SOURCE: OpenPages

September 12, 2005 10:24 ET

Simmons Bedding Company Selects OpenPages Sox Express for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

WALTHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2005 -- OpenPages, the leading provider of enterprise governance, risk and compliance management (GRCM) solutions, today announced that Simmons Bedding Company has selected OpenPages Sarbanes-Oxley Express (SOX Express) for its Sarbanes-Oxley compliance initiatives. Simmons Bedding will deploy SOX Express to automate the company's ongoing test and review of its internal controls documentation in order to reduce the time and resource costs associated with Section 404 and 302 compliance.

Atlanta-based Simmons Bedding Company is one of the world's largest mattress manufacturers, manufacturing and marketing a broad range of products including Beautyrest®, BackCare®, BackCare Kids®, Olympic® Queen, Deep Sleep® and HealthSmart™. The Company operates 17 conventional bedding manufacturing facilities and three juvenile bedding manufacturing facilities across the United States and Puerto Rico. Simmons is committed to developing superior mattresses and promoting a higher quality sleep for consumers around the world. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.simmons.com.

"Based on its leading domain expertise, OpenPages has developed a flexible and easy-to-use solution that can be deployed quickly," said Wade Vann, chief information officer at Simmons. "We chose SOX Express because it has the strongest functionality for our evolving compliance requirements."

OpenPages SOX Express is the market-leading software solution for reducing the time and resource costs associated with ongoing compliance for Sections 302 and 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. SOX Express combines powerful document management, business process management and flexible reporting capabilities in an extremely easy-to-use environment that enables an organization to document financial controls and automate the end-to-end compliance process. Completely Web-based, SOX Express maximizes end-user participation with little training. Its dashboards can be used by project managers, documentation team members, internal auditors and external auditors to plan, document and test the internal controls framework of the company, and to attest to the financial statements.

For more information on OpenPages' line of enterprise governance, risk and compliance management solutions or to register for a weekly webinar, please call 781-647-3800 or visit www.openpages.com.

About OpenPages

Founded in 1996, OpenPages is the leading provider of enterprise governance, risk and compliance management (GRCM) software solutions. OpenPages' solutions streamline knowledge-intensive processes to improve corporate accountability, reduce disclosure process cost, enhance internal controls management productivity, and increase investor confidence. The company's portfolio of solutions includes SOX Express, the market-leading enterprise application for automating the compliance requirements of Sections 404 and 302 of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and OPtimum ORM, an enterprise risk management software solution that enables entities to identify, analyze and manage operational risk on an integrated, company-wide basis. The world's largest corporations in diverse markets -- including financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, media/entertainment, retail/consumer, energy, high technology, health services and life sciences -- rely on OpenPages for cost-effective, efficient, sustainable governance, risk and compliance management. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, with international headquarters in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, and regional offices throughout North America.

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