January 6, 2009

Press Release

CAPGEMINI AND BWISE SHARE THEIR EXPERTISE
IN GOVERNANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE

Paris, on January 6, 2009 - Capgemini, one of the world leaders in consultancy, IT, data processing and outsourcing, announced today that its subsidiary, Capgemini Finance et Services SAS (“Capgemini FS”), just signed a partnership agreement with BWise, the world’s leading supplier of software solutions for the management of the Governance, the Risks and Compliance (GRC), to deliver joint services on the French market.

By combining their competences, Capgemini FS and BWise aimed to provide organizations wishing to develop a GRC strategy, an integrated offer of services to meet the constraints arising from the evolution of the regulations.

While relying on the GRC platform of BWise and the skill and technical expertise of Capgemini FS, the two partners will offer their customers solutions to optimize their strategies with regards to their governance, risk management and compliance. This approach also makes it possible to gain effectiveness in the processes of internal control and audit.

For Andre Cichowlas, Director of Operations at Capgemini Finances & Services SAS: “We already work with consultants from BWise on GRC projects and we help customers to identify, assess, test, follow and control their risks and controls. By integrating the studies and the evaluations into the controls and risks of the company, all relevant GRC information is now available in one place.”

Capgemini FS also offers complementary services, necessary to the success of a GRC strategy, such as the organizational reengineering in the transformation processes and change management.

“We are proud of this partnership. Capgemini provides us the opportunity to develop the French market, which is one of our goals,” add Robert Pijselman, Chief Executive Officer of BWise. “We are pleased that a major player such as Capgemini chose BWise as one of its principal partners in the field of the GRC.”

A lot of international customers are already supported by the BWise solution for their GRC projects. Capgemini FS and BWise serve companies, from the design to the operational implementation of their GRC processes and in the setting of their policy of the control of the risks.


About BWise
BWise is the global leader in Governance, enterprise Risk and Compliance 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 300.000 users in more than 80 countries worldwide 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, Corporate Governance Codes, IFRS, Basel II, ISO-standards and more. BWise has offices in the Netherlands, United States, United Kingdom, Germany and India.

About Capgemini
Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Capgemini provides its clients with insights and capabilities that boost their freedom to achieve superior results through a unique way of working - the Collaborative Business Experience - and through a global delivery model called Rightshore®, which aims to offer the right resources in the right location at competitive cost. Present in 36 countries, Capgemini reported 2007 global revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and employs over 88,000 people worldwide.

 

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