January 8, 2008

Press Release

BWise, Named Frontrunner in Overall GRC Capabilities According to Independent Research Firm, Forecasts Strong Growth in 2008

BWise Builds on Position as a Leader with GRC Webinar Series Featuring Michael Rasmussen and Continued International Expansion

New York, NY and ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, January 8, 2008 – BWise, a leading provider of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software solutions, today announced a strong growth forecast for 2008. BWise was cited in December 2007 as “the frontrunner in overall GRC capabilities” in the Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Platforms 2007.

As part of its 2008 growth strategy, BWise will host a targeted GRC webinar series to help organizations tackle specific GRC challenges and uncover hidden business opportunities. The first in the series, Governance Risk & Compliance Platform Requirements, will take place January 23, 2008 at 11:00 EST. Featuring Michael Rasmussen, President Corporate Integrity, LLC; and Luc Brandts, CTO and Founder, BWise – this educational webinar will help participants understand how to develop a GRC technology blueprint designed to eradicate operational silos and enable true convergence of governance, risk and compliance. Registration is available at www.bwise.com.
As a visionary global leader in the GRC market since 1994, BWise forecasts a year of significant growth and expansion internationally including continued widespread adoption within the North America market. “Now that we are past the initial panic invoked by Sarbanes-Oxley, companies are understanding how to embrace an enterprise-wide view of their GRC efforts that is turning compliance into a business driver,” stated Luc Brandts, CTO and founder of BWise. “BWise is continuing to set new standards of industry excellence. We will be continually applying our knowledge and proven skills to help our customers to drive sustainability, consistency, efficiency, and transparency into enterprise risk and compliance initiatives.”
BWise was one of 15 select companies that Forrester invited to participate in the report, evaluated on their current offerings, strategy and market presence. According to the report, “BWise demonstrated the strongest overall offering.”

BWise has a rapidly growing customer base across Europe, Northern America and Asia with users in all five continents.


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