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

  • New Features!

    So much has happened since our last announcement. It’s incredible that a year has passed. I think we all can agree that 2020 has been a strange one with a surprise almost every month.

  • Managing Policies A Better Way - With Articles

    At PolicyCo, Articles are the building blocks of every document. Each Article has a name, sequence number, an author, related controls (more about that later), attachments, and, most importantly, content. We believe articles are a useful way to build your policies because they give you the ability to manage individual slices of a document in a non-linear way. Whether you are creating a new policy from scratch, managing an existing policy, or doing an annual review, there are several benefits to managing your documents in this modular way.

  • 3 Ways to Organize Your Policies

    In our “Quick Overview of PolicyCo” article, we discussed how we think about Articles as the most basic units of content within a policy.  Whether you are starting your policy writing from scratch, or have a set of existing documents that you are pleased with, deciding how to separate that information into articles within PolicyCo is an important step.  With that in mind, here are several approaches to organizing policies into articles that have worked for our team.

  • Employee Handbooks and Your Small Business

    Writing and reading employee handbooks can be tedious, so it isn’t surprising that many small businesses skip over them entirely. When your team is small, it may seem easier to talk about ideas, policies, and procedures as they come up in an ad-hoc way.

  • PolicyCo Weekly Update - 10.11.2019

    It has been another busy week here at PolicyCo.

  • PolicyCo Weekly Update - First Edition

    Welcome to the first edition of our PolicyCo Weekly Update.

  • Policy Structure

    One of the more challenging aspects of creating policies for an organization is deciding on which categories to begin with. Maintaining 40-60 policies can overcomplicate an already complicated process. I found an article from February 2014 by David Lineman called How to Structure Information Security Policies, that resonated with me. In this article, he offers advice on how which categories to start out with.

  • PolicyCo is Live!

    After 9 months of planning and development, the first phase of PolicyCo is in production. All customers get a 30 day free trial. Baseline features include:

  • A Quick Overview of PolicyCo

    PolicyCo was born because a typical word processor doesn’t have the features required to track authorship and evidence down to a specific paragraph (article). Anyone who has written or revised policy can understand that the logistical hurdles to securing that content, versioning and promoting it are simply beyond the scope of the modern word processor.

  • Policy Is Not Linear

    Let’s face it, not much has changed in the world of policy writing. The medium has changed (handwritten, typewriters, computers), but the linear nature of writing has remained. Most policy shares common elements including a numbering system with an established hierarchy and a title or header to help the reader know the topic. Organizations crafting policy face a similar set of problems once they embark on the writing process. Let’s explore the pain points in more detail.