April 03, 2012 08:56 ET

BWise Hosts GRC Webinar Featuring Independent Research Firm

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, NETHERLANDS and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 3, 2012) - BWise, the global leader in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) management software, announced today that it will host a webinar on GRC on Thursday, April 12, 2012. To support an enterprise in improving efficiency and control over operational, financial and reputational risks, BWise believes in an integrated approach. This is especially important in a constantly changing business environment and regulatory climate. The online event, titled "The GRC Journey: A Practical Approach to Integrate GRC initiatives," will address these needs. The webinar will feature guest speaker Chris McClean, of Forrester Research, Inc. and Luc Brandts, CTO and Founder of BWise.

The webinar will offer a perspective and historical information on the growth and evolution of GRC as a business practice, based on industry research conducted by Forrester. BWise will share its GRC Journey concepts and the importance of a company-wide risk management structure to provide discernibility and visibility on risks. BWise will also provide supporting experiences with actual client deployments.

Mr. Brandts, said, "Governance, Risk Management and Compliance are an imperative for the enterprise. Having alignment across departments, roles, executives and the day to day practitioners of risk, audit, compliance and internal control is key to a successful GRC project for an organization. During the webinar we will present a practical approach to organizing this strategy efficiently."

A wide range of GRC professionals may be interested in the webinar. Professionals in risk, audit, regulatory compliance, policies & procedures and internal control roles will all be interested in the discussion. Executives who have insight into an enterprise's risk management, corporate objectives and financial planning and analysis (FP&A) will also find the online session of value. You can register for the online session here.

You can read more and comment about your own company's GRC Journey on the BWise Blog or @BWiseGRC on Twitter. Independent analyst firm, Forrester Research, named BWise a leader in its December 2011 report: "The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Governance, Risk, And Compliance Platforms, Q4 2011."

For more information and to register for the webinar please visit

About BWise:
BWise, established in 1994, is the global leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) software. Based on a strong heritage in business process management, BWise delivers a truly integrated and proven GRC platform.

With this platform, BWise supports an organization to track, measure and manage key organizational risks in one integrated system. By doing so, BWise helps customers to be truly in control by sustainably balancing their performance and risks. BWise also enables it customers to increase corporate accountability; strengthen financial, strategic and operational efficiencies; and maximize performance, while understanding risks. Using BWise, organizations are able to comply with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, ISAE3402/SAS-70, PCI, Solvency II, Basel II and III, Dodd-Frank, ISO-standards, European Corporate Governance Codes and many more.

BWise provides for the GRC needs of hundreds of customers, worldwide, across all industries. Customers include adidas, AEGON, AngloGold Ashanti, Connexxion, Health Alliance Plan (HAP) of Michigan, LeapFrog, Liebherr, Marathon Oil, Southern Company, Swiss Life, TNT and Transcontinental. BWise has offices in the Netherlands, United States, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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