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We performed a comparison between ACL Analytics and RSA Archer based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"I like the fact that in the duplicate section, I can find matches, and I can find situations where certain cells or certain cell points match, but there's a difference as well between two different records."

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"The part I liked about Archer was the risk assessment for deficiencies and being able to use it there.""Makes auditing much more convenient.""Integration is another great aspect of RSA Archer. From the beginning, integration has been a central focus for RSA, and Archer has always integrated well with most tools on the market today.""RSA Archer has reduced the time and effort required for meetings.""Even non-technical people can be masters of the product.""The last project was for an investment group that was using Excel. Shifting their records from one position to another took approximately 15 minutes. In Archer, we created a workflow for them to leverage it, and they could send the single record with one click to one person within seconds. The whole process went from 15 minutes to two minutes to get the approval for the records. The main purpose of Archer is to just make it easy.""One of the useful features is the ability to connect to various systems in order to accommodate data.""Easy to implement with a high level of automation."

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"The ease of use could be better."

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"I find the tech support to be inadequately knowledgeable.""Some of the error reporting isn't very clear. When you're looking for information on error codes, you got to do a lot of digging.""Slow turnaround time from support team.""The design and advanced workflow need to be improved.""Performance could be improved.""It would be nice if RSA Archer featured more customization. When customers are updating, they should be notified whether certain updates are optional. The install screen should not proceed to the next page unless we make some selections about which updates we want to install.""The product is expensive.""The first improvement I would suggest for RSA Archer is a better search feature. The search criteria needs to be improved. Sometimes I do a search and the search doesn't return the exact item I'm looking for. RSA Archer could also be improved by being more user-friendly. Maybe I have been using a limited version of RSA Archer, but I'm not sure whether it has ESG, environmental and social governance. In the next couple of years, ESG is the next feature that will be integrated into GRC tools. I would recommend RSA Archer adds ESG."

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  • "The pricing for me as an individual seems a lot. For our organization, the price is okay. It's about $6,000 a year. I don't know of any additional costs."
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  • "The price of RSA Archer is good. The price isn't too high considering it is a leading tool in the market."
  • "As I am a developer and responsible for providing production support, I do not have personal knowledge of the pricing. However, my colleagues claim that it is very expensive in comparison with other tools."
  • "It is not expensive. It is reasonable. We only pay for the licensing."
  • "I am not 100% familiar with that, especially with their new model. I just know that the way they've licensed per user to scale is good."
  • "The solution's price should be reduced. You only have to pay the license and there are no additional fees."
  • "At the higher end of the price scale, but provides better, more accessible functionality and customization than cheaper products."
  • "Fairly highly-priced, especially for smaller companies."
  • "RSA Archer's price is justifiable and not as expensive, compared to ServiceNow. I have heard that the licensing for ServiceNow is much more expensive. I'm unaware whether there are any additional costs after licensing fees."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I like the fact that in the duplicate section, I can find matches, and I can find situations where certain cells or certain cell points match, but there's a difference as well between two different… more »
    Top Answer:The pricing for me as an individual seems a lot. For our organization, the price is okay. It's about $6,000 a year. I don't know of any additional costs.
    Top Answer:The ease of use could be better. In terms of additional features, I'm not that educated on all of its features. I could probably take a couple of classes.
    Top Answer:The part I liked about Archer was the risk assessment for deficiencies and being able to use it there.
    Top Answer:The problem is, and I've had years and years of experience using it, let's say decades of experience with it, and they keep changing it. It could be as much as two years or so and they change the… more »
    Top Answer:Clear use with the NIST compliance framework, Archer IRM 6.9.sp3.p2, use of pre-processing out of Archer and now integration with agnostic tools.  FOSS or premium brands - all depends on your supply… more »
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    ACL Analytics connects you to any data source, and lets you run sophisticated risk analytics and detect anomalies or patterns that you simply can't illuminate with any amount of random sampling, spreadsheet ninjutsu or generic business intelligence. It's designed for you, the GRC professional.

    RSA Archer is a solution designed to help your organization manage policies, controls, risks, assessments, and deficiencies across your lines of business. RSA helps you manage your digital risk with a range of capabilities and expertise including integrated risk management, threat detection and response, identity and access management, as well as fraud prevention.

    The solution also allows you to adapt a broad range of solutions to your requirements and is a good option for both big and small companies.

    RSA Archer Features

    RSA Archer has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Application builder
    • Advanced business workflow
    • System integration
    • Search, reports, and dashboards
    • Access control
    • Globalization
    • Audit management
    • Privacy program management
    • Security incident management

    RSA Archer Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing RSA Archer. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Taxonomy and data structure: With RSA Archer, you can build and maintain an inventory of personal data processing activities and assets, utilizing a purpose-built taxonomy and data structure.
    • Easy tracking: RSA Archer enables you to track data retention schedules and execute a checklist as it relates to processing activities.
    • Smooth management: By using RSA Archer, you can manage activities related to notifications and consents linked to the processing activity inventory.
    • Improve information assurance programs: RSA Archer enables agencies to improve information assurance programs for continuous monitoring and assessment and authorization.
    • Compliance: By providing compliance management, RSA Archer allows you to consolidate information from multiple regulatory bodies and establish a sustainable, repeatable, and auditable regulatory compliance program.
    • Business continuity: With RSA Archer, you can automate business continuity and disaster recovery planning to protect your organization in the event of a crisis.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the RSA Archer solution.

    A Specialist, RSA Archer at a tech services company, says, “RSA Archer is a valuable tool because it can manage the end-to-end functioning of any enterprise GRC module, such as compliance and risk management or business continuity plans and the entire BCM module. RSA Archer also provides many out-of-the-box solutions, which are use cases derived from the standards for GRC or risk management, governance, and compliance. It provides an end-to-end mechanism for business users on a single platform. That includes reporting, managing workflow, creating documentation, or tracking a process where you need to get approval from the various levels within the organization's hierarchy.”

    PeerSpot user Krishnendu S., Vice President at a financial services firm, mentions, "It is enterprise-wide accessible. So, it is very helpful for all the employees in our bank. They can log in and do their risk management activities. It has a few inbuilt modules that are helpful for doing risk management activities, such as issue management, risk identification, risk assessment, and policy exception management. It also has some inbuilt workflows inside these modules. They are also helpful."

    A Sr. Internal Auditor at an energy/utilities company comments, "Its user interface is pretty neat, and there is flexibility in generating the data. You can customize reports at any level. You can directly get reports in Tableau format. If you want to generate statistical data, you can create reports with graphs. There is an adequate amount of flexibility for changing the format, the type of graphs, etc."

    Another PeerSpot user, Manash B., Technology Manager at a tech services company, explains, "RSA is a very rich application. I like its adaptive suggestion, where based on your users and the class of data, it can actually recommend you the proper control to choose. For example, we have been using PCI DSS as an NIST. So based on application feedback, it will provide you with a suggestion on which control objective needs to be set. Based on that, you can make a decision—you don't need to take the suggestion, but you can customize that particular provided suggestion. RSA Archer's workflow is also good, in terms of process automation."

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    Sample Customers
    Essar Group, Dean Foods, Lafarge North America, Austrian Ministry of Finance
    T-Systems, Bridge Point, Equifax, First Data, Global Imaging Company, Manulife Financial
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Financial Services Firm47%
    Insurance Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    ACL Analytics is ranked 5th in GRC with 1 review while RSA Archer is ranked 1st in GRC with 28 reviews. ACL Analytics is rated 9.0, while RSA Archer is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ACL Analytics writes "Helps to find matches and also the situations where certain cell points match, but there's a difference between two different records". On the other hand, the top reviewer of RSA Archer writes "Complete end-to-end solution that's easy to integrate and customize". ACL Analytics is most compared with Galvanize HighBond and SAS Enterprise GRC, whereas RSA Archer is most compared with OneTrust GRC, IBM OpenPages, MetricStream and Telos Xacta IA Manager.

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