Ideagen’s Gael Enlighten Enterprise GRC product wins GRC 20/20 Environmental Health & Safety Technical Innovation award

4th Annual GRC Innovation Awards Program Recognises Innovations in Governance, Risk Management & Compliance Solutions

SOFTWARE developer Ideagen plc’s cloud-based Gael Enlighten product has been recognised for its “technical innovation” by a leading industry analyst in its annual awards list.

GRC 20/20, analysts of global governance, risk management and compliance solutions and strategies, named Gael Enlighten as the most innovative product in its Environmental Health & Safety category. Judges were impressed with Enlighten’s scalability, user experience, analytics and mobile capability.

Michael Rasmussen, GRC Pundit at GRC 20/20 and internationally recognised expert, awarded Gael Enlighten with the 2015 GRC Innovation Award for Environmental Health & Safety. He said: “Ideagen’s Gael Enlighten has demonstrated GRC innovation in Environmental Health & Safety that delivers complete control, visibility and real time reporting across every aspect and detail of operational risks in an organisation.

“It is imperative that we recognise today’s successes as a milestone toward advancing GRC maturity. In achieving maturity, GRC is part of the organisation’s strategy and operations and supported by a range of technology, knowledge and services – enabling the organisation to achieve greater efficiency, effectiveness, and agility in GRC processes and broader business operations.”

David Hornsby, Chief Executive Officer of Ideagen, said: “This is an outstanding award and one that is testament to the hard work and effort that has gone in to the research and development of the Gael Enlighten product.

“We believe that Enlighten is the most powerful, innovative and user friendly GRC product on the market and we are delighted that the capabilities of the product have been recognised by such a respected group of analysts in GRC 20/20.”

The GRC 20/20 Awards recognise the leading GRC software products on the market. With 17 categories of GRC, each award is split into two primary categories; technical innovation and user experience. Enlighten was successful in the Technical Innovation category of the EH&S domain.

Described by Ideagen as a “risk-based, ultra-modern GRC software product”, Enlighten’s users include a number of established organisations such as Virgin, Haeco Group and Poundland.

The GRC 20/20 Awards recognised the product for;

  • Solid SaaS architecture
  • Integration of a range of capabilities for EH&S and beyond
  • Overall user experience, intuitiveness, and ease of use
  • Presentation of information and analytics providing 360 contextual awareness of what is happening
  • Full scalability from small to large enterprise
  • Mobility in tablets & smartphones
  • Application & information/data architecture that brings all of this together to link data points that can then become intelligence

Ross McLarnon, Ideagen’s Product Manager for Enlighten, added: “Our strategy is built around delivering a world leading GRC solution; so high performance, scalability, usability and mobility are at the forefront of everything we do. The Technical Innovation award is a fantastic achievement for Enlighten and very much reinforces our vision to be a market leader in the GRC domain.”

Ideagen provides software and services to highly regulated industries such as aviation, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing and oil & gas. Enlighten forms a key part of Ideagen’s compliance and information management software suite which also includes products such as Q-Pulse and Pentana.

Currently, Ideagen has over 1500 customers using its products and services, with headquarters in the UK and offices in the USA and the Middle East.

Award recipients can be found on the GRC 20/20 blog at:

Joe O'Brien

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Ideagen Ltd

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About Ideagen Group PLC

Ideagen Plc is a supplier of compliance based Information Management software with operations in the UK, United States and Middle East. The company specialise in eGRC (Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance) and Healthcare solutions for organisations operating within highly regulated industries. As authors of an excellent portfolio of software products, Ideagen is able to provide complete content lifecycle solutions that enable organisations to meet their Regulatory and Quality Compliance standards, helping them to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

The Group has shown excellent growth, both organically and through strategic acquisitions, and is listed on The London Stock Exchange AIM market (Ticker: IDEA.LN).

Ownership: UK AIM public listed company – Ideagen Plc - Idea

Accreditations: ISO 9001:2008 certified

High Growth: 62% Revenue growth in last financial year

40%: Employees working within our development environment

1500 Global Customers: Using the Ideagen Suite of products including 150 hospitals in the UK and US & 300 aviation organisations globally

Support: Based in the UK and US, we provide 24/7 support

2000: Year of formation

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Ideagen is a UK-headquartered, global technology company quoted on the London Stock Exchange AIM market (Ticker: IDEA.L). The Group provides software and services to organisations operating within highly regulated industries such as aviation, banking and finance and life science, healthcare and manufacturing with its main operational premises spread throughout the UK, EU, US, Middle East and SE Asia. With an excellent portfolio of software products including Q-Pulse, Coruson, Pentana Audit, Pentana Risk and PleaseReview, Ideagen helps its clients reduce costs, improve operational efficiency, strengthen compliance and oversight and anticipate and manage every detail of risk. Currently, more than 5,000 organisations use Ideagen's products including seven of the top 10 UK accounting firms, all of the top aerospace and defence companies and 75% of the world's leading pharmaceutical firms. Ideagen's diverse and varied customer base includes many well-known, global brands such as British Airways, Aggreko, BAE, Ryanair, US Navy, KLM, BBVA, Bank of New York, Commerzbank, Meggitt, Heineken, Johnson Matthey, Haeco Group and European Central Bank. As well as this, Ideagen counts 180 hospitals across the UK and US amongst its client base. Ideagen directly employs more than 420 members of staff and touches every continent globally. What sets Ideagen apart? Ownership - UK AIM public listed company - Ideagen PLC - IDEAAccreditations - ISO 9001:2015; 14001 & 27001 certifiedEmployees - Over 420 employees and a global Partner NetworkCustomers - 5,000 companies using the Ideagen suite of products globallySupport - Based in the UK, US and Asia, we provide 24/7 support1993 - Year of formation