Posted: May 3rd, 2024 1:01pm +00:00

Are you looking to implement risk software?

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While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to implementing risk software, there are definitely some best practices that can increase your chances of success.

Here are some key steps to consider when implementing risk software:

Preparation is key

Define your goals: Be clear on what you want to achieve with the software. Are you looking to improve risk identification, assessment, mitigation, or reporting? Are you looking to remove the reliance on spreadsheets and improve risk culture throughout the business? Having a clear vision will guide your software selection and implementation process.

Understand your needs: Evaluate your current risk management processes and identify any weaknesses or areas for improvement. This will help you determine the specific features and functionalities you need in the software.

Choosing the right software

Do your research: Explore different risk management software options and compare their features against your needs. Consider factors like scalability, ease of use, integrations with existing systems, cost and vendor support.

Implementation phase

Partnership with the vendor: Maintain open communication with the software vendor throughout the implementation process. Leverage their expertise to ensure a smooth transition and proper configuration.
Standardisation is key: While customisation might seem tempting, resist the urge to drastically alter the software’s standard functionalities. Most vendors have invested heavily in developing configurable features that will likely meet your needs. Configuring to your own organisation’s terminology is usually very useful from a user’s perspective.

Communication and training

Communication is critical: Keep all stakeholders informed throughout the process. This includes senior management, department heads, and end-users who will be working with the software on a daily basis.

Invest in training: Provide comprehensive training to all users on the software’s functionalities and how it integrates with your existing risk management processes.


Monitor and adapt: Regularly monitor the effectiveness of the software and your risk management processes. Be prepared to adapt and adjust your approach as needed.

By following these steps, you can increase your chances of a successful risk software implementation and gain the benefits it offers in terms of improved risk identification, mitigation, reporting, and overall organisational resilience.

JCAD provides its risk software to many different sectors and is proud to make the implementation process as smooth as possible. Sandy McGinnis (a previous user of JCAD CORE), has since joined us as a Customer Success Manager with the sole aim to ensure you are getting the most out of the software. Our dedicated support team are at the end of the phone or email, poised to assist where required.

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