Business continuity solutions increase business resiliency

Could you maintain business as usual in the face of disruption? If yours is like many organisations, you may struggle to apply time and resources to your business continuity program. Especially when you have to synchronise thousands of changes to recovery scripts, deal with shortages in staff and technical know-how, and respond to other business pressures.

Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) and our Business Continuity Management (BCM) consulting services use proven methodologies to assess the current state of your BC programme to identify and remedy existing gaps or vulnerabilities.

Not only will you be ready for virtually any disruption, you'll gain the benefit of an objective, expert perspective to help you deal with a range of scenarios - from addressing board or stakeholder concerns and responding proactively to customer inquiries about your BC programme, to identifying and mitigating critical third-party vendor risks and preparing for an upcoming audit.

Assessment and gap analysis. We'll examine your most critical business processes and functions, determine what resources are needed–including premises, people, suppliers and technology. We take a risk-based approach by identifying where your organisation is particularly vulnerable to help you direct your BC budget where it's most needed.

Strategy and planning. We'll help you go beyond simply addressing compliance requirements when offering business continuity as a service:  We'll develop a disciplined, documented approach to engage your board-level executives, equip your teams to recognise threats to your business, and empower them to take swift and assured action before incidents escalate into major disruptions.

Training and exercises. Our BC professionals provide business continuity services tailored to your business needs, from training videos and routine table-top facilitation to enacting relocation exercises to test your off-site recovery capabilities. Or, you may opt to outsource your BCM programme entirely to Sungard AS for longer-term, larger-scale managed business resiliency.

Why Sungard AS?

Why Sungard AS for Business Continuity Management?

Sungard AS has been ensuring reliable recovery of business-critical functions in every conceivable scenario for 40 years. Partner with us, and we'll become a trusted extension of your own team—anticipating risk events before they occur to proactively ensure all appropriate measures are in place to deal with any eventuality.

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Spanning the complete business continuity lifecycle

Whether you are a growing company or a global enterprise, we take an integrated approach to Business Continuity Management based on organisational models that promote business continuity, as well as best practices that are continuously refreshed to align with technology and regulatory changes. Our consultants are highly skilled, certified BCM professionals and employ methodologies that comply with the prevailing industry standards. Our models are designed for deep integration with information security and risk management to help ensure the integrity, security and privacy of your systems and data.

Business Impact Analysis

We'll use a systematic process to determine the potential operational impact of any loss or disruption to your critical business functions, identify dependencies, and quantify the financial costs associated with a disaster. This will help to establish your recovery strategy, priorities and requirements for resources and time.

Risk Assessment

We'll identify, analyse and weigh the impact of potential threats to your business, including people, property, supply chain, IT, business reputation and contractual obligations. We'll identify points of weakness and prepare you to manage and mitigate your exposure.

Continuity Strategy & Planning

We'll translate the findings of your Business Impact Analysis and Risk Assessment into a robust strategy that minimises risk and meets the globally-recognised ISO 22301 standard. We'll develop an ongoing, coordinated programme of plans and procedures, so you can demonstrate to regulators, customers and partners that you're adhering to best practices.

Exercise Program

An exercise and testing programme is vital to ensure that all your personnel, from the top floor to the shop floor, have a good understanding of their roles and responsibilities during a disruptive event. We'll validate the effectiveness of your business continuity plan to help ensure it's up to date, fully functional and ready for nearly anything.

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