Protiviti Governance Portal Adds Arabic Translation With Right-to-Left Language Capability

By Protiviti Inc., PRNE
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Native-language capabilities help multinational companies manage a consistent yet localized governance solution

MENLO PARK, California, January 26, 2011 - Protiviti Inc. (, a global business consulting
and internal audit firm, today announced it has enhanced the multilingual
capabilities of its Governance Portal with an Arabic translation for users
who are accustomed to reading right-to-left. The new capability makes it
easier for multinational companies, including those in more than 25 Middle
Eastern and African countries, to establish and manage a uniform governance,
risk and compliance (GRC) strategy.


Users can access the same Governance Portal system in their respective
languages, ensuring uniform communication and reliable consolidated reporting
across an international user community while also gaining increased GRC
efficiency and improved decision-making.

In addition to helping establish a uniform GRC strategy, a single
instance of the Governance Portal for multiple languages can eliminate the
risk of encountering inconsistencies between different versions of the
platform. System administrators can streamline communications across their
user community. Project managers can more easily consolidate data across
geographic locations for executive reporting, and information technology
departments can significantly reduce their hardware requirements and software
maintenance activities.

Support for right-to-left languages is the latest advance in Protiviti's
multilingual capabilities, which was announced in August 2010. "Our new
multilingual capability, along with our local support, further elevates
Protiviti's position as the go-to GRC solution in the Middle East, where
demand continues to increase," said Scott Gracyalny, managing director and
global leader of Protiviti's Risk Technologies practice. "The enthusiasm for
these capabilities has been extraordinary, and we look forward to supporting
additional right-to-left languages in the future."

Currently supported languages include Arabic, Dutch, English, French,
Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. In addition, the Governance Portal offers a
simplified translation upload capability that enables local offices to add
additional languages into the system or add local dialects and business terms
into an existing translation.

The Governance Portal
( is an
industry-leading enterprise governance, risk and compliance (EGRC) software
platform that allows organizations to address multiple GRC objectives. A
recipient of various industry accolades, the Governance Portal integrates
Protiviti's proprietary content and consulting expertise with commonly
accepted governance frameworks to establish a comprehensive platform that
gives organizations the visibility and insight they need to manage and
mitigate critical risk and compliance issues. The Governance Portal for
Internal Audit enables organizations to automate the audit process from risk
assessment through reporting; identify and assess risks through integrated
surveys to simplify the feedback process; tie risks to key processes and
organizations that feed the audit planning process; and easily integrate
internal auditing into the GRC program.

About Protiviti

Protiviti ( is a global business consulting and
internal audit firm composed of experts specializing in risk, advisory and
transaction services. The firm helps solve problems in finance and
transactions, operations, technology, litigation, governance, risk, and
compliance. Protiviti's highly trained, results-oriented professionals
provide a unique perspective on a wide range of critical business issues for
clients in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

Protiviti has 60 locations worldwide and is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half
International is a member of the S&P 500 index.

Protiviti is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and
does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation

Kathy Keller of Protiviti Inc., +1-650-234-6252, kathy.keller at EDITOR'S NOTE: Screenshots available upon request.

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