NEW YORK and DEN BOSCH, Netherlands, Jan. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BWise, a subsidiary of NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ), announced it has been cited as a leader according to "The Forrester Wave™: Governance, Risk, And Compliance Platforms, Q1 2014." This new research, conducted by Christopher McClean, Nick Hayes, Renee Murphy with Stephanie Balaouras and Kelley Mak, Forrester, Inc. names BWise a leader from among the 19 companies selected to participate in the study.
BWise is owned by NASDAQ OMX and is part of the NASDAQ OMX solutions offering for both public and private companies, to help them operate as better companies. Hundreds of organizations in virtually every industry trust the BWise ® GRC Platform to track, measure, and manage their reputational and financial risks."We are honored to once again have been named a leader in the GRC marketplace by Forrester," said Luc Brandts, Chief Technology Officer, BWise. "We are committed to delivering industry-leading, next generation GRC solutions, particularly as we combine our GRC platform with NASDAQ OMX's premium board portal and media monitoring solutions, as well as the company's market surveillance platform for brokers, exchanges and regulators. We believe we truly have a unique offering in the international marketplace." About BWise BWise, a NASDAQ OMX company, is a global leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) software. Based on a strong heritage in business process management, the BWise ® GRC Platform provides companies with highly-rated, proven software solutions for Risk Management, Internal Control, Internal Audit, Compliance & Policy Management, IT GRC and Sustainability Performance Management. BWise's end-to-end solutions support an organization's ability to understand, track, measure, and manage key organizational risks. BWise helps companies truly be in control by balancing performance with their financial and reputational risks, improving corporate accountability, increasing financial, strategic and operating efficiencies. Using BWise, organizations are able to efficiently comply with anti-corruption regulations like FCPA and the UK Bribery Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, European Corporate Governance Codes, ISAE3402/SAS-70, PCI-DSS, Solvency II, Basel II and III, Dodd-Frank, ISO-standards, and many more. BWise sales, service and support offices around the globe provide for the GRC needs of hundreds of clients, including: adidas, AEGON, Ahold, AngloGold Ashanti, Connexxion, Health Alliance Plan (HAP) of Michigan, LeapFrog, Liebherr, Marathon Oil, Southern Company, Swiss Life, and Transcontinental.
CONTACT: BWise, a NASDAQ OMX company Clarinda Dobbelaar Vice President, Marketing +(31) 73 6464 915 email@example.com www.bwise.com Ryan Wells +1 (212) 231-5541 (office) +1 (646) 581-4286 (mobile) Ryan.Wells@NASDAQOMX.com