As global development accelerates to support ever increasing demands for software complexity, those who operate in regulated environments are finding that Export Control regulations have not evolved at the same pace. Executives are increasingly being asked, “How are you controlling data movement every day? Can you be sure that the system underpinning your global development is enforcing access rights, permissions and visibility to export controlled software?” To avoid falling foul of export control regulations, companies are being forced to invest more heavily in controls and infrastructure to maintain compliance and auditability. This paper looks at how the introduction of supporting technology can ease the compliance burden, facilitate greater collaboration and enhance performance and efficiency going forward.