November 30, 2011 10:53 ET

Independent Research Firm Named BWise a Leader in Enterprise GRC Platforms

NEW YORK, NY and 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2011) - Today BWise announced its placement as a leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk management and Compliance (GRC) software solutions, according to "The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance Platforms, Q4 2011," a report by Chris McClean with Stephanie Balaouras and Nicholas M. Hayes. Forrester Research, Inc. has named BWise a leader from among the thirteen companies selected to participate in the report.

"BWise continues to demonstrate why it has been one of the strongest vendors in the GRC market, displaying a robust platform with a range of new product features since our previous evaluation," stated the report.

According to the report, "BWise scored a 5.00 across all four risk and control measurement subcriteria, displaying flexible and customizable risk and control measurement features, the ability for users to map business processes to relevant risk and compliance objects and new continuous control monitoring features that separate the product from other traditional GRC competitors."

The BWise platform capabilities are founded on the company's established history of providing reliable GRC solutions to organizations across multiple industries and in more than 120 countries. BWise CTO and Founder, Luc Brandts, said, "We have been providing customers with sustainable GRC solutions for more than eighteen years. Our solutions include unique capabilities that drive efficiency, such as process management and continuous monitoring and auditing. Our focused and agile team effectively serves our global customer base, proving our ability to execute and deploy our platform with unparalleled ease."

BWise CEO, Robert Pijselman, said, "Everyone at BWise is honored to have been named a leader in this market. We feel Forrester's recognition accentuates our ability to execute on our vision, delivering an outstanding enterprise GRC suite. Our platform makes GRC projects actionable through a best practice approach to business process management and manageable by defining sustainable solutions for relevant risks."

Mr. Pijselman continued, "We have noticed the number of departments involved in GRC projects is continually increasing. We now see Finance, IT, Risk Management, Audit, Compliance, and Sustainability Management all involved in the search for efficient and effective ways to manage their workload. We believe our best practice approach enables customers to unify all their EGRC initiatives in one platform. Having been named a leader by Forrester we believe highlights how the BWise solution can provide results and a profound return on investment for our customers. We would particularly like to thank all of the BWise customers." For more information and to request the report 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 risk 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 its 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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