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Business Continuity Management System

As an international standard for Business Continuity Management System, the ISO 22301 is designed to protect, reduce the likelihood of occurrence, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disruptive incidents when they arise. Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) protects companies from the risks associated with downtime which can result in revenue loss, data risk breakdowns and failure to deliver normal client services as per service level agreements (SLAs).

ISO 22301 enables you to respond effectively and promptly based on the procedures that apply before, during and after the event. Implementing a Business Continuity plan within your organization means that you are prepared for the unexpected. Business Continuity Plan assures you that your organization will continue to operate without any major impacts and losses.

Benefits of Business Continuity Management System include

Few of the benefits of implementing BCMS include

  • In the event of business disruption, a BCMS helps an organization to maintain its service levels to its customers.
  • Continued delivery of products and services and operational activities protect the business’s income stream, and reduce the risk of further losses due to an incident or disaster. Effective BCM also helps protect an organization’s assets.
  • Expand your knowledge on how a Business Continuity Management System will help you to meet business objectives
  • Strengthen your organizational reputation and credibility
  • Increase your customer reliability and trust
  • Identify risks and minimize the impact of incidents
  • Achieve international recognition and competitive advantage over others

Consulting Methodology

A proven Business Continuity Management System development and implementation approach should be used based on project management methodologies. A structured approach should be used for defining project plans, specific responsibilities and verification of results. The result will be a development and implementation strategy that is more efficient and provides for first time compliance or registration to the ISO 22301 requirements.

Following phases are involved in development and implementation of an effective Business Continuity Management System

  • Development of Project Plan
  • Review and Gap Assessment
  • Process Mapping and Management System Development
  • Management System Implementation
  • Internal Assessment and Management Review

Benefits of BCMS Consulting include

Best practices and depth of knowledge and experience significantly impacts the BCMS design and ability to meet the organizations’ business goals. An experienced consultant helps your organization live and own the BCMS and operate it at its optimal level.

Following can be some of the benefits of having and experienced consultant for development of management system

  • An effective and reliable management system
  • Increased objectivity and impartiality
  • Improved risk profile
  • Increasing business opportunities
  • Reduced BCMS development and implementation time
  • BCMS designed to suit the organization and your customers’ requirements