Shadow IT - EUC and Model Risk Management Solutions | ClusterSeven

Our Solutions

We help businesses discover and gain control of their Shadow IT files. Whether those are EUC applications, complex models or spreadsheets critical to the smooth running of your organization, we can help to increase transparency & control. Trust us to help, giving you confidence over your files & data.

We deliver results from day one, enabling you to:

Maintain an inventory of the spreadsheets, models & EUC files your organization relies on.

Easily see who’s making what changes, to help meet audit and compliance requirements.

Understand the complexity of your spreadsheets, assessing, controlling and reducing the associated risks.

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Find, Assess & Reduce Risk

Feel safer and more confident about the spreadsheets and other EUCs in use across your organization. With ClusterSeven you’ll know where they are, understand their complexity, and be able to expose their data lineage.

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Establish Your Spreadsheet Estate

ClusterSeven can scan your infrastructure to locate all your Excel® spreadsheets and other EUCs, including Access® databases. You’ll have the peace of mind of knowing how many there are, and when they were created and modified.

Carry Out A Risk Check

Once you've established the spreadsheets your organization is using, you can carry out a deeper risk analysis on critical files using rules that matter to your business, such as:

  • Formula or macro code complexity.

  • Use of sensitive terms like 'confidential'.

  • Inclusion of unprotected client or personal data.

  • Presence of hidden worksheets.

You can then examine those files more closely to assess their materiality and the associated regulatory, financial, operational or other risk.

Expose Data Lineage

Use ClusterSeven to expose and understand the data lineage of your spreadsheets, and avoid the risk of inconsistencies and errors proliferating across your estate.

For each spreadsheet, ClusterSeven creates a dependency tree showing the data sources and the file’s relationship with other files in your organization.

You’ll be able to see which files are critical to your operations, and gain insight into the associated risks around data and input quality, so that you can take any remediation steps required.

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Build A Full Picture Of Your High-Risk Files

Maintain an efficient, secure and up-to-date and fully auditable inventory of your spreadsheets, models, and other EUCs. Understand what files you have, who owns each one, and which areas of the business use them.

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With ClusterSeven You Can:

  • Record each file using a consistent set of data covering aspects such as business area, process supported, and criticality assessment.

  • Control access to your inventory using role-based security.

  • Apply a flexible configuration framework to meet your needs — for example, define pages, components, attributes, attribute groups and attribute rules.

  • View a full audit trail of changes made to defined attributes.

  • Satisfy regulatory reporting requirements.

  • Configure automated workflow processes.

ClusterSeven scales easily to store inventories of 100,000 files or more. You can import your existing inventories into it, to get started faster.

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Track Changes To Your Spreadsheets

Save time previously spent on manual comparisons and raise your confidence in the accuracy of your spreadsheets. 

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Use ClusterSeven To:

  • Compare multiple versions of a file to identify the changes made, when, and by whom.

  • Apply a control framework to your spreadsheets and Access databases, to create an audit trail of changes, and see how your files evolve over time.

  • Manage the review and approval process for critical cells in high-risk spreadsheets.

  • Automate the production of documentary evidence, e.g. for SOX compliance.

The increased management control ClusterSeven delivers will help you better manage spreadsheet-dependent processes and reduce the risk of errors.

Our solutions work unobtrusively in the background, monitoring, recording and analyzing changes to files (even if they get renamed), and alerting you to any anomalies so that you can take action. All without changing anything about the agility offered by spreadsheets, or the way people work with them.

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Discover How We Can Help You

Use ClusterSeven to expose and understand the data lineage of your spreadsheets, and avoid the risk of inconsistencies and errors proliferating across your estate.

Aberdeen Asset Management
"The out of the box functionality in the ClusterSeven solution is excellent."
Alasdair Callan — Global Head of Reporting Services, at Aberdeen Asset Management
"We were amazed at the smooth implementation of the solution by ClusterSeven. In three short weeks, the solutions were installed and configured to our requirements, complete with user training."
Director — at E.ON
"Perhaps the biggest reason why we chose ClusterSeven is the team’s consultancy-led approach to implementation."
Keith Haylock — Director, Risk Management, SMBC

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