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Strategic BCP® Positioned in Gartner Leaders Quadrant for Business Continuity Planning Software


Cloud-based ResilienceONE® BCM software solution
evaluated for ability to execute and completeness of vision

Plymouth Meeting, PA - September 4, 2013 | The newly released Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software1" positions ResilienceONE® BCM software, empowered by Strategic BCP®, in the "Leaders" quadrant for combined completeness of vision and ability to execute. ResilienceONE was one of five solutions in that quadrant, among the 18 BCMP solutions evaluated.

Key criteria used in that Magic Quadrant evaluation focused on how vendors provided functionality to BCMP users, including:

  • "The ease of use in the hands of business users, not IT or BCM professionals only.
  • "The ease and extent of customization—through configuration (not code changes) by the customer, not the vendor—to your organization's production operations/continuity hierarchy, branding and terminology.
  • "The ease of reporting, including modifying report formats provided by the vendor and creating new report formats."

Multiple ResilienceONE features address those criteria. It uses versatile relational-database linking to identify relationships among business processes, associated assets, personnel, facilities, and vendors, while providing freedom for users to incorporate their own hierarchy labels. This provides functionality for Business Impact Analysis (BIA) with automatic calculation of Recovery Timeframe Objectives, for custom reporting, and for "what-if" strategic business analysis. ResilienceONE also uses jargon-free basic business questions for ease-of-use among non-BCM-specialists during data gathering and subsequent analysis.

"We are proud to be positioned in the Leaders quadrant," says Frank Perlmutter, president and co-founder of Strategic BCP, "since we designed ResilienceONE specifically to match the needs and practices of BC professionals. Our unique BCP Genome that gives customers the ability to execute compliant BCM plans against 101 criteria synthesized from leading industry standards, regulations and best practices, is just one example of how we have continued to push the envelope."

1 Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning (BCMP) Software" (Roberta J. Witty, John P. Morency, August 26, 2013).

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Complete information about ResilienceONE is available at www.strategicbcp.com.

About Strategic BCP®

Strategic BCP, Inc. represents a team of business continuity management (BCM) specialists who elevate the productivity and relevance of BCM professionals across organizations of all sizes to build cost-effective, action-based plans that can be implemented immediately in the event of downtime. The company's BCM software, ResilienceONE®, is a true SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solution featuring proprietary algorithms and metrics that automate cumbersome tasks and provide comprehensive insight into an organization's risk profile. Scalable cost and deployment options are available for customers ranging from small to enterprise-class organizations.