October 15, 2009 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management solutions, today announced that it is participating in 18th Annual ASQ Audit Division Conference organized by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). The conference is being held on October 15 & 16, 2009 at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort in Tucson, Arizona.

Carl McCauley, Vice President at MetricStream, will be addressing a gathering of quality, compliance and audit professionals, discussing the current trends in compliance and operational audits in the manufacturing sector and the increasing scope of Quality Audit management in the industry. His presentation is based on the learning from implementation of the MetricStream operational and quality audit management solution at several global Fortune 1000 companies. The discussion provides insights on how to:

  • Adopt a systematic and consistent risk-based audit process
  • Increase the efficiency of the audit process and shorten cycle times
  • Improve communication and teamwork on complex audit processes
  • Eliminate audit errors and inconsistencies with a standardized data collection
  • Accelerate and streamline development of findings, recommendations, corrective action plans
  • Gain enterprise-wide visibility into the audit process and metrics
  • Engage audit staff on value-oriented functions such as analyzing data and recognizing trends

The 18th Annual ASQ Audit Division Conference has a theme of Audit Revolution, focusing on the auditor’s role in achieving and reporting effective audit results to provide management with accurate data to make informed decisions. The goal of the event is to expose auditors with various levels of experience to the definitive, innovative, and ever-changing techniques, criteria and expectations for auditing.

"The 18th Annual ASQ Audit Division Conference on Quality and Improvement brings together quality, compliance and audit professionals, industry experts and business executives to share lessons learned and best practices. We are delighted to participate in the event and present our experiences and expertise in enabling companies to adopt an enterprise-wide unified approach towards quality management for better business performance." said Carl McCauley, Vice President, MetricStream.

MetricStream delivers easy-to-use software solutions for quality, compliance and audit management that provides best-in-class functionality for all the tasks and functions of quality managers, compliance professionals and auditors. The benefits of MetricStream’s industry-leading Quality & Compliance Management Solutions allows the flexibility to adapt the system for diverse business needs and the maturity of its technology is a critical success factor in large-scale global deployment scenarios.

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.(www.metricstream.com).

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