Using Excel to map your Records of Processing?
You are attempting to fit a multi dimensional problem into a two dimensional tool.
Whilst Excel has many places in the workplace, managing a GDPR Assessment is not one of them. There are many relationships to manage in an assessment, between third parties, systems, processes, assessments and more.
Also, are you sending out spreadsheets to lots of staff to complete, asking them "document what personal data do you hold"? If so, how are you validating what they enter, and how do you reconcile when 20 members of staff all enter different information about the same system or process?
By using GDPR Mentor, you enter your Records of Processing into a fully multi dimensional, connected, and validated platform that allows you to enter information once, be that about a third party, system or type of person and re-use this across your analysis. This not only saves massive amounts of time but greatly improves the quality and accuracy of what you capture.
Paying expensive consultants to document what you do?
Are you going down the path of paying expensive consultants, often legal firms, to take on the burden of managing the spreadsheets for you? Expecting some magic ingredient, when actually all they do is spend many weeks interviewing your staff, sending out questionnaires and then completing their own 'special template'?
They are essentially living the spreasheet problem for you, and whilst some do have a good methodology and a toolkit to get beyond the basiscs, it is you that has the knowledge and are just missing the tools to document what you need to document.
Using GDPR Mentor, we can guide you through the assessment, ask the questions of you and remove the need for all but a basic level of support.
Don't have the time to study and learn GDPR?
We often see experts selling GDPR training, certifications and complex checklists to implement. What GDPR is however, is simple good Information Management.
By following the methodology implemented in GDPR Mentor, you do not have to understand all the detail of GDPR as we've taken that complexity and built the rules and logic into our platform.
With some basic awareness training, and following our Discover, Assess, Operate methodology you will be able to record the information you need and produce the content for your policies and contracts right from within the platform.