SAP Risk Management


Why SAP Risk Management?

With risk management there can be a tendency to create enormous lists of risks across all areas of the business. The volume and sheer complexity of risk management makes it impossible to sustain and much of it is irrelevant. Focusing on value and value drivers means focusing on the core activities and processes of the business.

Risk managers spend a significant amount of time planning. The single most important criteria in planning is identifying the risks that impact on value and business performance. This may mean that risk management focuses on only a small portion of the business, but it should be the portion of the business where risk managers can contribute the most.

SAP Risk Management provides a comprehensive solution for managing risks and driving collaboration and consistency across the organisation.

Purchase options

Available either On Premise (client hosted – perpetual license) or via Cloud for Risk Management (SAP hosted – subscription license).

Solution Insight




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Features of SAP Risk Management

Objectives of SAP Risk Management:

  • Create one view of risk for the business (supports a Zero Trust Security approach)
  • Prioritise strategy and decision making to increase performance
  • Focus on identifying key risks
  • Respond to compliance, regulatory, financial and operational risks
  • Identify emerging risks
  • Ensure risk information is up-to-date, update risk assessments, link to risk responses
  • Monitor issues and loss events
  • Act on emerging issues and events
  • Adjust risk levels to risk appetite
  • Adjust risk responses to risk levels and appetite
  • Act on alerts and issues

Preserve and grow business value

Get detailed insight into how risk drivers can impact your business value and reputation – with SAP Risk Management software. The powerful ERM tools support risk identification, assessment, analysis, and monitoring. Track key risk indicators (KRIs), align risk events with their potential consequences – and make responsible and defensible risk-aware decisions.

Functional Capabilities

  • Risk strategy and planning: Define risk-relevant business activities, set up your organisational risk hierarchy, and assign risk appetite, risk owners, and responsibilities. Develop risk libraries to structure and report on risk assessment results – and define your KRI framework to automate risk monitoring.
  • Risk identification: Document the potential root causes and consequence of risks – and identify the relationship between risks and events. Capabilities include: defining survey questions, documenting activities, proposing risks, and documenting risks and opportunities.
  • Risk analysis: Run quantitative and qualitative risk analysis to determine the likelihood of occurrence and the potential impact of identified risks. Capabilities include: conducting assessments, building risk scenarios, scenario analysis, performing Monte Carlo simulations, risk response, and documenting responses and enhancement plans.
  • Risk monitoring: Analyse and report on your company’s risk situation. Capabilities include: documenting incidents and losses for risk events.

Technical Capabilities

SAP Risk Management includes enterprise risk content and tools for industry-specific operational risk management.

  • Graphical View: Supports creation and analysis of risks using graphical view
  • Data Monitoring: Monitor application data from internal and external systems in real time
  • Workflow: Use workflow to automate processes

Starter kits:

  • Controls starter kit: Library of standard business controls, basic regulations, and direct entity-level controls
  • ERM starter kit: Library of enterprise risks, risk drivers, and impacts

Automated monitoring:

  • CCM library: Automated continuous controls monitoring
  • KRI library: KRIs organised by risk drivers, risk categories, and industries

Winterhawk Insight

Winterhawk SAP

Steve Hewison, CEO



“Zero Trust Security is a now commonly used phrase referring to organisations providing secure access to corporate resources via continuous assessments of polices and controls. SAP Risk Management does what it says on the tin – it provides a central platform to assess and document operational risk. Clients ask us how to make a business case for purchasing it.

In answer, what we’ve seen, and documented in case studies, is that quantifiable benefits are derived by eliminating costly duplication of control assessments and reducing very manual human effort required in control assessment (where Robotic Process Automation (RPA), for example, can be leveraged). Further benefits come from increased reporting accountability, enhanced coordination and significantly enhancing collaboration across business functions; we’ve also seen greater user satisfaction generating buy-in and with that, timely completion of assessments (less follow ups).”


Implementation of SAP Risk Management can be as quick as 3-4 weeks by leveraging Winterhawk’s Automated Deployment Service – “Synergy”, enabling fast, efficient roll-out at a fixed price.  Click here to find out more.


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