In 2008, we started our internal audit and controls outsourcing business called Granite Consulting Group. Our vision was to provide knowledgeable internal audit and compliance services at a very competitive price.
We opened an office, hired top talent, and signed up clients within the first few weeks. It was clear that there was a huge demand for our services. As we performed our services, we were constantly asked how we could make Sarbanes Oxley, internal audit, internal controls, and compliance processes, in general, more efficient and less burdensome. Typical GRC systems were very bulky, expensive and not friendly.
After what must have seemed like the 100th request from a client for a solution, we decided to do something to fill the need for a practical, friendly and efficient software app.
We looked at various software platforms and picked the Salesforce platform to build our app upon. It was (and still is) the best of the best and had everything our customers wanted from enterprise-grade security to the ability to customize, etc.
After countless hours of development and iteration, and incorporating the best ideas from our customers and ourselves; we released Compliance Central to the world.