SOURCE: Approva Corporation

Approva Corporation

November 17, 2009 10:19 ET

Approva's Controls Intelligence Suite ca smart Certified With CA GRC Manager

Interoperability Enables End-to-End Controls Management Process

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2009) - Approva® Corporation today announced that its flagship offering, the Approva Controls Intelligence Suite, has been ca smart certified with CA Governance, Risk and Compliance Manager from CA, Inc.

The certified solution automates the end-to-end financial and application controls management process. The integrated solution allows organizations to test and analyze their applications' control environments using Approva and then publish that control evidence in CA GRC Manager. CA and Approva allow organizations to strengthen their overall controls environment while improving the ability to manage total compliance costs.

"The integration between CA and Approva allows organizations to utilize a single system of record for automating and continuously monitoring transactions throughout the enterprise to facilitate their compliance with various regulations," said Tom McHale, VP of product management for CA GRC Manager. "This will significantly improve our customers' ability to manage their overall compliance costs while providing a more comprehensive and holistic enterprise-wide business governance solution."

ca smart solutions are certified to integrate seamlessly with CA's industry-leading technologies, providing customers with substantial and immediate business benefits.

Together, CA and Approva provide companies with dynamic decision support that goes beyond financial controls management. The integration allows companies to design, test, monitor and manage governance, risk and compliance information for both financial and IT operational controls, providing a holistic governance solution. Users can map Approva's out-of-the-box rules for testing segregation of duties controls, system configuration settings, sensitive transaction monitoring and business process transactions directly to controls that are documented in CA GRC Manager. In addition to eliminating the manual effort associated with testing and documenting controls, the solution provides on-demand access to comprehensive and reliable controls information for a larger community of users. It also streamlines the audit process by enabling users to document all control evidence in a single location.

"We're excited to partner with CA," said John Becker, Approva's CEO. "This interoperable solution is a great example of how Approva's open integration framework simplifies the way we work with complementary software solutions to provide enhanced customer value that leverages customers' investments in compliance solutions such as CA GRC Manager."

About Approva

Approva® Corporation is the industry-leading provider of continuous controls monitoring software and is the industry standard at Big-4 audit firms. We enable business, finance, IT and audit professionals to identify, manage and prevent business exceptions in order to reduce compliance risk, increase operational efficiency and prevent inappropriate payments. Global companies such as Bayer, DirecTV, Discovery Communications, First Advantage, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney and T-Mobile rely on Approva to deliver actionable and auditable intelligence of control breakdowns across their business systems, processes and transactions. Approva has certified integrations with Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, IBM and SAP to provide a holistic Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) solution. For more information, visit or call us at +1-703-956-8300.

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