Two minutes for compliance
Seeing and reporting real risks
Just a few clicks for a questionnaire

Employees from sales, project management, and other departments find it difficult to contribute to trade compliance risk analyses. Perhaps because they are under time pressure. Or maybe because risk management is a complex topic and they are afraid of making mistakes.

AEB expert Mark Brannan dispels these concerns. In this film he demonstrates that, in many cases, two minutes are enough to complete missing risk analysis information with the help of a digital risk questionnaire. 

While data entry takes place, the software performs embargo checks and sanctions list screening in the background. Easy-to-understand questions are used to shed light on further compliance aspects such as end-use. After just a few minutes, the sales employee knows whether there are any compliance problems with the transaction.

So what happens if a business transaction that is subject to a risk analysis actually turns out to be critical? In case of a delivery to an embargoed country, for example, or a match during the sanctions list screening.

Then the employee who completed the questionnaire is alerted and prompted to contact the responsible party for compliance or export controls.

A PDF is generated and submitted based on a predefined workflow. A checklist is then used to document the risk analysis and approval process.

This ensures transparency in the event of internal queries or a foreign trade audit.

How is such a questionnaire created – and what exactly should be checked? Each compliance or export control officer can determine this individually for their company based on the risk environment.

If desired, you can use a questionnaire catalog provided by AEB – or articulate questions and help texts individually yourself. Based on company-specific requirements, your compliance experts can also define who (partner roles) and what to check as part of the risk analysis process.

The same applies to the operating instructions in the event of a screening match or a critical answer to one of the questions. All this is multilingual and possible without any programming knowledge.

The result is an effective and easy-to-use tool for your risk analysis.

Risk analyses with AEB software: Benefits for your IT team

Lack the IT resources to digitize your trade compliance and risk management? AEB offers a simple and elegant solution, hosted in our own certified data center, that takes the burden off your in-house IT resources and eliminates long project implementation phases.

Risk assessment from the AEB cloud

  • Risk Assessment is also available in the AEB Cloud, so you don’t need to burden your IT colleagues with the task of procuring hardware and then keeping everything up and running.
  • You can immediately go live with Risk Assessment – no need for long project implementation phases. If you’re already running AEB Compliance Screening, getting started is even easier: Risk Assessment can simply be activated as an add-on function.
  • No more need to worry about backing up Word or Excel files: All the questionnaires are stored securely in our database and automatically backed up at regular intervals.

Greater convenience and automation

  • The simple application programming interface (API) integrates into your order processing system, so you can monitor risky transactions in real time right in your ERP system and stop outbound shipments when matches are found.
  • Data from the host system automatically pre-populates the questionnaire to streamline your sales processes.
  • AEB offers a plug-and-play extension for SAP (ECC 6.0 and S4/HANA), shifting the burden of ERP system integration from your in-house IT to AEB.
  • You define the rules for your own ERP integration: when questionnaires should automatically be generated, how the employees who need to complete the questionnaire are automatically identified and notified, etc. This helps you safeguard and automate collaboration within your company.