Businesses can be impacted by thousands of laws and regulations that affect their records retention policies, often having multiple systems of record, including paper and digital records, stored in physical and/or digital repositories, either on-site, off-site or in the cloud.

Virgo by Access* emerges as a robust solution tailored for information governance challenges. With up to 200 updates for laws and regulations relating to records management made every day, Virgo is a proven solution comprehensively researched by lawyers and paralegals to provide automated updates to your retention policies. Virgo is easy to use, audit ready and reduces the cost and time associated with internal and external legal reviews, as well as the internal manual work-effort required from records management, privacy and data protection staff.

Virgo is a modern solution to information technology governance. It is a simple-to-use yet powerful cloud-based solution for publishing policies to content repositories and creating defensible record policies linked to up-to-date legal research. Supported by a team of legal experts who monitor over 220,000 laws and regulations in over 200 jurisdictions worldwide, Virgo serves as a single source of truth for retention and disposal compliance obligations. This results in lowered maintenance and review costs, significantly reducing the risk of compliance gaps.

Virgo Software Built With Information Governance Principles

Virgo delivers automated retention management, linking regulatory requirements to record series in a retention schedule. Virgo is a solution that provides a bridge to defensible information governance, with its integrated compliance to streamline existing business processes to future-proof records retention and disposal management.

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Defensible Information Governance

Your business is producing and capturing new content every day, across multiple systems. With Virgo, policy is defined once and can be published to your content repositories. Eliminate painful updates to retention policy enforcement once and for all by automating retention updates. Virgo Software increases business agility through automation — reducing common tasks like monitoring, reviews by multiple stakeholders, validation, troubleshooting and more.

Integrated Compliance

Reduce risk and enforce policy standards for records with integrated compliance brought to you from a team of legal, information governance and records management experts. Ensure your records retention and disposal program adheres to laws, regulations and requirements that are both industry agnostic and industry specific. Collaborate on your policies with other key stakeholders across the organisation. Virgo’s record-keeping legal citations map over 220,000 records management obligations in 200 jurisdictions worldwide. Deliver audit-ready Retention Management policies with Virgo.

Future-Proofed Records and Information Management

Virgo will meet your record management program’s future records retention and disposal needs. By providing a common model for managing retention in your current environment, Virgo is the ideal software to fill the existing major gap of maintaining currency with regulatory compliance. Virgo will always be in synch with the latest legal and compliance regulations in real-time as a secure cloud-based solution with global coverage.

Use Case Examples: Integrating Virgo Into Your Information Governance Strategy

Virgo has capabilities in automated retention management, integrated compliance and future-proofed records, making it a versatile and indispensable ally for organisations navigating the complexities of information technology governance. Virgo not only addresses current challenges but also paves the way for a future where information governance is synonymous with efficiency, compliance and strategic advantage.

Here are some sample use cases for Virgo in different industries:

Healthcare Providers: Streamlining Compliance

Challenge: Healthcare providers manage sensitive medical records while adhering to various evolving regulations.

Solution: Virgo can serve as a solution for healthcare providers through automated updates and integrated compliance, aligning seamlessly with the principles of information governance. By linking regulatory requirements to record series in a retention schedule, Virgo streamlines compliance efforts. This can significantly reduce the risk of compliance gaps. Additionally, it provides a seamless solution for managing and retaining medical records in accordance with industry-specific laws.

Financial Institutions: Addressing Privacy Mandates

Challenge: Banks and other financial institutions must balance security, compliance and efficiency in records management.

Solution: Virgo’s defensible information retention and security features enable these institutions to maintain a single source of information for records and data retention. Virgo simplifies the complexity of managing retention schedules, ensuring financial institutions can navigate privacy mandates while upholding security standards that are integral to information governance.

Mining Companies: Enhancing Efficiency in Complex Regulatory Environment

Challenge: Mining companies often face challenges with unique regulatory complexity that often varies across mine site locations and/or jurisdictions in which they operate. This complexity can be extremely time-consuming to manage, including substantial legal review and internal resource requirements.

Solution: Virgo can significantly reduce the cost and time associated with internal and external legal reviews and the complexity of operating in highly regulated environments. The platform’s automated updates, coupled with its comprehensive legal research, provide accurate and up-to-date retention policies to ensure the retention schedule is kept current, is auditable and is legally defensible — significantly mitigating the risk of non-compliance to your organization.

Key features

image Delivery of up-to-date changes to laws and regulations that impact all records series/classes
image Secure environment to inventory private and sensitive information
image Deep visibility through audit trails for change tracking
image Centralised retention schedule management
image Unified monitoring and visibility through customisable regulatory reports
image Scalable and protected cloud-based software solution
image Implementation support from an expert team of attorneys, paralegals and certified records managers

Key benefits

image Reduce risk and cost of information governance for a retention and disposal program
image Increased precision and accuracy of retention schedules
image Maintain a single source of truth for records and data retention, including for privacy
image Defensible information retention, privacy, and security
image Improved consistency of retention policy enforcement across the organisation
image Simplest way to address privacy mandates in the context of retention policies
image Eliminate the pain and complexity of managing retention schedules in Word/Excel

*About Access

Access is a ZircoDATA partner and is the largest privately held records and information management services provider worldwide, with operations across the United States, Canada, Central and South America. Access provides transformative services, expertise, and technologies to make organisations more efficient and more compliant.