One key to the Cornerstone OnDemand audit team’s success is facilitating effective collaboration by leveraging AuditBoard to bring all audit stakeholders together on one centralized platform. Concillo’s team has used AuditBoard to implement a seamless control certification process that empowers control owners to take ownership over their information. “My team really enjoys the WorkStream module. We put the power back into the control owners’ hands — we have them certify controls, update narratives, update flowcharts,” says Concillo. AuditBoard also helped the team eliminate back-and-forth emails with team communication features such as directing review comments via the @mention feature. “One aspect that I love is the tagging feature. If I have a question for my manager, I can just tag her. She’ll get a notification in AuditBoard and also an email notification,” says Concillo.
Cornerstone OnDemand keeps their SOX documentation accurate, consistent, and accessible in just a few clicks with AuditBoard’s centralized database and single control page layout. “What’s really great about AuditBoard is you can see everything from a dashboard level. You can see what controls are still open, what controls are finished, and what processes are finished,” says Concillo. The ability to view their annual audit plan on a single page and drill into audits from a bird’s eye view down to the details visibility means Concillo can effortlessly view and report in real time on audit status and findings.
“What made us choose AuditBoard was that the company hires former auditors,” says Concillo. “They help explain best practices for managing the SOX audit process. For me personally, I think the customer experience is great.” Ultimately, for Concillo, what sets AuditBoard apart is that it’s designed, implemented, and supported by auditors who have lived through the same pain points and understand how to help solve the most complex audit management challenges.