Risk has always been an integral part of business, but as I’ve noted, companies deal with risk with varying degrees of effectiveness. A complex, ongoing process, operational risk management identifies risks to support successful operations of an organization, estimates the monetary and other measurable impacts if a risk event occurs, establishes methods for mitigating the severity of impacts should they occur, continuously measures the probability of a risk occurring within a relevant period of time, periodically reports on the risk environment to appropriate decision-makers and alerts executives and managers when risk thresholds are crossed. These important activities should make operational risk management of greater interest to executives in today’s volatile business environment.
Topics: balanced scorecard, Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Performance, enterprise risk management, Financial Performance, Governance, GRC, In-memory, KRI, Operational Performance, Performance Management, Reporting, Risk, Sales Performance, Office of Finance
Risk has always been an integral part of business, but dealing effectively with risk is a progression. Indeed, history shows businesses adapting and coping better with risk through innovation. The importance of using information technology to manage risk is growing because today’s systems can automatically measure and analyze a much broader set of risk factors than individuals can, and do so more reliably. But a key challenge companies face in implementing enterprise risk management is developing a process for defining and measuring risk.
Topics: balanced scorecard, Business Analytics, Business Performance, enterprise risk management, Financial Performance, Governance, GRC, KRI, Operational Performance, Reporting, Risk, Sales Performance, Office of Finance