The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is ripe and the market is buzzing with many different compliance tools. Some are super helpful, others are mildly so and some are simply pretending to be helpful to get some benefit out of jumping on the GDPR bandwagon.
We thought we would tell you exactly what it is that we do that helps you with compliance. So here goes!
Do you want to spend 100s of euros on document templates like the ones by Certkit?
Since you must fill out the documents and log in all your activities for all your departments anyway. Just paying money for word/excel/other templates that you will have to fill in yourself without any guidance is definitely not worth the money you will put in.
Ecomply.io has these templates with all the content as well as guidance on what is relevant for different fields. So, you won’t face any confusion about what you should write in the template.
Do you want to hire an external consultant for all the work?
It is not just the cost of the external consultant but think about all the time your company will spend on finding the right consultant or firm. Giving them a rundown of everything your company does, answering their questions, getting them to sign all the NDAs, setting up accounts for them and all the other organizational tasks that your company would have to do just to start them off.
It would easily be a week of just onboarding them! And what’s more: even the externals suggest to use us!
Ecomply.io replaces 75% of the work of external consultants. The left over 25% is basically writing new policies in accordance with the GDPR.
Do you want to sit down in countless back to back meetings to fill everything out?
Think of all the meetings you will have to have if you were to fill out everything yourself. First, prepare and organise for a kick-off meeting. This would entail understanding the GDPR with all its intricacies and being able to condense it into a workshop for the rest of the departments and people. After your initial meeting, you would still have to force people to write down or record in one way or another all the ways that they use data in. Then follow-up meetings, ensuring everyone does it on time, clarification meetings and what not. This would be the norm!
With ECOMPLY.io, you can simply add people from different departments to work on their activities and track the overall progress.
Do you want Excel sheets and more Excel sheets and more Excel Sheets?
Don’t forget that this means an unimaginable amount of excel sheets. Imagine every department filling out all their activities, all the details they collect ranging from name of their user or consumer to their login dates and what not. Then you will have to extract the relevant information from all these specific department/functionalities reports and combine them together according to the requirements of the Data Protection Authorities.
With ECOMPLY.io, you can generate this report with one single click.
Here is a table we compiled that can further help you with the comparison:
If you have any questions about the GDPR, book a free demo with us now!
by Hauke Holtkamp