BCMS Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

BCMS

Business continuity plan creation, management & execution

4.38/5 (16 reviews)

BCMS overview

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.

Designed to assist with the management of businesses continuity, BCMS offers tools for creating, storing, managing, sharing, and analyzing business continuity plans. The management information and reporting module can be used to gain insight into the performance of the management system and progress of plans, exercises and more, including automatically generated graphs and visual reports. Business continuity plans can be created and managed within the BCMS system with features including version control, collaborative review, plan distribution, import of existing organizational BC plans, and simultaneous synchronization of any edits to plans. Types of plans include IT disaster recovery plans, emergency procedures, crisis management and more, and plans can be created from the pre-built templates within BCMS.

Incidents can be logged and managed within BCMS, and notifications or alerts can be automatically triggered to inform users of any detected incidents. Notification features include SMS, voice messaging, call conferencing, and action creation/tracking, and task lists can be compiled to ensure that all involved individuals are aware of the action plan. The BCMS platform offers both dynamic reporting and business impact analysis in order to gain insight into key products and services, the effects of incidents, KPIs, critical activities, risk analysis, and more. This insight can be used to aid with business planning and to carry out corrective actions when needed.
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Pricing

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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Paul Gouldikng

C2 BCMS Review

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-02-20
Review Source: Capterra

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. 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

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Harry Tugwell

C2 implementation and use

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-23
Review Source: Capterra

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 method. This method involves significant resource gathering input from the business units on which systems and operations are critical, compiling a business impact analysis, an incident response plan, call lists, and recovery solutions and procedures. This normally resides on the shared drive ready for stakeholder use. Continity2 controls the analysis and planning process. When fully implemented, all of Business Continuity and Incident Management people, resources and business needs will be represented as data elements and stored within software’s database. The creation of Plan templates, management of contacts and BCMS governance has been a real benefit. For a global organisation, delivering a consistent methodology and approach with uniformed Plan delivery demonstrates to our external interested parties that we have a Global BCMS, not a desperate system based on out of date analysis and documentation. 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 ground work, C2 is very easy to add, remove and modify the structure to meet the requirements of the Plan you intend to use within your organisation. One of the things I like about this application is the simplistic dashboard. The front end appears from sign-on and this can be tailored to suit user needs, so they only see what they need to see. Another key benefit is the provision of additional functionality that supports the Plans during validation and invocation. The benefit of having one system that can be configured to suit organisational complexity, provide Plan governance, has the ability to communicate to all Plan members, additional internal and external stakeholders using SMS, e-mail and forced voice call is a real plus.

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Steven Womack

Business Continuity Management software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-30
Review Source: Capterra

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.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.

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Helen Tang

An impressive BCMS application

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-11-22
Review Source: Capterra

Very positive and I would not hesitate to recommend it to other businesses. The design fully supports us in the delivery and maintenance of our BCMS and in the ongoing achievement of ISO22301 certification. 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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Sandy Baptie

Excellent BC management system.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-03
Review Source: Capterra

The aftersales service is outstanding and a vast improvement on other IT software companies I have worked with. Issues can be resolved quickly by friendly staff who appear truly interested and concerned with any challenge.

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BCMS pricing

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BCMS features

Activity Dashboard
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting

API (261 other apps)
Access Control (75 other apps)
Activity Tracking (66 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (57 other apps)
Application Integration (69 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (66 other apps)
Data Import/Export (83 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (86 other apps)
Monitoring (185 other apps)
Projections (63 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (83 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (72 other apps)
SSL Security (69 other apps)
Third Party Integration (117 other apps)
Workflow Management (74 other apps)

Additional information for BCMS

Key features of BCMS

  • Backup scheduling
  • Storage quantity control
  • Local server options
  • Remote server options
  • Encryption
  • Web access / restoration
  • Auditing
  • Automatic notifications
  • Business analysis
  • Calendar management
  • Compliance management
  • Contact database
  • Corrective actions
  • Customizable reporting
  • Document storage
  • Email integration
  • Incident management
  • Instant messaging
  • Learning management
  • Planning tools
  • Real time data
  • Real time reporting
  • SMS integration
  • Status tracking
  • Task scheduling
  • Template management
  • Text to speech
  • To-do list
  • Activity dashboard
  • Action planning
  • Business intelligence
  • Live / video conferencing
  • Call list management
  • Graphical data presentation
  • Email invitations & reminders
  • Disaster recovery
  • Performance reports
  • Task management
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Benefits

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.