High cost of technology, absence of integrated platforms that facilitate seamless exchange of data, lack of data tracking mechanisms and de-centralization of data can slow down the digitization journey of business functions including compliance, ethics and legal. Many organizations tend to rely upon their compliance departments for risk management, proactive detection and mitigation of fraud, regular monitoring, digital forensics services and reporting for improved operations as well as many other procedures, which can weigh down heavily on teams. In such scenarios, a managed services strategy can be conducive as it can operate in a flexible manner, allowing for greater agility to provide innovative solutions, risk mitigation and cost control. This highlights the importance of hosting micro-services platforms with various capabilities such as custom build workflows, dashboard reporting and functionality, and global accessibility.
The poll also stated that 97% of the respondents agreed that there is a need for organizations to conduct due diligence or background checks before onboarding a new vendor. Further, 59% of the respondents believed that an experienced external provider specializing in robust third-party checks can add tremendous value. Organizations can benefit from exploring a managed services strategy that utilizes a strong third-party due diligence team with deep skillsets, driven by technology, possessing the capability to leverage from their global experience and leading client centric practices. Collaborating with a strategic partner can give organizations an opportunity to obtain these competencies in one place, reaping the benefits of a long-term arrangement that can maintain the domain knowledge acquired, motivate all teams involved to continuously improve, and most importantly, drive value.