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BCMS

Business continuity plan creation, management & execution

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BCMS Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

BCMS product overview

What is BCMS?

BCMS by Continuity2 is a cloud-based business continuity management solution to aid with the day-to-day management of business continuity requirements. The system offers tools for management information, reporting, plan management, incident management, auditing, learning management, business impact analysis, document management, corrective action planning, and more.

Key benefits of using BCMS

  • Manage incidents and send notifications and alerts to all team members to inform them of any incidents via SMS, voice message, call conferencing, and more. Teams managing the incident are able to maintain contact with other involved individuals and teams throughout the process.

  • Carry out regular audits within BCMS with tools for sending out audit questionnaires and surveys, and maintain compliance by ensuring that audits are carried out correctly and regularly.

  • Create and schedule exercise tasks with tools for defining exercise objectives, sending invitations to participants via email, logging observations, and generating reports. Post-exercise reports are generated automatically based on logged information.

  • Build business continuity plans within the BCMS platform, either from scratch, or based on one of the existing templates for events such as emergencies, IT disasters, and more. Plan corrective actions based on each issue or disaster that could occur.

  • Benefit from the built-in learning management system which allows businesses to provide training to their team members in the form of presentations, questionnaires, online videos and tutorials, tests, and more.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Phone Support
    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    24/7 (Live rep)

    Training options

    Webinars
    Live Online
    Documentation
    In Person

    BCMS pricing information

    Value for money

    4.7

    /5

    18

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    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

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    BCMS features

    Functionality

    4.3

    /5

    18

    Total features

    8

    1 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Activity Dashboard
    Alerts/Notifications
    Compliance Management
    Incident Management
    Task Management
    Action Management
    Disaster Recovery
    Secure Data Storage

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    BCMS users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.3

    /5

    18

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9.11/10
    Rating distribution

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    Pros
    The layout is quite good, and one is able to understand the various logo once using it. The actual functionalities are amazing, the ability to call the customers and clients and team members.
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    Rohan V.

    The aftersales service is outstanding and a vast improvement on other IT software companies I have worked with.

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    Sandy B.

    When demonstrated during client audits, it is often commented on as an impressive system and as an area of best practice.

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    Helen T.

    Cons
    This is caused by open text fields. Some icons are confusing in understanding and some fields require some asterisks or 'i' for further information (explanations of why or what the field means).
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    Rohan V.

    I now understand that this is because request from other user have been implemented but no new release notes have been issued.

    LP

    Lynsey P.

    Threat analysis is missing but the tool is capable of keep a track of BC risks, monitoring them and further doument mitigation actions.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    Overall rating contenders

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    C2 Application for Business Continuity Management

    Reviewed 4 years ago

    C2 is an application designed to manage a business continuity management system from a to z. We have been using C2 since November 2017, using it to implement an ISO 22301 compliant BCMS within 12 months. Customer and technical support are excellent, reacting very fast and effectively.

    Pros

    Plan management is greatly simplified, with data entry only necessary at BIA level. Accessibility via internet and mobile app. Dash board showing status of BCMS at a glance.

    Cons

    Report module could be improved, especially the filters. Process or activity (inter-)dependencies are not linked (no process/activity landscape).

    Vendor response

    Hi Tim, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review our software. Your opinion is extremely important to us and we rely on client feedback in order to continuously make improvements. We were so excited to be able to take you through to ISO 22301 compliance, particularly as you are the first private customer bank/second bank in Germany to have achieved this accreditation. We are thankful for your constructive criticism around the reporting modules. This is something we have taken on board and are actively working on to implement improvements. Kind regards, Aimee Business Risk and Resilience Analyst

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    C2 BCMS Review

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    The benefits being realised are mass cascade very quickly, automated reporting through upfront testing criteria and the ability to auto send plan review/signoff emails.

    Pros

    The software is easy to use and has built in help if you are not clear on what is required in any particular field It provides many different layers of reporting should you require in depth reporting and governance capability People signing off the plans do not need to have direct system access, cutting down the number of potential user accounts you need to create and administer

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to do a manual push to update the plan when making amendments for the amendments to be transferred to the plan (this being reviewed though and believe it to be resolved during next software release). Current limited capability on the 'Invoke' button of the BCP The call tree cascades show the message coming from a UK mobile when sending outside of the UK, this means there is a potential for people to see it as 'spam' and not read the message (this is being extremely picky) None of the above are major issues and would not stop me from recommending the software

    Vendor response

    Hi Paul, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review our software. Your opinion is extremely important to us, and we rely on client feedback in order to continuously make improvements. We are really pleased to hear that you have found the software easy to use, found the inbuilt support helpful and have made good use of the reporting and governance alignment capabilities. With regard...

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Your typical user

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    The build of the system was more difficult than initially anticipated. With the changes happening within the software, this has caused confusion and a cause of user confidence lacking. C2 as a company is very supportive and will do everything they can to ensure their customers have what they need to use the software and without this, I would have struggled, more than I did.

    Pros

    It is compliant to ISO22301 and the customer care is exceptional. it is everything you need in "one box".

    Cons

    Complicated initially to set up and there have been regular changes within the software, that has caused confusion. I now understand that this is because request from other user have been implemented but no new release notes have been issued.

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    C2 implementation and use

    Reviewed 4 years ago

    In my view there are two typical approaches to Business Continuity Management and planning: • Document incident-response resources and the procedures that explain what to do, how to do it and whom to notify. • Implement BCMS software to assist in the design, implementation and enduring control of the BCMS. Within a typical BCMS, the documentation approach has been the traditional plan-building...

    Pros

    It is important to start with, ‘what you put in is what you will get out’. C2 is a structured approach to BIA formulation to Plan completion, the more detail, time and effort you apply, the better the resulting Plan output. Work at the outset is required to ensure that you recognise how C2 functions as this will help you formulate the organisational structure. Once you have completed the initial...

    Cons

    There are not many downsides to the C2 software, but one area that does cause functionality frustration, is organisational BIA. This function is great if you have an organisation that does the same activity multiple times over multiple locations. However, if this is not the case, the organisational BIA will apply constraints when trying to make organisation structure changes, removing departments,...

    Vendor response

    Hi Harry, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review our software. Your opinion is extremely important to us and we rely on client feedback in order to continuously make improvements. It is great to hear that our easy to use dashboard, enhanced functionality within plan management and integrated communications tools have been of key benefit when utilising our software in your BCMS. Regarding your feedback on organisational BIA, we would love to discuss this with you in more detail, please contact us so that we can arrange this. Many thanks, Arlene Technical Analyst

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    Business Continuity Management software

    Reviewed 4 years ago

    The software has proved invaluable in supporting the rollout of our business continuity management programme. The structured way in which the BIA is presented to the end user from understanding the business activity to identifying its resource requirements and then to considering the recovery strategy makes it easy for non-BC personnel to understand. Being able to take that data and present it back in the BCP through the dynamic template is most cost and time efficient.

    Pros

    The structured way in which BCP's are created; taking the data captured through the BIA's and presenting it into the BC plans via the dynamic template eliminating the need for copy and paste. Once you get your dynamic template formatted as you like it can be used for the basis of all your plans giving a common look and feel.

    Cons

    The organisational structure offers some challenges to a large scale implementation and causes some difficulties in representing changes to the organisational structure of the company itself. The dynamic templates can take some getting right with the formatting, but once in place they do the job.

    Vendor response

    Hi Steven, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review our software. Your opinion is extremely important to us and we rely on client feedback in order to continuously make improvements. We are always happy to receive customer feedback or requests for improvement, so we will take your comment regarding organisational structure on board with a view to improving our customer experience. Kind regards, Callum Technical Analyst

    BCMS FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does BCMS offer?

    BCMS has the following pricing plans:
    Free Trial: Available


    Q. Who are the typical users of BCMS?

    BCMS has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Q. What languages does BCMS support?

    BCMS supports the following languages:
    English


    Q. Does BCMS support mobile devices?

    BCMS supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad, iPhone


    Q. Does BCMS offer an API?

    No, BCMS does not have an API available.


    Q. What other apps does BCMS integrate with?

    BCMS integrates with the following applications:
    Jira, SAP Business One, Zendesk


    Q. What level of support does BCMS offer?

    BCMS offers the following support options:
    Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, Chat, 24/7 (Live rep)

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