Read the latest insights from the Camms team.
Adam Collins | October 2, 2020
We are excited to announce that our industry recognized Risk Management Software Solution, Camms.Risk, was yet again named as a “High Performer” in the GRC software category by G2 in their Fall 2020 report. This marks the 3rd consecutive quarter in 2020 Camms.Risk has been recognized by G2 in its quarterly Grid report.
Daniel Kandola | October 1, 2020
Transferring products from A to B quickly and efficiently is the name of the game in the constantly moving world of transportation and logistics. Unfortunately, a myriad of variables means this process is rarely as easy as ABC at the best of times – and 2020 is proving more algebra than alphabet. Navigating a clear course within the sector has never been so challenging. Existing risks have been overshadowed – or in some cases accelerated – by an unprecedented global event that has brought the importance of organisational resilience into sharp focus: the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beau Murfitt | September 25, 2020
Major banking institutions have been at pains to stress their determination to overhaul their ability to combat financial crime of late – following a string of high-profile corruption scandals. Unfortunately, these claims appear to be words without substance after a disturbing tale of leaked documents, dirty money, and international crime emerged – one that sounds more like something from a Netflix crime drama than the world of regulatory compliance.
Daniel Kandola | September 17, 2020
The rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has completely blindsided society in 2020, with devastating effect. But was this cataclysmic event a black swan? It appears not. According to the National Risk Register – an overview of the risks of major emergencies that could impact the UK in the next five years – the threat of a pandemic was firmly on the government’s radar: “experts agree that there is a high probability of another influenza pandemic occurring, but it is impossible to forecast its exact timing or the precise nature of its impact.” In fact, of all the high consequence risks outlined in the register – from severe weather to terrorist attacks – a pandemic was considered to have the highest potential impact.
This threat wasn’t classified information reserved for senior figures in Whitehall; it had filtered down to local government level. Take Camden Council, for example, which – like other local authorities – already had information about pandemic risk fed to them by Public Health England. Camden subsequently rated a ‘pandemic flu’ as a 4/5 likelihood and 5/5 for potential damage on its risk register – proof that more high-profile risks like terror and cyber-attacks weren’t their only focus when it came to organisational resilience.
Daniel Kandola | September 10, 2020
What a difference a year can make. Cast your mind back to 2019: the global defence sector was on the offensive due to budget increases and military modernisation was the plan of attack, as growing security concerns forced governments to invest heavily in new equipment. So much so that international defence expenditure was forecast to grow between 3% and 4% in 2020 to reach an estimated US$1.9 trillion – driven by increased spending in the US, Russia, China and India.
Daniel Kandola | September 2, 2020
Successful organisational resilience relies heavily on the four sights: insight, foresight, oversight and hindsight. Unfortunately, anticipating and preparing for sudden
Warwick Kirby | August 24, 2020
McKinsey & Company published an insightful article in March 2020 – Beyond coronavirus: the path to the next normal.
Kevin Sneader and Shubham Singhal stated, that to win the war against Coronavirus required action across five horizons: Resolve, Resilience, Return, Reimagination, and Reform.
Brad Smith | August 5, 2020
The impact of the massive global disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020 has been felt in virtually every organizsation, workplace, and household around the world. With or without an effective vaccine, the pandemic’s far reaching impacts will be felt globally for some time to come.
Brad Smith | July 28, 2020
We all know that reporting safety incidents in the workplace is essential to managing risk, but with the advent of COVID-19 the relationship between risk and incident has taken on a whole new meaning.
Camms | July 23, 2020
Camms has continually evolved since we were founded in 1996! With nearly 25 years of experience in business software solutions, we have continually invested in making our software right for supporting organizations to achieve their goals.
Camms | June 11, 2020
To provide our customers with assurance around Camms' ongoing commitment to information security management, we are pleased to announce that we have recently achieved certification of the ISO 27001:2013 standard for our major offices around the globe. This followed an in-depth set of assessments over the past 6 months including onsite audits in all locations.
Camms | June 4, 2020
The largest implementation partner of Adaptive Insights in the APAC region, GK Horizons, are trusted by their customers across various industry verticals to improve not only their financial insights but their business agility and overall performance.
Brad Smith | June 1, 2020
Today’s climate proves that both local and global events can significantly impact the strategy and operations of an organisation. With key attributes in today’s volatile and uncertain environment being agility and flexibility,
Camms | April 21, 2020
Tomorrow needs pace, agility and quick decisive management. Today is the day to invest in the right risk management software. Rapid change is a constant in today’s environment.
Yasith Fernando | November 25, 2019
Sustainable Software Development refers to a set of principles and practices which enables a team to maintain an optimal speed in development indefinitely for the sustainability of the development team and ergo, the company.
Established in 2016, Tilt Renewables is a leading developer, owner and operator of renewable energy generation assets across Australia and New Zealand.
A joint publicly listed ASX and NZX company, Tilt Renewables invests in green energy resources, including wind and solar, to “rebalance the electricity generation mix” towards a lower carbon future.
For a company that only launched four years ago, Tilt Renewables was valued at an impressive $1.36 billion at 31 March 2020, with 367MW of operational assets, 469MW under construction, and a strong development pipeline in excess of 3,000MW.
With a small team of 50 staff across Australia and New Zealand, Tilt Renewables’ rapid growth in a relatively new – and heavily scrutinised – sector, meant it needed a robust, automated, adaptable solution for tracking its environmental obligations, and managing risk across the company...and across the ditch.
According to Helen Flynn, Head of Risk and Assurance at Tilt Renewables, with its growing portfolio, it became clear that spreadsheets were not efficient in tracking Tilt Renewables’ environmental obligations and manage risk in the business. Finding an automated solution became a high priority.
“As a renewable energy company with development, construction and operational assets, we have a lot of environmental obligations. We had been managing these through spreadsheets which can be unwieldy, and there was a concern that we may miss obligations without automated reminders to let us know when items became due.”
Prior to implementing Camms software, Tilt Renewables’ risk, audit and compliance activities were managed through spreadsheets, while its incidents were managed through a custom-built Access database – both of which had access, version control and stability issues.
“While our previous systems were simple and straightforward to use, the spreadsheets and Access databases didn’t support automated reminders, and had limited version control and minimal modification tracking. Monthly reporting for these functions was also very manual, requiring significant manipulation, offering an opportunity for efficiencies,” Helen stated.
When looking for a new software system for Tilt Renewables, Helen said it was also important to find a solution that would not only manage its environmental obligations but would also cover its key governance needs.
“The goal was to find a solution that would allow these governance activities to all be managed and reported on from the one system, consistently, and only requiring staff to be trained on one system.”
Other key factors taken into consideration when researching a software system for Tilt Renewables’ environmental obligations and governance, risk and compliance (GRC) needs included:
“Whilst we considered custom built options, our preference was to find a solution that was off-the-shelf to minimise implementation time. Less customisation meant less impact on staff time eliciting requirements, clarity of the offering during tender and the benefit from lessons learnt from use in other organisations,” Helen said.
The integrated solution was Camms.Risk.
“A key feature of Camms, which Tilt Renewables has valued above other software providers, is the ability to link risk, compliance, audit and incident items to provide the Board and associated governance forums with a comprehensive status of organisational exposures,” Helen said. "A feature that has been used extensively is the ability to create and configure unique workflows with automated approvals in Camms.Risk Incident Reporting and Management."
“We use these to manage corporate requests.”
Thanks to Camms integrated functionality, there has also been no need for Tilt Renewables to integrate the software with any other operational applications or previously used software.
Helen believes the Camms software has saved the Tilt Renewables team time and money, and increased engagement in GRC obligations across the company.
“Camms software has provided us an opportunity to reduce the time overhead of manually manipulating data by automating reporting and reminders, and provided a more robust system for managing risk, compliance, audit and incident activities. The simplicity of the system has meant that there is more engagement from the business in managing its compliance and assurance activities, while the automated reporting has reduced the time it takes to complete monthly reports,” she said.
“This has also increased the consistency of our trend analysis.”
The key outcomes of implementing Camms software for Tilt Renewables have included:
In addition to providing everything Tilt Renewables needed from an integrated tracking and management system, Helen said that Camms has worked collaboratively to push the boundaries and provide innovative solutions to challenges.
Tilt Renewables has been ahead of most in its unique use of the system and uptake of new features, and the Camms team have, at all stages, tried to navigate this with Tilt Renewables, by providing innovative solutions and transparency of development timeframes.
“Our client relationship manager continues to provide excellent support and an escalation point through our continued operational use of the system.”
If you would like to find out more about how our industry recognised Risk Management Solution, Camms.Risk, can help your organisation reduce its time spent on reporting, ensure its on top of its regulatory compliance and streamline the incident management process, click here.
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