Monthly Archives: August 2016

New VinciWorks Feature: Single Sign-On with SAML

VinciWorks now helps clients avoid logging in separately with the ability to automatically sign into VinciWorks products using Single Sign-On (SSO).

How it wSSOorks

Single Sign-On gives you complete ownership of the authentication process and works with your company’s existing password policies.

SSO works behind the scenes to let users sign in one time to securely access all of their VinciWorks apps. For users, SSO means ease — one fewer password to remember and one fewer step to get to your work.
Once logged in to your system, there’s no need to sign in to VinciWorks separately. For IT admins, SSO means additional security and administrative management.

Techy details

VinciWorks’ SSO uses the industry-standard Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) and integrates with a wide range of identity providers including Active Directory, OneLogin and many others.

Next steps

VinciWorks has developed a full guide to implementing SAML with your systems. To learn more and receive a copy of the guide, simply email your VinciWorks representative or leave your details below.

Security update: penetration testing complete and new features

Cybersecurity CoursesVinciWorks is committed to the highest cyber-security and data protection standards in all of its products. We have published guidance on the EU GDPR and a new cyber security course will be released next month.

Below are a number of updates and feature enhancements that ensure strict levels of information security.

New security feature – force password reset

Administrators can now enforce a stricter password policy across the organisation. If users were using generic or simple passwords, administrators can now force password reset on next login. To activate this feature contact your VinciWorks representative.

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Will Brexit Affect the Fourth Money Laundering Directive?

Probably not. Here are four reasons why.

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In the immediate wake of Brexit, there was considerable confusion surrounding the details and ramifications of the UK leaving the European Union. That confusion is unlikely to dissipate any time soon. Regulatory uncertainty will be a reality until the ink has dried on a separation agreement.

Money laundering laws under Brexit are particularly flummoxing. The EU’s Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive came into force in June 2015. It requires European member states to update their respective money laundering laws and “transpose” the new requirements into local law by 26 June 2017.

This timetable for transposition, aligning UK and EU law, clashes head on with the timetable for Brexit. Continue reading

Who should train on the Modern Slavery Act?

31 July 2016 marked one year since the Modern Slavery Act came into force. The leading voice behind the act, Prime Minister Theresa May, recognised the occasion with an article in the Sunday Telegraph providing more detail on how her government will lead the way in dismantling modern slavery.

The Prime Minister reports that important progress has been made in the first year with 289 modern slavery offences prosecuted in 2015 alone and a 40% rise in the number of victims identified by the State.

Training and raising awareness within companies

The Prime Minister stressed that raising awareness is a key component of the act. It is also an area that created early confusion. Many companies were not sure of their obligation to raise awareness through employee training. Continue reading

New LMS Feature: Custom Feedback Forms for All Courses

In the VinciWorks LMS there are many properties that can be customised through the “Edit Course Properties” screen.


These include:

  • Access type (private vs. public)
  • Pass mark
  • Special instructions
  • File attachments
  • Feedback forms

Custom feedback forms

In the latest release we added the ability to link any course with external feedback forms. This enables firms to create custom forms in SurveyMonkey or other tools and prompt users to fill in the form after completing the course. Continue reading