Keep a centralized repository
By leveraging LogicManager’s vendor onboarding solution, your organization will be positioned to efficiently and effectively manage risk. We provide a centralized repository of all your vendors and their documentation, which many organizations are required to maintain. Having a documented system in place for adding new vendors will ensure that this repository is always up to date. On top of that, you’ll never lose track of necessary information about your vendors; renewal dates and key contract terms like obligations and liabilities are all maintained within an all-in-one hub. With all of this information at your fingertips, it’s easy to confirm accuracy in reports for regulators or the board.
Having a well-documented and formalized vendor onboarding process provides examiners with the assurance they need to know that your program is working properly. Oftentimes, examiners will look at a sampling of your vendors to look for evidence that you’re following all of the necessary procedures. With a centralized system housing the full history of your relationship with each vendor along with their onboarding processes and their documentation allows you to quickly and easily provide examiners with the evidence they’re looking for.
Automate your processes
Using LogicManager’s vendor software reduces the number of FTEs or consultants required to run your onboarding program. This is because it frees up time they would normally spend on manual or task-based activities, like following up on requirements or chasing down documentation. This way, they can stay focused on the most strategic goals within their job description. This leaves more time for reviewing vendors to determine which ones are out of your risk tolerance, where you need additional controls in place and which ones are causing issues.
When you operate within silos – especially when you work with multiple vendors – those responsible for managing certain vendors may not know what their colleagues on other teams are doing. Having a formalized process for onboarding your vendors ensures that each vendor gets the proper review that they need. LogicManager identifies redundancies across your vendor base, eliminating silos and ensuring that a vendor offering a similar service does not already exist. This ultimately cuts costs for your organization because you’re not spending money on entering into multiple vendor agreements that provide duplicative services.