BCMfort is a pragmatic, uncomplicated BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM that will ensure your organisation can manage its BCM programme, no matter the number of staff, locations or entities. BCMfort can be hosted in the cloud or on Premises to ensure that your availability, reliability and security needs are fulfilled
BCMfort start on the premise that each and every one of clients is a unique organisation with its own culture and way of doing things. Our approach is to work with our client’s key people to identify their critical business activities and what it takes to continue to deliver against your organisation's goals and objectives. We create the secure and accessible environment online for clients to ensure their plans are developed to manage the risks they face.
Proactive and Reactive
BCMfort ensures organisations are prepared by taking both a proactive and reactive approach to risk and ensure business continuity. Organisations must take steps to reduce the likelihood and impact of risk, but also ensure staff know how to react in an emergency.
Centralised storage of all BCM related information in a pragmatic, intuitive solution that will ensure your organisation can manage its BCM programme by consolidating all its data to reduce duplication, no matter the number of staff or locations.
Accountability and transparency
Transparency as the system is audit-able and traceable with logging of all changes to the system. Staff are assigned access by using the user, team, tag and business unit concepts to define the BCM roles and responsibilities.
BCMfort can be configured to contact your staff through email in an emergency. Alternative communication is possible by interfacing with different solutions such as Twilio for SMS and voice notifications. Please contact us for additional information.
Is the organisation’s information up to date, without looking at thousands of lines of code, BCMfort gives Coordinators and users powerful reports and dashboards to ensure that staff stay on top of this important task.
Continuous improvement, regarding organisational availability and performance, focuses on improving resilience through continuous and incremental improvements to processes, controls and the mitigation of threats and vulnerabilities.
Total staff involvement
BCMfort embeds BCM with business leaders and staff to ensure commitment to develop and implement the required BCM policies, roles and responsibilities.
Integrated control management
BCMfort integrates additional frameworks controls such as Cyber Security, Health & Safety, and Environmental to further consolidate information.
Resilient staff and systems
A resilient workforce is one that performs well under pressure and deals quickly and efficiently with disruptions. Resilient systems come with careful analysis and implementing controls to ensure availability.
Business Impact Assessment
With the BCMfort workflow, organisations start with a Business Impact Assessment (BIA) to identifies and documents essential products and services; the critical processes and resources required to deliver these; and the recovery plans required to resume normal operations.
We at BCMfort have taken the complex topic of Risk Management and turned it into a manageable cycle that can be used by any organisation. Start with Risk Identification – Risk Assessment – Analyse and evaluate the risks which may disrupt continuity of Resources, then Risk Treatment – Identify and approve risk treatment (Accept, Avoid, Mitigate or Transfer)
Once the risk assessment is complete and the threats and resources have been identified and assessed, organisations will often choose to mitigate or transfer risk. BCMfort makes this a simple step to manage within the Control Management module.
When a disaster strikes, it is important to plan! How will you get to a safe place? How will you contact one another? How will your business continue to operate? Now that you have identified the risks, you need to set up a recovery plan in the event of an incident. Let preparation dictate your response, not emotions.
Dashboard and reporting
At BCMfort we believe that the easier an application is to use the greater benefit you and your staff will get from it. We have designed the platform to make it easy to see risk throughout your organisation so that you don’t need to hold any additional meetings with an excessive number of people.
BCMfort allows staff to manage events from the Event Management Module. These events are linked to BCPs so that the project manager can assess the situation and activate the necessary staff to restore the resources that have been compromised. The response Team then logs into the system to see what tasks have been assigned to them, as the tasks are completed and documented the project managers can track restorations as they occur.
If there is an emergency you want one straightforward and practical way to inform everyone, and the BCMfort platform has this feature. When the alert system is activated, it sends out the relevant instructions to the necessary staff to take action against the emergency.
Storage is supporting documents to consolidate all your BCM information into one repository. You can link to these materials throughout the system, ensuring the right information is available when required.
Stakeholders can enter new observations and review existing ones. By delegating an Action Owner, Action Plan and a Due Date to ensure that the appropriate actions are taken to resolve the observation. Manage all NODES (Offices, Factories, Suppliers)
Are your factories, office, distribution centres up to date with their certificates. What about suppliers? The Certificate Module allows you to set an end date to monitor when certificates need to be replaced.
Consolidate and manage the organisations External Requirements, such as Contracts, SLAs, Regulations (Government, Industry)
Create policies and link these to Controls in the Control Management module. Replicate Policies to other applications through our API to ensure only one copy of each policy.
BIG DATA – large organisations may have thousands or even tens of thousands of products, processes and resources. So automation of this data is essential to the success of the project. BCMFfort maintains a restful API with the Django Rest Framework. API Documentation is available on request.
BCMfort allows customers to create templates to speed up the process of populating the different nodes. This means when the initial system is created, templates can be linked to Nodes to pre-populate the system with data. BCMfort can assist in creating these templates, which can be created very quickly.