Advanced Search Extra

Advanced Search Extra

The Advanced Search Extra expands the functionality of the top bar's search box to be able to find risks by doing textual search in risk data.

What are SimpleRisk Extras?

SimpleRisk Core is our widely acclaimed, award winning, free and open source product that has been downloaded over 60,000 times and contains all of the basic Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) functionality needed to establish a foundational GRC program. As an organization’s GRC program matures, extended functionality is often required to meet requirements beyond what is available in the SimpleRisk Core offering.


To address these expanded needs, SimpleRisk has developed a variety of plug-and-play modules termed "Extras" that provide functionality above and beyond our SimpleRisk Core offering. These plug-and-play modules will be essential to the success of your GRC program as your organization grows and matures its processes. While all of our Extras are available in packaged bundles with both SimpleRisk On-Premise and Hosted deployment models, they can also be purchased A La Carte for those organizations that choose to deploy our platform on-premise.


Why was the Advanced Search Extra created?

After obtaining feedback from many customers requesting that we add a more intuitive search capability in SimpleRisk to search for key words associated with risks, we introduced the Advanced Search Extra. Prior to adding this Extra, users were limited to searching the SimpleRisk database by the Risk ID or by leveraging the Dynamic Risk Report to parse data.

How is the Advanced Search Extra used?

The Advanced Search Extra allows users to perform more targeted searches in the risk database by entering free form text and/or numeric data into a search bar. For example, if you want to search for all risks that contain the word “attack” or “spoofing” or “sequel injection,” you simply enter key words into the search bar and all instances where the keywords occur will be displayed.

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What users would benefit from the Advanced Search Extra?

While all SimpleRisk users find this feature useful, it is especially valuable to business stakeholders and those users that log into the system on a less frequent basis and are more familiar with entering free form text searches.

Which plans include the Advanced Search Extra?

Our On-Prem Premium Package and our Hosted Large Enterprise Package provide access to the Advanced Search Extra. Although our packages provide the most cost-effective way to purchase Extras, we do offer an A La Carte option if you are interested in customizing which Extras you would like to purchase.

How can I learn more about the Advanced Search Extra or try it out for myself?

To learn more about the Advanced Search Extra or discuss specific use cases for how your organization could use it, feel free to schedule a demo online. If you would like to try out the Advanced Search Extra functionality for yourself, we offer a free (no credit card required!) 30 day trial. Please reach out to SimpleRisk Support if you have any additional questions about the Advanced Search Extra or any of the additional functionality that we offer.