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Case study: Elanco enhances their global coverage with Factal

“Factal helped cut through or filter all the noise...” And an alert from the Ukraine-Russia conflict

With Elanco’s locations loaded into Factal’s system, Jody Woenker, Senior Global Security Director and Chief Security Officer for Elanco, knows his team can “monitor complex and ever-changing risks across the enterprise. Factal’s alerts were not noise – they were vetted and summarized in a way that did not require my limited-resources team to edit or further refine the alert.”

That time-saving function is one of the primary reasons organizations join Factal. The always-on newsroom is another. Factal’s editors augment Elanco’s security team, keeping a global staff fully informed. The team for the world’s second-largest veterinary medicine and foods company tracks the safety of tens of thousands of people in more than 90 countries.

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In life-threatening situations, like the explosion at the Port of Beirut on August 4, 2020, Elanco was able to activate their response plan rapidly.

“I had a head start on accounting for our employees prior to the major news media covering the event. Fortunately, the time of the explosion coupled with work from home status assisted in accounting for our employees.” – Kim Cullom-Curran, Global Security Director and Deputy Chief Security Officer for Elanco.

When Russia invaded Ukraine, Elanco again counted on Factal to stay ahead of the news.

Factal helped cut through all the noise of all the different sources we have access to, including news media … Factal cut down the time for me personally watching news media coverage or doing any looking to find situational updates, I would leave news media on in the background and typically new breaking & headline news topics were items Factal had already provided.” – Woenker

Elanco uses Factal because our platform supplements their GSOC, saving their operators time to act. That means their security team saves money while keeping the company’s people and assets safe.

What is Factal?

Trusted by many of the world’s largest companies and nearly 300 humanitarian NGOs, Factal is a risk intelligence and collaboration platform that brings clarity to an increasingly noisy and uncertain world.

Powered by a hybrid of advanced AI and experienced journalists, Factal detects early signals, verifies critical details and assesses the potential impact at the speed of social media. From physical incidents and brand mentions to geopolitical developments, Factal offers the most trusted, real-time risk intelligence on the market.

Factal is also home to the largest security and safety collaboration network in the private sector. Members securely share information with other members in proximity to the same incident, both on and the Factal app.

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