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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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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  • "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: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.
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:I rate GRC Suite eight out of 10. It's an excellent product. Maybe we need to do more work to customize it and adopt specialized design templates, reporting, and dashboards. Also, we still need to… 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 »
    Top Answer: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.
    Top Answer:An area for improvement would be the user interface. They could also offer more on-demand applications free of cost.
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    Also Known As
    BPS Resolver GRC Suite, Resolver IT Risk & Compliance Management, Resolver ERM, Resolver Compliance, Resolver Internal Audit
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    With the world’s first enterprise risk intelligence platform designed to deliver a suite of “out of the box” solutions, we can provide you with the most efficient implementation, reducing deployment times and costs, and increasing the time to value.

    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
    21st Century Fox, Air Canada, Citi, Microsoft, Motorola, Bank Financial Group, Walmart, Progressive, Dakley
    T-Systems, Bridge Point, Equifax, First Data, Global Imaging Company, Manulife Financial
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Hospitality Company7%
    Financial Services Firm43%
    Insurance Company14%
    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Company Size
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about RSA, MEGA International, OneTrust and others in GRC. Updated: June 2022.
    610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    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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