Business Impact Analysis

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Avalution's approach to the business impact analysis achieves management participation and lays a solid foundation for strategy identification, plan development, and long-term program success. Are you ready to learn more? Contact us today.

Industry Update: ISO 22317 – the first and only international standard solely addressing the business impact analysis – was officially published on September 17, 2015. To learn more about ISO 22317 and the associated value, check out our latest blog: Introducing ISO 22317 – The Business Impact Analysis Standard.


A business impact analysis (BIA) is a detailed study of departments, activities, dependencies and infrastructure that provides an understanding of how the organization delivers critical products and services and the cost of a business interruption to the organization over time. The BIA is designed to clarify priorities, specifically recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs), prior to strategy selection and plan development.


Unfortunately, the BIA often causes continuity professionals unnecessary stress as they try to:

  • Determine how to scope the BIA;
  • Choose the most efficient and effective data gathering approach;
  • Figure out the best way to analyze the raw data and report on it in a way that resonates with management; and
  • Ensure they provide the necessary justification behind identified recovery requirements.

Why? Because there isn’t a one size fits all approach to performing a BIA that works for every organization. However, that’s where we excel!


Our team will work with you to successfully design and execute a business impact analysis that:

  • Confirms the scope of the business continuity program (or necessary modifications);
  • Enables the proper spend on business continuity strategies and capabilities;
  • Captures preliminary business continuity plan content; and
  • Achieves senior management participation and support.


We believe that proactive planning is key to protecting your organization during a disruptive incident. We also believe in creating customized, pragmatic solutions and challenging the way it has always been done.

Business continuity and IT disaster recovery planning is all that we do. If you’re looking for assistance with your business impact analysis, contact us today.

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For additional information on this topic, we recommend checking out:

More Than Just Recovery Time Objectives: Using the Business Impact Analysis to Understand Relationships Between Resources and the Business

The Critical Role Analysis Plays in Your Business Continuity Program: An Overview of BCI Professional Practice 3

Introducing ISO 22317 – The Business Impact Analysis Standard

We Just Did a BIA and Gap Analysis… Now What?

Treating the Causes of Bad BIAs

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Business Continuity 101: Business Impact Analysis & Risk Assessment

What is a business impact analysis and risk assessment, what is the best approach for each, when should they be performed, and what outcomes should you expect? Rob Giffin explains:

Explore Business Continuity 101

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.

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