iDelegate is built with Laravel, easily the best of the latest generation of web frameworks based on the PHP language. Laravel is often the recommended PHP framework for mission-critical applications. It makes PHP applications secure through robust authentication and input validation and protects them against many serious security risks such as SQL injection, cross-site request forgery and cross-site scripting.
One might think that a Delegation of Authority letter repeats to a large degree points that a well-worded job description should be covering. In reality, a job description is a very poor substitute for an effective Delegation of Authority framework. There is a very simple explanation for this.
A staggering number of organisations do not have a robust Delegation of Authority framework in place. This puts them at a considerable financial, operational and legal risk. It is certainly wrong to think that only large organisations require a DOA framework. In fact, any organisation employing more than one person would benefit from clearly delineating limits of authority for each individual.
This article lists just 3 very compelling reasons to make sure that your organisation has a robust Delegation of Authority framework in place as soon as possible.
Most organisations have rules on how they approach software installation and use. iDelegate is very flexible in how it can be configured and run. Major options include running it on our servers, on client servers, or meeting halfway.
If you are a Delegate, this guide shows how to use iDelegate to its full potential to consult and accept your own Delegation(s) of Authority. If you are a Delegator as well, it will also show you how to assign, grant, suspend and revoke Delegations of Authority of your team members.
If you are an Auditor, this guide shows how to use iDelegate to view audit trail for Delegations of Authority in your organisation.
If you are an Administrator, this Guide shows how to enter and manage Delegation of Authority and other organisational policies, individual Delegations of Authority and users in the iDelegate app.
Delegation of Authority is the cornerstone to the effective and efficient operating and performance of any organisation. There are several best practices – and the list is constantly evolving – of what constitutes Delegation of Authority framework’s contribution to Good Governance.
In some organisations delegations of authority are issued by hand once a year. In many more they are issued on appointment (perhaps as part of the job description) and never updated again. In even greater number of organisations they are not issued at all. Clearly, this can put organisations and their Directors at considerable financial and legal risk.
Using Delegation of Authority software can help reducing these financial and legal risks by fostering compliance and accountability at all levels of the organisation.
Actors in software design are not individual people but roles doing different things. A concrete individual may have several roles but their use of a software system is governed by the role they are performing at the moment of such use. In iDelegate, there are four actors.