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Independent analyst firms provide unbiased and insightful analysis of solution offerings from a wide variety of vendors. MetricStream products and solutions are regularly evaluated by analysts to assess the value they deliver to customers. To read what analysts are saying about GRC and Quality Management software in general and MetricStream offerings in particular, please select from the analyst reports and presentations below.
  Featured Reports:
Forrester The Forrester WaveTM: Governance, Risk, And Compliance Platforms, Q1 2014
by Christopher McClean, Nick Hayes, and Renee Murphy
Download a complimentary copy of the report to get an up-to-date view of the GRC platform landscape.
GRC-2020 GRC 20/20 Vendor Viewpoint - Governance, Risk Management & Compliance Insight
MetricStream is a vendor in the GRC market that GRC 20/20 has closely evaluated and monitored over years. According to the vendor viewpoint, "There are many capable GRC solutions on the market today, but MetricStream provides one of the most comprehensive set of GRC capabilities in the context of business. MetricStream has continued to invest in R&D to enhance its technology consistently year after year and has stretched itself to capacity in client projects to take on challenging and sophisticated implementations to build a comprehensive GRC architecture". Access the complimentary copy of the report today to get a comprehensive overview of MetricStream and its role as a leader in the GRC market.
Gartner Gartner Positions MetricStream in the Leaders Quadrant for Enterprise GRC Platforms for the 6th consecutive year
The Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Platforms presents a global view of Gartner's assessment of the main software vendors that should be considered by organizations seeking a technology solution to support the oversight and operation of enterprise wide risk management and compliance programs, with the overall objective being improvements in corporate governance and the ability to achieve business objectives.
Gartner MetricStream Recognized as a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software 2013
This BCMP product Magic Quadrant is a market snapshot that ranks vendors according to competitive buying criteria. The BCMP product is a specific and detailed set of functionality that needs to manage complex business and BCM processes within all types, sectors and sizes of organizations. Mature BCM programs use BCMP products for business and program management analysis, with a goal of building more resilience into the day-today business process.
Gartner MetricStream Receives "Positive" Rating in Gartner's MarketScope for IT Governance, Risk and Compliance Management Report
MetricStream is rated as 'Positive' in the report. MetricStream provides a common GRC platform which integrates IT GRC with enterprise GRC and business continuity programs, thereby eliminating silos, standardizing processes, and driving collaboration. The solution's integration capabilities extend across an organization's infrastructure, including information security, cloud, and application and business processes.
IDC Bridging the gap between Business GRC and IT GRC
In this report, leading analyst firm KuppingerCole analyzes MetricStream's IT-GRC Solution portfolio and its relevance in the current IT landscape.
GRC-2020 Legal GRC: Effectively Managing Legal Processes
In this report, business presents a broad spectrum of legal and regulatory risks. The enterprise must reliably achieve business objectives while addressing uncertainty, acting with integrity and remaining within mandatory legal requirements.
IDC IDC Vendor Profile - MetricStream: Comprehensive Solutions for IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance
In this report, leading technology research and analysis firm IDC examines MetricStream's GRC solution portfolio and its relevance in the current IT landscape.
Gartner Independent Analyst Firm Positions MetricStream as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise GRC Platforms, 2012
by French Caldwell, John .A Wheeler
This Magic Quadrant for EGRC platforms presents a global view of Gartner's assessment of the main software vendors that should be considered by organizations seeking a technology solution to support the oversight and operation of enterprisewide risk management and compliance programs, with the overall objective being improvements in corporate governance and the ability to achieve business objectives.
Corporate Integrity An Evolving Role of A Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer: Managing Compliance & Ethics in the New Era
Regulations, ethics, and integrity are challenging the organization like never before. As government scrutiny and stakeholder demands for transparency increase, clients want to know if the organization is reputable, while business partners want to see a commitment to compliance and ethics.
Corporate Integrity Research Report: Effective Policy Governance, Oversight, and Management
Effective Policy Management is made possible by an organized policy management committee, an individual assigned to the role of policy manager, and a well-designed policy management lifecycle process.
Forrester The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Governance, Risk, And Compliance Platforms, Q4 2011
by Chris McClean with Stephanie Balaouras and Nicholas M.Hayes
Download a complimentary copy of the report to get an up-to-date view of the GRC platform landscape.
Forrester Technology Adoption Profile: Rising Above Compliance Challenges with GRC Software
A Forrester analysis on the compliance program priorities and challenges of organizations, what they look for in a compliance management software solution, and the ways with which they measure success of a compliance program.
Gartner Independent Analyst Firm Positions MetricStream in Leaders Quadrant for Enterprise GRC Platforms, 2011
by French Caldwell, Tom Scholtz, John Hagerty
The EGRC platform market has expanded from a tactical focus on regulatory compliance to a strategic focus on enterprise risk management. Many vendors are looking toward the next market phase, which includes adding or integrating with business performance management and scorecarding capabilities.
Forrester Market Overview: GRC Platforms
by Chris McClean
To get an up-to-date view of the GRC platform landscape. You can also use the methodology and the evaluation criteria to develop a sound selection process to select the GRC platform that best fits your requirements.
Forrester Forrester Research, Inc. Names MetricStream as a leader in the Forrester Wave™ report for Enterprise Governance, Risk, And Compliance Platforms
by Chris McClean
To assess the state of the enterprise GRC platform market and see how the vendors stack up against each other, Forrester evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of top 14 enterprise GRC vendors from among 114 peers. This report provides the definition, key capabilities, future trends and evaluation criteria for GRC platforms.
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Independent Analyst Firm Positions MetricStream in Leaders Quadrant for Enterprise GRC Platforms, 2011
by French Caldwell, Tom Scholtz, John Hagerty
The EGRC platform market has expanded from a tactical focus on regulatory compliance to a strategic focus on enterprise risk management. Many vendors are looking toward the next market phase, which includes adding or integrating with business performance management and scorecarding capabilities.


 

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Governance, Risk & Compliance Platforms, 2010
by French Caldwell
The EGRC platform market has expanded from a tactical focus on regulatory compliance to a strategic focus on enterprise risk management. Many vendors are looking toward the next market phase, which includes adding or integrating with business performance management and scorecarding capabilities.


 

Complimentary Gartner Report: MarketScope for IT Governance, Risk and Compliance Management
by Paul E. Proctor, Mark Nicolett
IT GRCM is maturing as a technology. The market is growing steadily, but remains relatively small with a crowded field of vendors. IT GRCM products address requirements to automate risk management, and should be of interest to the majority of Gartner's client base.


 

Gartner Positions MetricStream in the Leaders' Quadrant of Enterprise GRC Platforms
by French Caldwell, Tom Eid
Gartner has placed MetricStream in the Leaders Quadrant in its recently released report "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Platforms (EGRC)".


Complimentary Gartner Report: In Manufacturing, Quality Management Systems Evolve
by Dan Miklovic
The challenge for manufacturers today is using IT to automate quality management so quality can be achieved at the most cost-effective price point. This research examines the evolution of quality systems and how to architect an approach to automating support for quality that will sustain an enterprise into the future.


  Cool Vendors in Compliance and Risk Management, 2008
by French Caldwell, Tom Eid, Jay Heiser, Jeffrey Wheatman, John E. Van Decker, Roberta J. Witty, Dave Russell
Innovation is thriving in compliance and risk management solutions, and the variety of vendors is astounding. Cool Vendors' solutions presented this year include board communications, data governance, enterprise governance, risk and compliance platforms, financial governance, and data recovery.

Gartner Reducing the Complexity of Governance, Risk Management and Compliance
by French Caldwell
Learn how to reduce the complexity of governance, risk management and compliance and what best practices can you employ to succeed in your GRC efforts. Includes case studies on successful GRC implementations.
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Forrester Research
Forrester Market Overview: GRC Platforms
by Chris McClean
To get an up-to-date view of the GRC platform landscape. You can also use the methodology and the evaluation criteria to develop a sound selection process to select the GRC platform that best fits your requirements.

  ISO 31000 – the New, Streamlined Risk Management Standard," Forrester Research, Inc., 2010.
by Chris McClean
This new standard is worthy of its early praise, but risk professionals must temper any expectations that it will dramatically change their discipline. Previous risk management frameworks, including the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework and the Australia/New Zealand 4360:2004 Risk Management Standard (AS/NZS 4360), gave similar guidance on risk management principles and processes; the primary difference with ISO 31000 is that it delivers its content more succinctly.

  Forrester Research, Inc. Names MetricStream as a leader in the Forrester Wave™ report for Enterprise Governance, Risk, And Compliance Platforms
by Chris McClean
To assess the state of the enterprise GRC platform market and see how the vendors stack up against each other, Forrester evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of top 14 enterprise GRC vendors from among 114 peers. This report provides the definition, key capabilities, future trends and evaluation criteria for GRC platforms.

  MetricStream Cited as a "Leader" by Independent Research Firm
by Chris McClean, Michael Rasmussen
MetricStream demonstrated one of the most flexible GRC platforms evaluated, says the Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Platforms 2007.

  Role of Technology as a driver for Enterprise wide GRC
by Chris McClean
As organizations move away from a siloed approach to managing GRC to an integrated enterprise wide approach to reduce costs, allow for cross-functional visibility, and improve responsiveness to business stakeholders and regulatory bodies a powerful technology platform creates a comprehensive framework that integrates the various aspects of GRC, allows management of multiple compliance mandates on a single platform and paves the way for enterprise level risk management.
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Aberdeen Group
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The Cost of Quality: Benchmarking Enterprise Quality Management
by Matthew Littlefield
The report measures benefits of implementing quality management systems and recognizes a MetricStream customer, Fairchild Semiconductor, for successfully implementing an enterprise-wide quality management and compliance system to achieve Best-in-Class operational performance.


 

GRC Strategic Agenda: The Value Proposition of Governance, Risk, and Compliance
by Stephen Walker
Due to tech-intensive nature of GRC solutions, it is often difficult to communicate their importance and value to upper-level decision makers. Geared toward C-suite budget holders, this report emphasizes the overall business advantages (rather than just IT) of a comprehensive GRC initiative.


 

Visibility and value: The Evolution of Operational Compliance and Quality into Enterprise Risk Management
by Stephen Walker
In an increasingly regulated market, organizations are searching for ways to streamline compliance activities and functions. However, as the sophistication of GRC solutions grow, organizations are seeking to integrate external compliance practices with internal policies and quality controls to integrate regulatory compliance with operation guidelines to improve the time lines and quality of deliverables and effectively manage risk. Analyzing data from over 800 global organizations, this Analyst Insight details the evolution of operational compliance and quality assurance to streamline processes and optimize a holistic Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program.

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AMR Research
AMR Research Complimentary copy of the AMR Reserach Report: $29B in Spending Sparked by Risk, Visibility & Efficiency
By John Hagerty, Bob Kraus
AMR Research's annual market survey is an essential reference document used by organizations to benchmark their governance, risk & compliance (GRC) spending priorities and business objectives. According to the study: "Visibility and efficiency underpin the majority of investments for 2010, as companies attempt to operate with heads up, eyes open and as efficiently as possible".

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  The Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) Landscape, Part 2: Software’s Integral Role in GRC Automation
by John Hagerty, Koppel Verma, and Dennis Gaughan
GRC costs continue to rise as national and global mandates proliferate. In order to gain sufficient efficiency, enterprises must automate as many GRC-related activities as possible to ensure a repeatable, sustainable, and cost-effective risk and compliance regimen.

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  Best Practices in Supplier Quality
by Simon Jacobs
In current global economy with suppliers spread around the world, it has become challenging and difficult for manufacturers to maintain product quality, on time shipments and control costs. Managing communications with supplier is often a manual, tedious and time-consuming process. This presentation covers the challenges companies face in managing global suppliers and contract manufacturers, and take a look at how world class organizations are managing quality in their supplier network by using robust Supplier Quality Management systems.

  Market Kingpins Accelerate GRC Agendas
by John Hagerty
While best-in-class providers have set the agenda for how GRC is defined, some high-visibility news from technology market leaders indicate the supply side of the GRC market is again starting to simmer with a platform approach to GRC.

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  Compliance Is Still a Priority: Total GRC Spending Approaches $30B in 2007 and Growing
by John Hagerty, Eric Klein

When we survey companies on governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) spending, the vast majority readily tell us that past-year spending either met or exceeded expectations, with only a scant few reporting it was less than anticipated.

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  Profiles in Compliance
by John Hagerty, William McNeill, and Ryan Garvey
Sarbanes-Oxley has made most companies hypersensitive to the word “compliance.” Now, organizations are seeing compliance concerns—not just SOX concerns—in many different areas of the business. This Report provides a framework for managing future compliance initiatives and a guide for assessing vendors that can help you meet your company’s long term compliance and governance goals.

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  Quality Management Hubs: Mitigating Brand Risk Across Complex Value Chains
by Simon Jacobson
Integrated and enterprise-level quality management is not a single product. It’s an enterprise strategy and supporting set of business processes and accountabilities that must be assembled and integrated from existing products and technologies to align not just intracompany functions, but intercompany ones as well. A common enterprise QM hub is required to support this framework.

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  Laying the Framework for an Effective CAPA Strategy
by Simon Jacobson
Corrective actions are the response to an issue or event, and preventive actions are the measures taken to ensure nonrecurrence. Combined, they represent an organization’s ability to translate field complaints and supplier production issues back into product and process design, ultimately abating long-term risk to products and brands and ensuring customer loyalty. If implemented and enforced correctly, reductions in supply network costs and claims against the brand and warranty costs will persist, which will decrease the costs of poor quality (COPQ) and affect overall revenue.

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  Regulatory Compliance Reshapes the Quality Software Market
by Alison Smith
As regulatory compliance issues heat up, manufacturers are realizing that the lack of visibility into the quality of their products is a tremendous risk and cost. Those that want to get a grip on product quality performance must assemble integrated quality architectures from an array of building blocks that include everything from traditional quality software applications to the systems that control production.

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Corporate Integrity
Corporate Integrity Research Report: Effective Policy Governance, Oversight, and Management
Effective Policy Management is made possible by an organized policy management committee, an individual assigned to the role of policy manager, and a well-designed policy management lifecycle process.
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SC Magazine
SC Magazine MetricStream Risk Management Solution 6.0 Rated High by SC Magazine
SC Magazine is one of the most popular publications for IT security professionals. It provides in-depth, well-researched and objective information on IT security strategies, best practices, government regulations and infosecurity tools to help IT professionals make the right security decisions for their companies.
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