Embrace your risks
and they’ll love you right back
It’s tough being in business, right? I mean, it’s hard to get new ideas and build things and find customers and sell stuff and make money.
And then the spanner falls into the works and something breaks.
That's risk and you know it’s there, but the other stuff (like making money) gets in the way. So risks stay ignored, and ignored risk is dangerous for your business.
Knowledge is power
Power cuts. Process failures. Supply chain breakdowns. Staff issues. That IT system you depend on just stops working. And you come to a grinding halt too.
And then your bosses shout and your customers scream and the money stops. What the heck do you do next?
That’s where business continuity planning comes to the rescue.
A smug smile
OK, you can’t always remove the risks, but you can find them, understand their knock-on effects and prepare.
Acknowledged risk and a plan B brings certainty, security and preparedness.
That keeps the wheels turning, your boss off your back and your customers happy.
Choosing your tool
is your second difficult decision
Your first is deciding to start.
Agreeing that your business would be better off with a plan is not so hard. Deciding that a tool can help you do it is a no brainer. But, with so many available, just choosing the tool that works for you can take months.
Solutions range from simple documents and spreadsheets right up to complex beasties that will take a year before you see any meaningful return.
And then you realise your business has so many moving parts.
“Hold on”, you say, “have you seen the mountain of information I have to collect before I even get close to writing a plan?”
Well, yes, we have actually. And we don’t think it has to be that hard.
You can never fully document that which is constantly changing. So don't try.
Plant small, grow deep
eBCM encourages you to start with really high level consistent things, like your business's core priorities. Get those worked out and you are instantly better off. Our wizard can take right there as soon as you start using eBCM. The wood and the trees become clearer.
You can then start to see what directly supports them and is actually important. You can colour the rest in gradually. The more you add, the richer the picture.
Out of the box BCM planning
that thinks outside the box
From “Where do I start?” to “Wow—that was easy!” in 24 hours.
eBCM gets you off the mark and issuing plans within hours. It speaks your language and tells you exactly what you need to know in a way that your whole business can relate to:
- The tool is easy to understand
- It doesn’t use fancy terms
- The plans make common sense
And when everyone joins in, it’s just better and easier and dare we say—fun? Almost.
Simple is good but you also need in-depth analysis and risk assessment. eBCM gives you:
- Top–to–bottom business impact assessment based on dependency mappings
- Cascaded impacts with rolled up RAG statuses
- End–to–end business process flows
This complex underlying logic enables you to do powerful what–if scenarios.
eBCM allows you to present real world situations to the business and to make a practical case to your IT team for the appropriate recovery provision.
Ultimately, it’s all about protecting your business. We think eBCM could work for you.
We think the tool speaks for itself. Try it free for a month and so how it fits. If eBCM works for you we think you’ll keep using it.
Seven good reasons
why eBCM might be right for you
It talks your language
If you are going to succeed in your mission to bring good BCM planning to your business, you need the involvement of people who—we’re to sorry say—care a lot less about it than you do.
These are the people who are doing their day jobs and won’t feel the pain until something goes wrong. And then they’ll shout at you!
eBCM is written for them as well as for you. They can relate to it in their own way, will find it easy to work with and will quickly see the benefits.
Devolved responsibility and wider engagement makes your job easier and brings better BCM to your whole organisation. Involvement is the name of the game and language all too often creates barriers.
An all encompassing solution that grows with you
eBCM takes account of all aspects of your business to identify dependencies and contingencies. You can teach eBCM about:
- Core core priorities
- Day to day business activities
- Teams and people
- Workplaces and datacentres
- Technology, systems and processes
- Third parties
You can then prioritise and build dependencies between them, which builds your risk map. This can be as simple or as complex as you need it to be.
eBCM is good for small local firms, medium sized businesses, national companies and global enterprises. The more you add the more you get out of it. You could even start with a subset of your company and gradually spread it throughout the organisation. If you want to link all the bits up, you can or you look at them all in isolation.
It removes a lot of the emotional debate
When someone really important in your business tells you that their spreadsheet is mission critical, it can be hard to let them down and say “Actually, no, it is’nt”. As a result, you end up throwing a lot of recovery resource behind things that really don’t matter in the grand scheme of things.
eBCM uses a consistent set of companywide metrics and dependencies that tell you and the business—in black and white—what really is and is’nt important.
That creates much more positive conversations that are far less about feelings, personal pain and opinions and are more about fact.
You don't have to boil the ocean
There is an awful lot of data that you could put into any BCM solution. That’s an impossible task. By the time you’ve nearly finished, the stuff you loaded in at the beginning is out of date. Result? The data is useless and you never get a plan.
eBCM works on the principle that less can be more. We encourage you to work with high level, critical stuff first. You’ll see high level impact assessment and preliminary plans immediately.
The plans are updated in real time, so the more you teach it, the more accurate it will be.
A solid but flexible underlying methodology
eBCM is driven by an understanding of how things work in the real world. Whilst you can run at it how you see best, it does guide you along a path of data discovery and analysis that helps paint a picture of where your pinch points are and how much they’ll hurt.
Simple, honest and sensible prices
No pricing bands. No deciding which features you do and don’t need. No paying for what you don’t use.
If you use eBCM you get everything it offers. Everything. We don’t reserve the best features for those who pay the most. We simply charge by the team.
If you are a small company that just needs a single plan to get yourself covered and tick a box, just pay for one team. Simple.
If you are a larger beast that has more teams in more places you simply pay for each team you need.
If it suits, you can upgrade your package so you have a dedicated database instance or even your own server. If you want we can even install the code on your enterprise servers so you have complete freedom and total control.
That’s it. It couldn’t be easier.
Built by cool people who know what they’re talking about
eBCM is the brain child of David Krupski (a seasoned veteran of the BCM consulting world) and Jeremy Burns (who designed and built the in-house solution for a major global bank).
It was born out of David’s frustration in his search for the right solution and Jeremy’s desire to do it all again.