Five Essential Features to Incorporate in Your ORM Software

ORM-3carewebChoosing your company’s Operational Risk Management (ORM) software can be tricky.
ORM software should be custom designed to allow for analysing the functions and workflow of specific business structures in a precise manner.

Its purpose is to measure and manage risks by monitoring the workflow closely. Every organization has a different work trajectory and the risk management software is framed to adapt to it. It has to understand the cause and impact of a risk completely and function as a road map to flawless operations in the company.

Now, what are the inevitable features that should accompany any ORM software?
Here they are:

An Efficient Risk Tracker

This is the very basic requirement!

Integrate a risk-capture process across the organizational structure. It helps in automating risk identification and the risk-assessing practice.

A qualitative and quantitative analysis of the identified risk is carried off. It is estimated based on risk-mapping parameters and scoring of the risk level. The risk factors and scores will be matched with appropriate assessment.

Capture the Cause & Event

If there is a threat, get to the bottom of it!

Analysing the real cause of a risk is significant. It helps in determining the loss or loss expectancy. Fundamentally, ORM software should highlight the event that led to the origin of the risk by checking event sequences and integrating them with the timelines.

Timely Risk Indicators and Alarms

Right timing is the key!

With precise algorithms in place, you need not worry about risk indication. You should have definitive indicators linked to an extensive directory of risks. Set up a well-tested heat map to indicate risks even before they approach.
Indicators should be visible by generating early alarms in order to help in identifying and managing risks.

Report Creation and an Absolute User-defined System

And this is why the risk…

The software should deliver heat maps and reports including the nth detail to understand the risk with ease. No one wants to waste time with dissipating results; it has to be transparent, clear and out in the open for one to comprehend.

And for good report creation, you need well-integrated, user-defined system functioning. It should be designed not only in terms of the workings of a company, but the working style of the users. All systems, data and data transfers should stay connected to receive a progressive and extensive report.

The productiveness of Operational Risk Management matters to every small and big enterprise. And these are the basic elements of ORM software that would be applicable in any organizational set-up.

The more complex an organizational structure, the more metrical the ORM system should be. Finance and banking are the most risk-prone sectors. Numerous criminal registries and system failures have made adequately vigilant Operational Risk Management software systems indispensable.

Five Essential Features to Incorporate in Your ORM Software was last modified: November 3rd, 2014 by Fadi Al-khatib
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Fadi Al-khatib

Manager at CAREWeb
Fadi has BA degree in Accounting, and he is a Certified Operational Risk Executive. He has more than three years practical experience in the field of internal audit in one of the biggest banks in Jordan Before joining Grant Thornton in 2008 as a Senior Consultant, where he has conducted audit assignments in several companies, branches and business units.  Fadi has participated in the preparation and execution of many CRSA workshops and the implementation of Operational Risk Management systems for large clients in various industries.