"The dashboard is nice. We can provide different levels of access to users based on their titles, privileges, rights, etc. It streamlines the process of auditing and technical compliance."
"The Advance Workflow feature simplifies things."
"The solution has improved my organization by having everything combined to a single platform."
"I have found all the features to be valuable, including those involving reporting, the dashboard, notifications, email modules, the database and data input."
"Even non-technical people can be masters of the product."
"With RSA Archer, an admin can set permissions for a normal user to go directly to the tool they need to input some data. Admins can then go through that and approve some requests. Also, they can log in based on these kinds of permissions, including ticketing, service patches, or upgrades."
"RSA Archer is a good tool and I have found performing the application, ISMS, and TPRM assessments beneficial."
"Flexible record permissions and data import features."
"Enables development of any application, automation of any workflow including the GRC work processes."
"GRC Suite could have better third-party risk assessment. Maybe they can have a module that can perform certain jobs like security incident and vulnerability management because I haven't seen this module on their platform."
"It's resource-hungry, that's the best way of putting it."
"Archer could be improved by having more customization. I'm not sure if the backend processes have API calls and those kinds of seamless integrations, but from the front, some of the solutions are very out-of-the-box. It's not customizable, so that could be a little problematic since you have to use their features. In terms of the backend structure, I'm not too sure because I'm not a developer—I was an end user and product owner of Archer—and I don't quite know the backend and developmental features. But since it's an out-of-the-box solution, sometimes customization was challenging and support was a little problematic because we had to reach out to them all the time."
"In a future release, there should be an option to upload the main data."
"The design and advanced workflow need to be improved."
"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."
"If you need to integrate the RSA products with another SEIM solution, then it doesn't work properly."
"The solution can be a little slow due to the Silverlight feature."
"GUI could be improved."
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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
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RSA Archer Benefits
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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."
Resolver GRC Suite is ranked 7th in GRC with 1 review while RSA Archer is ranked 1st in GRC with 26 reviews. Resolver GRC Suite is rated 8.0, while RSA Archer is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Resolver GRC Suite writes "It streamlines the process of auditing and technical compliance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of RSA Archer writes "Complete end-to-end solution that's easy to integrate and customize". Resolver GRC Suite is most compared with MetricStream, whereas RSA Archer is most compared with OneTrust GRC, IBM OpenPages, MetricStream, Telos Xacta IA Manager and Galvanize HighBond.
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