If you're evaluating compliance tools, you may want to consider what AMR Research has to say about IBM's updated Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting in a recent report.
"With its latest release, v2.5.1, arriving soon, IBM has delivered on several promises of added functionality, and with it has broadened its scope beyond Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) to manage a wide range of governance, risk, and compliance programs. IBM will become a leading enterprise risk and compliance vendor by 2006," said AMR.
The integrated set of products and services helps companies manage internal controls and data requirements of legislation, such as Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. IBM stepped up its offering by delivering on its promise for support of control frameworks such as the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations Enterprise Risk Management (COSO ERM), plus CobiT and ITIL, according to the research firm.
Additional details and a testimony from IBM customer WestJet, a Canadian airliner, appears in a recent article on Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal.