The Whistleblowing Software Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 213.2 Mn in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 7.6% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Whistleblowing software, also known as whistleblower software or ethics hotline software, enables organizations to provide a confidential way for employees and third parties to report violations of law, codes of conduct, or ethics concerns. It allows anonymous reporting of unethical, illegal, or invalid business activities, such as bribery, corruption, fraud, and workplace harassment. The software helps in creating an ethical, safe, and complaint workplace culture.
The growth of the whistleblowing software market is driven by the growing stringent compliance norms and regulations across industries regarding protection of whistleblowers. For example, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002 in the U.S requires firms to establish procedures for anonymous submissions by employees regarding questionable accounting practices and other matters. Furthermore, increasing instances of corporate frauds and financial misdeeds have heightened the focus on transparency and accountability within organizations. As a result, enterprises are increasingly adopting whistleblowing software to strengthen their compliance programs. Additionally, growing requirement for web-based grievance redressal software among small and medium enterprises is also expected to boost the market growth during the forecast period.
The whistleblowing software market is dominated by the cloud segment owing to its ease of deployment and low cost of ownership. In the cloud segment, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) dominates as it allows users to access whistleblowing software from any device with an internet connection. SaaS deployment eliminates the need for hardware and associated maintenance costs.
- Political: Regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the US and the European Union’s Whistleblower Protection Directive are driving the adoption of whistleblowing software to ensure compliance.
- Economic: The rising cost of non-compliance and data loss is forcing organizations to invest in effective compliance management solutions like whistleblowing software.
- Social: Growing public awareness about ethics and corporate accountability is increasing the emphasis on establishing anonymous reporting channels.
- Technological: Advancing technologies such as artificial intelligence and analytical tools are helping whistleblowing software providers to automate workflows and gain deeper insights from the reported data.
The Global Whistleblowing Software Market Size is expected to witness high growth, exhibiting CAGR of 7.6% over the forecast period, due to increasing regulatory pressures for establishing ethical business practices.
The North American region is expected to dominate the market owing to stringent compliance mandates from regulatory bodies such as SOX in the US. The cloud deployment of whistleblowing software solutions is gaining high traction in the region due to benefits such as low upfront costs and automated maintenance.
Key players operating in whistleblowing software market are Canary Whistleblowing System, Convercent, EQS Group AG, Ethicontrol, OU, Expolink Europe Ltd, GlobaLeaks, Got Ethics A/S., NAVEX Global, Inc., OneTrust, LLC, Safecall Ltd, Whispli Inc., WhistleB solution, WhistleBlower Security, Your Call, and EasyWhistle. Major players are focusing on enhancing their AI and analytical capabilities to provide actionable insights to compliance teams.
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