Assure has been designed to operate on the SofTools E-learning and performance support platform. It therefore supports far more than just ABCD functionality by providing integrated learning support and also Knowledge Management to facilitate process improvement.
Using simple browser based forms, the user can capture and share all risk-related data in real-time over as wide a network as is necessary. Conversely, administrators have complete control over data security at all levels from individual assumptions and risks through to reports and functionality.
Ultimately increased and more effective communications equates to improved risk management and real cost savings for you and your clients.
Assure is also a true Programme Risk Management tool theoretically unlimited levels of projects can be supported in terms of hierarchy of risks and auto-escalation between levels.
The tool is extremely flexible so that it can satisfy both corporate needs for standardisation and local needs for custom reports.
Assure has the functionality to manage the risk-based information at all appropriate levels – unlike a spreadsheet which is “flat”. This allows information to be layered and emphasised as required. One particular advantage is that Action Plans can be broken down into detail so that progress can be monitored effectively. Internal triggers in the Action Plans mean that commitments will be followed through or alerts will get things back on track quickly and efficiently.
QBC uses Monte Carlo analysis of the estimating “Bricks”. It is essential that the driving assumptions remain associated with their Bricks throughout the analysis and their subsequent management via Action Plans. Assure is the only tool that provides this integrated environment.
One of Assure’s great strengths is its agility and flexibility. The toolset can be modified (often in minutes) to exactly match clients requirements (e.g. New fields, new reports, even new tools). Further, Assure’s functionality is not limited to risk management and virtually any tools that are currently spreadsheet based can be converted into web-based apps in les than 24hours. Ultimately users have the ability to use the AppStudio functionaity to create and change their own Apps if they so wish.
We are confident that just an initial call will provide enough information to create a new outlook regarding the impact of risk management on your business.