MetricStream vs RSA Archer comparison


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Ranking in GRC
Ranking in IT Governance
Ranking in IT Vendor Risk Management
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RSA Archer
Ranking in GRC
Ranking in IT Governance
Ranking in IT Vendor Risk Management
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Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the GRC category, the mindshare of MetricStream is 5.9%, up from 5.5% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of RSA Archer is 17.9%, down from 21.8% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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IT Governance
IT Vendor Risk Management

Featured Reviews

Jun 29, 2021
Reasonably priced, stable, with out of the box deployment, and has good local support
They have now reworked it. The interface is mobile-friendly and it is getting a good response from our customers. It's a very good feature that the product offers. It is also available as a cloud option, which is getting a lot of interest from customers who are looking into the GRCC. It is very useful, especially in the solution platform. It has good features and good functionality, and our customers feel there is a lot of merit in that. I think that the portal is constantly improving. They do their own enhancements very often. They keep doing those enhancements from their site itself.
Fabricio Oliveira Nascimento - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 13, 2023
Great support, easy to deploy, and scalable
We use RSA Archer to connect to the purchasing department so that vendors can sell new projects, and we can connect these sales to our project management. This solution connects both areas to develop demand and activities, allowing us to control technical resources and manage hours. RSA Archer also…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The interface is mobile-friendly and it is getting a good response from our customers."
"Key features are usability and ease of configuration. It allows us to have all the information in a single place and provide real-time indicators and information for our executives."
"This solution helped us with the centralization of our governance data, so we could house all of our controls in one place. We could use that central repository of all our controls to build our risk management strategy and our policy and governance. So we could use controls as a central library and build policy, and then build risk management around it."
"Archer seamlessly integrates data systems without requiring additional software."
"I like how Archer requires very little programming ability. A person with minimum coding experience can configure the necessary fields in Archer. It's more of a drag-and-drop solution."
"Even non-technical people can be masters of the product."
"It is a very friendly tool. We can easily understand what is going on inside the tool. I like this tool. We can work with the tool for the ERP platform. We can create automated applications based on the requirements."
"The most valuable features are the advanced workflow and the dashboards. This tool can present data wonderfully to management, and it is easy for them to manage the risk plans."
"I have found all the features to be valuable, including those involving reporting, the dashboard, notifications, email modules, the database and data input."
"RSA Archer's best features are advanced workflow, reports, dashboards, and notifications."


"We would like to have more dashboards and reports, such as geographical and trend reports in the next version. Also, an improvement in the mobile version would be helpful."
"I would like to see out-of-the-box integration with more security, it would be helpful."
"Recently, we made a suggestion for cross references, like for one application to another. There were limitations there, so we're hoping that will be included in the next upgrade."
"In terms of what can be improved, our client always says their user experience, IU/UX in RSA Archer. They found it is not as user friendly as other tools."
"I would like to see real-time data, from vulnerabilities, and threats."
"The product is expensive."
"The design and advanced workflow need to be improved."
"The user interface needs work. There are many small text boxes, like credit card size's boxes, where we need to input a lot of text. You can't see what you're typing beyond the tiny window, so you have to scroll or type elsewhere and copy-paste it. It's very inconvenient."
"In a future release, there should be an option to upload the main data."
"There are certain restrictions on API integrations, and it is not simple or straightforward."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"They are flexible in terms of customers' needs."
"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."
"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."
"The price of the solution is very affordable."
"The solution’s pricing is moderate."
"Fairly highly-priced, especially for smaller companies."
"The pricing is okay. The licensing costs are very reasonable; it is very affordable to us."
"At the higher end of the price scale, but provides better, more accessible functionality and customization than cheaper products."
"The price of RSA Archer is good. The price isn't too high considering it is a leading tool in the market."
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Top Industries

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Educational Organization
Financial Services Firm
Computer Software Company
Energy/Utilities Company
Educational Organization
Financial Services Firm
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Questions from the Community

What advice do you have for others considering MetricStream?
There are 3 industry leading GRC software and they are IBM OpenPages, MetricStream and RSA Archer. In the areas of Operational Risk, Regulatory Management, Policy Management, Operational Resilience...
What are the pros and cons of Fusion Risk Management and MetricStream Op Resilience?
Here are some of the pros and cons of Fusion Risk Management and MetricStream for Operational Resilience and Business Continuity: Fusion Risk Management Pros: Fusion Risk Management is an integ...
What do you like most about RSA Archer?
It has various valuable features. For example, showing us if a control aligns with specific standards or frameworks helps us understand it better and verify its compliance.
What needs improvement with RSA Archer?
The user interface needs work. There are many small text boxes, like credit card size's boxes, where we need to input a lot of text. You can't see what you're typing beyond the tiny window, so you ...
What is your primary use case for RSA Archer?
We primarily use the system control module and specific IT control models for ongoing risk assessment activities. We use it on a day-to-day basis.

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Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, ACCO Brands Corporation, AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, AIB International, Associated Banc-Corp, BAE Systems, Barclaycard, Dell Inc, DIRECTV, Energizer, Fresenius Kabi, Hasbro, Goodyear, HudsonCity Savings Bank, Infigen Energy, Kaydon, Leroy Merlin, Mountry Financial Corp., Nicholas Piramal, Pepco, Pfizer, Societe Generale, Whitney Bank
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