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Your Complete Guide to Business Continuity Planning

Business continuity planning is essential for businesses both large and small to ensure operations can continue as normal in the event of a disaster. As much as you hope nothing bad will ever happen to your business, the reality of the situation is that disaster could strike at any moment, it is important to be prepared by having a robust business continuity plan in place.

If you feel unsure about where to start with implementing an effective business continuity plan, then this guide is for you.

At Savant, we recommend using the Mataco™ business continuity management system for effective and reliable business continuity planning. This state-of-the-art software is designed to be used across multiple devices for fast access in the event of an emergency, making it the perfect addition to your business continuity plans.

What is business continuity planning?

Business continuity planning is about preparing your business for the worst-case scenario. It ensures that your business can continue to operate even in the event of a major business disruption by establishing emergency protocols and creating prevention and recovery systems.  A business continuity plan can contain contingencies for a wide range of potential threats and incidents, such as:

  • Cyber-attacks.
  • Natural disasters like storms and floods.
  • Major disasters such as fires and building collapse.
  • Accidental damages.
  • Disease outbreaks.
  • And any other threats that could be detrimental to your business.

Major incidents can affect all areas of a business environment, which is why business continuity plans are often so in-depth and complex. 

Why is business continuity planning so important?

Any incident – whether large or small, natural, or deliberate – can cause major disruptions to your business operations. If incidents are not resolved quickly and planned for efficiently, the resulting damage can be catastrophic.

For some businesses, such as those in the manufacturing industry, failure to plan effectively for incidents or threats can bring operations to a complete standstill, causing major issues further down the supply chain.

No business is immune to suffering the impact of major incidents, no matter how big or small the organisation.   Having a strong business continuity plan in place is vital to ensure your business can keep running smoothly no matter what.

Savant’s Mataco is your efficient business continuity solution

Business continuity management can be a daunting and difficult task, but Savant’s Mataco makes the process easy and straightforward.

Mataco is a cloud-based business continuity software system that allows businesses to centralise their business continuity plans all in one place.

As a cloud-based system, Mataco is accessible from anywhere, which means that your business software and IT infrastructure will always be available even in the event of a wide-scale outage.

This innovative software can help to support, integrate, and develop your strategies at every stage of their creation and implementation to create watertight business continuity plans and ensure your organisation can keep running safely and efficiently, even when disaster strikes.

How does it work?

  • Allows users to easily record, develop and implement Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and utilises this data to generate business continuity plans.
  • Holds all relevant information and documentation in one platform.
  • Allows teams to implement individual steps of their business continuity plans, such as disaster recovery plans and incident management activation.
  • Enables training to ensure everyone in the business knows how to carry out the business continuity plans in the event of an emergency.
  • Alerts team leaders when the business continuity plans are due for approval or need updating.

Who will it benefit?

Mataco can be used by companies across all sectors, including science and healthcare.  This innovative software offers organisations a broad range of useful tools to help create and implement effective business continuity plans, including:

  • Plan production
  • Reports
  • Management information
  • Risk assessments

Choose Savant’s Mataco for practical and reliable business continuity solutions

Mataco is a flexible and user-friendly piece of software designed to record and maintain all the business information, documentation, and tasks required for an effective, robust, and complete implementation of business continuity planning.

With over 30 years of experience in advanced business solutions and systems, you can trust Savant to deliver reliable business continuity management that will ensure your business is ready for anything.

Contact us today via our online form or call 01524 784400 to find out more about Mataco.


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