OFAC Compliance Screening Software

Adding an OFAC screening software solution to your corporate compliance program is the easiest, most reliable way to protect your company's financial transactions

Fast, accurate web-based screening against OFAC watch lists

Descartes Visual Compliance lets you stay 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.
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Key benefits for your organization

Comprehensive OFAC Watch List Content

Descartes Visual Compliance-OFAC Screening provides the screening lists you need to meet your OFAC compliance requirements head on. In addition to OFAC watch lists such as the Foreign Sanctions Evaders (FSE), our solution provides dozens of other U.S. and international regulatory and sanctions watch lists. These are updated daily to give you the most accurate OFAC screening results possible.

OFAC Sanction and Embargo Compliance

Avoid violations involving sanctioned individuals or entities, and embargoed countries, with screening that identifies individual and country restrictions.

Multiple Screening Deployments

Our multiple deployment options make it easy for you to remain compliant with OFAC regulations, regardless of how you screen. Online, in bulk, or integrated into your business system—there's a Descartes Visual Compliance–OFAC Screening deployment for you. No matter what you choose, we can have you up-and-running in as little as a day.

Stay Current

As a leading OFAC screening software provider, we can help mitigate regulatory compliance risks by keeping you up-to-date with OFAC regulations and changes to sanctions and embargoes programs. Screening watch lists are updated daily, and your Descartes Visual Compliance–OFAC Screening subscription includes our OFAC newsletter and official updates delivered to you directly by email.

Denied Party Screening FAQ

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


If restricted party screening results are difficult to understand, or are missing relevant details, how will you know which results need your immediate focus?

With Descartes Visual Compliance, you receive highly-detailed background information for each restricted party screening result, and your data is organized in a way that is simple to understand and act on. Find out in an instant exactly what your screening results mean with our unique alert level system that helps prioritize your next steps.


It's not only who you do business with but which countries are involved. An individual or a company may not appear on a restricted parties list, but dealing with them may violate sanctions or embargoes.

Each time you screen with Descartes Visual Compliance, your results return risk country notifications, alerting you to any problem countries named during the screening process. Risk countries can include embargoed countries, sanctioned countries, OFAC restricted countries, foreign-produced direct product re-exports and transshipment country prohibitions.


It's common to have ongoing business with your customers, suppliers, and other partners, such as fulfilling an order over a period of months, reordering as a buyer, making payments, or other everyday activities.

Actively re-screening your vendors, customers, and other contacts against updates to government denied, sanctioned and restricted parties lists is one of the best ways to keep your company ahead of potential compliance issues.

The Descartes Visual Compliance–Dynamic Screening solution works behind the scenes, seamlessly delivering the most up-to-date screening results by automatically re-screening your contacts whenever the government changes restricted parties lists or export compliance regulations. If any status changes are detected, you receive a detailed alert warning you of the new match.

Optionally add Dynamic Screening to your Online, Integrated, or Batch Screening process to screen only once and rest assured that if you’re compliant today, you'll also be compliant tomorrow.


Our customers share our belief that screening and recordkeeping should go hand in hand. Audit-readiness demands detailed proof of due diligence, documenting the who, when, what and why of screening activities for internal use or for an offical audit.

Descartes Visual Compliance provides a full range of audit recording and due diligence solutions that automatically record screening details and allow users to easily demonstrate their compliance activities.

"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?

Incredibly Intuitive and Easy to Implement

You can start using Descartes Visual Compliance–OFAC Screening software right away. Typical deployments are completed in less than a day.

Dedicated Service

Our service team, IT and regulatory compliance specialists have the necessary expertise to help support your compliance processes from day one onward. As well, your dedicated service representative is there to help you every step of the way.

Our Experience With OFAC

Rely on our expertise, developed over 35 years of helping companies navigate the complexities of compliance with government regulations.

Modular Approach

We provide an a la carte menu of compliance solutions, which allows you to focus on your key risk management needs. As your business needs change, Descartes Visual Compliance adapts to support you.

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For more information about restricted and denied party screening software solutions

To learn more, call toll-free 1-877-328-7866 (Intl: 716-881-2590) and talk to one of our compliance consultants. They'll help you analyze your restricted and denied party screening requirements, evaluate your options, and provide focused software demonstrations.