London – January 28, 2014 – ActiveStandards, the leading Website Quality Management (WQM) platform, announced today that it has acquired WelchmanPierpoint, the leading consultancy in enterprise digital governance.

Lisa Welchman, Founding Partner, will join ActiveStandards to head the new professional services division as President of Enterprise Digital Governance Solutions. The new division will help companies accelerate their digital programs through the implementation of effective governance frameworks.

“We have had a successful partnership with WP for several years, and today’s announcement provides a natural extension of that relationship” said Simon Lande, CEO and Founder of ActiveStandards. “Together, we can provide a completely holistic digital governance offering to enterprises aiming to optimize the management of complex, multi-stakeholder digital operations. Lisa Welchman is recognized as a global thought leader in digital strategy and governance, and we are delighted to welcome her on board.”

“This is a natural partnership,” Lisa Welchman says. “For several years we have been leveraging the ActiveStandards platform to enhance our consulting practice. Organizations worldwide suffer from digital quality and compliance concerns which stem from ineffective governance including ill-defined human and fiscal resource management practices, and a lack of clear authority for digital strategy. The combined skills and technologies of ActiveStandards and WelchmanPierpoint will enable us to work with clients to address the entire enterprise digital governance challenge.

Alan Pelz-Sharpe, Research Director at analyst firm 451 Research says that “Digital and Information Governance is a rapidly growing area of concern for businesses, so in that regard combining the operational expertise and strategic governance frameworks of ActiveStandards and WelchmanPierpoint appears to make good sense."


ActiveStandards is the leading Website Quality Management (WQM) platform, used by more global organizations than any other solution. ActiveStandards’ powerful yet easy-to-use online dashboard transforms how marketing and technical teams work together to optimize the quality and compliance of their web properties and drive business growth. Our proven technology, supported by a team of web quality and compliance experts, helps enterprise, mid-market companies and government organizations streamline the governance of their digital properties, reduce operational costs, and have trust and confidence in their web content wherever it is being used.

With offices in Europe, USA, and India, ActiveStandards has a rapidly growing international client base across all industry sectors, and supports the daily web management programs for some of the largest brands in the world. Clients include Unilever, Shell, CSC, HP, Canon and many more.


WelchmanPierpoint is a management consulting firm with a proven methodology for designing customized digital governance frameworks for the enterprise. WelchmanPierpoint’s Founding Partner, Lisa Welchman is a thought leader with a global reputation, and author of the forthcoming “Managing Chaos: Digital Governance by Design,” to be published by Rosenfeld Media in 2014.

Established in 1999, WelchmanPierpoint’s extensive client list includes organizations such as McKesson, Thomson Reuters, Amgen, Chevron, the World Bank, US Food and Drug Administration, The Library of Congress, Wood Group, and National Instruments.


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Published on: 3:00PM on 28th January 2014