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CMS for Compliance and Regulatory Reporting

CMS for Compliance

Headless regulatory content and knowledge management for organizations that need auditable governance.

Immutable data and content lineage
Infrastructure to serve all compliance and regulatory content and data
Analyze and discover compliance and regulatory information with GraphQL

TerminusCMS at a Glance

TerminusCMS is an open-source headless content and knowledge management system. It is a standards-based, developer-focused, and API-first platform to build composable architectures to deliver data, content, and assets to front-ends internally and externally across the organization. For businesses seeking auditable and governed data and content to meet compliance and regulatory requirements, TerminusCMS features –

Semantically Enriched Content & Data

Under the hood of TerminusCMS is a graph database that connects JSON documents into a knowledge graph. Connect all compliance and regulatory information into a meaningful and discoverable graph.

Content & Data Federation

Incorporate data, content, documentation, and assets into a connected knowledge graph to remove siloes and make it easier and quicker to achieve compliance.

Immutable data

All data is immutable making it possible to time travel and see what data looked like at any point in time. Every change is logged showing who changed what and when.

Change request workflows

Data, content, and users have change request workflows to ensure accuracy. TerminusCMS allows users to visually compare versions of content and data to see what’s changed to aid approval processes.


TerminusCMS organizes the compliance and regulatory data and documentation as a headless backend, front-end developers can quickly build front-ends to serve compliance requirements using a GraphQL endpoint.

Analytics Engine

GraphQL has been coupled with our Datalog query language to enable devs to use GraphQL as a graph query engine. Combined with the graph backbone of TerminusCMS it is easier to make use of AI and ML in your compliance and regulatory data.

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Both the EU and US are implementing rigorous legislation in a bid to combat cyber attacks. The need for compliance has never been greater and companies are facing additional regulatory requirements on top of existing regulations to keep on trading in these regions. Some of the challenges include –


Following the fallout from the Log4j security vulnerability, an executive order from the White House set out guidelines for software companies to produce a software Bill of Materials (SBOM). An SBOM is a formal, machine-readable description of the open-source and proprietary software components that make up a piece of software. Its purpose is to provide a structured approach to achieving supply chain security by giving those who create, buy, and operate software the necessary information to track supply chain relationships.

As businesses scale, and the reliance on third-party code increases, keeping track of the supply chain relationships can be difficult. Creating and maintaining an SBOM is

Cyber-Resilience Act

The EU has responded to increased cyber attacks by fast-tracking the Cyber-Resilience Act which will require digital systems that handle sensitive information to carry a CE quality mark. Software companies would not only need to include an SBOM but also maintain product documentation for at least 10 years. With independent audits also proposed, businesses in the digital services space will have a lot more regulatory hoops to jump through.

Costly resource-intensive compliance processes

All large businesses have a plethora of compliance requirements. The cost of compliance can quickly spiral, this report states that costs can be as high as $10,000 per employee. Significant. Industries like software, finance, and pharmaceutical need robust procedures and governance to remain compliant and need ways to reduce the time and cost of discovering, organizing, and presenting regulatory data and documentation.


TerminusCMS is an API-first, semantic, and natively revision-controlled headless CMS. It specializes in helping manufacturers with complex data and content requirements to model and build omnichannel content delivery, analytics, and internal discoverability.

Model Schema

Model schema as code or with a user interface to build a regulatory infrastructure. The schema forms the basis of the headless CMS for compliance and establishes relationships between documentation, operational data, and transactional data for discoverability and analytics.

Data, content, and documentation federation

Data, content, and documentation often live in silos. TerminusCMS bridges these gaps and enables businesses to utilize all of the key information in their regulatory compliance infrastructure.

Automate external data collection

Scrape data and content from the web and include this within your backend. This is particularly relevant for SBOMs when relying on open-source and other third-party products.

Semantically enriched knowledge management

TerninusCMS is an RDF graph database under the hood. It connects JSON documents to a graph. Leverage the simplicity of working with JSON with the context provided by graph relationships, particularly important in complex and disparate environments.

Workflows and approval processes

Compliance requires many sets of eyes to ensure data and documentation accuracy. TerminusCMS is built from the database up and features workflows at the database layer meaning you can factor in whatever methodology is needed for your organization and teams.

Analytics engine

Data, documentation, and content are connected with graph relationships that can be queried. This makes regulatory information discoverable and usable to surface to relevant parties. GraphQL is coupled with Datalog to use TerminusCMS as a powerful analytics engine.


TerminusCMS is immutable meaning that data doesn’t get deleted. This enables time travel and the ability to see what data looked like at any point in time. It also features change logs to show who changed what and when.

Speedy delivery to any front-end

With GraphQL and Rest endpoints, front-end developers can get to work quickly using their preferred framework. For even quicker delivery of compliance information, TerminusCMS also ships with a UI SDK where document frames are automatically generated from the schema to style and publish with speed.

An immutable knowledge graph of all your regulatory data


Regulatory compliance is a necessary evil. Not many wake in the morning with a spring in their step looking forward to a day of compliance challenges. The purpose of TerminusCMS is to remove some of the complexity and embed compliance into the day-to-day operations so that when the time comes to deliver reports, audits, or mountains of paperwork, it is more cost-effective and time efficient to do so. TerminusCMS will help you –

Reduce the workload of your IT Team

Model your compliance framework

More work up front, but beneficial in the long run. Build your schema to future-proof compliance needs. Incorporate documentation, operational and transactional data, and information from external sources. The model enables compliance teams to self-serve their needs to stop countless requests for data when teams are seeking to fulfill their regulatory needs.

Embed and automate processes

Build the regulatory picture of your organization organically by embedding data and documentation into your headless regulatory CMS. Scrape important data from suppliers to ensure SBOMs stay up to date and use this data to keep your teams up to speed on external developments to remain secure.

Discover and use data

Data discovery and access are enhanced thanks to the combination of the compliance schema and GraphQL as a query language. This makes it much quicker and easier to find regulatory information

Lower the cost and time needed to fulfill regulatory obligations

Admin UI

Compliance teams have access to the Admin UI to self-serve their reporting and documentation needs. The schema builds all of the relevant fields and properties for them to pick and choose the relevant data and documentation.

Front-end delivery

As a headless content and knowledge platform, TerminusCMS makes it easy for front-end developers to quickly build frontends to serve regulatory bodies, this could be simple dashboards, exports to Excel, or PDF documents.

Workflow accuracy

Compliance often requires the skills of multiple teams, legal, finance, and product teams all get involved. TerminusCMS custom workflows enable you to set up rules and processes to ensure regulatory accuracy is signed off before it is submitted.

Efficiently respond to change

Version control for developers

TerminusCMS not only provides change management for non-technical users, but it also features full version control from the development side. When new data and documentation requirements change due to new legislation, existing compliance models can be cloned or branched to allow developers to make necessary changes to the schema and data ingestion requirements, fully test, and then either merge to the main model or run in parallel for a specific compliance need.