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About us

With a long and distinguished heritage, Sword GRC brings together a suite of complementary products in the GRC space available either as a cloud solution or standalone on-premises installation. With a strong focus on driving fast time to value, and harnessing the latest technologies, Sword GRC delivers a versatile range of solutions that support better business decisions through a single view of risk to support enterprise-wide risk-based compliance.

1987
Strategic Thought Group (STG) founded as a specialist technology company
1987
2001
STG launches Active Risk Manager (ARM) - the world's first web-based Enterprise Risk Management software
2001
2004
STG opens US headquarters in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area
2004
2005
STG becomes listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market, ticker symbol STR
2005
2005
STG acquires Line International and RisGen and incorporates their functionality into ARM
2005
2008
STG is awarded Microsoft Gold Business Partner status
2008
2008
STG expands into new EMEA headquarters in Maidenhead, West of London
2008
2008
STG divest its non-risk related consulting business to focus on Enterprise Risk Management software and services
2008
2009
ARM called as having the best value proposition for ERM by Forrester
2009
STG launches ARM 4 and Collaborative Workshop Solution, which captures risks and opportunities at the source and integrates with ARM
2010
Customers using Active Risk Manager become nominated for over 20 international awards in risk management
2010
2010
STG featured in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Risk Management
2010
2010
Active Risk Manager (ARM) wins "Risk Management Application of the Year" at the Risk Management Awards
2010
2011
STG changes name to Active Risk
2011
2012
Active Risk opens new office in Sydney, Australia
2012
2013
Active Risk acquire by Sword Group and become Sword Active Risk
2013
2015
Sword Active Risk receives GRC innovation Award for ARM RiskExpress
2015
2016
Active Risk Manager becomes available on G-Cloud
2016
2017
Sword Active Risk launch 'SNAPPit' - the native mobile incident capture app
2017
2018
Active Risk Manager wins 'Risk Product of the Year' at StrategicRisk Asia-Pacific Management Awards
2018
2019
Sword GRC acquires Magique Galileo
2019
2019
Renamed Sword GRC
2019
2020
Sword GRC launches Active Risk Manager 2020
2020

Our Vision

Sword GRC wants to change the way organisations look at risk management.

We continuously deliver value to our customers, employees and shareholders by providing the most proven, innovative Enterprise Risk Management software available anywhere.

For years, boards, executives and stakeholders have viewed Enterprise Risk Management as an over-complicated, over-hyped compliance process that doesn’t help their organizations get ahead.
However, industry-leading organisations, top-tier consulting firms and growth-oriented business leaders have begun to acknowledge an alternative perspective on ERM. When done properly, Enterprise Risk Management drives strategic value, competitive advantage and business growth.
At Sword GRC, we help our customers win in their businesses by making risk management valuable. We listen, innovate and provide the world’s most amazing Enterprise Risk Management solutions that give our customers tools to expand their risk-taking ability, uncover new opportunities and outmanoeuvre their competition. 
We build these solutions so our customers can focus on achieving their goals, beating their competition and leading their industries.