interpret emerging legislation and regulation and apply it to the context of your own industry and organization.Thomson Reuters Accelus Regulatory Intelligence covers more than 500 regulators and over 900 rulebooks globally. The Thomson Reuters Accelus Regulatory Intelligence team issues an average of 130 regulatory alerts daily, coupled with expert analysis to ensure your organization is receiving all of the relevant information necessary to make informed business decisions. This information powers the regulatory change management engine, ensuring that you never miss an important regulatory event and that you action the necessary changes quickly and effectively.
Content sets include:

  • Financial services
  • Insurance

Understand Your Regulatory Profile

The Thomson Reuters team of compliance experts provides organizations with a view of their baseline regulatory position across jurisdictions. Our compliance experts can assist organizations in creating an inventory of regulations relevant to the business. After understanding your organization’s risk categories and taxonomies, the Thomson Reuters team will perform a gap analysis by reviewing each rule and mapping it to the appropriate business unit, policy and procedure. 

Communicate about Compliance

Accelus Compliance Manager enables organizations to report on compliance quickly and easily, using:

• Online dashboards, to provide organizations with real time views of data in a graphical format, and are configurable, drillable, and the information can be exported for further reporting.
• Ad hoc reporting, which enables end users to render reports in HTML, Microsoft Word, or Excel formats. Report templates can be stored for re-use and may be made private or public.
• Enterprise Board Reporting, which combines the features and capabilities of Microsoft Word with compliance information to enable report designers to configure information. Organizations can adapt the ‘look and feel’ to match the preferred business template.
• Advanced reporting, which provides organizations’ report designers with increased capabilities, which include full charting features, heat map creation, embedded calculations, and conditional formatting.

Manage the Change Process

Through Accelus Compliance Manager, compliance executives can:

  • Establish precise relationships between regulations and internal business structures, policies, and risks
  • Link regulatory events to the relative risk, policies and controls and communicate this to the respective business owners
  • Manage and share regulatory information, risks, policies, controls, tests, and management remediation data stored in a central library
  • Document and manage impact assessments related to the impact and applicability of regulatory events, and the required actions to be in compliance
  • Centralize issue management and remediation plan documentation for compliance-related processes
  • Increase compliance transparency with robust, configurable reporting delivered through alerts, status reports, and dashboards
  • Enable data capture, workflow and reporting to support compliance activities including: investigations, supervisory controls, filing tracking, and regulatory certifications

Create Connected Compliance

Accelus Compliance Manager is an integrated part of the Thomson Reuters Accelus portfolio of solutions, designed to help your organization drive a connected, value-enhancing approach to governance, risk and compliance (GRC) as well as enterprise risk management. By connecting Accelus Compliance Manager with your organization’s other GRC efforts you can:

  • Increase alignment between the risk and compliance functions
  • Make audits of compliance operations easier and more efficient
  • Deliver a joined-up view of compliance risk to senior management and the Board

Key Features

Key Benefits

Regulatory information and updates from the most trusted source in financial services, Thomson Reuters

With our global coverage of more than 400 regulators and exchanges, you can track hundreds of regulatory events that affect your business.

The comprehensive and diverse coverage of our regulatory intelligence provides the information you need in order to make informed business decisions and put the necessary controls in place.

Regulatory updates that are dynamically linked to the relevant risk policies and controls and communicated to business owners

With regulatory changes mapped directly to regulations that impact the firm, Accelus Compliance Manager can automatically provide alerts through the platform and via email when a regulation changes. This frees you from the burden of manually maintaining this information and provides management with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that nothing of importance has been missed.

Accelus Compliance Manager also saves time and resources by allowing compliance professionals to identify and map where in the organizational structure laws and regulations apply. It also enables transparency and visibility of the coverage that has been achieved by existing sets of policies, procedures and mitigating controls.

Robust, configurable reporting delivered through alerts, status reports, dashboards and heat maps

Helps you to understand how regulatory changes may affect your business, so that you can inform your Board when the risk level changes significantly and quickly implement the necessary control and mitigation steps.

Data capture, workflow and reporting that supports compliance activities

Accelus Compliance Manager streamlines your compliance processes and can greatly improve:

  • Audit report review
  • Preparation for compliance and regulatory examinations
  • Complaint handling
  • Filing tracking
  • Dealing with new legal and regulatory requirements
  • Determining that a firm’s supervisory procedures are sufficient
  • Suspicious activity reporting
Workflow that provides evidence to demonstrate and report compliance to management and regulators

Provides data capture, workflow and reporting that supports compliance activities including investigations, supervisory controls, filing tracking, regulatory certifications and suspicious activity reporting.

The solution can also be leveraged to assemble information from other systems or sources in order to fulfill the requests and expectations of an enquiry.

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