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Business Continuity Planning

In a crisis situation, you can’t afford downtime and delays. Business continuity management is more important than ever, and Ncontracts has the resources to help.

BCP is about being prepared

Business continuity is about more than planning. It’s about doing the work to establish continuity procedures prior to, during, and after the crisis. It’s about ensuring that your financial institution can manage a crisis (such as the COVID pandemic, which is still having repercussions on our health, our economy, and the culture we’re living and working in) from a position of powerful preparedness.

What is “powerful preparedness”?

Powerful preparedness is the ability to make the most of difficult situations. To know that your organization can not only overcome challenges, but find ways to continuously improve, so that each crisis becomes a springboard for learning. (We also like to call it “the upside of risk.”) With an effective business continuity plan in place, powerful preparedness gives you the confidence to know that you can move forward and succeed through any scenario.

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Where does your business continuity risk come from?

 

Is it employees?

Are new employees your biggest BCP risk?

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Or vendors?

Is your vendor prepared for disaster?

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The BCP is only the beginning

If you’re just getting started, our article on 10 Business Continuity Planning Basics can help you see if your BCP checks all the boxes.

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Business continuity intersects with other areas of risk management, and examiners are focusing on resilience and response, in addition to planning.

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If your organization was struggling to pivot during the pandemic, your current BCP may not be enough. How do you adjust to the new normal when it keeps on changing?

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Next, test. Then test again.

Testing is essential to business continuity management. Seeing your plan in action (without the added pressure of a crisis) allows you to train stakeholders and fix bugs ahead of time. Then, you can develop a streamlined process that will click into place when it’s needed.

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steps to an effective
tabletop BCP test.

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Does your business
continuity depend on
your building? Here's
what we learned when
we did our own exercise!

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Develop resilience through BCM

Testing provides information that can help your team refine its disaster response and
remediation processes, creating a business continuity plan that leads to resilient, responsive
business continuity management.

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ways to keep your
BCP current.

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What's your RPO?

Find out how your RPO
can help determine your
policies and procedures.

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When (not if) disaster strikes...

Financial institutions are essential to supporting business survival and economic recovery, so your business continuity plan has to be up to speed. We’re here to help. Our software is designed to help your organization manage and maintain business continuity throughout a crisis situation, whether it’s a pandemic, natural disaster, or cybersecurity event.

 

Just as your BCP is only part of your business continuity management, your disaster recovery plan is only one element of your BCP.  It’s your to-do list in the face

of a crisis, with the essential procedures that allow you to address immediate problems
and get back on track, quickly.

Know the difference between BCP
and disaster recovery.

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Once you’re past the initial crisis, you’ll want to take a look at how your BCP held up.
And examiners will certainly look to assess your business continuity management, to
ensure that your organization is continuously improving its procedures.

Post-crisis? Make sure you're exam-ready >

Go beyond your BCP. We’ve developed the tools
and resources you need for effective, integrated
business continuity management.


Articles:


What’s The Difference Between
Business Continuity Management
(BCM) And Pandemic Planning?

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Pandemic Planning: 10 Questions
to Ask Your Vendors About
Coronavirus Preparedness

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Business Continuity: 7 Areas
to Evaluate Part-Way Through A Pandemic

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This article series takes you through each department’s business continuity needs for powerful preparedness, organization-wide:

Select your department below for more information on business continuity management

Tools:

Work-From-Home
Assessment

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Post-Pandemic
Incident Assessment

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Guides & eBooks:

A Guide to Guidance: Where Does Business Continuity Management End and Pandemic Planning Begin?

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eBook: Protecting Your Business Model from COVID-19: Assessing Operational Risk Department-By-Department

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Podcast: Talking Business Continuity Management & Crisis Communications with ABA

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