SOURCE: BWise

BWise, Inc

November 08, 2010 15:23 ET

BWise Hosts Industry Leaders at 2010 Customer Summit

Convergence of Enterprise Initiatives Top of Mind for Decision-Makers

NEW YORK, NY and 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - November 8, 2010) -  BWise, the leading provider of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Management platforms, recently convened its annual Customer Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. The topic on decision-makers and managers' minds at the Summit and the overall theme of the event was the convergence of key business initiatives at enterprises and the use of an enterprise GRC platform such as BWise. BWise's platform converges key business initiatives, helping companies save on compliance and risk management costs and develop enterprise efficiencies.

Evelien Zonneveld, Director Advisory Services at KPMG LLP, kicked off the summit with a keynote speech and presentation on the benefits and challenges of GRC Convergence. The presentation included valuable research from the GRC platform marketplace gathered by the firm and KPMG's study of GRC, The Convergence Challenge, February 2010. Ms. Zonneveld said, "I found the entire summit incredibly valuable. It provided an opportunity for all of us to discuss the challenges involved in corporate projects, and the benefits that can come out of sound GRC management. Overall, the whole experience was very worthwhile." 

Valuable and Open Discussion
BWise and its customer Southern Company, one of the largest generators of electricity in the U.S., hosted the Customer Summit. The Customer Summit included demonstrations from BWise Executives on the latest developments for its platform; presentations from BWise customers Southern Company and World Bank on their implementation and use of the vendor's software; and roundtable discussions on the use of BWise to accomplish convergence. The day also included an executive forum among key decision makers from industries including Banking, Financial Services and Insurance. BWise also presented its annual innovation award at the Summit to World Bank.

Joe LeBas, President of BWise, North America, said, "The intent of the annual BWise Customer Summit is to gather customers in various industries from across the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean and facilitate collaborative discussions on the application and importance of Governance, Risk Management and Compliance initiatives within their enterprises. I am pleased to report that BWise customers are directly impacting positive operating results by using BWise to power their compliance and enterprise risk management initiatives. These forums are also invaluable to BWise in strengthening our ongoing commitment as a customer-focused organization and an innovative market leader."

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 truly integrated and proven GRC solutions. With these GRC solutions BWise supports an organization to get 'in control' of all of its enterprise risks and compliance obligations. To become 'in control', BWise enables its customers to increase corporate accountability; strengthening financial, strategic and operational efficiencies; and maximizing performance, while understanding risks.

Hundreds of customers, in virtually all markets and industries in more than 80 countries, are served by BWise for their GRC needs. Utilizing templates and a best-practice implementation approach, BWise enables management to monitor and manage risks and comply to regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, ISAE3402 / SAS-70, Basel II and III and Solvency II, ISO-standards, European Corporate Governance Codes and many more. BWise has offices in the Netherlands, United States, United Kingdom, Germany and India. For more information, visit www.bwise.com.

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