Toronto, Canada - 27 September 2006

New APIs support integration with business-wide processes

BPS (Business Propulsion Systems), a leading provider of enterprise governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, has announced the immediate availability of its BPS Server GRC SDK (Software Developers’ Kit). The GRC SDK will allow financial services clients to integrate BPS’ GRC process management software, BPS Server, with key enterprise applications, business processes and technologies.

The BPS Server GRC SDK provides documentation, samples, libraries and tools to develop applications that run on BPS Server. Two distinct APIs, a REST style interface for read/write access to the BPS product, and a Java-based API, give developers the ability to extend and integrate other applications with the compliance management system. Specifically, the kit lets developers:

- Customize business logic and validation rules to match procedures and policies as they exist in the client’s unique business environment

- Integrate with “single sign-on” solutions, enable enterprise entitlements and provide access to centralized user directories - in order to simplify user and group security management

- Allow referential access to internal databases, eliminating the need to maintain duplicate data

- Provide reporting and data warehouse feeds allowing for custom report creation

BPS’ latest offering is designed specifically for companies in the financial services industry, whose complex reporting and governance requirements demand flexible technologies that enable risk management across the organization, not just within discrete silos. IT managers and software developers in this sector face the strategic challenge of bringing disparate systems and applications together in a way that lets end-users access, analyze and report on data across the business.

“Our clients are under intense pressure to implement technologies and processes that add value, rather than increasing the complexity and costs associated with compliance,” said BPS CTO Gavin Terrill. “The GRC SDK reinforces BPS’s ability to accelerate an internal build, and supports the level of flexibility and sophistication that enterprise clients expect when integrating BPS Server with business-critical applications.”

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