Microsoft has an extensive ecosystem of ISVs and systems integration partners with offerings in the governance, risk management and compliance space. The following is a listing of some recent white papers, articles and other materials authored by Microsoft partners on GRC-related topics that you may find of value:

·        Prodiance[i]

o   White paper – “Automating Spreadsheet Controls for Solvency II Model Compliance”[ii]

·        Open Text[iii]

o   Book - Tom Jenkins, CEO of Open Text, Managing Content in the Cloud[iv]

·        Harland Financial Solutions[v]

o   White Paper – “Exceptions Management: Front Line Effort For Improved Credit Risk Management”[vi]

·        Accenture[vii]

o   Survey article – “Most European Insurers Say Compliance with Solvency II Will Cost More Than Originally Expected, Accenture Survey Finds”[viii]

·        Hyland Software[ix]

o   White paper on ECM workflow – “Workflow: Real Life ROI”[x]

·        Thomson Reuters[xi]

o   Cost of Compliance Survey 2011[xii]

·        Numerix[xiii]

o   White paper – “Numerix CrossAsset XL and Windows HPC Server 2008 R2: Faster Performance for Valuation and Risk Management in Complex Derivative Portfolios”[xiv]

·        Fiserv[xv]

o   White paper – “Headlights into 2011: U.S. Financial Regulatory Reform A Game Changer for Financial Services”[xvi]