Gartner's MarketScope Gives ResilienceONE® 'Positive' Rating for BCM Software

Top analyst advises that ResilienceONE® is a viable choice for
strategic or tactical investments

Plymouth Meeting, PA - May 25, 2010 | Strategic BCP, Inc., a business continuity management (BCM) planning company and creator of ResilienceONE® software, today announced it was rated a "Positive" in Gartner's "MarketScope for Business Continuity Management Planning Software" report (Roberta J. Witty, Tom Scholtz, May 13, 2010).

According to the MarketScope, "having current and effective recovery plans is the key to success during a disaster, and these tools are 'ground zero' for effective crisis and business recovery. We anticipate adoption to grow in the next five years, given the increased focus from government agencies — federal, state and local — as well as private-sector preparedness initiatives."

"We strongly agree with Gartner's prediction of growth in the BCM market, and are excited to be recognized in the MarketScope by such a prestigious research firm," says Frank Perlmutter, president and co-founder of Strategic BCP. "We've seen more and more BCM planners deploy powerful software tools like ResilienceONE and move away from document-based BCM plans and traditional bulky, tedious software programs. Utilizing automated, business process-based methods for determining risk and downtime is imperative to business recovery and loss mitigation."

According to the report, "Gartner recommends using a BCMP tool as early in the BCM program's life as possible, because of the benefits of standardization, centralization of business operations data that exists nowhere else in the organization, and the ease of updating recovery plans to ensure that the most-current business and IT practices are addressed."

"BCM planners — now more than ever — need to prove their worth to the executives and colleagues using their plans," says Perlmutter. "Any BCM planner that is simply organizing documents, distributing long surveys, and spending hours configuring confusing software is putting their job at risk. As the MarketScope depicts, automated, intuitive software is vital for BCM planners trying to recover their IT, people, and assets when a disaster strikes — and increase their value at their organizations. We believe ResilienceONE meets that criteria."

According to the MarketScope, customers of companies receiving a "Positive" rating are advised to "continue planned investments," and potential customers are advised to "consider this vendor a viable choice for strategic or tactical investments, while planning for known limitations."

Strategic BCP offers demos of its ResilienceONE® BCP software for the media, business continuity planners and consultants, and executives from organizations of all sizes, from small to mid-sized companies to global enterprises. Please email contact@strategicbcp.com for more information.