How to choose your travel risk management provider and platform

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  • Understand and evaluate your own needs from a travel risk management provider 
  • Ensure you get the answers that will help you decide which provider will best suit your organisation
  • Feel more equipped before going into the buying process

 

Self assessment: How well do you understand your own needs and capabilities?

It’s important for you to understand your own needs and capabilities before starting a conversation with a potential provider. First find out how much you know by scoring each question, and then understand your priorities by ranking their importance:

If you can answer ‘yes’ to all of these, then you’ve got a good understanding of your organisation, what your organisation does, and what your travel risk and security needs are.

 

What is a travel risk and security management platform?

A travel risk and security management platform helps you manage your organisational resilience. It should be user-friendly and intuitive technology which you can access to maintain a view of your staff and assets wherever they are in the world, and act quickly if an incident should occur. 

A travel risk and security management platform should enable you to: 

  • Easily manage and keep track of your business travellers and assets
  • Communicate 2-way with your travellers 
  • Be able to react quickly in the event of an emergency
  • Help fulfil your duty of care to your employees

 

What features should you look out for in a travel risk management platform and why?

 

Who needs to be involved in the selection of a travel risk management provider?

Depending on your organisation, there may be several stakeholders who need to be involved in the process of selecting and buying a travel risk management platform. Here is a list of the potential roles that could be involved in the selection process. 

  • Procurement: Key in the buying process
  • Risk managers: Key in determining your relationship with current insurers
  • Travel managers: Key for organising and monitoring corporate travel
  • Security/Resilience: Key for people security and safety
  • Health and Safety/Compliance: Key for people’s safety
  • HR: Key for ensuring employee wellbeing and fulfilling your duty of care responsibilities
  • Legal: Key for ensuring your duty of care responsibilities
  • IT: Key for IT security and implementation
  • Training: Key for people preparedness

 

If you’d prefer, you can view the complete travel risk management provider e-book here.