August’s top Salesforce, Riskonnect, Tableau and other blogs

    Due to the blows from the pandemic and lockdowns, companies are now looking more closely at their preparedness. But as a new Salesforce survey reveals, many fall short. Then there are the negative events that happen regardless of pandemics, such as the data breach suffered by Experian. Getting ahead of the curve means […]

4 traits to face a crisis, and how technology helps

By Sean Pyott, MD of thryve The pandemic is having a radical impact on leaders, though few state it better than this Harvard Business School article: “Before COVID-19, CEOs and other executives in high-growth companies were focused on fostering innovation, driving revenue, and gaining market share. Today, many of those same leaders must make rapid […]

June’s top Salesforce, Riskonnect and Tableau blogs

  Every month, we select blogs from some of the companies that feature in thryve’s business solutions. June continues the focus on COVID-19 and recovering from its impact on the economy. This month, our choice of blogs look at what options grocery retailers have through digital systems, the pandemic’s impact on insurance businesses and what […]

Measuring ROI for your integrated risk management

  By Neer Rama, Force Solutions Product Manager at thryve Calculating a return on investment is already a complicated exercise. But in the face of revolutionary changes, ROI becomes even trickier as like-for-like equivalences draw thin. So how do you measure ROI when adopting an integrated risk management system? A problem for every technology revolution […]

IRMSA Risk Report: Let the accountability begin

  By Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Manager at thryve The latest South Africa Risks Report from the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA), its 6th edition, once again is interesting and captivating. At first glance, it might appear as if the report rehashed the same general risks as its predecessor a year ago. But […]

Three ways to break down silos in organisations

  By Neer Rama, Force Solutions Product Manager at thryve Silos once made a lot of sense. In the early 20th century, companies and states grew much larger and complex. Managing these behemoths was not easy and led to the creation of various layers that could toe the line, keep activities aligned with strategy and, […]

How cloud simplifies complex risk and insurance environments

  By Neer Rama, Force Solutions Product Manager at thryve Managing risks and insurance across a single business is difficult. To do so across numerous entities is orders of magnitude harder. The information has to be drawn from different stakeholders, each with their own capturing and reporting standards. Instead of an orchestra, risk and insurance […]

Are you providing answers through your risk visualisation?

  By Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Manager at thryve Determining risk is complicated – risk managers know this. But some might say explaining risk to others is even harder. You can’t simply demonstrate the technical path you followed to reach your conclusions. This might not only alienate your target audience, but it’s also insufficient. Humans […]

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 […]

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 […]