Organizations often must comply with some control framework (FedRamp, SOC-2, etc.). These regulations, often complicated PDFs, must be converted into checks to prove SDLC compliance. Now, consider the impact of this process to prove adherence to multiple regulations. This process:
Requires many duplicative iterations, depending on the framework.
Wastes valuable resources with repetitive grunt work.
Changes in controls or tools call for reevaluating the process's validity.
All these make compliance a manual, momentary task, regardless of ongoing application changes.