Category: RMIS

How Origami Can Help Transit Systems Implement a Safety Management System

With an extended deadline on the PTASP Final Rule, Origami Risk hosted a June webinar for public transit agencies on the rule’s requirements, components of an SMS, how Origami Risk can help to meet the PTASP requirements, and more.

In June 2020, Origami presented a webinar to help public transit agencies navigate the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) Final Rule, as the deadline had been extended to December 31, 2020. Led by Sam Gabal (Senior Sales Executive), Peter Morrical (Senior Client Executive), and Luke Bernardi (Business Development Representative), the presentation focused on:

  • Defining the requirements and components of a safety management system (SMS)
  • Demonstrating how Origami can help meet those requirements
  • A case study illustrating how Origami helped a transit agency client build out functionality to support an SMS
  • Fielding questions from the participants, leveraging the expertise from Origami’s Sean Salvas (Senior Market Strategy Lead, EHS)

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Making “Remote” Risk and Insurance Technology Implementations Work

Over recent months, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, an estimated 50% of U.S.-based workers have been participants in a grand remote-work experiment. As Katherine Guyot and Isabel V. Sawhill point out in an article published by Brookings, Telecommuting will likely continue long after the pandemic, while the rapid switch to remote work has been driven by necessity, “COVID-19 may permanently change the way many of us work.”

Understandably, one of the most common questions we at Origami Risk have been answering during this period is related to what this change has meant—and what it might mean—for a complex, weeks-long project such as the implementation of a Risk Management Information System (RMIS), GRC technology, or insurance core system.

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The Role of a Risk Technology in a High-Stakes World

As organizations grapple with navigating today’s volatile environment, risk technology can play a key role in addressing the risks of tomorrow while delivering additional returns on the investment in the near-term.

Now more than ever before, enterprise software needs to make an immediate impact. With some organizations facing the near-term possibility of continued delays in operations, or ceasing them indefinitely, risk technologies need not only be multifaceted and intuitive powerhouses, but, even given a short runway, must prove beneficial to the organization.

What makes a risk technology platform worth the investment? Is a risk technology really necessary when the biggest risk has, seemingly, already passed? And in the midst of a period of spending freezes and budget cuts, how might purchasing risk technology be justified?

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Part Two: Location-Based Data in Crisis Response

In the second of a two-part series, we dive into what exactly location-based data can unlock, the reality that coronavirus may be here to stay, and what organizations can do if a data-overhaul is not an immediate, or near term, possibility.

Last week, in part one, we examined the critical role that location-based data plays in an organization’s response, planning, and reaction to crisis situations. One of the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic being that it is a location-by-location challenge, specific geographical information can be key in navigating the patchwork of the United States’ federal response to the outbreak.

This is the dark side of federalism: it encourages a patchwork response to epidemics. States and localities may decide to implement aggressive disease-mitigation measures, but need not do so. The defining feature of the U.S. response to Covid-19 therefore continues to be localized action against a threat that lost its local character weeks ago.—The New England Journal of Medicine

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Part One: Location-Based Data in Crisis Response

In the first of a two-part series, we examine the critical role that location-based data plays in an organization’s crisis response efforts and how compounding crises lead to an even more immediate need.

While initial outbreaks of COVID-19 hit densely-populated, urban areas of the United States the hardest, the coronavirus is now beginning to surge across less populated parts of America.

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Making the Most of Technology in a Rapid Shock Environment – The First Origami Risk Client Forum Webinar

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At the annual Origami Risk User Conference, attendees are able to participate in client-led sessions covering a wide range of topics including GRC, underwriting, safety, audits, and claims administration, to name just a few. During these sessions, presenters demonstrate and answer questions about how they are using the Origami platform to address “real-world” challenges.

To make these peer-to-peer learning opportunities more widely available throughout the year, Origami Risk recently held the first of what will be an ongoing series of client forum webinarsclient-only events in which a select group of client presenters share how they are using the system. Given the ongoing challenges that organizations are facing as they deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the topic of the first client forum webinar was titled “Using Your Existing Technology to be Agile in a Rapid Shock Environment.” read more

Issue Management: What Happens When Everything Starts Going Wrong?

The economy is reopening whether organizations are prepared or not. What does restarting business operations look like in a world reeling from a pandemic outbreak and the problems that come with it?

A staggering 40% of businesses fail to reopen following a disaster and another 25% fail within one year following a disaster, according to a report published by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Even organizations that survive disasters can remain fragile, experiencing disruption for years to come. While FEMA’s statistics were built upon “normal” disruptions—hurricanes, tornadoes, floods—we can see how impactful contained disasters are to businesses, leaving the world to wonder what impact the coronavirus outbreak will have on the global economy.

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Using the 2020 RMIS Report in the Search for the Right RMIS Partner

What are the critical elements that should most influence your choice of a Risk Management Information System (RMIS)? Along with assessments of the flexibility, scalability, security, and usability of the solutions under consideration, the technology support you’ll receive should also be factored into the decision.

In recent months, the need for organizations to respond quickly to the spread of COVID-19 has made the importance of choosing based on a balance of all of these criteria even more evident. The Importance of a Trusted Service Partner in Times of Uncertainty sums up that reality this way: “As organizations navigate an especially turbulent environment, those using a RMIS to manage risk, claims, and policy decisions are seeing just how critical it is to have a service team that is as responsive and agile as the technology they support.”

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The Importance of a Trusted Service Partner in Times of Uncertainty

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty—from timelines that vary state by state as to when the economy will reopen to a lack of clarity about how prevalent the virus will remain after reopening. In the current environment, adaptability is the most important factor in any organization’s survival.

As organizations navigate an especially turbulent environment, those using a RMIS to manage risk, claims, and policy decisions are seeing just how critical it is to have a service team that is as responsive and agile as the technology they support.
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How Origamians Stay Connected During COVID-19

Digital connection has always been a part of Origami’s DNA. Since our founding in 2009 as a remote company of less than two dozen employees to what is now 300+ colleagues spread globally, Origamians have embraced the digital transformation of communication for more than a decade. Pre-coronavirus, one-third of our employees worked remotely, with the other two-thirds based in either our Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, or London offices. Apart from our Annual Colleague Conference, Origamians have learned to forge working relationships and friendships digitally from day one, and the coronavirus has only strengthened those connections.

With the recent global transition to a fully remote workforce, virtual platforms have grown even more critical, not just for collaboration and project management, but to socialize with coworkers, family, and friends. Company-wide, video conferencing and Slack channels have been the driving force behind daily laughter, sharing of stories, and socializing at Origami.

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