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Keep up with the latest news, updates and views from the team here at PolicyCo.

    Many to Many Procedures

    New feature

    Many to Many Procedures

    When we first developed the PolicyCo platform, we made the assumption that there should be one procedure for one article. We soon realized both through customer conversations and our own personal experience that this was not a very scalable architecture. Articles tend to be general while procedures are highly prescriptive.

    How Do I Write A Policy?

    Best practices

    How To Write A Policy

    Introduction

    With such a straightforward title, how could this possibly be a difficult question to answer? Most people who’ve ventured into policy writing start a few sentences and quickly realize how daunting the task becomes.

    Version Control Button Update

    New feature

    Version Control Button

    This morning we released an update to the Version Control Buttons within our platform.

    Our platform manages changes to policy language through an approval workflow. Each new version can only be approved by designated managers after a review process has been completed.

    Dashboard Improvements

    New feature

    Dashboard

    The PolicyCo dashboard is designed to keep track of your overall team effort related to your policy and compliance goals. Every article, procedure and evidence template is displayed with badges that indicate which articles need to be reviewed, which procedures still need to be written or when evidence needs to be gathered.

    NIST CSF Framework Added

    New feature

    NIST CSF

    PolicyCo now includes the NIST CSF framework.

    We recently added the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) to the PolicyCo platform, complementing HIPAA, SOC2, and HITRUST.

    Introducing My Procedure Manual

    New feature

    My Procedures

    Our latest update gives managers the ability to assign procedures to specific departments or individuals.

    Bulk Control Management

    New feature

    If you’ve dealt with compliance frameworks, you understand that not every available control applies to your company. There may be controls that reference regional requirements or PCI compliance that don’t apply to your organization.

    Annual Reviews

    New feature

    Policies must be reviewed annually by designated personnel in the organization. With PolicyCo, you can set a date and a list of one or more authorized reviewers.

    Departments

    New feature

    Now you can manage your teams by creating departments. This feature is a stepping stone towards being able to assign company procedures to the appropriate members of your organization.

    Assign Users and Departments to Procedures

    New feature

    It’s now possible to assign your users to specific procedures. This is a stepping stone towards our vision of allowing for custom procedure manuals within your organization.

    Hyperlink Articles and Procedures

    New feature

    Policies and Procedures commonly need to reference other areas of policies. A great deal of planning went into this feature. Standard hyperlinks are inadequate because it’s not possible to view the information behind the link without navigating to it.

    HITRUST 9.4 Added

    New feature

    For those of you who are following the latest HITRUST 9.4 guidlelines, we recently added them to the our HITRUST library. PolicyCo makes it easy for you to migrate to new versions of HITRUST without disrupting your existing mappings.