Business Continuity Software, Risk Assessment, Business Impact Analysis, Process Modeling, Plan Development - process modeling

By: Ebrp Solutions Networks  09-12-2011
Keywords: Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, decision support

Understanding How All Of The Pieces Fit Together

Process Modeling catalogues the business processes and functions. It maps the web of dependencies and interdependencies between technology, suppliers, events, geography, regulatory compliance requirements and the upstream-downstream processes that are critical to day-to-day operations. Toolkit uses modeling to capture the business-as-usual state of operations and to identify the gaps, vulnerabilities and single-points-of-failure that could adversely impact continuity of operations.

Process Modeling enables organizations to understand the risks faced by day-to-day operations, the impacts of disruptions to those operations, and their dependencies on critical assets. Toolkit's Process Modeling helps qualify brand, customer, regulatory, financial and operational impacts.

Who Owns Your Information?

In most organizations, critical data does not exist in one centralized source. The result is that, when an disruption occurs, incident managers are too often "flying blind" or missing crucial pieces of the puzzle. In most cases, the information that is strategically important to business continuity, disaster recovery and incident management is not managed by BCM teams at all. HR keeps personnel contact information, purchasing maintains vendor and supplier information and IT manages critical technology component data such as hardware, network, database and application information.

Toolkit imports information critical to business continuity management directly from each of these sources. The original database owners continue to update and manage their databases and Toolkit is periodically fed fresh data from those sources to ensure information is as current as possible.

The organization's eBRP Suite administrator controls what information is imported and how often updates occur, whether it be annually, quarterly, monthly or even daily if necessary. Access to the information in eBRP Suite is governed by its easy-to-manage, role-based security system, ensuring that information is available and visible only to those who need it and have the authorization to see it.

Identifying Your Assets

Process Modeling, the compilation of critical organizational assets and their interdependencies is at the very core of eBRP Suite, providing planners with the decision support tools needed to conduct objective analysis and create viable plans that will provide dynamic response to any interruption.

Every organization can be modeled as a collection of assets:

  1. Business Processes - the operations that support and produce goods and services
  2. People - the personnel who manage the day-to-day operations
  3. Locations - the facilities in which they conduct business
  4. Technology - the business enabler, transaction processor and decision support system
  5. Vendors - the supply chains that provide raw materials, goods and services
  6. Customers - consumers of goods and services and source of revenue

Toolkit begins by collecting information vital to these organizational assets.

More than just a typical business impact analysis, Process Modeling collects and organizes all of the critical assets upon which every business process depends for day-to-day operations including:

  • Locations - where processes are performed
  • Critical Teams - including managers and subject
    matter experts
  • Critical Vendors and Suppliers
  • IT Applications - including recovery time requirements
  • Upstream-Downstream Processes - critical path
  • Phone Numbers - toll free, fax and other incoming phone numbers
  • Critical Resources - PC's, phones, equipment, supplies and
    vital records
  • Regulatory and Compliance Rules - rules which must be met even in (or because of) a disruption
  • Critical Events - cyclical or one-time events that may increase importance of the process to the organization

How It Fits Together

No more guess work. eBRP Suite turns your data into real information you can use to ensure your organization is
Incident Ready.

  • Schedule a live demo with an expert
  • See our easy-to-use, intuitive navigation
  • Visualize easy migration of existing plans

Unlimited User Access

As your program expands, you will want to add more and more users. With traditional legacy software, where pricing is per-seat basis, this can quickly become prohibitively costly. Right out of the box, eBRP Suite provides unlimited concurrent user access.

Free Upgrades

Change is the only constant. eBRP Suite is continuously evolving to address changes in methodology, technology, business operations, governance and compliance that can impact an organization's BCM program. With inputs from customer wishlists, user-group networking, industry associations, eBRP Suite is constantly enhanced with improved functionality, flexibility and usability.

Every time we update our system we update your system. For free. Isn't that the way it should be?

Keywords: Business Continuity, Business Continuity Management, decision support, Disaster Recovery, Toolkit

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