If your software provider is committed to keeping the product up to date and delivering new and valuable features, then your software implementation really should stand the test of time. But here’s the kicker: You have to take advantage of what’s available to you. Those new features from your vendor won’t do much good if you don’t incorporate them into your work. And when your team and processes evolve (as they always will), your software may need some fresh configuration to adapt to your changing needs.
If I showed you a picture of a Sasquatch or a unicorn, chances are you would be able to identify them almost immediately. That is to say that nearly everyone knows exactly what they are even though they haven’t been proven to exist. In most cases, the “Fully Integrated GRC Program” fits within the same category. Anyone that has been working in GRC recognizes the concept immediately, but chances are there’s no proof that integrated GRC is fully alive within the organization.