Retail

Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery for Retailers

Avalution has helped some of the world's largest retailers successfully overcome their business continuity and IT disaster recovery challenges. If you’re looking for assistance with building or improving your business continuity program, contact us today.

IT’S ABOUT SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST ONE STORE

In a business where minutes of downtime can mean millions of dollars in lost revenue and lasting reputational damage with both your customers and investors, business continuity planning must be a focus for all retailers. It is important to not only focus on recovering a single location, but also business continuity planning to protect the critical behind-the-scenes resources that support your entire network of retail locations. Further, the value of emergency response planning for retail locations cannot be overstated—retailers must protect the safety and security of their customers, employees, and facilities—but sometimes, business continuity planning can be overlooked which can be a potentially costly error. Bottom line, it’s not just about keeping one store open, it’s about maintaining the business activities that keep all your stores functioning, safe, stocked, and able to do business. We have helped the world’s largest retailers protect their brand, and we can help you too. Are you ready to get started? Let's connect!

PEACE OF MIND AND A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Mature emergency response and business continuity planning programs are a competitive differentiator. They provide retailers a way to protect store operations, shield against market share loss, and mitigate reputational risk from disruptive events, including severe weather, IT unavailability, facility loss, product recalls, product tampering, and employment practice accusations. Whether a disruption occurs at one (or more) retail locations, or in your corporate headquarters, your organization should be ready to respond and recover.

Let Avalution help you design a proactive business continuity planning program that seamlessly integrates with your organization’s operational structure. Regardless of the challenges you’re facing, Avalution has the experience and ability to develop a customized solution that will enable your organization to weather any storm

PROJECT EXAMPLES

  • Global Leader in RetailDesigned an enterprise-wide continuity governance structure, including a policy, customized business continuity standard, and detailed operating procedures. To accompany this structure, Avalution developed a globally-implemented suite of business continuity tools, including multiple plan templates, communications tools, guides, and interactive training modules to assist the retailer in implementing the business continuity lifecycle and maintaining (and maturing) the program for years to come.

    Result – A comprehensive business continuity program integrated within a retailer’s current operating environment, consistent with industry best practices and carefully tailored to the unique needs of a retailer with operations spanning the globe.
  • Global Health and Fitness Nutritional Products RetailerGenerated and evaluated IT disaster recovery strategy options to meet changing business needs and the dynamic IT environment of the company. Analyzed strategy options for cost, availability of service providers, and ability to meet recovery objectives required by the business leadership.

    Result – A new IT disaster recovery strategy that meets current business needs and can scale to meet the future needs of the business.

Explore Business Continuity 101

Business Continuity 101 answers the most common questions we receive about business continuity and explores the key planning activities and outcomes that drive success.


Avalution Recognized as a Leader by Gartner

Avalution has again been positioned as a Leader for Catalyst in Gartner's July 2017 Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Program Solutions, Worldwide. View the Release.

We design business continuity and IT disaster recovery solutions that are tightly aligned to the strategic priorities of the organization.
If you’re looking for assistance with building or improving your program, contact us today!


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