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The Unified Compliance Framework (UCF) is an independent initiative to map IT controls across international regulations, standards, and best practices. The UCF harmonizes terms and controls against the backdrop of a master hierarchical list. This allows your organization to focus on a strategic plan (which resources should be applied, when and where) to comply with multiple regulatory bodies using the same team, tools, and funding.


A fundamental starting point is to identify rules, regulations, and industry best practices, which must be included in an organization's compliance portfolio. Parsing the citations within those authoritative sources that contain control objectives and mapping those objectives to organizational controls are the next steps. With those components in place, an organization has a solid foundation to drive audit, risk assessment, asset prioritization, and a host of other activities to support compliance operations.  


UCF integration with Archer supports the use of licensed UCF content to provide you with a consistent set of controls mapped to several regulatory standards and best practices. 


UCF Patents include:

  • U.S. Patent No. 8,661,059
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,009,197
  • U.S. Patent Application No. 13/952,212
  • U.S. Patent Application No. 62/150,237
  • U.S. Patent Application No. 13/723,018


Key Features

UCF integration with Archer enables organizations to:

  • Conveniently overlay organizational control structures with most major authority documents.
  • Create composite controls lists by defining simple "acceptance lists" of all relevant controls from selected authorities.
  • Clarify conflicts between overlapping authority documents.


Solution and Platform Information

  • Solution Area: 
  • Prerequisite Use Cases: 
    • Please review the implementation guide for a full list of the optional applications and use cases to expand this offering.
  • Supported Platform Version: 
    • Archer Platform Version 6.5 and later
  • Supported Archer Environments:
    • On-Premises
    • Archer Hosted
    • SaaS


Archer On-Demand Application (ODA) Licenses 

  • Five (5) On Demand Applications (ODAs) are required for the UCF Common Controls Hub Integration.
  • Unified Compliance Framework Common Controls Hub Integration requires the purchase of a valid license from the Unified Compliance Framework. 


For More Information

To learn more about the UCF Common Controls Hub Integration:

The UCF Common Controls Hub Integration is provided through the Archer Exchange to help expand your Archer use cases. To learn more about the Archer Exchange, please visit the Archer Exchange on the Archer Community.


For Additional Support

To learn more about UCF, please contact or +1.510.962.5192. For technical support questions, please contact at +1.510.962.5192. To engage an Archer technical support team member with questions regarding this integration, please open a support case.

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