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A NEW ERA OF BUSINESS CONTINUITY SOFTWARE


Compliance risk is real and meeting compliance requirements is often critical. But we all understand that a fully compliant business continuity plan can also be irrelevant when major incidents occur and it does not meet the recovery needs of the disrupted organisation. Most business continuity software solutions were designed in an earlier time to meet a set of requirements less challenging than today’s demands. Those software solutions are largely unresponsive to the minute-by-minute challenges of real-world major incident when they are occurring. Some are difficult to use; even by experienced business continuity planners. They are reactive, and incapable of adapting to meet today’s requirements for business continuity assurance. Yet many organisations continue to face significant vulnerabilities because they fail to establish enterprise-wide governance of business continuity. They may have insufficient IT capabilities in the areas of risk management, security and business continuity. They may lack the know how to spend resources and finances in the highest priority areas that support the organisation’s business objectives. Or they may not test their business continuity plans to ensure that they are practical and appropriate.

 

 

“The biggest challenge business continuity practitioners face every day is convincing people that Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery planning is important. Business Continuity software that is costly, difficult to navigate, and impedes an organisations ability to prepare for major incidents makes that challenge even more difficult!”

 

MANAGING DIRECTOR, DISASTERCOMUK


The Solution

Through DisasterComUK’s unique strategic relationship with SunGard; we are proud to offer the new Assurance business continuity software solution.

Assurance is a very different approach to business continuity planning. Assurance is built to drive widespread adoption, which builds business continuity competency and trust across every organisation. Assurance is built on a backbone of visual, logical and intuitive effectiveness originating from more than 2,000 customer interactions.

Through ongoing end-user engagement; software navigation, performance, and functionality testing ensures that Assurance leads from the front and stays in front as the business continuity software solution for novices and experienced business continuity planners alike.


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Benefits

Intuitive – Efficient – Relevant – Independent


EFFICIENT

CRITICAL INFORMATION FROM ANY DEVICE, ANYWHERE, ANY TIME

Assurance lets you combine the wisdom of the crowd with current, crucial, highly secure information. A dynamic repository is available when you need it most to provide the best business continuity plans faster in a user-friendly, visual format. With dynamic plan templates, you build a template once, and then update the template to push those changes out dynamically to all the plans from that template.

• Start from a pre-built plan template and then customise to meet your needs
• Support for any kind of plan such as Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery as examples

In-line reporting functionality delivers the information you need, when you need it, bypassing the need for training on business analytics tools.

ALIVE 

ALWAYS UP, ALWAYS AVAILABLE

With in-the-moment scenario building and proactive discovery, Assurance guides next  best actions under any load with up-to-the-minute insights. These insights begin with the confidence in knowing your program is supported by our commitment to reliability, security, and support for the regulatory compliance requirements that affect your business.

Performance and Uptime SLAs: SunGard owns and operates some of the most highly secure, enterprise-class data centers  in the world.

Security and Privacy: Customer data is always private and secure,  and encrypted both in transit and at rest.

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INTUITIVE

DRIVE BUSINESS CONTINUITY PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND ADOPTION

From business continuity plan creation to threat mitigation, every stage in the business continuity planning cycle is achievable with minimal training. The reliable data that results from engaged users helps ensure the most compliant and actionable plans.

DESIGNED BY USERS FOR USERS

An ultra-intuitive interface is immediately familiar and usable to anyone in your organisation. Likened to the navigation experienced on social media sites, Assurance is a world in front of the competition.

• Dashboards serve up real-time views of information and key performance indicators
• Improved usability for the novice business continuity planner, including mouse-over tool tips for help and training on the go
• Output includes unique digital visualisation of the plan

A WINNING PARTNERSHIP

Offered by DisasterComUK: Assurance is hosted and fully supported on SunGard’s world-class, secure, and fast infrastructure.

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