Citywire, the independent financial publisher, have chosen MetaCompliance policy management software to improve employee awareness and understanding of both compliance and corporate policy and procedures. MetaCompliance, a UK based company, was recently ranked first in the Hypatia research global GRC market assessment.
As a leading financial media company, Citywire operate a unique culture. They sought a flexible, dynamic solution for policy management, one that would fit with their corporate values, whilst allowing them to meet their various compliance obligations, as well as implementing best practice information assurance. Citywire's Operations Director, Gareth Williams, outlines why MetaCompliance was the solution of choice " I was seeking to improve our levels of compliance whilst maintaining the ‘light touch’ approach that is in keeping with Citywire’s culture. The MetaCompliance system has enabled me find and fix compliance issues and move away from unwieldy paper based systems. It’s a very flexible and adaptable platform – I can even use it to deliver training"
Citywire were introduced to MetaCompliance through iCompli, a valued member of the MetaPartner programme. Duncan Smith, CEO of iCompli, tells us why he felt MetaCompliance was the best product to help his customer meet their policy management challenges:
“Our experience shows us that successful Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) programs are those that are tailored to the client, and recognise an over-riding objective of reducing the burden of compliance. Reducing the burden means deploying a ‘policy management tool’ that is adaptable, resource sensitive and backed by a team that supports the implementation all the way to ‘switch-on’ and beyond.”
Tara Hutton, MetaCompliance UK Channel Manager, welcomes Citywire as a MetaCompliance customer:
"Citywire's choice of MetaCompliance policy management software is a clear example of a leading financial company taking a proactive, best practice approach to corporate and information governance. The compliance environment in which companies such as Citywire operate is becoming increasingly complex. Automating these key compliance processes is the only way to ensure employee understanding of policies, procedure and regulation; doing so with MetaCompliance will enable Citywire to meet, and evidence, their governance requirements in a way that fits with their unique corporate culture. Their decision to invest in MetaCompliance software is a further illustration of the company's commitment to excellence, and is one that should be applauded by customers, partners and employees alike."
On partnering with iCompli:
"We were delighted to welcome iCompli as a partner back in 2011, and were pleased to work alongside Duncan to help understand, and meet Citywire's objectives. We know that organisations such as iCompli value their trusted customer relationships, and do not introduce new companies lightly, therefore we see the success with Citywire as an endorsement of our market leading policy management software. iCompli bring considerable knowledge and expertise to the relationship, in the areas compliance, employee awareness and training, and we look forward to working with them much more in the future."