webMethods Inc., a leading business integration and optimization software company, debuted webMethods for Compliance, a new solution designed to verify the completeness, accuracy and validity of transactions and business processes in accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other regulatory requirements. Built with the technology components of webMethods Fabric, this new solution provides businesses with the ability to continuously and automatically monitor their compliance control points without the risks or costs associated with manual testing and controls. At the same time, the process integration, assembly and optimization capabilities offered by webMethods for Compliance can also be used to further streamline and enhance these fundamental operations, which means enterprises can use their compliance investments to achieve continuous process improvements as well.

Building and sustaining compliance controls has proven costly for most corporations. According to AMR Research's John Hagerty [AMR Research Alert - Active Compliance is Becoming a Reality March 24, 2005], "Making compliance repeatable, sustainable, and cost-effective must become the priority for ongoing investment. Continuous monitoring and automated testing is maturing in approach and applicability to be considered for evaluation now rather than later."

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