In general consent holders have been using paper based systems or excel spreadsheets to manage their consents, these methods are high in management time and typically only provide a record rather than a management tool. This leads to deadlines for compliance actions being missed, non-compliance issues, resource consents expiring and not being renewed on time, and even uncertainty in the number of consents that they hold. When dealing with a large number of consents and their associated conditions the best tool to use in an online management system. These systems can be used by consent holders to manage their own consents and compliance requirements, but also regulators to keep track and ensure consent holders are complying with their consents.
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