KPMG, THOMSON REUTERS TEAM ON PAISLEY SERVICES

New York - Big Four firm KPMG and Thomson Reuters are partnering to help companies improve their governance, risk and compliance processes via Paisley GRC software. The alliance formalizes a business relationship built over the past two years. Thomson Reuters acquired Paisley and its Enterprise GRC and GRC on Demand software in December.

The software includes components for financial controls management, operational risk management, enterprise risk management, internal audit management, IT governance and compliance.

KPMG said that it would provide consulting services to help clients better align their internal audit and GRC processes. For more, visit www.paisley.com.

XCENTRIC UNVEILS CLOUD ASSESSMENT KIT

Alpharetta, Ga. - Xcentric has introduced a free three-step Cloud Readiness Assessment Kit to help accounting firms better understand the concept of cloud computing, the value proposition it offers them, and when or if it is best for their firm to move to the cloud.

The kit consists of a three-step process: downloading a "Why Paper" on the benefits of the cloud for CPA firms; a webcast on cloud infrastructure, including data security, privacy and disaster recovery; and a free consultation to help determine if the cloud is the right strategy for practitioners on a firm-by-firm basis.

IDEA TEAMS WITH AUDIMATION IN RISK MONITORING PACT

Houston - CaseWare IDEA and Houston-based Audimation Services have partnered to launch SymSure for IDEA continuous auditing and monitoring risk management software. The new software combines IDEA's data analysis functions with SymSure's workflow and documentation framework. Audimation Services will be the sole U.S. distributor.

SymSure for IDEA's workflow management and dashboards aim to simplify day-to-day exception monitoring, management, reporting and resolution of issues. For more, visit www.audimation.com.

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