March 03, 2009 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management solutions, today announced that it participated in the 2009 Utilities & Energy Conference that was hosted by Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics. The conference was held on March 1-3, 2009 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Houston, TX and focused on bringing in-depth discussion and education to GRC professionals in the utilities and energy industry.

At the conference, MetricStream presented a roadmap for deploying effective governance practices, streamlining risk management and improving compliance programs in utilities and energy companies. Many utility and energy companies are have realized the business benefits with GRC solutions from MetricStream. Interdependency of risks, multiple regulations, complexity of operations, accountability and conduct policies, fragmentation and duplication of effort are driving companies to seek better visibility and technical advantage with GRC platforms. To address these challenges and maximize return on investment, MetricStream solutions are tailored to the specialized needs of the industry based on an in-depth knowledge of the processes that drive critical programs for NERC CIP compliance, reliability assessments, FERC compliance, ERM, emission management, quality and safety standards, corporate ethics and policy compliance.

"With an integrated approach to GRC programs, organizations have increased levels of adaptability, collaboration and visibility when implementing risk, compliance and audit programs," Gaurav Kapoor, General Manager and CFO of MetricStream. "MetricStream greatly values being associated with the SCCE Utilities & Energy conference and the opportunity to share the latest methods and strategies for developing and improving GRC programs in this industry.”

About MetricStream

MetricStream, the independent market leader in enterprise and cloud applications for Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management, makes GRC simple. MetricStream apps improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, vendor governance, and quality management for hundreds of thousands of users in dozens of industries, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-Tech and Manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and R&D center in Bangalore, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally. (www.metricstream.com).

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