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Best Practices for Buying a Business Continuity Management Planning Product

Published: 07 November 2013

ID: G00252878

Analyst(s): Roberta Witty


Selecting the BCMP product that meets the needs of your organization's BCM program is a combination of production business operations knowledge and technical acumen. Use Gartner's best practices to ensure a successful implementation.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Develop a Business Case for the BCMP Product Purchase
  • Establish BCM Program Sponsorship and Governance
  • Identify Your Functional BCMP Product Requirements
  • Determine Product Configuration Capability Versus Recovery Operations Complexity
  • Determine If You Need a Pure-Play BCMP Product or a GRC Tool
  • Compare BCMP Product Pricing on Your Terms, Not the Vendor's
  • Expect Manual Intervention When Migrating From One BCMP Product to Another

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