Everyone can be a data scientist, thanks to automated machine learning

    By Neer Rama, Force Solutions Product Manager at thryve  Data can be a messy business. Bad data leads to bad results, which only amplifies when you try to use machine learning or other forms of artificial intelligence. Data should be organized in a way that fits the business outcomes you are trying to […]

Get back on the digital transformation trend and see real ROI fast

By Riaan Bekker,  Force Solutions Manager at thryve I have a confession to make. Until the pandemic arrived, some of the claims around digital technology remained vague. We could clearly see the results from successful transformations, but there was also still enough scepticism and unanswered questions to cause some doubt around digital transformation. After all, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]