Achiever Partners With Riskalis To Target Growing GRC Demand In Eastern Europe and Middle East Wednesday 18 June 2008 PDF Print Achiever Business Solutions, the European leader in Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) management software, has appointed a new Authorized Partner, Riskalis Consulting, to cover the Middle East, Russia, Baltic States, Kazakhstan and Ukraine for Achiever’s widely acclaimed AchieverPlus GRC solution. The move reflects an increasing demand for GRC systems throughout these regions. Under the terms of the agreement Riskalis will provide both sales and support in these territories for Achiever Business Solutions and therein expand the company’s growing presence as an international market leader. Achiever, who are a part of the Sword Group, already have a presence across much of Europe, South Africa and the US. AchieverPlus provides a single point of access for GRC management for all areas of risk management, compliance management and regulatory affairs, including quality, health and safety, financial, IT security and environmental management, across the enterprise. Combining power and flexibility, with Microsoft’s .NET technology, AchieverPlus provides a unique management gateway that can easily be embedded into an organization’s existing processes without disrupting working practices. The system unifies all the organization’s disparate standards, policies and resources across any number of sites and locations. Multiple areas of compliance can be included such as regulatory, legislative and best practice, encompassing many industry standards. Specific solutions for the most highly regulated business areas include: Sarbanes Oxley, Life Sciences (FDA 21 CFR Part 11), ISO 9001, ISO 14001 / 18001 and more. Traditionally, with disparate point solutions managing each area of compliance, users would have to search multiple systems to identify their tasks and alerts. This can lead to errors and omissions and increase the amount of time spent on managing tasks. In addition, many organisations have seen the regulatory and compliance functions purely in terms of document management and not as a requirement for a dynamic and proactive management tool. AchieverPlus answers the need of those organisations seeking an effective integrated GRC management tool that utilises the full capabilities and agility of .Net technology. Robert Dent, Achiever’s MD, believes that Riskalis will be able to point to the success of AchieverPlus in other parts of the world as a springboard to growth, noting; “Riskalis Consulting bring with them an enormous knowledge and experience of these growing markets; especially in the financial compliance sector. Going forward, we are confident that they will help replicate the market leading sales performance of AchieverPlus in other European markets.” Stephane Demare, Managing Director at Riskalis welcomed Dent’s comments adding; “There is huge demand in these growing markets for cutting edge enterprise-wide GRC systems. Adding Achiever Plus GRC software to our portfolio will enable us to provide a complete solution for our clients and enable them to achieve the highest levels of GRC management as part of an overall business systems solution.” Ends…. About Riskalis Consulting Riskalis Consulting is headquartered in Grenoble, France with offices in Paris, Dubai and Moscow. Riskalis Consulting is an operational consulting firm whose competence is based on a strong expertise and incontestable know-how in bringing institutions into regulatory compliance (Basel II, Solvency II, internal control), by auditing and managing risks for their financial sectors. Banks, credit lenders, leasing and insurance companies, funds investors, or even financial service providers trust the analysis and insight of RISKALIS CONSULTING in the implementation and optimization of all of the following financial risks: credit, market, and operational. Riskalis Consulting provides turnkey services in Project Leadership, Project Management, Audit and Consulting, as well as in Implementing, Testing and Training solutions to bringing information systems and procedures into compliance with the Basel II reform for banking, Solvency II for insurance, and ISO standards in the Industry. About Achiever Business Solutions www.achieverplus.com Achiever is a business unit within The Sword Group. To date Achiever Plus software addresses 38+ areas of legislative, regulatory and best practice requirements within the GRC framework. Achiever continues to invest in research and development to ensure that Achiever Plus technology meets these GRC requirements today and is flexible enough to fully absorb the future's growing and evolving GRC demands. Our mission is to support our customers’ goals for effective management of business critical controls, measurement and reporting, whilst delivering business improvement across the enterprise. With over 600 active clients across the globe, Achiever has a proven track record having uniquely provided business management software solutions since 1993. Steady growth has funded continuing development of what is now a fully unified Governance Risk and Compliance management solution - Achiever Plus, capable of meeting complex Governance Risk and Compliance management requirements and business improvement demands across a diverse range of industry sectors. Achiever Plus is also capable of managing adherence to multiple legislative, regulatory and best practice demands. Because Achiever Plus is fast to deploy and easy to manage, customers realize immediate benefit, and return on investment is typically achieved from within three months to one year of implementation. About Sword www.sword-group.com The Sword Group is an International IT Products and Services Company that was founded in December 2000 by its Chairman, Jacques MOTTARD. Jacques’ vision is for Sword to become the best performing global Product and Services Company by identifying, anticipating and satisfying customer requirements whilst delivering profitability year on year and returning exceptional value to all stakeholders. Sword currently employs 1700+ staff across 11 countries. 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