pennApps Business Continuity – Plan… Manage… Control…

  • Business Continuity is increasingly gaining the importance at strategic level and becoming an integral part of good corporate governance. The role of Business Continuity Management Continues to Expand and Extend due to the increasing demands of the enterprise’s industry vertical and key business partners.

    However, quite often, these business continuity management (BCM) plans are outdated in no time as they are not updated reflecting the current business availability needs, or they are stored in multiple places throughout the enterprise, making it hard to keep them current.

    Establishing an enterprise wide BCM plan management strategy assisted by automation can only ensure that the established continuity capability, current, viable and available during a crisis.

    Although many tools will simplify and automate aspects of the BCM program, only quite a few solutions offers the required capability to address any type of the consequence scenario and assist organizations to establish the required continuity capability across multiple lines of business and locations globally.

    pennApps Business Continuity Management : Continuity solution you can bank on…
    pennApps BCM is comprehensive and forward-thinking web based solution effectively cover the gamut of technology, business processes and people assets.

    Business Continuity Management

  • pennApps BCM solution enables you to capture all the assets that includes the processes, infrastructure and people across the organizational locations and maps the dependencies using its process modeling tool at the granular level to define, establish and continue to maintain the required continuity capability.

    With pennApps BCM, you can capture the complete organizational asset information, assess the process criticality against the policy definitions, define the consequence scenarios, determine continuity strategies and then formulate continuity plans either at organizational unit level or location or any of the combination.

    This solution effectively utilizes the asset dependency information enabling you to plan for any disruption scenario positioning you as incident ready organization.

    With this, you can also formulate support plans for the support functions effectively linked with the virtual command Centre module with which you can manage plan execution, communication during disruptions including the tracking of the progress from response to recovery to restoration.

    The planning toolbox enables you to configure the continuity considerations as per your organizational needs. This ensures the planning process in line with your organizational setup and structure.

    Some of the key features include:

    BCM Governance
    Organizational configuration
    BCM Policy formulation
    BCM Teams
    BCM Framework Items

    BCMS Management
    Frequency based reminders
    Full audit trail
    Workflow based plan management
    Program Audit
    Exercise planning

    Planning Toolbox
    Process modelling tool
    Business Impact Analysis
    Risk Assessment
    Determining continuity strategies

    Virtual Command Centre
    What if Analysis
    Continuity Plan Activation
    Online Notification
    Real Time status updates

    BCM Planning
    Organizational Unit plans
    Support plans
    Incident Management plans
    Emergency Response plans

    Dashboards
    Organizational BCM Health check
    BCM Policy compliance status
    Process criticality classification
    Many more..

  • Effective business continuity solution should enable the organization to address any consequence scenario that may impact any of the organizational assets and provide all the required information that is required for effective response at one place with real-time updates.

    360 degree process overview
    Ability to capture complete information of all processes including people, equipment, systems and premises along with the dependency details through its process modeling provides complete view of all business operations by unit, by criticality and by location or any combination of the above. This offers complete visibility of the process and their dependencies on the organizational assets across a specific unit or across the organization.

    Unmatched flexibility and adaptability
    Effective Continuity planning is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Flexibility is critical as each organization’s business continuity requirements are unique. Unlimited flexibility is the key differentiator in pennApps BCM solution. It allows organizations to customize each part of the solution using the configuration features adapting to their business needs or unique situations.

    Extensive usage of the relational database linking all the organizational assets enables the retrieval of the right information to take the right decisions at the right time.

    Manage Incidents Online
    The virtual command centre enables the decision makers to quickly understand the impact on the organization with complete information of impacted location or assets. Built-in decision support system enables the decision makers to use the what-if-analysis to understand the impacted areas, its dependencies and the appropriate response actions.

    Activation of the plans automatically initiates the notification defined for such disruption and assigns the tasks to the predefined response teams of the organization. In addition, it tracks the progress of the response, recovery and restoration phases from anywhere including the mobile.

    Built on International standards
    pennApps BCM fully aligned to the BS25999-2:2007 standard enables you to define the business continuity management system and adopt all the phases of the planning lifecycle as per the standard. The Management & Review module offers the complete support to manage the established Business Continuity Manage System in compliance with the standard.