"As supply chains become increasingly global and more complex, companies are looking for ways to proactively assess many types of risks to this crucial pipeline,” said Tom Ogburn, LexisNexis Legal & Professional vice president and managing director for Business Insight Solutions. “LexisNexis SmartWatch is unlike any other product on the market today; it helps procurement and supply management professionals proactively monitor and identify risk beyond just a financial stress score. The comprehensive and timely intelligence provided by LexisNexis SmartWatch enables companies to protect their bottom lines and their reputations.”LexisNexis SmartWatch gives users the ability to proactively uncover hidden dangers, prioritize sensitive situations, track trends over time, avoid costly business interruptions and quickly develop liability mitigation strategies to resolve issues with suppliers, vendors and customers. LexisNexis SmartWatch was developed in close cooperation with the award-winning procurement organization of Reed Elsevier, parent company of LexisNexis, along with supply chain management professionals from other companies, representing many industry sectors. Prototypes were tested and feedback was provided throughout the development process. “LexisNexis SmartWatch is intuitive, easy-to-use and insightful, and we are excited to have played a role in its development,” says Lisa Bowling, Chief Procurement Officer for Reed Elsevier. “It will provide us with more comprehensive and proactive awareness of potential risks in our supply base. With LexisNexis SmartWatch we will be able to more effectively monitor critical suppliers, while expanding our ability to track a broader base of strategic and preferred suppliers that cannot be efficiently monitored today.” More information about LexisNexis SmartWatch is available at www.lexisnexis.com/smart-watch. About LexisNexis Legal & Professional LexisNexis® Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.