You met the GDPR deadline and feel like a superhero. But what happens next? Good data protection practices should be standard operating procedure for your business. But what impact will it have on the way your business operates from now on and, what are the implications across different industries?

GDPR, a once urgent deadline-driven project, can now be transformed into an organizational asset. This new paper from MWD Advisors offers the insights you need into GDPR and how to make data compliance sustainable throughout your organization. Read it to learn how to become a Data Protection Hero and champion the GDPR practices that will give your organization a competitive edge.

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Enza Iannopollo

GDPR: Creating the right basis now for compliance in 2018 and beyond

Watch our webinar featuring guest speaker independent Forrester Research analyst Enza Iannopollo

Join independent research analyst Enza Iannopollo from Forrester Research and Michiel Jorna, Director Global Industry Solutions at Software AG, to learn what steps you need to be taking now to meet the 2018 GDPR deadline. Find out what tools are available to help you master the immediate challenge while building a foundation for sustainable GDPR compliance. Watch now



Craig Wentworth, Principle Analyst at MWD Advisor


The GDPR deadline has come and gone, but good data protection practices should continue on. In fact, data privacy protection should become standard operating procedure for your entire organization. But how do you know where to start?

In this video series, Craig Wentworth, Principle Analyst at MWD Advisors details the considerations, best practices and focus areas for the next phase of GDPR. Champion sustainable practices that will give your organization a competitive edge–and make you a data protection hero.

A GDPR framework

Your first line of defense for GDPR Compliance

Based on decades of expertise in process analysis, enterprise architecture and governance, risk and compliance, Software AG equips you with a GDPR framework built on six enablers to make your company GDPR-ready.
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Data transparency GDPR


Your company has no shortage of data about customers and employees. But without a doubt, you don’t have complete knowledge as to all its whereabouts, its composition, its usage, how it was captured and how well it is being protected – at least not at the level of detail required by GDPR. Software AG gives you the means to fully comply with GDPR restrictions on personal data with solutions to properly classify the data you have and build a comprehensive record of processing activities and business processes. You’ll be able to satisfy customer inquiries and requests competently, and react quickly and effectively in the event of a data breach.
Reporting efficiency GDPR


Communication will be both a strategic and tactical strategy against compliance violation. If you can ensure stakeholders both internal (employees, subsidiaries, outsourcers) and external (customers, auditors and business partners) get the information they need, when they need it and in a palatable form, you’ve won half the battle. Use Software AG’s powerful reporting capabilities to deliver compliance status and progress reports for every audience, compile evidence of lawful processing for auditors and certification boards, and totally fulfill disclosure requests from data subjects.

Company-wide commitment GDPR

Company-wide commitment

Even the slightest misstep in handling personal data could put your company at risk of non-compliance. Make sure everyone in your company understands the basic underpinnings of GDPR, their specific role in the matter, and, especially, what’s at stake – huge fines and a damaged reputation. Software AG’s GDPR solution, with its enterprise-wide reach, ensures you can effectively communicate and enforce your policies, principles, and procedures for compliance. Conduct readiness surveys and regular trainings – in particular, what to do in case of a data breach – to help foster personal engagement.
Risk sensitivity GDPR

Risk sensitivity

The frenetic pace of our highly competitive digital marketplace and daily pressures to meet work demands can make risk seem like an afterthought. Yet, as GDPR demonstrates, data protection and security demand greater attention in the digital age – ignore it at your own risk! Make risk awareness universal to your business operations with Software AG’s solution to integrate impact analysis, risk assessment and mitigation into business processes. We’ll even help you identify where to direct your energy with issue and incident tracking capabilities.
Informed transformation GDPR

Informed transformation

The authors of the GDPR recognize that the business world keeps evolving. They mandate privacy impact assessments when you introduce new technologies. This means for every software tool and process you add, you need to establish a risk-aware IT planning procedure for GDPR assessment. You also have to assess existing projects for GDPR-relevance and revise them accordingly. Use our GDPR software solution to implement privacy-by-design requirements, coordinate and synchronize all parts of the enterprise on planned changes, and work collaboratively with business to assess impact of GDPR on digitalization strategy. Move forward confidently on business and IT innovation with Software AG’s “whole-view” business and IT strategic planning and compliance platform.
Customer intimacy GDPR

Customer intimacy

Some are concerned that GDPR will put a dent in companies’ digitalization strategies. But the truth of the matter is that when it comes to delivering a superior customer experience, GDPR presents the opportunity to add data protection rights to your portfolio of personalized services. Software AG’s strong business process analysis and customer journey mapping capabilities help you assess the impact of GDPR on your digitalization strategy and the customer experience you offer. It will also show you where data capture occurs to provide GDPR-mandated information and where to implement “right-to-know” touchpoints.


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