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Automation Needed to Boost Compliance

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Energy corporations today need to put a number of checks in place in order to comply with growing numbers of industry and government regulations. A big problem is that compliance teams do not embed compliance controls directly into their business processes, according to Gartner Inc.

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Employees want to take the steps needed to comply with regulations but do not for many reasons.

  • 32% of employees surveyed said they couldn’t find relevant information when they missed a compliance obligation.
  • 20% didn’t recognize that information was even needed
  • 19% simply did not remember.
  • 16% did not understand what was needed
  • 13% just failed to execute the step

By embedding controls into the business process, companies increased compliance by 30%. Embedding these controls into the process helps in three ways.

  • Help Employees Remember
    Provide controls as close as possible to decision-making points and offer decision-supportive nudges at critical moments for business decisions.
  • Help Employees Understand
    Remove unnecessary judgment calls from processes and controls, so it is clear to an employee what their obligations are.
  • Help Employees Execute
    Streamline the overall compliance requirements on employees: start with the baseline requirements common to most/all employee groups.


Compliance is a challenge that energy companies face. Employees have a lot on their plates and sometimes do not complete needed steps. Integrating compliance automatically into business processes enables them to increase compliance adherence.

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