SOURCE: Approva Corporation

Approva Corporation

October 06, 2010 10:12 ET

Approva Releases the "Official Control Freak eHandbook"

New Publication Provides Step-by-Step Guide for Evaluating, Implementing and Growing Your Use of Continuous Controls Monitoring (CCM) Applications

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2010) -  Approva Corporation, the leader in continuous controls monitoring (CCM) and audit automation software, today announced the availability of the Official Control Freak eHandbook. This new, step-by-step guide highlights the many ways that CCM solutions can help organizations (and the people that run them) better manage their business by getting a better grip on their controls -- and their lives. 

"At Approva we're passionate about the possibilities for continuous controls monitoring. We've been called Control Freaks once or twice and we're OK with that. We just call it good business," said Michael Evans, Vice President of Marketing for Approva. "We created the Official Control Freak eHandbook as a fun, creative way to educate would-be Control Freaks on the power that CCM solutions have to improve business, reduce risk -- and get them a little closer to reaching total freak actualization in their own lives."

The Official Control Freak eHandbook, or OCFeH as it is affectionately known, gives a soup-to-nuts rundown of CCM solutions that is designed to educate and provide an occasional chuckle that both Freaks and Non-Freaks alike can relate to. Focus areas include CCM 101, why Control Freaks are good for business and why it pays to be a Control Freak -- along with real-world tips on how to leverage control in one's work and personal life. 

The Official Control Freak eHandbook is the latest addition to Approva's Control Freak campaign (, conceived to reclaim the term Control Freak on behalf of the conscientious "Type A" people everywhere on whom our society relies to keep the financial results accurate and the trains running on time. Additional resources related to the campaign include:

  • Control Freak Blog - Spreading the love at a new destination, the Control Freak blog (formerly known as Audit Trail) celebrates everyone from audit lovers to the discreet but passionate community of professionals who just cannot get enough of controls -- whether that's internal controls, controls automation, continuous controls monitoring or controlling the in-laws.
  • Control Freak Q&As - One-on-one sessions with prominent industry Control Freaks featured on Approva's blog.
  • Should've Had a Control Freak Videos - Two-minute vignettes chronicling situations crying out for a little help from a control freak (or two).
  • "Out of Control" Surveys - Stories and fun facts from the trenches -- be they cubicle or C-suite -- on business situations a bit out of control.
  • Onetropolis - A virtual online city, located at, where visitors (or their avatars) can see first-hand a business world where control freaks run the show. Come and visit. No passport required!

To get your copy of the Official Control Freak eHandbook, visit

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 risk, increase operational efficiency and prevent inappropriate payments. Global companies such as Bayer, DirecTV, Discovery Communications, 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, IBM and SAP to provide a holistic Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) solution.

For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our blog, Control Freak, or call +1-703-956-8300.

Contact Information

  • For More Information Contact:
    Marisa Hagerman
    DBC PR+New Media for Approva
    +1. 202.292.4570