|By Business Wire
|February 7, 2013 01:00 PM EST
Network, Inc., a leading provider of governance, risk and compliance
(GRC) solutions, announced today that the company’s enterprise
SaaS-based Integrated GRC suite, the first natively integrated GRC
software platform in the compliance industry, has received the 2013
Technology Innovation Award and been recognized by GRC 20/20 Research as
‘the Apple of GRC’ for its innovative design and end user experience.
The Network’s Integrated GRC Suite provides organizations with
enterprise-wide visibility of compliance activities in order to help
companies protect themselves from risk, detect issues early and correct
the underlying causes of misconduct. Released in early 2012, the Suite
integrates ethics and compliance data, including incidents, cases,
policies, employee training courses, surveys, risk assessments, and
remediation or preventative action plans, in one secure suite, providing
insight into the key compliance issues facing an organization.
“We are honored to receive this GRC 20/20 Technology Innovator Award,”
Ramos, chief executive officer of The Network. “When we began
building our Integrated GRC Suite, we decided to take a fresh approach
to GRC, both in architecture and design, and turn GRC on its head by
focusing on employee engagement as well as highly functional
In announcing the 2013 GRC 20/20 Technology Innovator Award, Michael
Rasmussen, GRC Principal Analyst for GRC
20/20, describes The Network’s Integrated GRC Suite as the ‘Apple of
GRC’ for its “design and end user experience. While most GRC
applications focus on the back-end complexity of GRC, The Network has
delivered a platform that is fresh, beautiful, and simply elegant for
the user. Where other GRC technology providers focus on the professional
side of the equation, The Network’s solution adds interface assets that
work to engage employees, while providing administrators and executives
with the tools needed to truly manage compliance in a proactive fashion.”
“At the end of the day, GRC is part of everyone’s job description,” said
Rasmussen. “Forward thinking companies are looking for the user
experience and how to get employees more involved by providing elegant
interfaces that employees enjoy working with.”
Rasmussen continued: “The Network’s Integrated GRC Suite blends GRC
technology with awareness and communications expertise to help drive
ethical culture. By doing so, The Network’s solution helps organizations
to prevent issues, and not just comply with minimum compliance
In acknowledging the recognition, Ramos stated, “This award further
validates that our approach of focusing on employees and not just
administrators in addressing compliance matters is the key to driving
A full description of the award can be found on the GRC
For more information on The Network’s integrated GRC solutions, visit www.tnwinc.com.
To view a social media version of this news release, click here.
About The Network, Inc.
The Network, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated governance, risk
and compliance (GRC) solutions that enable organizations to mitigate
risk and promote organizational compliance. The Network’s Integrated GRC
Suite is the first natively integrated GRC software platform in the
compliance industry. Combining dynamic SaaS-based technology with
expert-level services, The Network helps global enterprises protect,
detect and correct the risks posed by fraud and unethical conduct.
Established in 1982, The Network serves thousands of organizations in
every industry, including nearly 50 percent of the Fortune 500. For more
information, visit www.tnwinc.com.
About Michael Rasmussen and GRC 20/20
Michael Rasmussen is an internationally recognized pundit on governance,
risk management, and compliance (GRC) – with specific expertise on the
topics of enterprise GRC, GRC technology, corporate compliance, and
policy management. With 18+ years of experience, Michael helps
organizations improve GRC processes, design and implement GRC
architecture, and select technologies that are effective, efficient, and
agile. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, author, and advisor and is
noted as the “Father of GRC” — being the first to define and model the
GRC market in February 2002 while at Forrester, where he was a
Vice-President and ’Top Analyst.’ Michael’s educational experience
consists of a Juris Doctorate in law and a Bachelor of Science in
Business. He is a GRCP (GRC Professional), CCEP (Certified Compliance
and Ethic Professional), and a CISSP (Certified Information Systems
Security Professional). OCEG has recognized him as an OCEG Fellow for
his contributions and advancement of GRC practices around the world.
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