Business Continuity Software & Solutions
In today’s business world, business continuity solutions, including business continuity software, are a must. Whether it’s protection from natural disasters, malicious hacking, or accidental damage to key software and hardware, you need to have a backup plan in place.
Business continuity solutions exist to ensure the safety of mission-critical data, services, access, records, or whatever else your specific organisation needs to carry on in case of an emergency. They also help your team pick up more quickly after a disaster so that downtime is minimal. This can be done in many different ways, including using business continuity and disaster recovery software.
Mataco is Savant’s own continuity software which allows businesses to create plans for Business Continuity Management (BCM), Disaster Recovery (DR) and incident management processes, as well as to support them when implementing these processes in case of an emergency.
To find out more about business continuity software and solutions, the benefits of implementing them, and how to choose the right software for your organisation keep reading!
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How Business Continuity Software Works
There are many different ways that BCM plans can look, depending on the specific needs of your organisation. They can cover a range of different tools and frameworks to help you create business continuity plans, including but not limited to:
- Standards support
- BIA Survey Tools
- Incident Logging
- Plan Production
- Management Information
- Risk Assessments
The implementation of business continuity solutions always needs to start with a solid risk assessment and analysis. This allows organisations and software providers to best understand the mission-critical needs of an organisation and create a list of priorities in case of an emergency outage.
From there, businesses can begin to develop their unique BCM plans. This will involve extensive consultation with different teams and users of your business software, including IT support teams, end users, contractors and more.
The implementation and testing of business continuity plans and software can then be rolled out, followed by monitoring and updating over time as the organisation grows and changes, to ensure the continuous effectiveness of your business continuity strategy.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is business continuity software, and why is it important for businesses?
Business continuity software is a programme that supports businesses in case of emergencies by ensuring that all the data required for business continuity remains safe, secure, and accessible.
This is important for businesses as it means that even in case of a disaster, hacking, shutdown, or accident, your IT infrastructure is significantly disrupted, your team can still carry on with their work, and no vital data is lost.
How does business continuity software differ from traditional backup solutions?
Backup solutions help to protect your data, but the difference is that business continuity management also helps your organisation recover from an incident more quickly, with things like alternative access, processes and protocols all included too.
Can business continuity software be customised for specific industry needs?
Yes, business continuity software can easily be customised to your specific industry needs.
The risks posed by outages may differ from industry to industry. For example, a healthcare environment may need key, lifesaving machinery to continue to safely operate in case of a power failure but can manage for a short period of time without historical patient data. Alternatively, a SaaS firm may require for their data to be backed up and restored immediately to be able to continue regular business functions.
As Mataco specialists, the team at Savant can help you create the right business continuity solution for your organisation, and help you implement it effectively, so you’re ready for any eventuality.
What are the key considerations when implementing business continuity solutions?
When implementing business continuity and disaster recovery solutions, there are a few things you should consider:
– Your organisational needs – What are the critical services/data points that your organisation needs to continue working? What information is required? Who needs access? What is the top priority? Do you have existing failsafes?
– The features your chosen software offers – Which features are necessary for your organisation, and how does that marry up with your chosen business continuity or disaster recovery software?
– Scalability for future growth – How easy is it to scale your operations while still maintaining security? Does your software have the ability to grow and adapt to best practice with you? How often does it update?
– User-friendliness – How easy is your software solution to use? Will it be simple to use in a crisis? How long does it take to train and onboard staff?
– Support levels and reputation – Who is your software provider? What kind of experience do they have? What is their customer service like? Will you be supported in the event of a business-critical emergency?
All these questions and more will help you implement the most effective solution.
How often should business continuity plans and software be updated?
As standard, business continuity plans and software should have an annual review scheduled at minimum. If you work in a critical sector like healthcare or defence, or a fast-moving organisation, this should be every six months.
You should also have reviews when internal or external factors change, such as new processes, services or product offerings, or new regulations, to ensure your BCM strategy takes these changes into account.
Savant’s Mataco is your Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solution
Mataco, a cloud-based software system, empowers businesses with the ability to implement swift recovery of your IT infrastructure. It provides versatile recovery solutions and is accessible on tablets, smartphones, and desktop PCs.
Leveraging over 30 years of expertise in advanced business solutions and systems, the team at Savant are here to support you and help ensure dependable recovery in case of the worst.
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