ISO Compliance Management Software

Manage ISO Compliance & Risk with ZenGRC

  • Tailor our GRC solution to your ISO compliance needs
  • Save time and hassle managing ISO compliance tasks and audits
  • Create a strong ISO compliance foundation to drive smarter, risk-informed decisions


Discover ZenGRC: The Key to ISO Compliance Success

ZenGRC is a cloud-based software solution designed to simplify and streamline the achievement compliance with various ISO Standards.

ZenGRC’s intuitive interface and comprehensive suite of tools assists organizations in managing and maintaining compliance with various ISO standards. Achieving ISO compliance can simplify audit management and improve customer satisfaction. The quality management system (QMS) platform offers a centralized system for tracking, reporting, and assuring that all compliance requirements are met, making it indispensable for businesses aiming to succeed in ISO compliance endeavors.

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Achieve ISO Compliance Certification Easily with ZenGRC

ZenGRC offers a user-friendly platform that simplifies the ISO compliance certification process for all organizations. It provides guided assistance from gap analysis to final certification, ensuring a structured and stress-free compliance journey.

  • Automation to Streamline ISO Compliance Workflows

    ZenGRC introduces automation to ISO management, streamlining workflows and reducing manual effort. Automated reminders and task tracking increase efficiency and accuracy, allowing teams to focus on strategic aspects like risk assessment and continuous improvement.

  • Monitoring the Entire ISO Compliance Lifecycle

    ZenGRC’s centralized management system enables continuous monitoring of the ISO compliance lifecycle, providing real-time visibility and insights into compliance status, risks, and audit readiness.

  • Documentation Management for ISO Audits

    ZenGRC features robust documentation management tailored for ISO audits, ensuring secure storage, easy retrieval, and organization of compliance-related documents, thereby facilitating a smoother audit process.

  • ISO Insights and Monitoring

    ZenGRC offers advanced analytics and reporting tools for in-depth ISO compliance monitoring. These insights help organizations analyze compliance performance, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions for continuous improvement.

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Key Features of ISO Software

ISO Evidence Request Templates:

ISO Evidence Request Templates streamline the ISO audit process by ensuring accurate and complete information collection. Customizable to an organization's specific needs, they enhance audit efficiency and effectiveness.

ISO Audit-Ready Documentation:

ISO Audit-Ready Documentation in compliance software centralizes and organizes all necessary documents for ISO audits. It provides templates and version control to minimize errors and maintain continual readiness.

Real-Time Metrics for ISO Audit Tasks:

Real-Time Metrics for ISO Audit Tasks offer dynamic insights into an organization's compliance status. They track progress and help prioritize tasks, ensuring continuous preparedness and informed decision-making.

ISO Compliance Workflow Automation:

ISO Compliance Workflow Automation minimizes manual effort and error by automating routine tasks. It ensures consistent compliance processes and allows teams to focus on strategic initiatives for continuous improvement.

ISO Compliance Audit Checklist


Plan, implement and maintain a compliance audit program

You will first need to establish a team responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring your audit management and compliance management program overall. This team will perform a risk assessment, take any corrective action to mitigate risks and implement a management process for monitoring and maintaining compliance.


Define the criteria and scope of your ISO audit

Your organization is not only responsible for creating and maintaining a compliance program, it must also understand the scope of any ISO audit for which you’re preparing to assure that all requirements have been met. Ignoring audit requirements can result in costly re-certifications.


Conduct an internal audit first to assure all requirements have been met

To assure that you can be confident about the results of a formal audit, it’s a good idea to conduct an internal audit before that formal one. An internal audit will allow you to gather valuable data around your ISO compliance and indicate any areas that still require remediation.
Furthermore, your organization should conduct routine internal audits to achieve continuous improvement over time.


Take corrective action for any vulnerabilities uncovered during auditing.

Whether that corrective action is a system that requires calibration, sensitive document controls that need to be implemented or business processes that must be adapted to incorporate stronger security controls — it’s important to remediate all potential indicators that your organization may not pass certification.


Document all risk management, controls and remediation efforts

Compliance certifications depend heavily on documentation of management systems and the controls that are implemented within them. Therefore, any steps you take to assess vulnerabilities, facilitate risk management, or implement security and quality standards should be documented and saved for your compliance audit.

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Types of ISO Compliance Standards

The following are several examples of the most common ISO standards that ZenGRC can support:

  • ISO 27001/2: Guidelines for how to manage information security management systems
  • ISO 27701: Extension to ISO 27001/2 for privacy information management – requirements and guidelines
  • ISO 27017: Code of practice for information security controls based on ISO 27002 for cloud services
  • ISO 27018: Code of practice for protection of personally identifiable information (PII) in public clouds acting as PII processors
  • ISO/IEC 42001 – Information Technology Artificial Intelligence Management System: Provides requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continuously improving an AI management system. A voluntary framework that organizations can certify to demonstrate responsible AI development.
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FAQs for ISO Compliance

Who needs ISO certification?

Your need for ISO certification depends on your industry and its compliance requirements. However, industries required to meet ISO compliance standards include engineering, manufacturing, healthcare, IT, construction, etc.

Is ISO compliance a mandatory legal requirement?

ISO certification is usually not legally required for most industries. Instead, specific sectors have strong business incentives to embrace ISO standards as a demonstration of an organization’s commitment to high quality and performance standards.

ISO Compliance vs. ISO Certification: What's the Difference?

The difference between ISO compliance and ISO certification comes down to audits. ISO certification requires an external audit by an independent professional accredited by the Committee on Conformity Assessment (CASCO). Mere ISO compliance can be without this audit.

Both ISO compliance and ISO certification are voluntary; they aren’t regulations. Instead, they are recommendations. That said, some organizations, such as manufacturers, may require their third-party suppliers to be ISO-certified to assure the quality of their goods, services, and processes and the security of their information, systems, and networks.

The benefits of certification include international recognition and the ability to do business in many industries.

Some organizations – particularly smaller ones with smaller budgets – may opt out of the cost and preparation time needed to pass the audit required for certification. They may decide that compliance is good enough and forego the added expense of certification.

What features should I look for in ISO compliance software?

Key features to look for in ISO compliance management software include:

  • Centralized policy, document, and case study repository
  • Workflow automation for processes like risk assessments and incident management
  • Dashboards to view compliance status and tasks
  • Audit trail recording for evidence of compliance
  • Reporting tools to demonstrate compliance
  • Integrations with existing systems
  • Collaborative features like role-based access, notifications, and workflow approvals

The proper Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) software streamlines and automates compliance activities, saving considerable time and effort.

What are the benefits of ISO certification?

There are several advantages to obtaining ISO certification:

  • Increased customer and stakeholder trust and confidence
  • Recognition for meeting international quality, environment, and information security standards
  • More efficient internal processes and reduced risks
  • Competitive edge over non-certified companies
  • Access to new business opportunities

While demanding, certification can pay dividends through increased sales, cost reductions, improved safety, and risk mitigation.

ZenGRC Success Stories

Achieving ISO 27001 and 27002 Certification with ZenGRC

Explore how ZenGRC facilitated a swift and successful ISO 27001 and 27002 certification journey for an international financial organization. With its user-friendly, cloud-based system, the platform significantly simplified audit processes and streamlined governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) operations, leading to an efficient and error-free path to certification in just six months.


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