September 26, 2008 | Palo Alto, California - MetricStream, Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management solutions, today announced that it is hosting a complimentary webinar titled "Better Business Performance and Improved Bottom-line through an integrated Enterprise-wide Risk Management (ERM) Program” on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 11:00am Pacific (2:00pm Eastern).

Specific topics to be covered include:

  • Laying the groundwork for strategic ERM: From Need, to Framework, to Process. Focus on key steps in defining and refining the overall ERM strategy
  • Building a business case: How can corporate debt rating be improved through an integrated ERM aligned with S&P guidelines?
  • Executing ERM strategy and implementing the framework: How critical is the technology in enabling ERM? What are the key features of the desired platform?
  • ERM in the extended enterprise: Addressing the complexity of risk and compliance oversight
  • Industry Specific ERM issues and best practices
  • Key ERM principles and components defined in risk standards such as COSO ERM as well as AS/NZS 4360:2004
  • Compliance and risk management demands of an extended enterprise
  • Integration of Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit standards, methodologies, recommendations and legislation

This webcast will feature Michael Rasmussen, an authority in understanding Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC). Mr. Rasmussen is the President of Corporate Integrity and is a sought-after keynote speaker, author, and collaborator on GRC issues around the world. He is noted for being the first analyst to define and model the GRC market for technology and professional services. With more than 15 years of experience, Mr. Rasmussen's objective is to assist organizations in defining GRC processes that are sustainable, consistent, efficient, and transparent. In June 2007, Treasury & Risk magazine recognized Mr. Rasmussen as one of the 100 most influential people in finance with specific accolades noting his work in "Governance and Compliance: Saving the Planet and the Corporation."

Mr. Rasmussen will be joined by Charles Goldenberg, Vice President of Governance, Risk and Compliance Solutions at MetricStream, to discuss best practices and a step-by-step approach to implementing an enterprise wide risk management program. Mr. Goldenberg brings more than 30 years of professional experience to MetricStream, including 25 years as a management consultant at KPMG Consulting and Deloitte Consulting. At KPMG Consulting, Charlie was the West Coast partner-in-charge for the World-Class Finance practice. He worked with a number of leading companies on Finance process and governance issues, and worked with several large multi-national corporations on inter-company transfer pricing issues. At Deloitte Consulting, Charlie was partner-in-charge of the Americas High Technology Industry Practice, and led Deloitte's business relationships at several major accounts.

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MetricStream offers Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) software solutions that enable organizations to identify, assess, quantify, monitor, and manage their enterprise risk in an integrated manner. It brings together all risk management related data - a reusable library of risks and their corresponding controls and assessments, results from individual assessments, key risk indicators, events such as losses and near-misses, issues and remediation plans - in a single solution. Its workflow capabilities streamline the risk assessment process and enable organizations to set their priorities using risk heat maps to make strategic decisions on risk response. These solutions form part of MetricStream's broad suite of Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management solutions that enable leading corporations in diverse industries to make the shift from isolated compliance initiatives and departmental silos of risk-related information to integrated enterprise-wide strategy for GRC and quality management.

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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