MetaCompliance

Advantage

4.5 / 5 11 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Any organisation looking to deal with the challenges relating to compliance, policy management and user awareness. Our software can engage, educate or, if necessary, enforce user participation.


Average Ratings

11 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • MetaCompliance
  • www.metacompliance.com/
  • Founded 2006
  • United Kingdom

About Advantage

The MetaCompliance Policy Management software contains all the key elements required to automate, deliver and manage your organisation's policy management life cycle. Our Key Features include: Consistent method of creating policies, tracking of attestation and responses from staff, determine employee understanding of the policy, target or exempt specific groups of users and obtain real time reporting and adoption of policies across the organisation.


Advantage Features

  • Audit Trails
  • Automated Review & Approval
  • Best Practices Library
  • Content Management
  • Dashboard
  • Knowledge Capture
  • Policy Creation Wizard
  • Policy Training
  • Read & Acknowledge
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

Advantage Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Used for policy management and raising GDPR awareness

May 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's easy to deploy. As it can utilise Active Directory, you can target users by AD alone and therefore don't have to recreate user groups. It works also with Citrix.

The simplicity of the user interface means that client compatibility issues are kept to a minimum. Features such as glassing the desktop and the ability to ask multiple-choice questions allow you to have quite a lot of control over critical policies within your organisation.

The support team are generally excellent, and there are additional resources to support awareness and compliance campaigns, such as posters and videos.

MyCompliance allows policies to be accessed securely from the cloud, and thus supports mobile working. We're currently investigating how we can use this to have new starters approve policies without sending them documents through the post.

Cons: The admin interface is dated now and would benefit from a makeover. Policies are rendered locally, so you will need PDF or Word software on a PC if the policy is delivered in those formats. Reporting could also do with a makeover, although the essential reports are there.

Overall: Policy awareness and forced compliance across 1,000 users. Posters on a variety of issues, e.g. Data Protection, Phishing and SPAM. Ability to integrate with e-Learning system to use one product for policy approval and training.

Policy Compliance made easy!

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, excellent customer service, fast results in gaining compliance

Cons: The admin console is a little dated and could do with updating.

Overall: We* have been using Metacompliance for 3 years now to raise awareness of the organisation's key policies. Before this time we were reliant on staff searching for and reading policies on our intranet site without really knowing whether they had done so. Metacompliance has been hugely important for us to be able to be able to ensure that staff are aware of policies and also to also produce assurances for our regulators and in line with assurance frameworks such as CQC, Information Commissioners Office and Information Governance Toolkit.
The team at Metacompliance have been very responsive with regards to any problems or issues we have encountered along the way, resolving them quickly. There is always a friendly and calm voice at the end of the phone when contacting for help, advice and to raise any issues. Any issues are dealt with promptly and efficiently and the team always help us to identify solutions to any problems discovered. The main issue we have encountered in the past is around our Active directory integration and targeting policies to new starters.
We are now in the process of implementing the MyCompliance portal alongside Metacompliance to publish our full suite of Policies and are experiencing the same helpful and prompt service from the team that we have been used to.

* Provide are a Community Interest Company (CIC) that delivers NHS & local Authority Community services across East Anglia

Excellent Customer Service

Sep 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I have been very impressed by the support that I received from MetaCompliance. They responded quickly to my initial query, understood the position, and pitched a perfect presentation as to how the product can be used. This was followed by excellent information and installation support. They grasped our situation quickly and provided exactly the right response.

Communication, both written and verbal was easy and clear. I wish that all our software suppliers were as helpful and efficient as MetaCompliance. I would not hesitate to recommend MetaCompliance. I always prefer to write in praise rather than criticism, and am pleased to be provided with this opportunity.

MetaCompliance - making user awareness easy and robust!

Apr 01, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We've been using MetaCompliance for a number of years. It is a great product that helps us develop the assurance of our many staff across different sites. It has helped us signficantly in achieving compliance against information security related standards such as Public Services Network and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, but has evolved to inlcude wider business areas such as Safeguarding and Finance.

Above all, the great factors of MetaCompliance are its ease of use, and the customer service provided. No matter what the issue, it will be looked at immediately and fixed as soon as possible.

Metacompliance Advantage

Mar 03, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are piloting Metacompliance to increase staff awareness of core policies. The ability to focus user attention through the desktop lockdown feature has proved useful and the first alert saw a big surge of interest in the associated policy document compared with more traditional end user awareness channels such as the corporate intranet.

Pros: AD and Citrix compatible; desktop lockdown feature; friendly and responsive customer service
Cons: Administrative module looks dated and standard Windows keyboard shortcuts (ctrl+v etc) are not uniformly supported.

Metacomplince BHSCT

Feb 09, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are currently in the process of rolling out Metacompliance to our users, and have so far found this to be successfully, and as the growth of the system continues we will have evn more success. The suppliers have been incredibly helpful in our implementation, and if we have any questions reply quickly.

Using MetaCompliance to aid compliance with Data Protection

Feb 04, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have being using Metacompliance as a way of communicating key messages and policies to staff as part of our Information Governance Awareness Programme.

It is great for delivering short sharp messages to staff and for testing their knowledge of policies. It leaves a clear audit trail which is helpful if you are in the unfortunate position of having to report a breach to the ICO as it provides evidence of your communication to staff and can identify individual staff members as having read and understood key policies.

The product is easy to use and customer service and support is excellent.

MetaCompliance

Feb 03, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros ¿
¿ Simple interface
¿ linked to AD so always up to date.
¿ Great support team
¿ Easy to create target groups
¿ Easy to create and manage policy¿s
¿ Compliance guaranteed

Cons ¿
¿ slow development cycle ¿ where we want to use the system to do things that have not been considered changes cannot be made quickly i.e. delay of deployment only available in hourly increments.
¿ Some bugs with first version of agent where policies did not appear. Resolution was a manual process and was time consuming to identify and resolve.

Overall Impression ¿ A good system, easy to use. Needs development.

Metacompliance Advantage

Feb 03, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have used Metacompliance do distribute a rage of business policies and in particular information security policies to thousands of users across multiple sites. Using Metacompliance has saved us a lot of time and a lot of paper as we have largely been able to dispense with the old manual system. One of the key requirements for us was a strong audit trail of acceptance and the ability to lock users out if they don't accept our policies and Metacompliance does both of those things very well!

Good things about Metacompliance
Simple and straight forward to administer
Strong audit trail
Lock out users who won't accept our policies - with a custom snooze period
Excellent responsive support

Things that could be better
The reporting is basic in the version we have
The admin console now looks a little outdated compared to newer products

A fantastic suite of products

Feb 03, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council has worked with MetaCompliance for many years. The company continues to develop its suite of products, enabling us as an organisation to continually improve our information security and data protection compliance.

We received lots of support from MetaCompliance during the purchase, installation and implementation stages, and we still receive the high level of support many years later.

Metacompliance - Somerset CC

Feb 03, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Metacompliance has proved an invaluable tool in distributing information security policy across our 4,500 users. We have been able to circulate our key policies, including small questionnaires, to raise awareness and prove compliance for PSN, IGToolkit and for employee disciplinary hearings.

The policies were easy to design and set up using PDF documentation, the only issue we had was that our Active Directory did not align well with the standard set up and required some work to get policies to all users.

Support from the Metacompliance team has been excellent throughout implementation and the subsequent 2 years.