As business leaders continue to grapple with ongoing digitization of business processes and ICT system transformation, there is an ever growing need and challenge for the CxO to remain compliant with relevant standards and laws, especially around personal information management and the processing & protection of such information. The POPI Act was signed into law by the President and published in the Government Gazette Notice 37067 on 26 November 2013. Once the Act is made fully effective, companies will be given a year’s grace period to comply with the Act. However, the problem in an ever changing collaboration and information landscape is how can the CxO of today demonstrate their company is taking the right steps towards compliance with all aspects of the Act?
SharePoint is widely used by all the top companies in South Africa and Complexus took advantage of this and created POPICheck as a SharePoint App. We realized that its a platform most businesses are familiar with and already using and follows the successful release and adoption of other Complexus Enterprise assessment Apps for SharePoint.
For the first time, the designated Information Officer or Compliance Manager can assess the entire Enterprise and all relevant departments that POPI touches and baseline and track progress towards compliance. The best aspect about POPICheck is that the client has already made 99.99% of the investment and can plug POPICheck straight into their existing SharePoint deployment via the SharePoint App Catalogue, it really is that simple.
We took the key aspects of the POPI Act and boiled them down into a series of focused, plain English questions that get to the heart of a company’s POPI readiness and likely POPI compliance. A series of weighted and prioritized corrective actions are then automatically compiled into a date & time stamped audit report that is exported as a PDF and can be shared with management and relevant stakeholders. This dramatically reduces the cost and reliance on external consultants and helps shape a plan of action to help push the business along the track towards POPI compliance.
POPICheck works with SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016 on-premises or with SharePoint Online O365. Even if clients do not have SharePoint, Complexus offers a cost effective hosted service, especially aimed at the SMB market. All Apps are responsive & mobile friendly and work with the four main browsers; IE, Chrome, Safari & Firefox.
Complexus is an established Microsoft Gold SharePoint consultancy operating out of Cape Town & Johannesburg. Complexus has grown to become a leading SharePoint solutions provider with a reputation for innovation in Enterprise Collaboration, Productivity, Strategy Advisory, Managed Services & SharePoint App development. The Complexus Product and Service portfolio is aimed at organisations seeking to collaborate more effectively and gain a greater return on their investment in the Microsoft SharePoint & O365 platforms. Complexus is a member of the prestigious Microsoft Business Critical SharePoint Partner Program and routinely offers thought leadership and insights at local & international community events.