Insurance in 2020: A personal touch will make the difference

By Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Manager at thryve Personalisation is establishing itself as the cornerstone of modern insurance and insurtech. The trend has been building momentum for several years, and today it’s evident in the advertisements of numerous insurance products. Policyholders can reduce their costs through fitness trackers or monitoring their driving behaviour. Both are […]

Fixing strategic risk: the rise of objective-based ERM

Enterprise Risk Management

By Neer Rama, Force Solutions Product Manager at thryve Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) gained popularity for a specific reason. It offered what risk management was initially meant to provide: strategic value. Even the most basic strategic management course is an introduction to organisational risk. The ever-present SWOT analysis is essentially about identifying risks and opportunities, […]

GRC vs IRM: Looking beyond names and acronyms

By Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Manager at thryve Is there a difference between Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) and Integrated Risk Management (IRM)? This topic has sparked furious debate among different practitioners and technologists. It’s also the topic thryve presented at the recent IRMSA conference held in Midrand, Johannesburg. Do we have an answer? If […]

Claims management across a Conglomerate: thryve Customer Story

claims management conglomerate

Conglomerates are power business vehicles, delivering change and diversity that can materially improve the economies of entire nations, regions and even continents. One such conglomerate, an African giant, has been particularly successful across more than 15 sectors, with ambitions to expand those as well as into new ventures.    But to do so, it needed […]

The interesting history of Governance, Risk and Compliance

thryve at IRMSA Conference October 2019

By Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Managed, thryve   As we head towards the IRMSA conference, 2-3 October at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg, I am preparing for my presentation on the debate between GRC and IRM. ‘Governance, Risk & Compliance vs. Integrated Risk Management’ became a topic of debate when research firm Gartner decided a […]

Why IRM matters – the IRM cloud story

By Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Manager, thryve   There is a bit of a storm in the GRC – that being the Governance, Risk and Compliance – world. Recently Gartner announced that it will no longer rate all GRC technology services in the same category. Instead, it has created a new category, IRM or Integrated […]

Discover the power of risk-informed decision-making

By Neer Rama, Force Solutions Product Manager at thryve Canada There is a bit of a furore in the risk-management world. Advisory firm Gartner has thrown a cat among the pigeons by creating a new category for integrated risk management (IRM), away from its governance, risk & compliance (GRC) category. This may seem like a […]

Thryve Customer Story: Taking internal corporate insurance to the next level

Corporations run internal insurance operations that look after their first-party insurance. These policies help mitigate risks inherent to the business and are different from customer-facing insurance services. A major South African financial corporation does exactly this. It gathers the risk exposure information from the group annually, maintaining records of corporate insurance policies and claims within […]

thryve Customer Story: Bringing members into the centre of a professional body

Professionals appreciate the value of joining a group offering networking and development opportunities. It’s not a decision made lightly. Non-profit professional associations know that they have to appeal to the sensibilities of their current members, as well as sponsors and prospects for either group. One South African membership-based professional body, a thryve client, creates platforms […]

Is Cloud CRM the future? The $48 billion says Yes

  Over three quarters of $48 billion spent annually for CRM applications goes to cloud-based SaaS CRMs, according to Gartner. SaaS CRMs are much more flexible without creating lockin – they can be customised risk-free to the processes and workflows of specific industries. The ability for SaaS CRMs to scale and operate on OPEX costs […]