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Inside Cennix's Architecture

Have you ever noticed how information is presented?  There's a pattern.   Thoughts are grouped; those groups are further grouped as collections, and so forth.  Some would call it Book, Chapter and Verse. 


But the way information is presented to most people are like books, and books contain chapters.  

Cennix is modeled in a very similar and more importantly, familiar way. 

We use the term Domain.    Examples of Domains to us are Nevada Gaming, PCI, SOX, Anti-Money Laundering (AML).   Within Cennix you can have all the domains you need to track and report against, whether that's one or hundreds. 

With Domains, we use the term Areas to serve like our chapters.   So Domains can contain a single area or dozens, or even hundreds if necessary.   Areas can also have sub-Areas as well because some Domain structures require it. 

Areas contain Controls.   Controls are the control point or the definition of the requirement.   This is a overly simple example, but the control might be "Turn off the lights when leaving the data center"   They can be complex, describing how the control is to be followed and measured.  

Compliance vs SOP vs Policy

Sometimes it might be hard to distinguish between them but we'll explain how we determine it. 

The next element in our architecture is called a Narrative.  Its the response document users create.  In Compliance model, its the document saying how you achieve the control or comply with a requirement. 

We maintain as many Narratives versions and sub-versions (unpublished) as needed.  Once a Narrative is published it can not be edited or deleted.  It can be copied to serve as a base for the next version. 

This behavior is also used for Policies.   When used in SOPs, Narratives are treated as Notes.   Notes can have Titles when the user feels that's appropriate. 

Document Management Features

Cennix's document management system allows you to upload PDFs and images.   Our built-in viewer gives the user quick navigation and a previewer.  

The view to the right shows quickly how the thumbnail images provide navigation. 

Financial Tags (FINTAG)

Adding Financial Tags to your controls is single check box to flip it on.   With that unlocks the ability to apply financial costs to any control. 

You can use Cennix to track both Capital and Operating Expenses.  Use Cennix to create a central budget for your entire organization.  Users only have the ability to modify financial figures for areas they have rights too.  

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