NCEMA ISO 22301 / BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (BCMS)

Successful businesses expect the unexpected and plan for it. BCMS (or ISO 22301) defines business continuity management system (BCMS) as a part of the overall management system that establishes, implements, operates, monitors, reviews, maintains and improves the business continuity process. With our depth of expertise, Paramount helps develop and deliver resilient, user-friendly models and integrated solutions.

What Is BIA?


Business impact analysis (BIA) is the process of analyzing business functions and the effect a business disruption might have on them in terms of quantitative (financial) and qualitative (non-financial) aspects. The BIA is the basis of an entity’s business continuity capability. It is used to identify the following:

  1. Critical services, activities and products
  2. Recovery Time Objective (RTO) of those activities or services
  3. Recovery Point Objective (RPO) for the data, information and systems needed to resume those activities
  4. Time scale and extent of disruption
  5. Maximum Acceptable Outage (MAO) and Minimum Business Continuity Objectives (MBCO)
  6. Internal and external dependencies to the critical activities or services including suppliers and outsource partners.

Impact criteria could include: unavailability of personnel, financial and operational impact, reputation damage and legal or regulatory impact.

Approach and Offerings

Paramount helps customers develop a robust framework and implement solutions which best fits them. The infographic below gives further details

Paramount Approach

Outcome and Delivery

Benefits of the BCMS Solutions include

  1. Enables effective management of business continuity requirements
  2. Strengthens BCM strategy development
  3. Process modelling and risk analysis
  4. Develop and review business continuity plans
  5. Helps test and maintain compliance
  6. Develop effective communication management during disasters and crisis

Paramount begins with a clear understanding of the business goals and creates an effective roadmap, thereby helping organizations achieve security, continuity and resilience at all times.

Paramount Approach


What Is Business Impact Analysis? Why Is It Important For Enterprises?

Hope for the best…but be prepared for the worst


The above line sums up our philosophy and approach to accessing business impact. Mission critical operations need to have a high degree of stability and reliability. With businesses crossing all frontiers, Paramount’s expertise ensures that any eventuality is planned and prepared for, and professionally dealt with,to protect the brand and business reputation at all times.


What is a Business Impact Analysis?


Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is the process of analyzing various business functions and the effect a business disruption might have on them. The disruptions and impact can take various forms and these may include natural disasters, data loss, unavailability of personnel, financial and operational impact, reputation damage and legal or regulatory impact. The net impact can either be quantitative (financial) or qualitative (non-financial).

The BIA is thus the foundation of an entity’s business continuity capability. It is used to identify the following:

  1. Critical services, activities and products
  2. Recovery Time Objective (RTO) of those activities or services
  3. Recovery Point Objective (RPO) for the data, information and systems needed to resume those activities
  4. Time scale and extent of disruption
  5. Maximum Acceptable Outage (MAO) and Minimum Business Continuity Objectives (MBCO)
  6. Internal and external dependencies related to the critical activities or services, including suppliers and outsource partners

Approach and Offerings

How to conduct a business impact analysis is a common question? The usual steps include:

  1. Face to face interviews
  2. Meetings
  3. Questionnaires
  4. Software tools or packages
  5. Focus group discussions
  6. Workshops

A combination of the above methods can also be used. Paramount’s expertise lies in identifying the exact combination, highlighting interdependencies, conducting an end to end assessment and delivering recommendations. With a business case to help justify your continuity investment, we deliver a powerful and transformative solution.

Outcome and Delivery

Once the method is finalized, our systematic processes revolve around

  1. Identifying the criteria for quantitative and qualitative impact
  2. Conducting a process study to understand the activities in the process
  3. Understanding the dependencies (people, IT/system, third party/vendor)
  4. Plotting the time scale and extent of impact over a given period
  5. Capturing RTO, RPO, MAO and MBCO
  6. Recording the recovery resource requirements
  7. Documenting and consulting expertise to overcome grey areas.

With a specialist and knowledgeable team at your service, Paramount empowers your organization to chart new courses and conquer new geographies with total focus and passion, without any worry of business continuity or disruptions.

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