Why Business Continuity Plan!
- Protection against possible threats and risks. –The primary purpose of business continuity is to ensure that your organization can continue operating during an emergency or outage event.
- Brand or reputation protection. – An emergency event can quickly lead to damage to your company’s brand or reputation, leading to loss of revenue, investors, or customers. Effective BCP retains and enhances the brand equity bringing with it several additional benefits including increased margins, customer loyalty, expansion opportunities, negotiating power and competitive advantage.
- Increases Staff Morale – BCP contributes to staff confidence and loyalty. When employees feel part of a proven solution their confidence level increases and they can play integral roles in disaster management.
- Uninterrupted Operational and Customer Service Support – The ability to provide uninterrupted Operational and Customer Service Support can only be achieved when an organization implements effective BCP. When a business can identify the impacts and establish an efficient reaction plan it becomes easier to make legitimate decisions in a limited amount of time.
- Avoid or minimize the loss of business revenue – When a business is unable to operate, it has a direct impact on the revenue generated. When an organization can determine the risks and impact of a disastrous event, they are also able to identify potential financial exposure.
Our Step-By-Step Approach
1. Business Continuity Planning
We begin the process for business continuity planning overseeing the process which includes initiating the necessary steps, planning for implementation, designating the resources, and then continue testing and auditing the business continuity plan.
2. Business Impact Analysis
By performing a Business Impact Analysis this helps to identify critical business processes on both the internal and external levels. The identification of these processes initiates the prioritization of services to ensure ongoing delivery and fast recovery following a disruption.
3. Business Continuity Detailed Response and Recovery Plan
Business continuity plan will explain in detail how critical business services will be offered during a period of outage. Each service that is critical to ongoing business operations should be carefully planned in detail and should include identifying all possible threats and risks, recovery processes which are already in place by the organization,
When the business continuity plan is in place it is necessary to train staff on their specific responsibilities in the event of a disaster. The training should include exercises that set the stage for the disaster recovery environment and prepare the employees for the necessary actions they should take.
5. Quality Assurance
Following the training phase, it is necessary to assess the business continuity plan to determine where improvements are needed and to assess the plan for accuracy and effectiveness. This process is known as quality assurance.