Gartner Names Strategic BCP a "Cool Vendor" in Risk Management

Top technology analyst sites key differentiators between ResilienceONE® and other BCM software

Plymouth Meeting, PA - April 6, 2009 | Strategic BCP, Inc., a business continuity planning company and creator of ResilienceONE® software, today announced it has been named a 2009 "Cool Vendor" by Gartner, Inc. in its "Cool Vendors in Risk Management and Compliance, 2009 (Roberta J. Witty, et al, March 19, 2009) report.

"It is an honor to be recognized by such a prestigious firm as Gartner," says Frank Perlmutter, President and Founder of Strategic BCP. "Our company has developed a truly unique BCM tool and in my opinion this recognition speaks to the powerful and innovative ways ResilienceONE® can help business continuity professionals transform from being generators of static plans to risk managers delivering dynamic, action-based plans."

Business continuity management (BCM) is the creation of a logistical plan for systematic recovery and restoration of critical business functions during and following a business interruption. Gartner states in the "Cool Vendor" report that "all too frequently plans begin by defining recovery requirements without understanding the business process. All the risk management and compliance Cool Vendors' solutions focus tightly on innovative means to resolve the critical weaknesses left by current market solutions."

Perlmutter calls attention to several key differentiators denoted between ResilienceONE® and other BCM software products:

  • "ResilienceONE® was developed from the ground up as a pure play software as a service (SaaS) all-in-one planning tool, rather than a module-based offering. Most of the other tools on the market today, originally designed as client/server applications, have been "Webified" and transitioned to SaaS offerings, causing significant operational issues and not realizing the full cost benefits of SaaS."
  • "ResilienceONE® starts with a business process focus that drives the process, whereas other tools start with long, cumbersome surveys. Many clients are using ResilienceONE® as more than a BCM tool for high-value activities in addition to their BCM ones. These clients see the value of the tool for business activities such as mergers and acquisitions, cost optimization, business process re-engineering, continuous business and IT process improvement (streamlining and redundancy elimination), and IAM role management, as well as for recovery and new-hire business training."

"Our mission has always been to go beyond the BCM process — and traditional BCM software — to deliver superior risk metrics and ease-of use by anyone in an organization," noted Perlmutter.

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose. Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.