KPI highly encourages its clients to adopt SOA governance. In fact, we believe SOA implementations without governance will fail long term. Springboard Research has published a report showing that SOA investments will increase 60-90% in Asia over the next couple years. This will force SOA vendors to invest more in their governance tools (investment by vendors is lacking currently). 40% of SOA adopters are now making governance a requirement, a percentage we find to low. Start governance from the beginning of your project -- do not wait until the end.