What are the Potential Benefits of Risk Analytics?
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What are the Potential Benefits of Risk Analytics?

By CIOReview | Friday, June 11, 2021

Risk analytics helps build a foundation for measuring risk across the organization by pooling many risk strands into one unified system and offering clarity to executives in identifying, viewing, understanding, and managing risk.

FREMONT, CA: With global expansion, risk management can become even more challenging because of the sheer number of tasks, resources, results, and stakeholders. Many risks are not readily visible, leading to instinctual risk management, making it challenging to develop effective risk strategies. Today, risk analytics techniques enable more precise measurement, quantification, and even prediction of risk than ever before. This is significant for organizations that have historically relied heavily on the judgment of business unit leaders to monitor, assess, and report trouble. Numerous leaders wish to leverage the benefits of risk analytics to proactively identify and understand risk sources to mitigate risk exposure or take calculated risks to generate returns. Below are some potential benefits of risk analytics.

Acquire specifics

Risk analytics removes the guesswork from risk management by extrapolating insights, calculating likely scenarios, and forecasting future events using various techniques and technologies.

Recognize the complexity

The increasing volume of structured data—such as databases—and unstructured data—such as websites, social media, and blogs—that an organization has access to internally and externally influences its risk exposure. Risk analytics can be used to unify this data, collect valuable information, and enable actionable insights.

Overcome the divide

Teams frequently overlook the overall impact on the organization in their haste to develop effective risk strategies. Risk analytics centralizes data from across the organization, facilitating the development of a truly enterprise-wide approach.

Establish the groundwork

Risk is such a vast issue, spilling across organizational barriers, that it can be challenging to know what to do with risk-related insights. Risk analytics is instrumental in this scenario, allowing organizations to develop foresight on potential risks and zero in on "crunchy" issues that lay the groundwork for action.

Concentrate on asking the appropriate questions

Analytics can assist organizations in delving deeper into various types of risk-related data. It is more critical to concentrate on the few questions that can significantly impact the approach to risk.

Review interdependencies

Risk cuts across corporate boundaries. By that same token, analytics can also provide cross-company insights, drawing from business-wide data to make it an excellent match for a risk-sensitive issue.

Establish efficient programs

Decision-makers can use analytics to assess the risks — and rewards — associated with strategic and operational decisions. By providing insight into proposed actions to address and avoid hazards, tangible and sustainable value can be created, ranging from protecting return on investment and avoiding costly project overruns to improving overall program performance.