16 July 2009
Maidenhead, Berks, UK
Strategic Thought expands Global Services Portfolio for
Enterprise Risk Management customers
Strategic Thought Group announces new Risk Advisory, ARM Deployment and Education services to drive maximum value from enterprise risk management
Strategic Thought Group, provider of enterprise risk management software Active Risk Manager (ARM) has expanded its global services portfolio. The new services, available globally, comprise Risk Advisory, ARM Deployment, Education and ARM technical services, all integrated with project management via an ongoing engagement plan. The suite of services has been designed following customer feedback and reviews. The new services will enable Strategic Thought Group to provide a broader offering to support customers throughout the lifecycle of an enterprise risk management deployment by providing the full range of advisory and technical support, user training and long term planning expertise.
Martin Metcalf, chief executive officer of Strategic Thought Group, commented, “Our goal is to create a partnership with our customers focused on delivering maximum value from both enterprise risk management (ERM) and Active Risk Manager through an integrated combination of software and services.”
“We aim to support the enterprise risk management journey working with them to develop an engagement plan that releases the full potential that ERM can deliver. Our new services portfolio will enable us to provide the most cost effective robust and evidence-based risk management process ranging from project and programme risk through to full enterprise-wide implementations.”
As part of the STG services offering, experienced Risk Practitioners will work with customers to align ERM with their corporate structure, identifying gaps, benchmarking processes and assisting with change management programmes. Training needs will be identified and education programmes developed which will include both standard and organisation-specific courses. Courses will be designed to suit the profiles of ARM users according to competency, knowledge and technical bias. Strategic Thought also offers an introduction to risk management, methodology and terminology.
ARM technical services include implementation, custom report development, portal services and infrastructure management. The team will work with customers to implement upgrades as well as providing regular system health checks. In addition experienced project managers ensure project milestones are met by means of an ongoing detailed engagement plan.
More information on the new Services Portfolio and details of the scheduled training courses are available on the website: www.strategicthought.com
Active Risk Manager from Strategic Thought Group plc
Strategic Thought Group (STG) provides risk/reward-focused software and services to enable true enterprise-wide risk management. Active Risk Manager™ (ARM) from STG is the world's leading web-based Enterprise Risk Management system. ARM enables the identification, registration, communication, analysis and management of risks and opportunities.
ARM aids compliance with project, operational and enterprise-wide guidelines. The effective management of risks and opportunities allows companies to act within corporate governance requirements and industry standards while balancing the risk/reward mix to maximise the return on opportunities.
STG was founded in the UK in 1987 and opened offices in the US in 2004. Active Risk Manager is used by major organisations around the globe including BAE Systems, Rio Tinto, Lockheed Martin, Nestle, NASA, London Underground, Raytheon and SABIC.
For further information and a detailed view of Strategic Thought's products and services visit www.strategicthought.com or call +44 (0)1628 582500 (EMEA) or +1 703 673 9580 (Americas).
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