December 17, 2007

BWise Joins the Open Compliance & Ethics Group’s Technology Council

‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, and Phoenix, AZ – December 17, 2007 – The Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG), the only nonprofit organization offering comprehensive guidance, standards, benchmarks and tools for integrating governance, risk management, internal control and compliance (GRC) processes, is pleased to announce that BWise, a leading provider of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software solutions, has today joined the OCEG leadership community as a member of the Technology Council.

BWise will contribute its practical experience in the North American and European governance and policy management market to OCEG’s broad approach to GRC technology alignment. In addition, BWise will use OCEG’s tools and resources that enable businesses to improve their compliance, risk and ethics programs in developing technology products and services.

"BWise is proud to be a part of the OCEG community and to join the Technology Council in its mission to help organizations leverage their extensive investments in GRC-related process automation to improve the health and sustain the integrity of their business," said Luc Brandts, CTO and Founder of BWise.

“OCEG is very excited to welcome BWise as the newest member of our global Technology Council. BWise has established expertise in enterprise process management automation. We look forward to their contributions in evolved governance, risk and policy management technology. BWise’s participation on the Technology Council will advance OCEG’s performance-driven GRC technology perspective and integrated program development in Europe and in North America,” said Lane Leskela, Vice President of Technology Programs at OCEG.
BWise’s mission is to ensure that client compliance goals are achieved, company risks are defined, and underlying processes are documented. BWise enables end users to easily accomplish their tasks and provides quick insight for management. With templates and a best-practice implementation approach, BWise provides management with the ability to measure and manage risks and comply with strict rules and legislation such as Sarbanes-Oxley, IFRS, Basel II, ISO-standards, and European Corporate Governance Codes, while optimizing company performance.

With over 11,000 members representing 66 professions across 44 countries, OCEG provides critical information to some of the largest, most reputable companies in the world, while also meeting the needs of individual GRC executives. OCEG is the only nonprofit organization that offers comprehensive guidance, standards, benchmarks and tools for integrating governance, risk and compliance processes. OCEG’s unique organizational structure allows members to take advantage of contributions from thousands of experts in companies on a similar mission: aligning overall company performance with GRC objectives.

About BWise

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 175,000 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, United Kingdom, Germany and India. For more information, visit http://www.bwise.com.

About Open Compliance & Ethics Group

OCEG is the only nonprofit organization offering comprehensive guidance, standards, benchmarks and tools for integrating governance, risk management, internal control and compliance (GRC) processes. Our unique platform and organizational structure helps you take advantage of contributions from thousands of experts and companies - many of them just like yours. Our guidance, benchmarking, custom tools and communities of practice help you drive principled performance™. www.oceg.org

CONTACTS:

For BWise: Kim Larkin
Larkin Communications
703.250.3590
klarkin@larkincomm.com

For OCEG:
Lane Leskela 425.385.3000
lane.leskela@oceg.org

 

 

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