Best-of-Industry Governance, Risk and
Compliance Softwareand Services to be Offered in Portugal LISBON, Portugaland DEN BOSCH, Netherlands, 2013-07-30 10:27 CEST(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BWise, a NASDAQ OMX company and the leading provider of Enterprise Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (eGRC) software, announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Link Consulting, a leading IT Solutions & Services Companyin Portugal. This partnership agreement offers (prospective) clients in Portugallocal support and implementation resources for the BWise® GRC platform. Link has developed world-class Information and Communications Technologies as well as planning and management control systems for industries like Telecommunications, Banking and Insurance, Logistics and Distribution and Passenger Transportation. Link and BWise will join forces in selling, implementing and supporting the BWise® integrated GRC platform, enabling clients to significantly improve business performance, effectively manage their financial and reputational risks and ensure compliance in a cost efficient way. JoÃo GonÇalves, Link Financial ServicesDirector said, "We are excited about this new partnership. BWise solutions are recognized worldwide by customers and analysts; however, what pleased us most was the flexibility and the business know-how demonstrated both by BWise colleagues and embedded in the solution. The BWise® eGRC platform will complement our current BPM, IT Governance and Enterprise Architecture offer, since we understand those are disciplines that make sense together and integrated. We feel this is the right moment for GRC solutions in the Portuguese marketplace." StÉphane Dorchin, BWise Director of Sales in Southern Europesaid, "We are very pleased with this partnership with Link. Link has an extensive background in Business Process Management and an excellent knowledge of the GRC challenges in the Portuguese marketplace. By establishing this strategic partnership, BWise is able to support our growing customer base locally and meet the high demand for our leading GRC software solutions." BWise, which was acquired by NASDAQ OMX in 2012, supports organizations to track, measure and manage key organizational risks with its BWise® GRC Platform. For more information about, please visit www.bwise.com. About Link Link'skey mission is to generate value to its customers offering technology innovation in the areas of Information and Communication Technologies. Link was founded in the end of 1999, when INESC's Centers of Technology Transferbecame independent companies. Its primary shareholder is Aitec SG PS, a holding of technology-based companies which, over the last 20 years, have excelled in the National scenario by creating more than 60 Information Technology companies. Aitecstockholders structure consists mainly of boards of the different companies.