Protiviti Named a Challenger in Magic Quadrant for Operational Risk Management Solutions

Feb 22, 2016, 12:07 ET from Protiviti

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Protiviti (www.protiviti.com), a global consulting firm, has been named a Challenger by Gartner, Inc., in the "Magic Quadrant for Operational Risk Management Solutions" for its ability to execute and completeness of vision1 for the Protiviti Governance Portal. The Protiviti Governance Portal provides companies with the visibility and oversight they need to address multiple governance, risk and compliance (GRC) objectives through a single, unified technology platform.

According to the report, "Gartner defines operational risks as those risks that 'relate to the uncertainty of daily tactical business activities, as well as risk events resulting from inadequate or failed internal processes, people or systems, or from external events.' Operational risk management (ORM) software solutions allow organizations to aggregate and normalize data from multiple data sources, including operational and financial systems, as well as from external sources such as regulatory alerts and loss event databases." The report adds, "By providing a better understanding of these risks to business objectives, ORM enables better business performance and capital allocation. ORM solutions also help companies address the increasing pressure from regulators to improve the risk reporting in annual reports, and to improve the board of directors' role in enterprisewide ORM oversight." 

"Because ORM is so broad, there's no one-size-fits-all solution that addresses all of our clients' operational risks," said Scott Wisniewski, managing director, Risk Technologies, Protiviti. "We help our clients implement the most appropriate and cost-effective solution, whether based on our Governance Portal, other third-party platforms, or SharePoint. As a result, our clients launch their ORM initiatives with greater confidence that they will achieve the results they expect and need to meet their operational and regulatory objectives."

The Governance Portal is a comprehensive software platform that integrates content and commonly accepted and proprietary frameworks with world-class consulting expertise in order to provide organizations with the visibility and insight needed to manage and mitigate current and future risk and compliance issues. Protiviti's expert consultants have worked with thousands of global clients, and the Governance Portal has the built-in knowledge needed to deliver targeted GRC software solutions that address immediate needs while facilitating convergence toward synergistic, value-added GRC practices.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Protiviti Inc.
Protiviti (www.protiviti.com) is a global consulting firm that helps companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit, and has served more than 60 percent of Fortune 1000® and 35 percent of Fortune Global 500® companies. Protiviti and its independently owned Member Firms serve clients through a network of more than 70 locations in over 20 countries. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies.

Named one of the 2015 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index.

Protiviti is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services. Product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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1 Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Operational Risk Management Solutions" by John A. Wheeler and Jie Zhang, December 14, 2015.

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