OFAC Screening

The easiest, most reliable way to add OFAC screening to protect your company's financial transactions

Fast, accurate, and cost-effective web-based screening against OFAC watch lists

Descartes Visual Compliance OFAC Screening helps organizations remain compliant with OFAC regulations. Easily search lists published by the U.S. Treasury Department, including the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) and Blocked Persons List, and the Consolidated Sanctions List. Instantly receive easy-to-interpret results.

OFAC Screening


Key benefits for your organization

Save Time

Get up-and-running quickly, with a streamlined implementation process. The typical Descartes Visual Compliance online user is up-and-running within a day, with minimal training required—helping business carry on as usual.

Reduce Risk

To help enhance compliance and decrease the potential of fines, penalties, and negative news coverage, Descartes Visual Compliance OFAC Screening gives you the ability to easily screen customers, vendors, and anyone else you do business with, and instantaneously receive results that are accurate and easy-to-interpret.

Streamline Collaboration

When screening yields a match, can you be certain the results are being actioned appropriately? Descartes Visual Compliance helps manage actions following a potential match. The platform facilitates collaboration through built-in mechanisms to relay organized, detailed information to the right people to help swiftly address any potential concerns.

Improve Consistency

Ensure everyone in your organization is on the same page and using the same screening processes. Descartes Visual Compliance helps support organization-wide compliance by providing a SaaS-driven solution with worldwide access, 24/7.

Frequently asked questions about OFAC Screening

Questions about OFAC watch list screening?

Odds are, we have the answers. Visit our FAQ page or contact us today—we'll be happy to help.

Solution Highlights


To facilitate easy adoption, Descartes Visual Compliance was designed with the user in mind. Featuring easy-to-understand instructions, streamlined task workflows, and intuitive navigation controls, our platform provides users with not only advanced screening, but also an optimal user experience.


Spend less time wondering if the results returned are a true match. With Descartes Visual Compliance, you receive highly detailed easy-to-interpret background information for each result, organized in a way that is simple to understand and act on. To streamline the decision-making process, the platform provides a unique alert level system to help prioritize your next steps.


To help provide detailed proof of due diligence, Descartes Visual Compliance automatically documents the who, when, what and why of screening activities for internal use or for an official audit, allowing users to easily demonstrate their compliance activities.


Descartes Visual Compliance helps organizations avoid violations involving sanctioned individuals or entities, and embargoed countries, with screening that identifies individual and country restrictions, with risk country notifications that identify countries facing sanctions and embargoes.


Our database of watch lists, sanctions, and embargoes is updated whenever the government publishes changes, helping to ensure your compliance program is working with the most up-to-date information available.

"We use Descartes Visual Compliance OFAC Screening daily to stay compliant with the government's rules and regulations, and to make sure we're not dealing with parties we shouldn't be"

Kevin, Director of Compliance, Financial Services

Why choose Descartes Visual Compliance?

Always Here to Help

From addressing customer issues to meeting new government trade compliance initiatives, Descartes Visual Compliance provides extensive training, technical support, and regulatory-related product updates.

Extensive Data Security

Organizations can be sure their data is secure in our hands. Our platform is hosted in secure, SSAE16 environments and our platform is compliant with the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard and is SOC 2 compliant and certified.

Keep Pace with Growth

Multiple deployment options help ensure that, regardless of how large, diversified, or geographically spread out an organization becomes, they can maintain a consistent level of compliance.

Get Up-and-Running Quickly

The typical Descartes Visual Compliance user is up-and-running within a day—with minimal training required—helping businesses carry on as usual. The onboarding process is straightforward, and a dedicated Customer Success Representative will be available to lend a hand whenever required.

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Want more information on the Descartes Visual Compliance OFAC Screening platform?

Send us a quick note or call us today, toll-free 1-877-328-7866 (Intl: 716-881-2590) and talk to one of our compliance consultants. They will help you analyze requirements, evaluate your options, and provide focused software demonstrations.