December 9, 2008

BWise Announces Successful DACH Customer Summit, Highlighting GRC Best Practices from Switzerland and Germany

Roche Honored with 2008 Customer Award


Basel, December 9, 2008 – BWise, the leading provider of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software solutions, today announced the success of the first German and Swiss Customer Summit held in Basel, Switzerland last week. This was the first customer summit in this region. F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG was host of this event and honored with the 2008 Customer Award for being the first customer in the DACH region. Roche, Ciba and Allianz all gave insight into their best GRC practices with using BWise.

At the summit, customers discussed key trends and developments in GRC, in a forum that enabled the exchange of experiences from organizations in various sectors like financial services and the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. BWise executives Robert Pijselman, CEO and Luc Brandts, Founder and CTO of BWise, outlined the company strategy and product road map. Robert Pijselman said “We want to constantly improve our thought leadership on GRC solutions that can help companies to increase operational effectiveness and performance while reducing risks.”

New products, such as an integrated Internal Audit module and BWise 4.0 service pack 2 were demonstrated and discussed with customers. “I am very pleased with the results of the first DACH Customer Summit. It was very nice to see that we also provided a value added experience by offering a platform for the sharing of experiences among our customers.” said Richard Jansen, Swiss and German Area Manager BWise.

After the end of the official summit, customers were invited for a tour in Basel and a dinner together with BWise executives and several consultants. For more information, please visit:

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About BWise
BWise is the 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 3.000,000 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. For more information, visit

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