DGAP-News: Independent Research Firm Cites NASDAQ OMX's BWise as a Leader in New Report on GRC Platforms

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Independent Research Firm Cites NASDAQ OMX's BWise as a Leader in New
Report on GRC Platforms

28.01.2014 / 11:00


NEW YORK and DEN BOSCH, Netherlands, 2014-01-28 11:00 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
BWise, a subsidiary of NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ), announced it has been cited as
a leader according to 'The Forrester Wave(tm): Governance, Risk, And Compliance
Platforms, Q1 2014.' This new research, conducted by Christopher McClean, Nick
Hayes, Renee Murphy with Stephanie Balaouras and Kelley Mak, Forrester, Inc.
names BWise a leader from among the 19 companies selected to participate in the

According to the report, 'For complex or especially important aspects of the
organization, managing all of these risks is nearly impossible without
technology, which means companies will continue to see the value that GRC
platforms can bring to everything they do.' 

'[...] BWise's strategy is very strong in support of all GRC roles and continues
to earn exceptional customer satisfaction scores,' stated the report. 

'In today's business world, providing the required trust for maximum business
performance is founded on transparency and integrity, which makes Governance,
Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) pivotal in this strategy,' said Lars
Ottersgard, Senior Vice President, Market Technology, NASDAQ OMX. 'NASDAQ OMX
is the only vendor in the marketplace with the ability to offer a
comprehensive, integrated GRC solution set. We are proud to see
industry-leading recognition for BWise's vision and products.' 

BWise is owned by NASDAQ OMX and is part of the NASDAQ OMX solutions offering
for both public and private companies, to help them operate as better
companies. Hundreds of organizations in virtually every industry trust the
BWise(r) GRC Platform to track, measure, and manage their reputational and
financial risks. 

'We are honored to once again have been named a leader in the GRC marketplace
by Forrester,' said Luc Brandts, Chief Technology Officer, BWise. 'We are
committed to delivering industry-leading, next generation GRC solutions,
particularly as we combine our GRC platform with NASDAQ OMX's premium board
portal and media monitoring solutions, as well as the company's market
surveillance platform for brokers, exchanges and regulators. We believe we
truly have a unique offering in the international marketplace.' 

About BWise

BWise, a NASDAQ OMX company, is a global leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk
Management and Compliance (GRC) software. Based on a strong heritage in
business process management, the BWise(r) GRC Platform provides companies with
highly-rated, proven software solutions for Risk Management, Internal Control,
Internal Audit, Compliance & Policy Management, IT GRC and Sustainability
Performance Management. 

BWise's end-to-end solutions support an organization's ability to understand,
track, measure, and manage key organizational risks. BWise helps companies
truly be in control by balancing performance with their financial and
reputational risks, improving corporate accountability, increasing financial,
strategic and operating efficiencies. Using BWise, organizations are able to
efficiently comply with anti-corruption regulations like FCPA and the UK
Bribery Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, European Corporate Governance Codes,
ISAE3402/SAS-70, PCI-DSS, Solvency II, Basel II and III, Dodd-Frank,
ISO-standards, and many more. 

BWise sales, service and support offices around the globe provide for the GRC
needs of hundreds of clients, including: adidas, AEGON, Ahold, AngloGold
Ashanti, Connexxion, Health Alliance Plan (HAP) of Michigan, LeapFrog,
Liebherr, Marathon Oil, Southern Company, Swiss Life, and Transcontinental. 

For more information, visit www.bwise.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and


NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology,
information and public company services across six continents. Through its
diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize
and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies
that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital
markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its
technology powers more than 80 marketplaces in 50 countries, and approximately
1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than
3,300 listed companies with a market value of over $7 trillion and more than
10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made
under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about
NASDAQ OMX and BWise, and its products and offerings. We caution that these
statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ
materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other
factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited
to factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic
reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no
obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements. 


         CONTACT: BWise, a NASDAQ OMX company
         Clarinda Dobbelaar
         Vice President, Marketing
         +(31) 73 6464 915
         Ryan Wells
         +1 (212) 231-5541 (office)
         +1 (646) 581-4286 (mobile)
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