PwC and LogicalApps announce Strategic Alliance

Date: 26-07-2007
Source: Business Wire

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), and LogicalApps, the provider of embedded governance software solutions, today announced a strategic alliance to enable enterprise clients to institutionalize governance policies and associated controls within their corporate enterprise applications. PwC and LogicalApps will provide software and critical implementation services to help clients achieve greater financial integrity, security and business process efficiencies.

Through this strategic alliance PwC will provide advisory services in line with its Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Operating Model(TM) developed to help organizations optimize their approach to GRC and support an integrity driven performance strategy. The joint offerings will help increase confidence in the integrity of a company's financial systems and, by automating controls, will lower the cost of compliance and audit.

PwC and LogicalApps will provide solutions for the continuous monitoring of financial transactions with preventative and detective controls, helping ensure that established business processes and policies are being enforced, alerting management in real-time of deviations from these policies, and helping to improve the efficiency of the financial organization and business operations.

“The alliance with LogicalApps enables our clients to achieve a key element of good corporate governance – using policies and internal controls to support strategy execution,” said Sohail Siddiqi, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers. “By automating internal controls and applying configurable workflows directly within core business systems that guide user behavior, organizations can better comply with regulatory requirements while significantly optimizing their business processes.”

PwC and LogicalApps are launching the alliance with a series of web seminars and workshops to educate the market on new and emerging technologies and methodologies for satisfying the critical business issues of GRC. The next webinar will be on July 25(th) at 11 AM PDT and is designed to provide insight on how companies can reduce the time and expense associated with effectively and efficiently automating Segregation of Duties. To register for the webinar please go to http://www.logicalapps.com/event/webinar/ .

“PwC gives customers access to a leader in risk advisory expertise, as well as extends our global reach,” said Stephen Walsh, vice president of global alliances at LogicalApps. “Working with PwC and LogicalApps, organizations will gain confidence in their financial integrity combined with increased business process efficiencies that embedded governance delivers. Ultimately the combination of these benefits will garner our joint customer’s competitive advantage.”