about empowered systems

Get to know us

Empowered Systems was founded in 2001 as the first company to create an enterprise-grade, no-code application development platform bringing the power of enterprise-grade GRC and ESG application creation to the business.

our company mission & story

We empower innovators with the ability to build enterprise class, sustainable applications without writing a single line of code

Our journey began in 1995 as Paisley was the first software company to bring the power of software automation to the Internal Audit function. Heralded as a leading innovator in the space, Paisley was acquired by Thomson Reuters who expanded the solution coverage to a wide range of risk and compliance solutions quickly becoming a leading and trusted provider of Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) applications in the market.

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Recognizing the limitation of traditionally developed applications created for firms trying to integrate their risk and compliance functions, Thomson Reuters acquired Empowered Systems to create the foundation of its next-generation GRC application products.

With over 2 decades of focused innovation, the technology is today one of the best performing, complete, and capable zero-code application development platforms on the market. We are continuing our history of trusted partnership with our customers.

Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk Division was renamed Refinitiv and acquired by London Stock Exchange Group.

As of December 1st, 2021, Empowered Systems divested and became its own entity with the most capable technology for enabling a robust ecosystem of agile, integrated, and smart GRC applications and solutions.

Our Vision

At Empowered Systems, we aim to create an agile, integrated and smart ecosystem of risk and compliance solutions informing accelerated enterprise operations.

What makes us different?

Empowered Systems delivers the world’s most capable GRC and ESG application automation globally, every single day. For over 25 years, to more than 500 Fortune 500 companies worldwide, we empower the world’s most complex business needs with ease. With our solutions and next generation EmpoweredNEXT® platform and ecosystem, our possibilities are endless. 

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our software partnerships

Trusted partners worldwide

Empowered Systems partners with the leading data, news, solutions and technology providers to create innovative and leading solutions.