NASDAQ OMX’s BWise and Matrix Agree to Partnership
Offering best-of-industry Governance, Risk Management and Compliance software and services to the Israeli market
New York, Herzlia, Israel and Den Bosch, the Netherlands, October 1, 2013 – BWise, a NASDAQ OMX company and the leading provider of enterprise Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (eGRC) software, today announced it has entered into a business partnership agreement with Matrix (TASE: MTRX), the leading information technology company in Israel. This business partnership agreement offers customers in Israel local support for the BWise® GRC Platform.
Matrix, a publically-traded company listed on the Tel Aviv stock exchange, has developed and implements leading technologies, software solutions and products. It also manages some of the leading IT projects in Israel, provides infrastructure, consulting, implementation and developing services, outsourcing, offshore, testing, training and assimilation. Matrix and BWise will join forces in selling and supporting the BWise integrated enterprise GRC software platform which enables clients to significantly improve business performance, manage financial and reputational risks and ensure compliance.
Amir Harel, VP Business Development at the Software Product Division of Matrix said, "The Israeli IT market is an advanced industry constantly looking for ways to improve business performance and processes. As the leading IT Company in Israel with vast experience and familiarity with all the Israeli enterprise and SMB’s, the partnership with BWise will help us serve our clients with the most appropriate solution in Risk Management, Governance, Compliance and Audit."
“Establishing this strategic partnership with Matrix will help BWise to further develop the Israeli market,” said Rob van Straten, Senior Vice President of Sales for BWise. “BWise is very pleased with this partnership which further enables us to engage with new clients in the region and to meet the high demand for Governance, Risk and Compliance software solutions. We look forward to entering into this strategic partnership with Matrix as they have an excellent reputation as a provider of professional services to enterprises in Israel. Their entrepreneurial approach and their high level of technical and consultancy competencies are an ideal fit with the BWise values and business model.”
From left to right: 1. Mr. Yona Bakalchuk (Matrix, Director Sales), 2. Mr. Howard Zev (BWise, VP APAC-MEA), 3. Mr. Leon La Porte (BWise, Sales Director), 4. Mr. Amir Harel (Matrix, VP Business Development at Software Product Division)
Matrix, which employs 6,500 IT professionals, is the leading information technology company in Israel. Matrix executes some of the largest IT projects in Israel. Matrix develops and implements leading technologies, software solutions and products, it provides infrastructure and consulting services, outsourcing, offshore, training and assimilation. It represents, and markets the world's leading software vendors. Among its customers matrix counts hundreds of the leading Israeli organizations and companies in the fields of industry, retail, banking and finances, telecom, defense, health, and the government/public sector.
Matrix’s uniqueness is in its business vision and in its ability to adjust technologies and solutions to the customer’s needs; due to combining the IT horizontal services that give a solution to fully managing and implementing an IT project, services of the sectors that supply the knowledge and the experience in the content world of the sectors and the business vision and the centers of excellence that give the experience and specialization of the applicative and the technical solutions.
Matrix is traded at the Tel Aviv stock exchange in the TA-100 index and is also traded in the prestigious index of the big dividend-distributing companies – Tel-Div 20. The Matrix sales revenue during 2012 was 2 billion NIS. The research companies (IDC and STKI) have been ranking Matrix in first place in the IT services field in Israel.