Two Emerging Challenges for BCM Software

By Coop Systems, PRNE
Monday, December 13, 2010

HERNDON, Virginia, December 14, 2010 - COOP Systems ( today released a new article
( covering two emerging issues
to consider when deploying Business Continuity Management software. As BCM
practices mature, accentuated by the new ISO standard ISO 22301 due in 2011,
many professionals are looking to organize their programs into a Business
Continuity Management System (BCMS). Related structural needs require
adjustment and realignment from traditional BC program management. The best
source of leadership to enable this change is to look at best practice(s) in
the implementation and design of other ISO and BS Management Systems and to
adopt these for the structures of a BCMS. The COOP Systems BCMS
( Article outlines the issues

"We believe that the emergence of these new ISO-driven BCMS standards are
dramatically changing the requirements for supporting software," said Chris
, CEO of COOP Systems. "We can now see the end of the era of
inconsistent and incomplete standards for the BCM process for users looking
for excellence. Especially notable are two factors. First is the reordering
of Risk Assessment as a step taken after BIAs are completed, to better define
dependencies. Second is the need for a rigorous and auditable system that
manages the entire BCM process, not just the outcomes."

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Formed in 2002, COOP Systems ( is a leading
provider of Business Continuity Management software for the global
enterprise, including Operational Risk Mitigation. Winner of Software of the
Year Award, COOP Systems empowers some of the world's largest organizations
by unifying all the Professional Practices, including BIA/Risk, Planning,
Incident Command and Notification processes, in one instance that covers the

Organizations worldwide have selected COOP Systems because all the
Professional Practices are covered in one easy-to-use seamless package
delivered with power and efficiency. The result is a solution that seamlessly
adapts to their unique methodologies while providing the flexibility to
evolve their program over time.

Interested? Click HERE (
for the article or HERE ( for
contact details.

    Sadaf Atashbarghi

Sadaf Atashbarghi, +1-703-581-6366, sadaf at

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