Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

The first step in writing a business continuity plan is conducting a business impact analysis (BIA), which predicts the consequences of disruption of a business function and process and gathers information needed to develop recovery strategies.

The business impact analysis (BIA) determines and evaluates the potential effects of a disruption to your business operations as a result of an emergency. 

The analysis consists of two main components:

  1. Analyzing your business processes to determine how they would be impacted by an emergency; and
  2. Assessing the potential financial impact and other losses if those processes are disrupted for a given period of time.   

The information obtained from this analysis is then incorporated into a business impact analysis report.

In This Section

  • Business Process Analysis
  • Disruption Scenarios & Impacts
  • Timing & Duration of Disruption
  • BIA Questionnaire
  • Writing the BIA Report

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