A business owner knows that one cannot produce a complete set of products and services to offer to their customers. Still, the need exists for having as many complementary products, or services, besides the main thing your company offers, in order to keep a client satisfied. Today, people will look for that particular company that can provide them with as many services and products they need, in one single place, and the one that has the best price for all of these. Thus, to make that happen, a business manager must find business partners to collaborate with, for enriching the offer and attracting more customers. But there is a serious risk of doing so. If your business partners use unreliable materials, they do not respect terms or is dishonest when it comes to doing business, and then it may cost your company a great deal or money, and customers.
Yes, today’s business environment is a tough one, and you should always be on a lookout to avoid situations that might be detrimental to your company and reputation. The consequences of having to deal with the wrong business partner can even be devastating in some cases. If you never had to deal with such partners until now, then you are in luck. But never go on the premise that this can’t happen to you. There are many out there looking to make money, but without offering or guaranteeing for quality services and products. Here is what can happen if you are the victim of a failed partnership:
- You can lose large sums of money, in an incredibly short period, in case your collaborator disrespects terms;
- Along with the money, you will also start losing customers, disappointed by delays, poor quality, and unreliability, making your reputation suffer as well;
- The entire supply chain will face severe unbalances if one of the third-party providers fails to respect his duty. And getting it back on track can consume a lot of time and resources because, in the absence of an emergency plan, things will not be solved rapidly;
- Data can leak from your network, because the security that is intended to prevent these things from happening is poor and not managed correctly;
- And there are always the litigation risks, corruption and malpractices which come up in cases of poor business practices.
Now, as a business manager, are you ready to tackle these mentioned risks? Can you imagine the sums of money that these risks will cost your company? And just like a game of domino, if any of the previous threats take place, other adjacent consequences, which will be impossible to manage or stop, like a drop in sales and profit, customer boycott, and others, will also occur. You should never disregard these risks and live by chance. An effective risk management program will be able to determine where the weak spots are and prepare you upfront for managing an unwanted situation. You will be able to know when and where intervention might be needed, and based on a risk assessment, the best solution will also be easy to find.
CRI Group, noticed the need for developing an effective risk management strategy, observing the way the market is changing from one year to another. Having an extensive number of years of activity in the business environment, CRI Group noticed many cases in which companies had to suffer a great deal, because of making deals with unsuitable partners. Thus, from the desire to offer a method to keep your business safe, together with your employees, and maintain the number of your customers, won by hard work and dedication, CRI Group managed to come up with a comprehensive risk management method. It covers the most sensitive aspects that may take place when collaborating with third-parties.
Everything from the basics of service and delivery to financial processing, and other aspects that are crucial when managing a business will be under close observation. The goal is to identify risks with an increased potential for causing damages so that they can be controlled and prevention methods have taken before they even occur. Thus, your business will always stay on the safe side and risks minimized to a level from where they can do no harm.
Probably the highest risks may appear in the case where you decide to work with a partner outside your country. The offer may be the best available, and it may suit your needs, which is perfectly understandable. But such a relationship is also the most difficult to handle, especially when things go wrong. Still, it doesn’t mean you should not collaborate with anyone you like if the conditions of the collaborations suit your requirements. Only that in these situations, a risk assessment is more than necessary, to make sure that you won’t spend more money than needed, just to cover losses. With the help of CRI Group’s team of skilled public record researchers, analysts, forensic services specialists and Certified Fraud Examiners, you will know, before signing any agreement, if your future partners are the right one to do business with. The examiners have access to information that covers five continents, going wherever it takes to make a detailed investigation. You will have all the data you need to know about the partners you intend to collaborate with and the risks involved in such partnership. So, you will be able to take the best-informed decisions for your company.
Concerning risks, you probably would like to know what the cost-benefit aspects connected to a particular third-party collaboration are. Well, CRI Group has everything included in its third-party risk assessment. Based on the results of the evaluation, we will also be able to advise you what staff members are suitable to keep an eye on a certain aspect and will ensure a close range control for mitigating key risks. Also, if any gaps are detected in the system, which may endanger the efficiency of managing a risk, these shortcomings will be addressed during the assessment period, not allowing it to go any further. Everything will be placed on the spot and verified to function as needed so that when a risk intends to occur, it can be seen and solved in an efficient and timely manner.
With the third-party risk management offered by CRI Group, you will benefit from an external protection. With the ability to access international databases, courts, public records, even contacting local advisors, each foreign partner will be check accordingly. To prevent any unwanted event from happening, it is best to do this assessment right from the start, so you will know with whom you are dealing with. The offer you will receive on the paper, from a potential partner, can differ very much in reality. Instead of spending your money useless, by purchasing products without knowing for sure if they will respect the promised quality details, and losing more money to cover the disaster in case you receive something else than you expected, it is wiser to invest just a little in a risk assessment. CRI Group holds all the knowledge and experience needed to keep you safe from situations like this, keeping your money and reputation safe, and helping you close reliable partnerships.
It is just not worth to gamble the assets of your company when an effective third-party risk management is available. CRI Group helped more than 3,800 corporate clients across the globe, to keep their businesses and reputations safe and sound. It is time to join the group of companies that enjoy protection and are able to unroll successful business activities because they were always aware and prepared to tackle any potential risks. You worked so hard and sacrificed so much time to get here, it is just not worth ignoring the reality, where risks lurk at each move and decision you make. CRI Group has more than 30 years of experience in the field, so it has everything it takes to advise you in the best way possible. See your business thrive, due to the fact that from now on, all the partnerships you will conclude will be fruitful ones.
Enjoy great prices and products offered by providers from anywhere in the world, because with CRI Group’s Third-Party Risk Management Program “3PRM”, safeguards businesses by establishing the legal compliance, financial viability, and integrity levels of outside partners, suppliers and customers seeking to affiliate with your business. You will be sure that whoever wishes to become your affiliate, is a reliable and honest person, 3PRM is a solution and a proactive risk-based approach to mitigating the risks involved with Third-Party affiliations, protects the organisation from liability, Business Interruption and Brand Damage. That your partnership will be efficient from a cost point of view and that a backup plan is made, just in case you will need to take action when something does not work according to plan. Everything is taken care of, to the smallest detail. As a manager, you don’t even have to know or bother with what a risk assessment means because the CRI Group professionals will do that for you. All you will need to know are the final risks and how the situation presents itself. You will be briefed, and all aspects will be brought to your knowledge, together with pieces of advice on how you can manage a situation, to diminish any potential losses for your company. Doing business has never been safer.
Staying one step ahead of any risk to your organization is part of being an effective business leader. Contact us today to get started on implementing a robust program that will serve you well for years to come. Get your FREE QUOTE now!
CRI Group has safeguarded businesses from any risks, providing investigations (i.e. insurance fraud), employee background screening, investigative due diligence, business intelligence, third-party risk management, forensic accounting, compliance and other professional investigative research services. In 2016, CRI Group launched Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption (ABAC®) Center of Excellence – an independent certification body established for ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management Systems, ISO 19600:2014 Compliance Management Systems and ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management, providing training and certification. ABAC® operates through its global network of certified ethics and compliance professionals, qualified auditors and other certified professionals. Contact ABAC® for more on ISO Certification and training.