May 20, 2013 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream, the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) solutions announced today that its Chief Operating Officer (COO), Gaurav Kapoor led a discussion on integrated GRC at the Internal Auditors’ Peer Group event held on May 15 and 16, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. In his discussion, Mr. Kapoor examined the various GRC tools and practices being used by different organizations, highlighting the benefits of an integrated and collaborative approach.

Organizations across industries and verticals are facing an increasing volume and complexity of risks across their people, processes and technologies. As business operations become more global and complex, organization-wide audit, governance, risk, and compliance processes and solutions need to both address the challenges posed by today’s rapidly changing business environment, as well as adapt to an evolving regulatory paradigm.

During this event, Gaurav Kapoor led a discussion entitled ‘Bringing Down the Walls’ which highlighted several important topics and questions that organizations need to ask themselves, such as:

  • The role that technology plays in enterprise wide governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) initiatives
  • How to leverage data analytics and business intelligence
  • The importance of continuous control monitoring

MetricStream’s Internal Audit Management Solution addresses a wide range of the challenges and concerns that companies face related to internal audit through a single integrated framework. The solution addresses and continuously monitors internal audit-related activities, data, analytics, and processes. With features such as built-in remediation workflows and email-based alerts and notifications, it enables organizations to stay current with the latest risks and implement immediate remediation measures in the event of an issue. The solution addresses the entire internal audit lifecycle - beginning with audit planning and scheduling through to the development of standard audit plans and checklists. It also allows for field data collection and the development of audit reports and recommendations based on the data by auditees, which can be reviewed by Management before implementation.

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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