Resolver Ballot

Published under Risk Management

Tool Identity Card

General information
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Tool name : Resolver*Ballot
Vendor name : Resolver
Country of origin : Canada

Level of reference of the tool
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Coverage : World-wide (sector oriented)
Supported by organization, club,... (e.g. as sponsor) : N/A

Brief description of the product
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  • Typically used in a small meeting with a board of directors, audit committee, or with department heads, Resolver*Ballot is a group risk assessment application which allows meeting participants to anonymously voice their opinion on the impact and likelihood of risks to their organization.
    As no two risk methodologies are identical Resolver*Ballot can easily be configured to use local language, terminology, and criteria scales. Vote results are displayed onscreen real-time analysis providing rare access to all viewpoints on a topic.

Supported functionality
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R.A. Method phases supported

  • Risk identification
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk evaluation

Other phases

  • Asset inventory & evaluation

R.M. Method phases supported

  • Risk assessment

Other phases

  • Remediation planning
  • Gap identification
  • Project Management

Other functionality

  • Risk Ranking: For risks that are clustered at one end of the scale, Resolver*Ballot will rank the risks in a sorted list based on pair-wise comparisons. This helps a risk manager distinguish between risks that are all tightly evaluated.
  • Relationship Modeling: Resolver*Ballot will create a visual representation of root cause analysis via a pattern of influence and feedback from the group. The result is a hierarchical tree showing the association of different risks.

Information processed

  • Heatmaps: Resolver*Ballot will generate heatmaps based on risk voting results.
  • Range assignment: Resolver*Ballot will categorize results into ranges defined by the user
  • Voting agreement / disagreement: Resolver*Ballot will anonymously show patterns of agreement in a vote by displaying the standard deviation and a heatmap of vote results. This allows a risk manager to identify which topics the team is in agreement on and which there is disagreement, even if it is not voiced in the room.

Date of the first edition, date and number of actual version

Date of first release : 1995
Date and identification of the last version : Resolver*Ballot 6.0, May 2008

Useful links
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Official web site :
user group web site : N/A
Relevant web site :

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Languages available : English (Content can be supplied in any language)

Pricing and licensing models
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  • Priced per user (A 5 user license for 3 years is $15,000 CAN)
  • Maintenance fees: Annual license model

Sectors with free availability or discounted price : N/A

Trial before purchase
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CD or download available : N/A
Identification required : N/A
Trial period : N/A

Tool architecture
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  • Standalone application

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Target public
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  • Government, agencies
  • Large scale companies
  • SME
  • Commercial CIEs
  • Non commercial CIEs

Specific sector : Any company performing risk assessments

Information concerning the spread of this tool

General information : World-wide in many different organizations
Used inside EU countries : UK, IE, NL, GR
Used outside EU countries : CA, US, JP, CN, NZ

Level of detail
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Management : Yes
Operational : Yes

Compliance to IT Standards
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  • N/A

Tool helps towards a certification
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  • Subject to user content

Information about possible training courses for this tool

Course : Resolver*Ballot Training
Duration: 8 hrs
Skills: No prior skills needed
Expenses: $3500

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Users viewpoint

Skills needed
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  • To install : Basic
  • To use : Standard
  • To maintain : Standard

Tool Support
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Support : Telephone, Email, Web

Organization processes integration
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Supported Roles

  • Risk Manager, Auditor, Management, Department Head, Project Manager

Intergration in Organization activities

  • N/A

Interoperability with other tools
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  • Export to: MS Excel, Adobe PDF
  • Import from: Resolver*Risk, Resolver*Net

Sector adapted knowledge databases supported
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  • None provided

Flexibility of tool's database
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  • The database is fully configurable by the user.
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