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A No-Code Solution

At Decision Focus, our no-code solution allows users to adapt and modify fields and functionality within the application whilst hiding what happens behind the scenes, making our platform easily configurable to meet your exact needs.

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At Decision Focus we deliver a GRC solutions customised to your needs - all in one SaaS platform.

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Our award-winning Decision Focus platform offers a highly flexible Business Continuity Planning and Operational Resilience solution that enables you to determine the critical products and services you need to protect and develop recovery strategies and plans to ensure your organisation’s resilience.

All the tools you need to do this are included in this module of our GRC software, including:

Determination of
impact tolerances

Visual mapping of key processes and resources, both internal and outsourced

Assessment and mitigation of the risks to these process and resources

Continual improvement through scenario testing, self-assessment and remedial action tracking

Our cost-effective platform will store all your resilience data and planning and testing documentation in one repository. It’s no-code, so any adjustments you need can be readily accommodated.

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Planning and Prioritization

Identify the key Products and Services you need to protect and so are in scope for your resilience planning

Determine which of these are an Important Business Services (IBSs) from a regulatory perspective. The regulators prescribed assessment criteria are built in.

Your Dependencies

Our Enterprise Dependency Modelling tool lets you map the critical processes and resources needed to deliver the products, services and IBSs

Push-button graphics to show your key dependencies at a glance, both internally and across your entire supply chain.

Business Impact Analysis

Determine the key metrics of Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption (MTPD) and Minimum Business Continuity Objective (MBCO),
  •  The MTPD (or Impact Tolerance as the regulators say) tells you how quickly you must recover to avoid intolerable harm 
  • The MBCO sets the service level you need to aim for when you recover. The regulators acknowledge this may be lower than what you achieve on a business-as-usual basis.
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Risk Assessment and Mitigation

Identify and assess the risks which might disrupt the delivery of your Products, Services and IBSs. These risks are typically those which threaten the availability of resources.

Determine the Recovery Time Objectives for these resources

Our sufficiency analysis determines if these RTOs are good enough to meet your MTPD (impact tolerance) and MBCO targets.

Determine and record the recovery strategies and plans you will deploy to re-establish delivery during periods of disruption.

Resilience incident logging and automated notification to management.

Store pre-determined internal and external communication strategies. Their deployment will be triggered by these notifications.

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Scenario Testing, Self-Assessment and continual improvement

Support for scenario test definition and scheduled execution

Our coverage analysis lets you know if your planned tests hit all your products, services and IBSs, and automatically determines ‘time since last test’ for each

Testing outcome logging

Automated comparison between the target metrics in your resilience plans (MTPD, MBCO) and those achieved under test

Support for self-assessment of all components of your operational resilience framework

Self-assessment reporting for consideration by your organisation’s governing body

Remedial action initiation and tracking for all deficiencies found through scenario testing and self-assessment, with automated reminders.

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BCP Software FAQs

What is business continuity planning?

Business continuity planning (BCP) is a proactive approach taken by organisations to ensure their essential functions can continue during and after a disruptive incident or crisis. This planning process involves analyzing potential risks, identifying critical business processes, developing strategies to maintain operations in adverse conditions, and preparing for recovery. The goal of business continuity planning is to minimise downtime, reduce financial losses, and safeguard the organisation's reputation by enabling a swift response to disruptions.

What is business continuity planning software?

Business continuity planning software is a specialised tool designed to assist organisations in developing and managing their business continuity plans effectively. This software provides a centralised platform for creating, updating, and storing all elements of the continuity plan, including risk assessments, recovery strategies, contact information, and critical documents. Business continuity planning software features automated workflows, notification mechanisms, and reporting capabilities to streamline the planning process and enhance the organisation's resilience in the face of unexpected events.

What are the key features of business continuity planning software?

  1. Key features of business continuity planning software typically include:
    • Plan development: Allows users to create and customise comprehensive business continuity plans tailored to the organisation's needs and risks.
    • Risk assessment: Facilitates the identification and assessment of potential threats and vulnerabilities that could impact business operations.
    • Incident tracking: Enables tracking and monitoring of incidents in real-time, ensuring timely response and mitigation of disruptions.
    • Notification systems: Provides automated alert mechanisms to notify key personnel of emergencies, activate response plans, and maintain communication during crises.
    • Plan testing: Supports the testing and validation of business continuity plans through simulations, tabletop exercises, and drills to ensure effectiveness and readiness.
    • Reporting: Generates detailed reports, dashboards, and analytics to assess plan performance, identify gaps, and support decision-making for plan improvements.
    • Plan maintenance: Offers tools for updating and revising business continuity plans based on changes in the organisation, emerging threats, or lessons learned from previous incidents.

How can business continuity planning software benefit my organisation?

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    • Minimising downtime: By facilitating proactive planning and preparedness, business continuity planning software helps reduce operational disruptions and enables a quicker recovery from incidents.
    • Reducing financial losses: Efficient business continuity planning software can mitigate financial impacts by ensuring continuity of critical functions and minimising revenue loss during disruptive events.
    • Ensuring regulatory compliance: Business continuity planning software helps organisations adhere to regulatory requirements by documenting compliance measures, conducting risk assessments, and implementing response strategies in line with industry standards.
    • Enhancing stakeholder confidence: Demonstrating a robust business continuity program using software tools can improve stakeholder confidence, including customers, employees, investors, and regulators, by showcasing the organisation's commitment to resilience and risk management.

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