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Debunking myth #5: Best-in-class BCM software exists

Will BCM software deliver on its promise of making your BCM program easier to run? Is it really possible for BCM software to eliminate the difficulties in running your program?

Yes, it can—but there’s a catch. It won’t address challenges that are unique to your program. Essentially, your problems need to be shared by every other customer of the software.

The issue with the BCM software in today’s market is that it’s designed to address broad and well-known problems. The vendors provide answers to challenges based on their approach or consistent issues raised by the existing customer base. The decision to implement new solutions (e.g. answers to your unique problems) needs to conform to the issues of the widest user base. Otherwise implementation can be delayed or rejected – or worse, require additional fees for customization.

Whether you currently own vendor software, have developed internal software or just prefer the “old-school” method of spreadsheets and word documents, a perfect solution has yet to exist.

So what should we expect of software, and how can we better approach the purchasing and implementation process? We explore all that in this eBook.

Download Best-in-class BCM software exists, the fifth myth in Lootok’s series on the five myths of business continuity management (BCM)!

Best-in-class BCM software exists
Myth #5: Best-in-class BCM software exists

See Myth #1: The plan is the promised land.
See Myth #2: You need a business impact analysis (BIA).
See Myth #3: The risk matrix measures risk.
See Myth #4: It gets cheaper and easier.