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Announcing the 2018 Oversight Systems Customer Excellence Award Winners

From left: Neha Wood and Manish Singh, Oversight Systems; Todd DiPietro, Fidelity Investments; Kimberly Simpson, Fidelity Investments; Karen Irish, In...

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Part 2: A Primer on the DOJ’s “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs”

In Part 1 of this blog series, we explored how the Department of Justice’s “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” document can help provide a b...

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Part 1: A Primer on the DOJ’s “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs”

In February 2017, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued its “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” document. Exactly a year later, it remains ...

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The Compliance Oversight Review Committee Matters

Do you need a Compliance Oversight Review Committee? I recently read Thomas Fox’s article in FCPA Compliance Report on this very topic. Fox advocates ...

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FCPA Enforcement under the New Administration

The potential changes coming to the regulatory landscape can get your head spinning. President Trump has demonstrated that he is ready to make changes...

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Artificial Intelligence Will Transform How We Manage Risks – For The Better!

More frequently we read news alerts about cyber attacks. The scary notion is that the cyber world has become a dangerous arena where most anything goe...

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DOJ Fines No Longer a Cost of Doing Business: Automate Ongoing Transaction Monitoring to Reduce FCPA Risk

We come to you with this whitepaper because of the many recent FCPA violations and settlements large companies have faced since the implementation of ...

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Major League Baseball and FCPA Compliance Aren’t All that Different

Batter up! As we head into Major League Baseball playoffs, it’s a good time to revisit FCPA compliance. That’s right, I said FCPA compliance.

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The Easiest Way to ‘Tone at the Top’

I  love this article by Tom Fox for Compliance Week. In the piece he states that ‘Tone at the Top’, while effective, is one of the most clichéd terms ...

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2 Ways Visual Analytics Can Help Your Company Be More Strategic with Your Anti-Fraud Efforts

Recently the Wall Street Journal published an article on how modern companies are using analytics to better assess risk and combat fraud. Although the...

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Expense Fraud: Fact or Fiction

I recently read this article in Computer Weekly about making fictional expense claims a thing of the past, and I enjoyed it.

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If You Find Your Company in Violation of the FCPA

Given that we provide technology for ensuring Fortune 500 company’s T&E programs are FCPA compliant, we like to stay abreast of the latest news in...

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How to Build a Substantive Culture of Compliance

FCPA – we’re talking about it all month long. If you keep up with FCPA news (like we do) you’ll know that creating a culture of compliance is more imp...

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FCPA Month + Building a Better Program

We’re unofficially calling June “FCPA month” here on the Oversight blog.  But why is FCPA compliance so important? In this piece on The FCPA Blog (whi...

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The Biggest Reason to Consider Insights as a Service

We loved seeing this Information Week Article by Lisa Morgan on the “8 Reasons to Consider Insights-As-A-Service.” While some of the reasons given are...

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If You Only Have 10 Minutes to Learn about Oversight… Read These Three Things

When researching what a company is all about online, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the amount of information available. Particularly with a compa...

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How Proactive Monitoring Can Save You Millions

Recently, Novartis came to a settlement with the SEC about an FCPA action.  In case you are unfamiliar, the key points of the violation are this: 

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Compliance Week Webinar - Q & A with Patrick Taylor

On February18th, Compliance Week held a webinar presented by Oversight’s CEO, Patrick Taylor. In excess of 700 corporate compliance executives registe...

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You Can Have It Both Ways with Oversight Insights On Demand™

Some believe that they only have two choices to improve compliance within their disbursement processes:

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Oversight vs. Valentine’s Day: 5 Reasons Why You Should Love Us

Whether or not you believe that Valentine’s Day is a money-suck, chances are you’ll buy flowers for that special someone in your life. To cover the ba...

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Taking Dynamic Steps to Reduce FCPA Risk in 2016

Writing about FCPA compliance and the reduction of FCPA risk is well tread territory on the Oversight blog. It’s also a big topic in the news and on s...

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Oversight vs. Thanksgiving: 5 Reasons to Eat Up

It’s that time of year again. You know the one—with the bird and the cinnamon and football. It’s time for friends and family and thankfulness. Unfortu...

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Oversight Systems Participates in Anti-Fraud Collaboration Webinar

On Tuesday, October 27th 2015 Oversight’s CEO Patrick Taylor participated in a joint webinar with the Anti-Fraud collaboration. The webinar featured M...

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FCPA Enforcement: A Serious Business

I was recently researching the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) while developing sales material for Oversight's FCPA monitoring solution. While vi...

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Customer Feedback: 3 Reasons Why

During the trial process many of our prospects like to ask us this question: “Why did your clients select you?” This is an excellent question, and whi...

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Live Demonstrations: A Trick or a Treat?

For any prospective client, an important step in evaluating the value of Oversight Insights On Demand is taking advantage of our Free Test Drive. This...

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Oversight's FCPA Solutions: NOT a “check-the-box exercise”, Part 4- Tracking

I recently came across a great multi-part series of articles entitled “Why Should Americans Care About the FIFA Indictments?” by Thomas Fox. In this i...

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The 3 Best Reasons to Take a Test Drive of Insights On Demand

Here are three of the most common objections I hear to people declining the FREE trial of our software.

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Who is Your Account Manager, and What Do They Do?

My favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger movie is Kindergarten Cop (Twins is a close second). If you haven’t seen the movie (do so immediately), it’s about a...

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Want to Learn More about FCPA Prevention? Read these Four Posts

Following up on Julia Versaci’s series on Oversight’s technology solution for FCPA, we would like to highlight additional important FCPA blog posts fr...

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Oversight's FCPA Solutions: NOT a “check-the-box exercise”, Part 3- Context

I recently came across a great multi-part series of articles entitled “Why Should Americans Care About the FIFA Indictments?" by Thomas Fox. In this b...

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Oversight's FCPA Solutions: NOT a “check-the-box exercise”, Part 2- National Languages

I recently came across a great multi-part series of articles entitled “Why Should Americans Care About the FIFA Indictments? by Thomas Fox. In this in...

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What Happens After You Become An Oversight Insights On Demand Customer- Part II

Working as an account manager for Oversight Systems, I get a lot of questions from new customers who want to know about the system: Where do we start?...

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Oversight's FCPA Solutions: NOT a “check-the-box exercise”, Part 1 - Country Risk

Julia Versaci As one of the solution designers for Oversight’s FCPA compliance modules, I keep an eye on the news regarding FCPA to make sure that our...

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How to Get Employees Attention When it Comes to Your Spending Policy Compliance

On June 23rd I had the pleasure of co-hosting a webinar with Eric A. Sohn, Director of Business Product for Dow Jones Risk and Compliance. The webinar...

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Oversight’s Two Most Important Rules for Ensuring Compliance in Your Organization

Mike Kenealy, COO of Insiders Integrity, is involved in a project on the Philippines designed to take on ethics at the local level.  The project has f...

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Why Guidance is Missing from FCPA Investigations

The Economist, in its May 9 article, “The anti-bribery business”, takes to task both the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and “FCPA Inc.”  The DOJ is cr...

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5 Timely Expense Audit White Papers from the Oversight Vault

Oversight’s commitment to furthering thought leadership in our industry is evident in the white papers, reports, and blog content produced for both cu...

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The Strength of Keeping Analysis Within the Cloud

I love LinkedIn. I think the reason I love the platform the most is because it provides access to groups full of like-minded individuals in the data a...

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A New Whitepaper - What Major League Baseball Has in Common with the FCPA

There have been several high-profile scandals in all sports including doping in track and field, cycling (Lance Armstrong, anyone?), American football...

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Interested in Big Data? We’ve got BIG Blog Posts for Your Business

Each week I’ve been aggregating great pieces of thought leadership we’ve put out on the blog that you may have missed. This week we’re focusing on Big...

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Oversight CEO Featured on The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report

Oversight is no stranger to Tom Fox’s blog and podcast The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report. Having last appeared on the show over a year ago, Patric...

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Best of Both Worlds: Why Automated Transaction Monitoring is Better for FCPA

Recently, I read an article on the Wall Street journal about an SEC official giving a talk on how an effective compliance program can limit FCPA risk ...

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What Happens At Oversight After You Become a Customer

My name is Ashlee and I started with Oversight in January 2014. I spent over a year on the Demand Generation team, driving sales for Oversight Insight...

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5 Posts on Financial Compliance You Can’t Live Without Reading

When I came on board the marketing department at Oversight Systems, a little over a year ago, I was pleasantly surprised by the wealth of information ...

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Transaction Monitoring With Human Intelligence- Is it Possible?

Jonny Frank and Rex Homme do a nice job of succinctly addressing why transaction monitoring is the next “must have” anti-corruption tool (http://shar....

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The Risk-Reward Equation for Executives and Compliance Leaders.

Sonny Carpenter, in his Criminal Justice article, “Avoid an Investigation: Automate FCPA Compliance”, makes one of the more succinct and clearly reaso...

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Misconduct Tales for the Oversight Vault

I confess to having grown weary of companies in the data analysis and/or compliance business that scream tales of fear, uncertainty, and doubt (AKA, “...

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What Major League Baseball Has in Common with the FCPA

Reconciling sales strategy with FCPA compliance seems like a difficult task, particularly in high-risk markets that offer the evil twins of big market...

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“Good” is Often Better Than Doing Nothing At All When It Comes to FCPA

I just read a great article from FCPAblog.com about how transaction monitoring (what we here at Oversight specialize in) is the new “must have” item f...

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Highlights from 2014

2014 has been a great year for Oversight. So great, in fact, that we wanted to highlight 10 moments and relive it all again. What a year!

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Data Rich and Information Poor

I recently read a great article from CFO.com about how Chief Financial Officers can generate more value in their offices. The article gives great tact...

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The Emperor Has No Clothes! Does Your Dashboard?

Have you ever looked at the dashboards in your business intelligence tool and thought….what stunning conclusion am I supposed to see?

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The One Tool You Need for an Effective FCPA Compliance Program

In Rebekah Mintzer’s Corporate Counsel article, “Stepping Up Your FCPA Compliance Program”, she quotes experts who accurately point to the positive, a...

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Meet the Newest Industry: FCPA Investigations

I recently read an article on the Foreign Corrupt Practices act has become an industry unto itself, and I couldn’t agree more. With the exorbitant ris...

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The link between Blue Ocean Leadership, Data Analysis, and Compliance

Tom Fox suggests that “Blue Ocean Leadership” has implications for how Chief Compliance Officers (CCO) and other compliance practitioners can influenc...

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Walmart’s New List of Compliance Measures

Walmart has become the hot topic in anti-bribery and corruption/FCPA circles.  FCPA professionals, commentators, and other interested parties have com...

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The Software Guy’s Perspective On Compliance

What does an effective compliance program look like?  CEOs read this question and think about it from the perspective of, “What do we need to do to ma...

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Thoughts on Walmart’s FCPA Investigation

The big news in the compliance world lately has been the enormous costs associated with FCPA probes and Investigation for Fortune 500 companies. First...

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FCPA Compliance Needs More Than PEP Lists

I used to think that for FCPA, Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) lists were “the bomb.” I thought that the lists were both a) required and b) THE key ...