Governance, Risk and Compliance Blog Launches "Tell Us" Contest for Audit Love Stories

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) -

Core News Facts

-- Audit Trail (, the official blog of Approva® Corporation, a leader in audit automation software is launching the "Tell Us" contest in search of audit love stories in support of its popular 2007 marketing campaign "I Love a Good Audit."

-- The auditing profession has a significant impact on the nation's economy. Ensuring that companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations are built on strong and ethical financial systems, auditors play a vital role. Audit Trail's "Tell Us" contest provides a platform for individuals involved in any aspect of the audit process to share their audit-related experiences, incidents that bolstered their commitment to the profession or simply the moment they first fell in love with their audit (or auditor).

-- Audit love story submissions will compete head-to-head each month as the Audit Trail community votes for the best love story. One winner each month will receive a relaxing 90-minute massage and a terry cloth robe. We all know that with our love for audit comes an appreciation of all things relaxing and calm.

Tell Us Your Audit Love Story (


Michael Evans, Vice President of Marketing, Approva

The "Tell Us Your Audit Love Story" contest, sponsored by Audit Trail, is a great medium for professionals in the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) industry to share their audit tales with others in the community. Whether you implemented a continuous audit process, passed your last audit with flying colors or simply met the person of your dreams during your last audit, "Tell Us" your story at Audit Trail.

Even though market forecasts predict that by 2008, more than 75% of large and midsize companies will purchase new GRC software to strengthen good corporate governance practices, there is still a lot of speculation on what the three-letter acronym means to Corporate America. Audit Trail aims to be a resource for those in the GRC community to collaborate, share and debate key industry topics that will shape this emerging market. With the "Tell Us Your Audit Love Story" contest, people can share their audit best practices with the GRC audience while adding a touch of wit and humor to the otherwise serious topic of corporate audit.

About Approva

Approva® Corporation is the industry-leading provider of continuous controls monitoring and audit software. We enable business, finance, IT and audit professionals to automate the on-demand testing, closed-loop remediation and continuous, exception-based monitoring of controls within and across their business systems. Using our solutions, customers are able to significantly increase visibility into their controls, streamline the audit process, cost-effectively sustain their compliance initiatives and reduce exposure to mistakes, fraud and inefficiencies for business processes such as procurement, sales and delivery, payroll and financial close. In addition, our automated solutions act as key preventative and detective controls, further strengthening our customers' financial and operational control environments. Global companies such as Campbell Soup Company, Colgate-Palmolive, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, DirecTV, Discovery Communications, McCormick & Company, P&G, Pratt & Whitney, Siemens and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts rely on Approva BizRights® Platform and Enterprise Controls Suite to reduce compliance risk, increase operational efficiency and flag exceptions to their business controls. For more information, visit

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