Case Studies

Case Studies

We’re proud of our customers’ Enterprise and Project Risk Management case studies and the success they’ve achieved. Active Risk helps to drive business performance by allowing our customers to take more risk. Every day our customers benefit from the visibility and competitive advantage that Active Risk delivers. With Active Risk Manager (ARM), our customers have a singular, central view of all risk information across their organization. High quality, timely data enables risk to be actively managed and leveraged – transforming risk from a challenge to overcome, into an opportunity for competitive advantage.

 

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EADS

EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services, was formed from a number of existing European companies, each with a different approach to risk management. This resulted in numerous risk silos, each with its own ecosystem, language and practices.

Eurocopter

Eurocopter has the most comprehensive and versatile range of helicopters in the world with more than 2,800 customers in 147 countries. Eurocopter believes that Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is pivotal to managing the organization’s complex and global business effectively.

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is a global security, aerospace and information technology company. It is the largest provider of IT services, systems integration and training to the US Government. The Lockheed Martin aeronautics operating unit alone had sales of $14.3 billion in 2011, this included tactical aircraft, airlift and aeronautical research and development lines of business.

Raytheon

With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing, effects, command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services.
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DeepOcean

International offshore service provider, DeepOcean operates in the oil and gas, offshore renewables and electrical power transmission industries. Years of merger and acquisition activity combined with the award of a major new contract from Statoil, prompted DeepOcean to review its approach to risk management.

Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals company with 71,000 people working in more than 40 countries across six continents, including some of the most difficult terrains and climates. In 2008 the decision was taken to design an enterprise-wide risk management process and to embed this into all parts of the business.

British Nuclear Group

British Nuclear Group is a world leader in the nuclear clean-up business. As part of a drive to standardise procedures, British Nuclear Group reviewed all of its in-house systems and identified the need to have one common way of working across functions, including risk management.

Essent Netwerk

Essent is an energy company that specializes in the generation, transport, trade in and supply of gas and electricity. Essent Network manages the risks of an asset base of more than six million assets with the help of Active Risk Manager.

Horizon Nuclear POWER

Active Risk Manager (ARM) was selected because it provided a simple way for business users to enter their risks into a common system, yet had the additional rich functionality needed by the risk team to meet current and future needs.

Fortescue Metals Group

In less than a decade Fortescue has become the world’s fourth largest iron ore producer and one of Australia’s top 25 companies. Fortescue’s challenge was to replace static, out-of-date risk data with a comprehensive risk system to support the company’s phenomenal growth. ARM was implemented and now Fortescue can base decisions on the up-to-date picture of risk from right across the business.

Sellafield Ltd

Sellafield Ltd is the company responsible for safely delivering decommissioning, reprocessing and nuclear waste management activities on the Sellafield nuclear site in West Cumbria, England on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).
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How ARM is used for risk management on the Thames Tunnel project

Crossrail

Crossrail is Europe’s largest infrastructure project, constructing a new rail line across London with 21km of tunnels underneath the center. The project, which has a budget of £14.5 billion, will increase London’s rail transport capacity by 10% by 2019. Risk Management is seen as critical to its success and is being embedded into the contractor base to push forward best practices in the construction industry.

Leighton Contractors

Leighton Contractors is one of Australia’s leading construction, mining, infrastructure, industrial engineering, facilities management, and telecommunications groups. The company has implemented risk management software, Active Risk Manager (ARM) at the core of its risk management processes.

Northern Gateway Alliance

Northern Gateway Alliance is the consortium responsible for the design and build of the northern motorway expansion in New Zealand. Using Active Risk Manager, the organization benefits from wider visibility, communication and reporting of risk and opportunity information.

Network Rail

Network Rail operates, maintains and enhances Britain’s railway system. Prior to the implementation of Active Risk Manager, spreadsheets and a legacy system were used to manage risk across projects on the network. Today there are approximately 20,000 risks held in its Active Risk Manager.

Skanska

Skanska won the award for "Outstanding Contribution to the Risk Industry" for its pro-active risk management on the M25 London orbital road widening project. Read the case study to discover why their project was judged the best in the business and find out how Active Risk Manager underpinned the successful on-budget, on-time delivery of this time-critical project.

Thames Tunnel

London’s Victorian sewerage system urgently requires more capacity to meet the needs of modern-day London. The existing sewerage network is 150 years old and is now too small to transfer all London’s sewage to the treatment works for processing. Learn how Active Risk Manager is used for risk management on this major project.
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NASA

NASA is a leading force in scientific research and in stimulating public interest in aerospace exploration, as well as science and technology in general. At the heart of NASA is exploration and with exploration comes risk. Safety issues touch every aspect of risk management within every NASA mission.

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US Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) develops, acquires and sustains the resources the US Air Force needs to remain the leading military force in the world. It is responsible for over 50% of the Air Force’s budget.
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Roche (Healthcare)

Active Risk Manager (ARM) was selected as the global corporate risk management solution for Roche.

Amlin (Insurance)

Amlin Plc is a specialist insurance and reinsurance underwriting group listed on the London Stock Exchange. Amlin required a technology solution for its enterprise risk management process that would further enable it to efficiently and effectively embed risk across the organization.

Nestlé (Food/Beverage)

Nestle is the world’s biggest food and beverage company with factories or operations located around the globe. Nestlé evaluated 14 different risk management solutions, looking for a consistent method to manage risk across the multi-national operation.