May 19, 2021


SAS IT & SureStep’s Partnership Will Help Australasian Businesses More Easily Meet Regulations & Compliance

SAS IT is excited to announce our partnership with SureStep to help Australasian businesses stay on top of the rapidly changing requirements for regulatory compliance.  

Providing specialist governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, SureStep are leaders in the market with Fortress, powered by IBM OpenPages.  

Our partnership unlocks the ability to correctly size this market leading compliance management software, enabling your business to deliver outstanding value through proactive management of your compliance requirements.

This is timely because new compliance laws are coming into effect this year, which will pose significant challenges for many businesses.  

"The New Zealand regulatory landscape is being shaken up, and organisations will struggle without the right solution to manage their governance, risk and compliance."  

"So, we're thrilled to bring SureStep's next-generation GRC software to New Zealand and Australia to help companies reduce risk, save costs and make better business decisions," says SAS IT Group CEO, Matt Roberts.

Compliance Used to Be Time-consuming and Costly

Organisations often manage their governance, risk and compliance in spreadsheets across different departments, which are unable to provide a holistic enterprise view.

With this information in silos throughout the business, it's time-consuming and costly to pull together the necessary reports to understand the organisation's risk. Making delivering insights difficult and hard to identify when they're needed to make decisions.

"We developed Fortress to make compliance management easy – combining an intuitive UI with the power of IBM's Watson's machine learning and language processing capabilities," says Katya Fishchukova, SureStep Managing Director APAC.  

"Our partnership with SAS IT and entry into the New Zealand and Australian markets gives businesses the tools to manage compliance while remaining agile and innovative."  

The Future of GRC

If you're struggling with compliance across your organisation, Fortress simplifies the whole process. Drawing together multiple sources of data, it creates a single, central repository of your compliance, regulatory requirements and obligations.  

Providing visibility across your whole business, it's easy for information and insights to be shared with stakeholders and informed decisions made.

Regulatory Risk Compliance

Fortress is a flexible, adaptable and easy-to-use solution to manage, share and report on your organisation's regulatory risk compliance.

Set up with a central location, you'll have all the tools you need to manage and monitor your organisation's compliance efficiently and effectively.

IT & Enterprise Compliance

Break down department silos and get rid of spreadsheets with a shared repository for all your IT risk and compliance requirements and obligations – which can be mapped to all the business processes in your organisation.

Financial Compliance

With powerful document and process management and interactive reporting, Fortress is the simple, efficient way to comply with your financial reporting regulations.

Transforming Your Risk and Compliance Management

SAS IT and SureStep can help you simplify and manage your compliance – transforming your organisation and allowing you to focus on growing your business and not ticking boxes.

Our team is led by Tony Wilson, Auckland Client Director and GRC lead, and supported by Mark Haydon, SAS IT’s Client Director based in the South Island.

Based in Singapore, the SureStep team is led by Katya Fishchukova, Managing Director, APAC.  

This combined team offers both a deep local presence in Australia and New Zealand, as well as the Northern Hemisphere. Operating 24x7, we deliver a true follow-the-sun support model and are able to match your operation’s geographical requirements.

Get in touch to start the conversation.  


A privately held company with offices in Canada, USA, Singapore, and Hong Kong, SureStep's global presence ensures a seamless delivery experience anywhere.  

SureStep has 100+ clients across diverse industries such as Financial Services, Natural Resources, Transportation, Manufacturing, Utilities, and Technology.  

The company is a strategic reseller for market leading platforms including IBM, ServiceNow, Tableau, and Microsoft.


For more than four decades, SAS IT has been behind some of New Zealand's most innovative companies.

From our roots in on-premise servers, we now create high value solutions that answer big business questions, using best of breed technology from our valued partners.

If you missed our Risk and Compliance webinar with Business Management Systems Consultants Anitech and GRC specialists SureStep, you can watch it on-demand here.

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