BCP Builder was recently approached by Continuity Insurance and Risk magazine to provide details of its new Online Business Continuity Plan Template for inclusion in their 2018 analysis of Business Continuity Software providers.
You can view BCP Builder’s submission in the link below on Page 7 of the Continuity Insurance and Risk “Business Continuity Software Report 2018”.
I have found this report provides a concise and easily digestible summary of all the different options available and have two previous years’ reports in my laptop bag.
CIR Business Continuity Software Report Extract
BCP Builder is an Online Business Continuity Plan Template that uses a simple tab-based format. There is no training required and while it is suitable for Small Businesses, it is also scalable to a Multi-Plan Document Library for a larger business.
It was designed as the level in between Word/ Excel Plans and a complex Business Continuity Software package.
Not every organisation has a Business Continuity Manager or dedicated resource; in-fact the majority do not. In most businesses the staff know what they need to do and where possible they will carry on. However, if key staff leave or are unavailable this can have a major impact on a small business.
In creating BCP Builder, my goal was to make it easy to capture all that knowledge and record it in a sensible format that meets the requirements of an ISO 22301:2012 Business Continuity Plan.
I have worked in large organisations where the staff completing the Business Continuity Plans were extremely passionate volunteers, with limited computer ability.
Presenting somebody like this with a complicated Business Continuity Software package (that they are never going to understand or use in an emergency) would have been a waste of time and resources.
What was required was a simple pre-populated template they could complete in their own words and save as a PDF that could be kept until required, or updated.
Using BCP Builder, a business can quickly design and build their own unique Business Continuity Plan or Business Continuity Management System to be better prepared when disaster strikes to respond rapidly and recover confidently.
BCP Builder is based on the Business Continuity Institute Good Practice Guidelines and the requirements of ISO 22301:2012. When complete the business will have a professional plan with practical incident response procedures and accessible information to be used in an emergency or business disruption.
For a small business, access to a single-plan can be purchased directly from bcpbuilder.com/join-now at an affordable monthly or annual price.
A larger organisation requiring a bespoke multi-plan document library can choose from a range of standard templates or develop their own unique template. They can complete the planning using their own resources, or engage our Consultants to assist in the planning process through facilitated discussions. This version can also integrate with Emergency Notification Software.
Visit bcpbuilder.com/training for free guidance on Business Continuity Management.