Unit21 vs. Sardine

See how Unit21 stacks up against Sardine.

Unit21's customizable no-code solution reduces reliance on engineering or outsourcing to professional services.

We provide you with the ability to test rules to reduce false positives and deliver accurate results.

Unit21’s Case Management solution allows you to auto-create and file SARs to FinCEN and goAML in 56+ countries with just one click.

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Why Teams Choose Unit21 vs. Sardine



Case Management

Preliminary product 

Yes. Seamlessly connects with Transaction Monitoring and Onboarding Orchestration.


KYC and Device Intelligence Available

Open and flexible logic provider that can ingest any KYC or custom data to onboard users. Also, directly connects alerts to Case Management.

Transaction Monitoring 

Uses both black-box model and rules. Rules use same 1,000+ signals as the black-box model

Monitor any kind of data create, tune, test, or deploy rules to production. 1,000+ out-of-the-box money laundering and fraud rules; all customizable, based on deep statistical modeling & industry standards.

Workflows Changes  

Charges one-time per unique user

Change your workflows after you’re live. DIY or work with the Success team at no additional cost.


Professional services and engineering sources required for any customization.

Highly customizable without engineering or professional resources.

Rule Backtesting 

Not available

Backtest rules against historical data in real time to see what would have been flagged; reduce false positives; dedupe and group alerts. No coding or engineering resources required.

SAR/STR Filing

Not available

• Autocreate and file SARs to FinCEN, goAML 56+ countries and NCA. 
• SAR Narratives and Validation.


Information not available. Charges for Onboarding

Small or Medium 4-6 weeks. Enterprise — 3 months. Included in licensing cost.

Take Control of Fraud and
AML Management

Grow and simplify anti-fraud and AML efforts with Unit21's no-code and automated solutions

Scalable, No-code workflows

Build automated and customized workflows to scale KYC ad AML verifications, and reduce review costs and abandonment rate

Automated SAR Filing & Actions

Direct SAR e-filing to FinCEN with templated and pre-populated SARs and narratives. Automated goAML reporting to 56+ countries

Starter Rule Sets

Accelerate with pre-built starter rules vetted by compliance consultants to meet minimum standards for your industry in weeks

trusted by leading fintechs, lenders, brokerages, exchanges, and crypto companies

Unit21 Provides a Complete Platform for the Detection, Investigation and Reporting of Fraud and Money Laundering

Onboarding Orchestration

Use a no-code and scalable operating engine to create workflows to enable frictionless customer journeys

Approve More Good Users at Scale

Combine KYC/KYB information with other data signals to orchestrate user journeys

Easily Automate Custom Workflows

Workflow orchestration allows teams to verify customers with a simple drag-and-drop, no-code interface

Seamlessly Resolve Alerts in Case Management

KYC/KYB alerts connect directly into Unit21’s case management solution to speed up investigations.

Identity Verification Feature Screenshot
Transaction Monitoring Feature Screenshot

Transaction Monitoring

Go beyond transactions with inclusive and customizable data monitoring to ensure BSA/AML teams have control and visibility over all suspicious activity

Control with No-code

User-friendly, no-code interface. AML and risk teams can easily define rules and workflows.

Starter Rule Sets

Accelerate with pre-built starter rules to meet AML and risk standards for your industry in weeks

Highly Visible

Monitor wide-range of data & test rules to reduce false positives by 60%+. All actions have auditable records.

Case Management

Informed and Automated Case Management

Automated Actions and Reporting

Use custom workflows and action buttons with direct e-filing to FinCEN and export to goAML

One Consolidated Dashboard

Put an end to working with multiple tabs and use one consolidated view with Unit21 for improved investigations

Incisive Visualizations

Visualize relationships and patterns using link and activity analysis to better suss out suspicious activity

Case Management Feature Screenshot

Trusted by startups and the world's largest companies

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"We qualified every solution possible. The flexibility and automation of the Unit21 platform made the decision simple. Unit21 is extremely data agnostic, which means we don't need to wait for months to integrate."

Jerry Chou
Chief Compliance Officer at Line

reduction in false-positives
within 90 days of using

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“When rules are capturing fraud fast, you’re creating a good impact for your customers. We’re also able to empower our fraud team so they feel more confident and creative. They aren’t manually looking for alerts and can push the limits of their capabilities."

Alex Faivusovich
Head of Fraud Risk at Lili

reduction in fraud loss
and cut investigation
time by 75% with Unit21

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“Unit21’s platform is actually built with the customer in mind. Unit21 was also very easy to integrate. We easily saved months of engineering effort if we built this on our own. The case for ‘buy’ has never been more straightforward.”

Erika Roodsari
Head of Risk Products at Intuit

reduction in alert
investigations times

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"Unit21 is solving our biggest problem by monitoring hundreds of thousands of customer accounts. And the best thing is that we have been able to achieve a steady 15% false positive rate. That is a huge deal in an industry where 90 - 95% is the norm."

Kailey Klein
Compliance and AML Officer at Bakkt

false-positive rate
achieved with Unit21
and reduced SAR filing
time by 78%

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"To create a rule/model on our prior system took a matter of days, from ticket submission through implementation. With Unit21, it takes approximately 1-2 hours to compose the rule syntax, run the validation, and implement."

Brian Higdon
CFO at Envel

reduction in rule validation/deployment
time and cut alert
investigation time by 66%

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