Unified Compliance Partners with Blueprint to Provide Enterprises with Easy-to-Access, Harmonized Compliance Regulations with the Common Controls Hub™

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Joint offering dramatically accelerates IT project delivery, reduces rework, and improves the alignment between Business and IT.

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Together, Blueprint and Unified Compliance will enhance efficiencies, improve collaboration, and speed delivery for organizations.

Unified Compliance, the premier provider of compliance mapping and creators of the Unified Compliance Framework® (UCF®) and the UCF Common Controls Hub™ (the SaaS front-end for the UCF), announced a strategic partnership with Blueprint, a global leader in driving IT project success by de-risking and accelerating complex software projects, that integrates the UCF Common Controls Hub compliance content with Blueprint’s requirements management and application delivery solutions. The combined Unified Compliance-Blueprint solution provides a comprehensive suite of pre-packaged requirements that address hundreds of regulations, standards, and frameworks.

For those interested in learning more about the UCF Common Controls Hub compliance content integration with Blueprint’s requirements management and application delivery solutions, a 60-minute webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 8:00am PT, 11:00am ET. Sign up here.

“Blueprint is the first partner to leverage the UCF for a development environment,” said Craig Isaacs, CEO, Unified Compliance. “Blueprint’s customers can leverage the UCF via the Common Controls Hub to set up rules for different types of data and application environments, ensuring compliance across multiple domains, laws, and standards. Together, Blueprint and Unified Compliance will enhance efficiencies, improve collaboration, and speed delivery for these organizations.”

Businesses face increasing security and compliance conditions that must be considered in software development projects. However, these non-functional requirements are too often missed during development, especially as organizations transition to Agile. This leads to software that does not meet business needs, as well as budget overruns and project delays. Prepackaged and consolidated regulatory information helps all stakeholders ensure compliance throughout the application development life cycle.

Blueprint’s regulatory accelerators, powered by the Common Controls Hub content will:

  • Ensure organizations can account for and validate that compliance needs are being met
  • Consolidate hundreds of regulations into easy-to-understand Common Controls that can be reused across projects
  • Build better alignment between Business and IT

“We are very excited about our strategic partnership with Unified Compliance. Together, we are able to expand our collective benefit to organizations by ensuring stakeholder visibility related to regulations, reducing rework, and enabling project success,” said Dan Shimmerman, CEO, Blueprint. “The business value Unified Compliance provides closely aligns with our standard of excellence, and I know our customers will see tremendous benefit through this partnership.”

About Unified Compliance and the UCF
Since 1992, Unified Compliance has developed ground-breaking tools to support IT best practices, with a focus on solutions and processes that further the science of compliance, including harmonization methods, metrics, systems continuity and governance. The UCF was created by Dorian Cougias and his research partner, Marcelo Halpern of the international law firm Perkins Coie, which oversees all legal aspects of the UCF.

Honored twice with a GRC Innovation Award for Technical Innovation in Regulatory Intelligence for Compliance Management by independent governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) analyst firm, GRC 20/20 Research, the Unified Compliance Framework® via the Common Controls Hub™ provides targeted, harmonized research on what an organization needs to do — and not do — to achieve and maintain compliance with industry, government, and best practice demands.

The UCF’s architecture was specifically designed for the delivery of all of the information necessary to establish governance methodologies. Customers using the UCF data via its SaaS front end, the Common Controls Hub™, can document and leverage the links between harmonized controls, records, assets (and their configurations), events, metrics, and roles.

More information can be found at http://www.unifiedcompliance.com and commoncontrolshub.com.

About Blueprint
Blueprint provides industry-leading software solutions that help large organizations build better business applications. Our products – Blueprint, Storyteller, and Blueprint Enterprise – resolve many of the time-consuming, costly, and error-prone functions that challenge IT organizations, thus ensuring that mission critical projects are completed successfully, on time and on budget. Organizations across the globe use Blueprint solutions to ensure regulatory compliance, speed transition to Agile, better align business and IT. Nearly half of all Fortune 100 companies choose Blueprint to de-risk and accelerate their software projects. For more information, please visit http://www.blueprintsys.com.

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