SMART PIA 3.0: not only smart but beautiful as well

15 Oct 2019

Many companies use USoft’s privacy management software SMART PIA to draw up a questionnaire-based Record of processing activities, perform Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA), recording data breaches and comply with the right of data subjects to access the data. Thanks to a radical redesign, ‘our SMART PIA’ has become not only ‘smart’ but also a beautiful appearance. Marieke Knegt, Product Owner of SMART PIA, explains the new look & feel.


Beautiful graphic design

"Until recently, we have focused primarily on the functionalities of SMART PIA, responding to the needs of the privacy officers. With the release 3.0 we have also adapted the design to the latest trends in the field of user interface.” Although new functionalities will always be added as a result of new legislation and developments, the basis is absolutely stable. We started the redesign process by having SMART PIA tested and listening carefully to the wishes that resulted from it. Together with our findings, we presented the results to a young and dynamic digital design agency in Amsterdam. They have delivered a fresh and modern design. Our software developers have been working hard over the past weeks to realize this new design in SMART PIA.

More accessible and clearer

"What immediately stands out are the bright and yet quiet colours, the modern look and the improved overview. The latter we have extended to the entire menu structure. Relevant information always remains on the screen, so less scrolling is required. For example, when completing and reviewing a questionnaire, the chapters and assessment titles always remain visible. Furthermore, both the uploading of documentation and the downloading of reports have improved considerably. The improved accessibility applies to users on both the 'front' and 'back' of the tool.



According to Marieke, the first reactions during a recent webinar were already very positive. ´The reactions to the launch itself were even better”, said Roel Spans, CCO at USoft. “We received overwhelming responses from our customers the day after the release - What a fantastic release with a beautiful design and perfect performance.”

Optimized performance

In addition to the functional adjustments, the operation of SMART PIA remains unchanged. This means users don't have to be retrained. With this release, further performance optimization has taken place. Customers immediately experience the benefit of the greatly improved performance of SMART PIA.

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