MetricStream, a market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) apps and solutions, has been awarded "Industry Innovator of the Year" by SC Magazine in the category of Risk Management and Policy Management.
SC Magazine is the definitive guide for IT and Security professionals, and publishes in-depth features and independent business and product reviews. The annual SC Magazine Industry Innovators special feature, published December 14, 2016, has recognized industry-leading companies in their respective areas. MetricStream is the sole GRC company included in the 2016 Industry Innovator Issue. The review, conducted by SC Magazine Technology Editor, Dr. Peter Stephenson, celebrates MetricStream for its industry-leading GRC Cloud, its customer-focus, and a culture of relentless product innovation.
According to the review, MetricStream's latest innovation - the M7 platform, addresses all five critical aspects of GRC: "(1) User experience (redesigned the front end completely with new visualizations - API-driven); (2) Configurability (how to make the operating environment adapt to your needs and be persistent); (3) Mobility (can open on any mobile device); (4) Reporting and analytics (visualization: seeing and understanding your data - how do you understand the data); (5) Architecture (make sure that the technology is relevant and does not use old technology - relevant for customers five years from now)."
Additionally, the review cites MetricStream's greatest strength as its "Involvement with the GRC community, the customer community and the culture that drives them relentlessly toward innovation."
MetricStream's customer success and industry leadership is due to the maturity of its offerings and GRC accelerators. This includes the MetricStream GRC Journey program, which helps customers create a blueprint for success by distilling best practices and insights derived from other successful MetricStream customer experiences. Additionally, MetricStream's community of GRC executives and experts around the world co-enable a greater degree of GRC maturity, higher levels of GRC integration, and superior value creation through online forums, MetricStream Special Interest Group (mSIGs), GRC Summits, Roadshows, and more.
Commenting on this achievement, MetricStream Chief Executive Officer, Shellye Archambeau said, "SC Magazine has named MetricStream as an "Industry Innovator" for our leading GRC Cloud offerings, our focus on customer-success through our GRC Journey program and community, and our latest innovation - the M7 platform, which is re-imagining GRC for the modern enterprise." She continued, "M7 is truly a game-changer, and is enabling high performers with GRC Apps that are simple, pervasive, and delivered in the cloud. With M7, our customers have real-time intelligence that enables them to predict areas of risk, and balance opportunities effectively."