May 19, 2015 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream, the market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Management Apps, today announced that it is integrating Dow Jones’ Risk & Compliance data into the MetricStream Third Party Management App, to provide its users with a simple and comprehensive solution for third party on-boarding, due diligence and continuous monitoring.

MetricStream’s Third Party Management App enables organizations to comprehensively manage risks associated with third parties, including vendors and suppliers.

“Today’s ever changing landscape is marked by sanction rules and regulatory enforcement, increasing fines and penalties for non-compliance, and a sharp focus on protecting brand and reputations,” said Mark Mitchell, senior vice president, corporate development, MetricStream. “Organizations around the world are compelled to continuously monitor and assess their third party relationships which require the requisite due diligence checks, accurate and real-time risk assessments, along with the enforcement of robust standards. The partnership with Dow Jones Risk & Compliance will equip our customers with the intelligence and the tools needed to make better business decisions and drive business performance.”

“Dow Jones is pleased to align with MetricStream to address the growing needs of the corporate compliance community”, said Joel Lange, managing director, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance. “Through the availability of our data on MetricStream’s Third Party Management App, customers will be able to benefit from our commitment to delivering top quality and reliable data.”

Dow Jones Risk & Compliance is the leading provider of trusted data designed to mitigate regulatory, commercial and reputational risks, and spans Politically Exposed People (PEP), Relatives and Close Associates, Government Sanctions and Official lists, Special Interest Persons (SIPs), State Owned Companies, and Adverse Media.

According to findings from a 2015 survey conducted by MetricStream and the Risk Management Association (RMA), third-party relationships have evolved beyond traditional models of goods and service providers to include agents, agency agreements, channel and distribution agreements, co-branded products and services, among others. The survey found that organizations must keep pace with regulatory changes, increasing operational complexity, and an expanding global multi-tier vendor ecosystem, while also ensuring focus on emerging risk areas around mobility, cloud adoption, digital media usage, and alternative payments models.

About MetricStream

MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(

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