Compliance Manager from SigmaFlow is a NERC-specific compliance solution that offers a number of features that simplify the work, improve the quality, and reduce the cost of 693 Compliance for electric utilities. Over the next few weeks, we’re discussing the key areas and functions of the solution for 693 compliance here on the SigmaFlow Blog. The previous article in the blog series covered evidence management.
Today’s article focuses on RSAW automation.
RSAW (Reliability Standard Audit Worksheets) automation in SigmaFlow Compliance Manager moves RSAW work activities out of the RSAW word documents provided by NERC into the relational database of the SigmaFlow solution.
RSAW elements, such as Narratives, Subject Matter Experts, Questions, and Evidence Tables are automatically presented in the SigmaFlow solution for each Standard, Requirement and Sub-Requirement where the data for each is entered by the appropriate Subject Matter Expert(s).
As part of this automation, SigmaFlow maintains RSAW Templates (generated from the NERC RSAW word documents) for all 693 Standards. SigmaFlow monitors the NERC 693 Standards so that new RSAW versions content can be created and delivered to SigmaFlow customers. Content maintenance is included as part of the licensing for SigmaFlow Compliance Manager.
RSAW data is presented in the RSAW Data Tab for each Standard, Requirement, and Sub-Requirement. This includes all data that has already been entered, all data fields that still need to be completed, and all associated Evidence Documents. The Evidence Documents are presented in a table with editable fields as required by each RSAW (typically Page/Section and Description of Applicability). This provides a seamless interface into the complete content for each RSAW section in a single view.
Once all Evidence and Data has been collected, clicking the RSAW Generation link (on each Standard) will produce the completed RSAW form (the SigmaFlow solution automatically transfers the data collected in SigmaFlow into the included RSAW template). When RSAW are generated a package is produced, as a compressed (zip) file including the completed RSAW and one copy of each piece of Evidence for the RSAW. Evidence Documents in the completed RSAW are hyperlinked to the corresponding Evidence Document included in the RSAW Package.
This article is part of SigmaFlow’s Compliance Manager for 693 Compliance series. Read the next article in this series: Compliance Manager for 693 Compliance: Workflow Platform
Did you miss Part One? Compliance Manager for 693 Compliance: Evidence Management