Frequently Asked Questions

We understand you might have some questions about Visual Compliance and our export, trade and OFAC compliance solutions: Visual Compliance–Trade Content for Oracle®–GTM and Visual Compliance–Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite. We've prepared some answers to the most frequently asked questions, but if we don't have an answer for you on this page, please contact us today.

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What is Visual Compliance–Trade Content for Oracle®–GTM?

What is Visual Compliance-Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite?

How do I use Visual Compliance-Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite?

How does Visual Compliance-Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite work?

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What is Visual Compliance–Trade Content for Oracle®–GTM?

What is Visual Compliance–Trade Content for Oracle®–GTM?

Visual Compliance–Trade Content for Oracle®–GTM is our global trade data module that plugs directly into your Oracle® Global Trade Manager application. It will quickly and effortlessly strengthen your current automated compliance program.

What government watch lists are included in Visual Compliance–Trade Content for Oracle®–GTM?

Visual Compliance–Trade Content for Oracle®–GTM is comprised of a comprehensive set of U.S. and Global List Groups (Export-related Restricted, Denied, and Blocked Persons; OFAC, Law Enforcement-Related Wanted Persons; International, and more). There are over 360 lists from which you can choose to screen.

How often is Visual Compliance–Trade Content for Oracle®–GTM updated?

Visual Compliance–Trade Content for Oracle®–GTM is updated our researchers scan the Sanctioned Party Lists (SPL) for changes published by the government every day. Updates are pushed to your Oracle®–GTM system automatically so you have the most current data.

What is Visual Compliance-Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite?

What is Visual Compliance-Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite?

Visual Compliance-Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite is software that automatically checks to see if anyone you’re doing business with appears on a government "watch list" of individuals, businesses or countries that face restrictions on doing business with them.

What does Visual Compliance-Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite do?

Visual Compliance-Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite checks for individuals and companies that are found on U.S. and international government watch lists for financial, technological and security transactions; as well as countries facing sanctions or under embargo. Visual Compliance-Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite helps protect you from conducting business with these entities by alerting you to their presence on government watch lists.

Why do I need to worry about this?

Most countries have a set of laws that place limits on who you can legally do business with. Making sure that you are not doing business with anyone—or any country—on these government watch lists helps protect you and your company from significant fines, loss of export privileges and even criminal charges.

Has anyone been found guilty of violating trade regulations?

A number of high-profile companies have been fined for violating export regulations, knowingly or unknowingly. A brief summary of a few recent cases can be found here.

How do I use Visual Compliance-Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite?

How do I know if an account is okay to do business with?

When you enter a new customer or vendor into your Oracle® E-Business Suite system, or edit one that already exists, you will see their restricted party and sanction screening status ("RPS Status") and whether they've been flagged as a potential match against a government watch list. Whether or not a match has been found by Visual Compliance-Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite will be indicated in the RPS Status field. The stage at which you conduct the search in your workflow is flexible and customizable, depending on your needs.

How am I alerted about a match?

In the event of a match, Visual Compliance-Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite will automatically send an email alert to whoever you have nominated to receive restricted party and sanction screening results.

What does an email alert contain?

An email alert from Visual Compliance-Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite includes the information that resulted in a match against government watch lists, which lists, and the reason these persons, companies or countries appear on a list. This information can be used to help determine whether or not the potential match is your customer or vendor.

How does Visual Compliance-Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite work?

How does it work?

When a customer or vendor is created or an existing contact is modified, that record is automatically checked by Visual Compliance-Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite by taking the name and address information you've entered and scanning for matches against government watch lists. Your information is then updated with the result. You don't have to make any adjustments to your existing processes or workflow.

Where does it fit into my workflow?

The stage at which you conduct the search in your Oracle® E-Business Suite workflow is flexible and configurable, depending on your requirements. Many businesses choose to screen from the first point of contact, eliminating time spent dealing with individuals, businesses or countries with restrictions or sanctions right from the start. We've implemented our solutions throughout the workflow spectrum and would be happy to share our best practices based on your needs.

How do I get started with Visual Compliance-Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite?

Getting started with Visual Compliance-Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite is easy. Configuring it to work directly in your Oracle® E-Business Suite can be done in as little as a few hours.

Additional Questions

Can I get a demonstration of Visual Compliance-Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite?

If you would like a demonstration of Visual Compliance-Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite, please contact us and we will be happy to arrange one for you.

How do I find out how much Visual Compliance restricted party screening solutions for Oracle® will cost?

Both Visual Compliance–Integrated Screening for Oracle® E-Business Suite and Visual Compliance–Trade Content for Oracle®–GTM are affordable solutions that will aid with your organization's requirements to comply with U.S. trade, export and financial (OFAC) regulations. Contact us and we will help determine which of the Silver, Gold or Platinum level options best suits your needs.

I already have a significant number of customers and vendors. Can I get them screened?

Yes, we can also verify your entire database, getting you completely caught up with your trade compliance requirements.