The Control record is primarily designed to advise the user on the purpose and outcome of the control. It contains little in the way of functionality - which is all carried out within the Activities linked to the control.
The General Tab
The General page shows you all the basic details relevant to the control. This is where the as much information as possible is provided as to who this control involves, what Function the Control belongs to, how it should be completed and what sort of evidence is expected.
The top of the page shows you mini charts to give you an idea of how the Control has been performing over the last three complete months. It also shows the trend and visual graph of the number of instances (submitted activities) that have passed, failed or could not be completed.
The Operational Effectiveness of the control is also shown. This field is very important as it contributes directly to the Control Rating. It is the % calculation of all instance results (pass or fail) submitted within the last complete month. The % result is then considered Effective, Partial or Ineffective (based on RAG settings made by an administrator) which then contributes to the Control Rating (along with the Design Effectiveness).
The Teams tile shows the Teams that have been linked against this control. Teams will be inferred from those set within the Activities against this Control.
The Related Incidents tile and Related Risks tiles show any Incidents or Risks that have occurred against the same Sub Category as the control. These are suggestions of incidents or risks that may be linked to the control being viewed. If you identify a link, click on the tick box to link the incident or risk to the control.
Making a link means that when viewing any record type, you get to instantly see the control, incident or risk related to it. It also appears within reporting so as to give the 'big picture' when it comes to risk.
The Notes tile provided should accept any ad-hoc comments needed to be added to the control, for example, should the Design Effectiveness be amended, it may be that the person making the change would like to add a comment as to why it has changed.