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Brochure >> Enterprise Risk Management

The Future of Risk Management

Xactium is one of the most flexible and adaptable enterprise risk systems today and is recognised as representing the future for risk management applications.  

Our focus is on enabling risk and compliance
professionals to transform the value of risk
management within their organisation. 

This brochure provides a detailed overview of the key features of our Enterprise Risk Management product.

Brochure >> Enterprise Risk Management

Xactium QuickStart: Fast-Track to Enterprise Risk Management

Xactium QuickStart is a start up version of the market leading Xactium enterprise risk system, that comes with a pre-defined package of common data entry layouts, workflows, reports and user profiles. Helping organisations to implement a new system across the business with miminal cost and effort.

QuickStart provides a functional 'out of the box' risk system - but this doesn’t prevent future customisation if required. 

The short brochure outlines the key features and benefits of implementing Xactium QuickStart across your organisation.

Brochure >> Enterprise Project Risk Management

Project Risk Management with Xactium

The world of Project Risk Management is changing dramatically.  It is moving from the historical static list of risks to a more dynamic, proactive world where understanding and managing risk is seen as an enabler to successful business growth, project delivery and lessons learned.

Xactium is specifically designed to provide a way of assessing and managing the key risks that impact projects at every level in the organisation.

This brochure provides a detailed overview of the key features of our Project Risk Management tool.

Brochure >> Compliance Management

Xactium Compliance Management

Xactium Compliance forms part of the Xactium product suite, which also comprises Risk and Audit management systems, helping organisations to achieve a centralised approach to GRC.

Xactium Compliance is designed to transform internal compliance processes and streamline all compliance related activity, making it easy for organisations to assess the impact of new regulations as well as track and report on findings, breaches and issues.

This brochure provides a detailed overview of the key features and benefits of our Compliance application.

Flyer >> Enterprise Risk Management

Xactium Risk - Features and Benefits of the V8.0 Release - January 2018

The 8.0 release of the Xactium risk management system continues to drive to help our customers improve the efficiency of their risk processes as well as improve 2nd line risk oversight and control.

This flyer provides a summary of the latest product features and their key benefits.

Brochure >> Risk Management, Reporting

Xactium with Conga for Enhanced Report Presentation

The Conga technology enables Xactium customers to create sophisticated documents including presentations, spreadsheets and reports by merging data direct from Xactium into pre-formatted templates.

These include MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF or HTML emails. Typical examples can be generating executive risk reports, risk registers, incident summaries, control attestations and so on, with one click of a button.

Artificial Intelligence In Enterprise Risk
White paper >> Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence In Enterprise Risk

At Xactium we are developing innovative new ways of integrating AI into our leading risk, compliance and audit solutions. In this whitepaper we discuss examples of where AI can assist Risk Managers in making the process more efficient and predictable, and therefore enabling the business as a whole to make better and faster decisions.

Best Practices in Risk and Control Assessment
White Paper >> Risk Management

Best Practice in Risk and Control Assessment

Risk and control assessment is the process of identifying and assessing risks and evaluating the effectiveness of controls put in place to manage those risks. It is a key component of a robust and effective risk management process.

In this whitepaper we present and discuss some of the most widely used approaches to risk and control assessment and propose some best practices we have seen to be most effective.

Top 8 Advantages of a Modern  Enterprise Risk Management System

Top 8 Advantages of a Modern Enterprise Risk Management System

The need to meet the ever changing demands imposed by regulators has lead to the adoption of far more dynamic, flexible and collaborative ERM technology within Financial services organisations. This in turn is transforming the way that risk management and managers are perceived within their organisation. 

In this whitepaper, we look at how the needs for flexibility, distributed risk ownership, cross-company participation and insightful reporting can be met with modern enterprise Risk Management systems.

White paper >> Risk Appetite, KRIs

Four Practical Ways to Capture and Monitor Risk Appetite

On the face of it, risk appetite is a straightforward concept. However, in practice defining what this actually means to your organisation can be quite a challenge. This whitepaper discusses four different ways we have seen risk appetite implemented across organisations and considers their potential benefits and challenges.

White paper >> Risk Management, GDPR

Preparing for GDPR: Adopting a Risk Based Approach to Manage the Transition

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), agreed upon by the European Parliament and Council in December 2016, is set to come into force in Spring 2018.

In this paper we illustrate how a risk based approach to GDPR can help and guide the organisation to achieving successful compliance in the short and long term.

White paper >> Project Risk Management

The Value of Risk Template Libraries in Project Risk Management

Gaining meaningful insight from managing project risk across multiple projects can be a challenge.

The key issue is avoiding a siloed approach to risk management information, in which risks are created and managed in isolation on a project by project basis.

In this paper, we discuss one approach to addressing this challenge, utilising the concept of a risk template library. We will draw on examples of how this is achieved with Xactium Project Risk Management.

White paper >> Behavioural Risk, Business Culture

People, Their Behaviour, Business Culture and Risk

In this whitepaper, we explore Cathy Hampson's valuable insights into people's behaviour, as it relates to Operational Risk in Financial Services organisations.

Key topics include:

  • Behavioural Risk & Business Culture
  • Cognitive Dissonance 
  • Motivation & Rewards
  • Segregation & Four Eyes Principles


White paper >> Project Risk Management, Risk Management

Benefits of an Enterprise Wide Project Risk Management System

Delivering a successful large project (from an initial proposal, through to inception, delivery and completion) can be a challenging exercise.

An enterprise project risk cloud platform can go a long way to realising the full potential and value of project risk management. The underlying foundations of a cloud based platform fit particularly well with the needs of a project risk environment, including its user accessible web-interface, ability to link data across multiple locations, flexibility, scalability and security.

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Case Study >> Risk Management

FCA Implements Xactium as the Risk Management System for Large Firm Supervision

When the FCA took on supervision of Consumer Credit firms, the organisation needed an effective way of monitoring the risk inherent within the 50,000 additional firms they were responsible for.

To address the challenges associated with the legacy risk systems they had inherited, the FCA chose the Xactium Risk Management suite of software as the solution to assist in risk management across its large firm population.

The Warranty Group Implements Xactium to Manage Company Wide Risk Management
Case Study >> Risk Management

The Warranty Group Implements Xactium to Manage Company Wide Risk Management

The risk management process at TWG was based around the use of spreadsheets, a labour-intensive process resulting in excessive amounts of time being used simply collating data from different departments, rather than actually analysing and mitigating the risks themselves. To cater for TWG’s needs, Xactium developed various customised reports, which are able to be built once the required information has been submitted by employees. For more information, download the case study to see how Xactium was implemented. 

White Paper >> Risk Management

Why Establish a Risk Framework?

What does a Risk Framework aim to achieve and why have one in today’s world?

The uncertain economic times since 2008 and the major changes to the UK and Europe brought about by the leave vote for Brexit have had a major effect on how companies operate. Companies that had operated smoothly with the help of forecasts and financial projections are refraining from making business judgements, that can become set in stone, based on finan
cial figures alone. It is this increase in uncertainty that has rendered the life of corporate decision makers more difficult.

White Paper >> Risk Management

Creating a Frictionless Organisation through Enterprise Risk Management

Is “Risk Management” the right name for a discipline that is now becoming embedded in everyday business decision making?

Should the term be changed to cover areas of business development and change management?

This white paper explores the boundaries of Risk Management as a term and whether the discipline can be used to help assist in other areas of the business.

White Paper >> Risk Management

Embedding an Effective Risk Management Framework

“Keep it simple, lean and flexible” was the overriding message coming from the risk professionals at the March Xactium breakfast briefing. The discussion on embedding an effective risk framework was led by David Smith from Direct Line Group, who recently went through a new group-wide implementation of Xactium Risk Management. We have captured some of the key points, suggestions and takeaways from the contributors to the event.

White Paper >> Incident Management

The Risk Bots are Coming!

While 2016 is the year of virtual reality, it is also becoming the year of intelligent bots. A number of recent announcements from Microsoft, Facebook and Google clearly indicate their belief that bots are the next big thing for their user communities.

Get the latest whitepaper from Xactium and learn…

  • How Risk Bots can help to identify risks
  • The benefits of Risk Bots when logging incidents
  • How you can be notified when similar incidents occur that you may be interested in, by a Risk Bot
Xactium Risk Management Whitepaper
White Paper >> Incident Management

9 Top Tips For Managing Your Risk Incidents

Capturing and managing your risk events and incidents is a critical part of any comprehensive enterprise risk management process.

Performing this task effectively gives insight into the root causes of risks, ensures that incidents are dealt with promptly and effectively, and shows evidence of an effective risk management programme for regulators.

In this whitepaper, we provide 9 top tips for ensuring your risk incident processes are effective and efficient.

White Paper >> Key Risk Indicators and Metrics

5 Key Risk Management Metrics For Controlling Cyber Security

One key way to manage a Cyber risk programme is to focus on the metrics that will identify both the organisation’s level of exposure to Cyber risk and the progress being made to implement key Cyber risk programmes and governance.

This whitepaper provides a list of potential metrics that can help drive your organisation along the right path towards your desired Cyber risk position.

Case Study >> Risk Management

Klarna Moves Risk Management From Spreadsheets To A Flexible ERM Software Platform

Klarna recognised the need for a more sophisticated, long-term manageable risk management system to align with the growing needs and requirements of the business. 

This case study addresses Klarna's key requirements, challenges and the reasons Xactium was selected as the chosen risk management solution.

Of particular interest to Klarna was a requirement to automatically generate risk assessments from control assessments using in-house rules.

Xactium Direct Line Group
Case Study >> Risk Management

Insights from Direct Line Group on Selecting and Implementing Xactium

At a recent Xactium Annual Conference, we asked David Smith, Head of Operational Risk and Ellie King, Oversight Assurance and Challenge Manager for Operational Risk, how they selected and implemented Xactium across the business.

Demonstrate FCA Compliance with an ERM Software Solution
White Paper >> Risk Management

How to Demonstrate FCA Compliance with an Enterprise Risk Management Software Solution

Regulators, such as the FCA are focusing their attention on qualitative areas such as an organization’s effort to foster a culture that will promote ethical behaviour and appropriate risk taking. This white paper oulines the regulatory requirements and how they can be me by using Risk Management Software.

White Paper >> Risk Management

Four Practical Ways to Monitor Risk Appetite

Practical guidance on how to capture and report on risk apetite. This whitepaper discusses the pros and cons for four different approaches to risk management. 

White Paper >> Risk Management

Ten Compelling Reasons For Cloud-Based Risk Management

Cloud-based platforms can offer a step-change in the effective delivery of risk and compliance programs.   


White Paper >> Risk Management

Are Your Traditional Risk Manager Tools Letting You Down

Spreadsheets and costly enterprise software solutions can have significant drawbacks and are increasingly unable to meet the transparency requirements of busssineses. 

Risk Management Key Risk Indicators
White Paper >> Risk Management

The Dos and Don'ts: Leveraging Key Risk Indicators in Your Organisation

This document provides an overview of how KRIs are used within an organisation and discuesses how they can be effectively implemented. 

White Paper >> Risk Management

Six Meaningful Approaches to Risk Aggregation

An enterprise-wide approach to risk management is becoming increasingly necessary to meet growing transparency and regulatory demands. To achieve this organisations need to be able to aggregate risk both vertically and horizontally. 

White Paper >> Risk Management

Understanding Key Control Indicators and How They Can Reduce Risk 

Increasingly, organisations are looking for better metrics to better monitor potential changes in risk conditions. One of the best-known metrics is Key Risk Indicator (KRI) but Key Control Indicator is now being more widely used. 

White Paper >> Risk Management

Risk Reporting for the Three Lines of Defence

This whitepaper covers the reporting requirements of the Three Lines of Defence model. Getting these right is crucial to delivering a successful risk management solution as part of the ISO31000 risk management standard. 

Webinar >> Risk Management

Enterprise Risk Management: Understanding Risk Attributes, Aggregation & Normalisation

The acronym ERM, or the phrase Enterprise Risk Management, are thrown around left and right by organisations, solution providers, and professional services firms.  However there are often flawed implementations of ERM programs and technology to support it. 

White Paper >> Risk Management

It's About Time: How To Justify The Move From Spreadsheets To A Purpose Built Risk System

A spreadsheet is a very versatile tool, but when it comes to manipulating, validating and consolidating different data sets it can absorb huge amounts of time. Click here to see how a purpose built risk system such as Xactium can significantly reduce time spent collating data at the first and second lines of defence.

Case Study >> Risk Management

JLT Moves Risk Management to the Cloud with Xactium Risk Management

Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) selected Xactium's cloud-based Risk Manager application and within four months, the solution had been fully implemented and rolled out across 60 business entities. 

Case Study >> Risk Management

HomeServe Improves Data Quality, Risk Reporting & Risk Visibility with Xactium

HomeServe Membership Limited is successfully using Xactium to manage internal risks and risk events across the business.

Read the case study to find out how Xactium helped the risk management function at HomeServe to overcome key challenges.


Case Study >> Risk Management

Maitland Moves Risk Management to the Cloud with Xactium Risk Manager

Driven by the requirements to improve the ease of reporting and the needs for workflows to manage risk data, Maitland decided to implement Xactium's Risk Manager solution. 

White Paper >> Risk Management

The Business Value of a Cloud Computing Platform for Governance, Risk and Compliance

It is now widely accepted the good management of GRC is essential to the protection and growth of an organisation, particularly in an increasingly global, risk averse and regulatory driven environment.

Improving Risk Management: KRIs and KCIs
Webinar >> Risk Management

Improving Risk Management: Key Risk Indicators and Key Control Indicators

Organizations are looking to improve the way they monitor potential changes in risk conditions. One of the best-known metrics for this is Key Risk Indicators (KRIs), which aim to provide a warning that a risk may occur before it impacts the organizations.

Webinar >> Risk Management

New Year's Resolution:  Increasing Your Risk Health

Risk appetite impacts the health of your organization just as your individual appetite impacts your individual health. Organizations can take on too much risk, they can also starve themselves and not take enough risk.  

Webinar >> Project Risk Management

Managing Project Risk Throughout the Project Lifecycle

Effectively managing project risk is critical for the success of many endeavours and business operations. While many organisations are working on enterprise risk strategies, they often fail to connect with the depth of project risk, which can have a significant and long term impact on business operations and strategy.

Flyer >> Risk Management, Risk Probability, Monte Carlo Simulation

Key Benefits of using the Xactium Monte Carlo Simulation Tool

Xactium now incorporates a cloud based Monte Carlo simulation tool. At the click of a button, Risk Managers can understand the likelihood of risks occurring and the potential financial impact to the organisation should those risks materialise.

This flyer provides a high level overview of the key features and benefits of this tool.

Flyer >> Risk Management

Key Features and Benefits of the Xactium Risk Overview Page

Risk Overview is a powerful new feature of the Xactium Risk management system that enables a user to easily manage all their risks and associated actions from a single summary page.

This flyer provides a high level overview of the most beneficial features of this page.