How compliance teams are using AI technology to get aheadMarch 25, 2020 No Comments
Featured article by Calvin Paige, Independent Technology Author
Compliance teams in businesses of all shapes and sizes across the globe require a number of different tactics to ensure that they are meeting legal or organizational policies set in place, but there is a newcomer in the form of AI that is proving to shake up the way compliance teams conduct business. Artificial intelligence is starting to prove yet again that it might be the solution for businesses. Through the automation of regulatory change strategies, it can transform businesses, and for many, so far, it is proving successful. However, how are compliance teams using this to get ahead within their industry? Let’s look at this in more detail.
The compliance sector in your organisation will find that, more than most, it will face continuous changes and have to constantly adjust and alter the requirements set in place to ensure that you are still running a fully compliant business. For many small companies, this might be manageable to do so manually, but for those that are more established and larger in size, the constant changes being made can be a struggle to maintain. Therefore, this has led many compliance teams to other alternative means of conducting business. Rather than spending hours going through manual processes, businesses are using technology to automate horizon scanning and implementing necessary changes. With the aid of regulatory compliance software, financial organisations are able to gain increased change accuracy and free time for their compliance teams, which can then be used for other vital processes. These AI systems continuously monitor regulatory changes from financial jurisdictions across the world and reduce the risk of you missing these important updates. Never again will businesses need to worry about whether you are failing to comply with the law. With this new free time for the team, internal policies can be improved dramatically.
While there are many policies that you must ensure that you are in line with, there are, more than likely, many procedures and policies that you have put in place within your own business, which your employees must follow. However, as these aren’t legal, many companies find that these get pushed to the side, which can be detrimental. With AI software in place, it allows for more time to be spent devising strategies and monitoring both staff and customer behaviour.
Using AI to discover patterns and data trends
An effective regulatory compliance strategy is more than just keeping up to date with changing laws and implementing your own policies. Not every business is aware that compliance is just as much about monitoring data and carrying out internal audits. This data grows daily for compliance teams and is often given less prioritisation by staff. However, by monitoring it, you are able to reduce your risk of a security breach, simply by deleting old data. AI solutions can help you to organize and store this data. It has proven that it can effectively identify what information can be made redundant and what additional information governance policies need to be put in place.
Whether your compliance team is responsible for developing training, managing risk assessments, or simply ensuring the business is meeting minimum regulatory requirements, compliance teams play a big role in all financial organisations. Therefore, you should invest in them. By bringing onboard automated strategies and investing in AI-based infrastructure, you can be certain that your business will operate more efficiently.
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