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Introduction to the RiskWiki

This wiki is sponsored by Bishop Phillips Consulting ( for the education, use and enjoyment of our clients, educators, the public and professionals involved in management consulting and risk advisory, compliance, internal audit, insurance claims management, safety, governance and risk analysis industries. It provides reference articles on management, risk and risk related functions including: Risk Management, Internal Audit, Governance, Compliance, and Process Reengineering, etc.

The RiskWiki is based on the articles, methods, manuals and papers of primarily three firms: Bishop Phillips Consulting P/L, Stanton Consulting Partners and Bishop Finance P/L. These firms are contributing a large body of work amassed over many years experience with hundreds of clients. The project to convert and upload much of our BPC software help & manuals, extended body of consulting, risk and internal audit methods and models, and education and research materials is a large and time consuming project so the RiskWiki content changes frequently and will do so for the foreseeable future.

With the exception of all software documentation, and those additional documents marked otherwise, all written material on this site may be used freely by readers for any purpose including reproduction, subject only to the retention of moral rights by the authors. Some articles may include images for which additional permission may be reuired prior to reproduction. Software documentation may be duplicated in hard-copy for internal use by registered users of the systems with current maintenance agreements. Other uses of software systems documentation will be considered on written request.

Things to See in The RiskWiki

BPC RiskManager

  • Are you looking for BPC RiskManager Documentation or to learn more about the software?
link=BPC RiskManager Software Suite
Bishop Phillips supplies the BPC RiskManagement suite of governance software that provides a complete governance solution across risk management, controls management, compliance management, insurance management, claims management, incident & hazard management, audit risk management, governance document management and survey generation and management. The system can be installed in configurations ranging from single-user to very large scale enterprise configurations.

The system is particularly suited to managing and reporting on the risk and compliance management tasks of government agencies, whole of government, special project, not-for-profits, insurance providers, service industries, utilities, and tertiary education sectors. You will find an extensive body of information covering technical, administration and user level tasks here.

If you have questions they may be answered in our frequently asked questions.

Frequently asked Questions About BPC RiskManger

Is there a cost associated with telephone support (i.e.: cost per call or issue)?


No - If your annual maintenance subscription is paid and active, phone support for IT Technical issues and software operational problems is covered. With a new license, or while evaluating the software the initial install help is provided free. Your maintenance subscription also covers phone support for re-installs, software usage strategy and a reasonable volume of 'how-to' questions. If there is a significant volume of assistance required, or for general risk management and consulting support there may be separate charges so talk to us and, if necessary, we may will propose a modest quote.Read More..

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BPC RiskManager V6 Enterprise (Enrima Edition)

The BPC RiskManager Software Suite - Features

What is the BPC RiskManager Software Suite?

The BPC RiskManager Software suite is an Enterprise Grade risk management & governance software suite supplied worldwide, and developed and supported by Bishop Phillips Consulting. Originally developed between 1995 and 1997, the system is now in its 6th major version release with updates released roughly every 3 months. Version 6 was originally released in 2006, and the Enrima Edition (the current release) in 2008. The latest release is July 2010.

BPC RiskManager is available in 2 product streams (both of which can be configured as single user desktop or massively multiuser networked solutions). The two product streams are:

  • BPC RiskManager V5 (Express)
  • BPC RiskManager V6 (Enrima Edition)

While there are a lot of similarities between the systems, they are not identical and not data compatible. BPC RiskManager V5 (Express) is maintained on an an annual update cycle, while BPC RiskManager (Enrima Edition) is maintained on a quarterly (every 3 months) update cycle.

In terms of scalability, both systems will handle thousands of simultaneous users, and both model risk management at the enterprise level and project level. Both systems include risk, controls/strategies, consequences, survey, compliance, incident management support and both systems feature customisable screens and field names. Both systems allow multiple simultaneously active databases.

The essential differences are in depth and complexity of issues supported and expandability of the system. Here they have significant differences. Express is designed to be extremely simple and consequently excludes both depth and breadth beyond the functions of a risk and compliance register. It therefore is able to present almost all its risk or compliance record data on a single screen.

In the Enrima V6 series this single screen display is not possible as the both multiple views and considerable anciliary management objects are brought into the system (such as documents, assets, assertions, insurance, claims, etc).

BPC RiskManager V6.2.5 (Enrima Edition)

BPC RiskManager - Who should use it?


BPC RiskManager designed to manage the governance function of an organisation. It therefore fits in audit, risk management, compliance management, insurance risk management, environmental risk management, project risk management, human resources, OHS and strategic planning. It delivers functions covering both ther strategic and the operational functions of these disciplines. For example the claims module actually manages insurance claims (not merely registering them), the document management system is capable of actually managing documents (not merely cataloguing them), the compliance and strategy systems actually manage the remediation of the issue, etc.

It functions best as an integrated solution with multiple governenance teams using the one system. With each release we expand the governance functions in the system.


BPC RiskManager is designed to scale. There are four types of clients using it:

  1. . Single user or small work groups running off a single user install switched to server mode.
  2. . Medium scale enterprises with risk and executive seats on an IT group managed server / in-cloud and database.
  3. . Large scale enterprise with many seats actively managing general risks and compliance issues and project risks, etc
  4. . Hosting consolidators providing cloud services to many clients in different organisations with many databases.

Every version of BPC RiskManager (from the single user install, up) comes capable of operating in all these modes. For each type of operation there are specific features built in to aid maintenance and management (including multi database bulk operatiions for hosting providers).

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BPC SurveyManager

  • Are you looking for BPC SurveyManager Documentation or to learn more about the software?
link=BPC SurveyManager - Overview
Bundled with the BPC RiskManager suite and also supplied in both hosted and installed forms, the BPC SurveyManager software solution is an outstandingly versatile interactive web page generation engine using a survey model as the design and data storage paradigm. While being outstanding at survey creation and management the software is powerful enough to build build conventional data-input web pages. The full technical and SM language programming documentation is available from here.

Research into Virtual Worlds in Business & Education

  • Are you looking for our virtual Learning research papers?
link=Virtual Learning Systems
Through our Virtual Worlds research group - "Waisman Learning Systems", we do extensive work in the development of virtual learning and business spaces in SecondLife, and undertake considerable formal research into the application of Virtual Worlds to learning. You will find technical and text book material in our Virtual World Learning Systems pages. There is an extensive overview of the literature, and history of virtual worlds, a very large bibliography, details of our in-world networked lecture theatre control systems and lecture delivery systems, and a complete documentation of an extensive academic study undertaken by our WLS team into the effectiveness at achieving learning outcomes of different approaches in delivering course material in 3D virtual worlds.

You will find an extensive reading list and bibliography of works covering virtual worlds and virtual reality concepts, history, ideas, related technologies, and application in learning as well as relevant papers on learning taxonomies and teaching concepts relevant to virtual world learning systems here.

Internal Audit and Management Science

  • Are you heading up an Internal Audit Team or learning internal audit methods?
link=Internal Audit
If yes, you will find complete enterprise level internal audit methods and manuals on this site cross linked to our other management papers. The internal audit manuals cover everything from managing the audit team through planning the audit program to the detail of designing the audit, conducting interviews and undertaking the controls analysis; to reporting the results. Everything you are likely to need to manage and train an internal audit team is here.

  • Are you a manager, management consultant or student of Management Science?
link=Category:Management Science
You will find articles covering topics of general management and process management methods in the RiskWiki including the detailed theory and practice of plannning, process re-engineering, control theory and our proven theories in stakeholder network organisation modelling. The work here is generally unique to this site. All methods have been used extensively and effectively in practice. Start here with process engineering.

  • Are you managing a merger or an acquisition?

link=Managing Risk in Mergers & Acquisitions
Take a look here first and learn about the risks in mergers and acquisitions and successful strategies for managing them from our team who have been through it successfully from both sides or the equation multiple times.

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How do I get a copy of BPC RiskManager V6.2.5?

The BPC RiskManager V6.2.5 (Enrima Edition) Enterprise and Single User software is available in a downloadable form from the Bishop Phillips Consulting web site. The software comes with a 60 day evaulation license (which means you can use it as if you own it for 60 days) prior to purchase. Online and phone support is provided to evaluation clients as if they were paying clients.

You must register a software enquiry with BPC using this form:

Note: The enquiry form can get a bit emotional when the moon is out, so if it tells you there are errors when there aren't any (ie you have completed the "required" fields), just put something in the general comments box and resubmit. That seems to make it happy! The form was written for php 5, but the server it is on currently hosts php4 (pending an upgrade), so although it was scaled back for the lower grade ..→Read More..

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