Sytorus : Identifying the Value of Compliance Adherence
Mike Morrissey, Chief Commercial Officer, Dr. John Ghent, CEO and Hugh Jones, Chief Privacy Officer
The genesis of the Dublin-based firm Sytorus is deeply entwined with its core mission of identifying business value and advantage in complying with privacy law, thereby allowing organizations to stay ahead of the competition curve. Sytorus laser focuses on privacy, as opposed to security, to ensure that businesses are processing personal data lawfully. The company is governed by a mission of helping clients identify the benefits and business value in complying with privacy laws. Sytorus has built a software solution that allows it to support its clients in a scalable and effective way while mitigating the complexity and mystery involved in adhering to privacy law such as GDPR. “We constantly evolve our products into the best possible privacy platform, whilst also maintaining focus on simplicity and efficiency. We empower our clients by reducing their pain points down to simple but meaningful tasks and actions, being there, in real-time, to support them with practical solutions to everyday problems,” says Dr. John Ghent, CEO, Sytorus.
Sytorus’ proprietary solution PrivacyEngine is an online SaaS tool that is designed to provide organizations of all sizes with a holistic capability that ensures GDPR compliance in a simple and comprehensive manner. PrivacyEngine is architected by data protection practitioners to reduce the complexity of adhering to compliance mandates and transform it into a clear set of evidence-based actionable results.
“We do this by ensuring our clients have everything they need in one place, including risk assessments, mandatory logs, documentation management, online training, and real-time support from our experts,” remarks Ghent. In addition, Sytorus offers consultancy support in order to help clients assess real-world risk and best-of-breed on-boarding to ensure that they get maximum value from their investment in PrivacyEngine.
We believe that Data Protection Officers deserve the best tools to do their jobs, that’s why we built PrivacyEngine; a comprehensive suite of tools that help companies not only achieve compliance but turn data protection into a business advantage
The backbone of the turnkey solutions that Sytorus offers is its dedicated customer experience team that works hand in glove with the account managers and receives feedback to enhance the value of its solutions portfolio. The team engages in countless conversations with the clients in order to ensure that PrivacyEngine evolves at a remarkable speed. With a strong clientele that includes companies from start-ups to Fortune 500s, Sytorus has leveraged its experience and expertise in software development and business analysis to build a tool that is incredibly scalable and agile as well as meets the requirement of organizations of all size. “The Privacy Management Software industry is in the nascent stage and holds potential for immense growth. The companies and products that will survive, will be those who are most agile, aware of the market needs, and ensure that leading functionality is wrapped within the best possible experience,” remarks Ghent.
While elucidating further the functionalities of PrivacyEngine, Ghent sheds light on a customer success story. One of Sytorus’ clients in the hospitality sector, Corinthia, embraced PrivacyEngine to drive their front office and staff obligations around GDPR across their chain of hotels in Europe. Since the aim of the hotel chain was to provide world-class customer experience, which also aligns with Sytorus’ philosophy, Corinthia pays close attention to privacy needs of its guests. By using PrivacyEngine, they were able to maintain a provable standard within their processes that protected both their brand value and customer experience objectives.
In the impending years, Sytorus endeavors to bring more enterprise capabilities into its solutions set to continue its focus on simplicity while adopting more complex business models and integrations. In addition, the firm is rolling out language localization as it expands across the European marketplace. “We intend to ensure PrivacyEngine continues to provide for more complex businesses and that it is supported with the best practitioners available in the market,” concludes Ghent.