A-SCEND’s “Crosswalk” Creates an All-in-One Compliance Certification Program for Your Organization

Hi everyone, for those of you that don’t know me, I’m Jason Kosecki, A-LIGN’s VP of Operations for the A-SCEND platform.  I’m back to fill you in on an exciting feature that will save you time and resources as you complete multiple audits- the Crosswalk dashboard. 

The Crosswalk demonstrates how easy it is to deduplicate efforts across multiple certifications by using evidence from your current and/or previous audits.  

Are you tired of starting from scratch at the beginning of each audit, juggling multiple auditors and having to repopulate thousands of pieces of evidence? A-SCEND’s Crosswalk will make your life easier! Our Crosswalk is a dashboard that shows how close you are to completing additional certifications. Using the evidence you’ve already uploaded, A-SCEND automatically evaluates how close you are to achieving other relevant certifications. 

Understanding how to repurpose your existing evidence by applying it to other certifications will save your organization time and resources when you choose to complete additional audits, ultimately building a more complete compliance program.  

Let’s check out an example.  If your organization is undergoing a SOC 2 examination, using your existing evidence and the dashboard pictured below… 

What are the benefits of the Crosswalk?  

In addition to streamlining the audit process by deduplicating common requests across multiple audits, you can also … 

  1. Benefit from using one provider for your complete audit experience across multiple frameworks 
  1. Save time and budget by consolidating future audits 
  1. Utilize previously stored pieces of evidence in A-SCEND during future audits 

Reach Compliance Faster with A-SCEND 

A-SCEND allows organizations to conduct audits more easily and creates an automated compliance approach, conducting multiple audits independently and lowering the operational expenses of lost productivity.  

The A-SCEND compliance management solution brings together user-friendly software with years of multi-framework audit and compliance experience into a single SaaS application designed to bring you through the entire lifecycle, from readiness to final report. With the Crosswalk dashboard, A-SCEND  improves your audit experience by deduplicating common requests across audits, ultimately reducing assessment time and resources.    

As always, I want to hear from you! If you have input, comments, ideas for upcoming releases please reach out to [email protected]