To help compliance professionals keep pace with ever-evolving regulatory demands, confidently manage risk, and ease resource and budget barriers, Unified Compliance announced the general availability of its Common Controls Hub built on the Unified Compliance Framework (UCF).

Unified Compliance’s new, dynamic portal gives users rapid access to its massive data repository of more than 90,000 individual mandates from 800-plus laws and standards from around the globe. Sorting through the most up-to-date demands, figuring out which controls they need to implement, and understanding how they overlap is now a quick process with a few simple mouse clicks.

The Common Controls Hub simplifies the need to locate, research, interpret, and reconcile new and evolving mandates by giving compliance professionals the ability to centrally scope, define and maintain regulatory demands online. Companies can now automatically compile custom, harmonized control lists in minutes by vertical industries, market segments and geographies.

Easing the spreadsheet headache, the Common Controls Hub also empowers compliance professionals to:

Effortlessly integrate new mandates with existing controls;

Reduce governance, risk and compliance (GRC) requirements to the bare minimum;

Create an instant gap overlap analysis to drastically reduce audit requirements;

Generate hundreds of custom compliance templates and checklists for organizational standards, policies, roles, events and more.

The UCF maps and identifies harmonized controls across authority documents, as well as across industries, including PCI for retailers, SOX for accounting practices, HIPAA for healthcare, NIST for the government, and more. The UCF harmonization process alone typically results in a 65 percent reduction in the controls an organization needs to implement, generating massive compliance cost savings. With the addition of the online portal, companies can further drive down costs and refocus resources on more meaningful compliance tasks.