BWise U.S. Customer Summit Showcases Company and Customer Success
Presentations and Workshops Reaffirm Risk-Based Approach to GRC Initiatives
New York, NY…February 21, 2007 – BWise, a leading provider of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software solutions, today announced the results of its U.S. Customer Summit, which was held in New York on February 8, 2007.
The summit, which included presentations from BWise customers, AEGON and The Nielsen Company, underscored the need for a risk-based approach to GRC initiatives. Customers from across the U.S. and Canada traveled to the summit to share experiences about successful implementations and lessons learned. A key topic was the maturing market’s approach at focusing on business processes first – through an enterprise risk management framework that moves Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and risk management to new levels of efficiency and lowers the total cost of ownership.
BWise also collaborated with customers to shape the next release of its market driven GRC solution. Version 3.3, unveiled in December 2006, incorporated more than 700 change requests that were based directly on customer feedback, including significantly increased efficiencies for control testing and enhanced issue management workflow capabilities. These newest features were cited by customers at the summit as key differentiators for BWise. The next version release, scheduled for later this year, will be guided by continual market feedback and BWise’s best practices approach to GRC.
In addition, the summit included the inaugural Customer Innovation Award, which was presented to The Nielsen Company for its vision and dedication to its governance, risk and compliance initiative.
“BWise’s commitment to our customers is underscored by our best practices approach to product development through a meticulous and market-driven process that ensures superior results,” stated Robert Pijselman, Chief Executive Officer of BWise. “We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity again this year to meet directly with our valued customers to hear their ideas, while giving them the chance to share experiences and lessons learned. This kind of partnership gives companies from across the globe the opportunity to come together to not only help shape technology advances, but improve processes, which is central to the success of a GRC solution.”
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BWise is a global leader in compliance and enterprise risk management software, with a strong heritage in business process management. Established in 1994, BWise delivers proven solutions to help organizations become “in control” by increasing corporate accountability; strengthening financial, strategic and operational efficiencies; and maximizing performance and ROI. With more than 1,200 customers in more then 80 countries worldwide and 150,000 users in virtually all markets, BWise has developed a strong and sustainable presence in the compliance and risk management sectors. Utilizing templates and a best-practice implementation approach, BWise enables management to measure and manage risks and to comply with rules and legislation such as Sarbanes-Oxley, European Corporate Governance Codes, IFRS, Basel II, ISO-standards and more. BWise has offices in the Netherlands, United States and India. For more information, visit http://www.bwise.com.
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