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Business Impact Analysis
Business Impact Analysis
Business Impact Analysis Introduction
A Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is a methodology used to determine the effect of an interruption of services on each Department within the College and then the total impact on the Loyola College organization as a whole. The analysis provides valuable information on the short- and long-term effects of a disaster.
Business operations are comprised of numerous inter-related tasks and processes all focused on providing a service to either internal customers or external customers. During the planning process of developing a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) it is important to first understand the business processes and their impact on the College.
Not all processes are critical and yet all processes are required to provide a complete business service. Services that directly impact the ability of the College to meet its mission-critical objectives such as providing all of the necessary support for the educational requirements of the students, life safety services, etc. must be recovered in a timelier manner. Other services, although important, may not require immediate recovery, and could be delayed in some cases.
We need your assistance in identifying the most critical business processes/services being provided within your Department and their priority. This information will be used to determine overall business process/services priorities for the college.
The questions have been developed to elicit such information as the financial impact, time frame for recovery, and resource requirements. The responses will be compiled and analyzed to provide the information required to develop a corporate-wide business recovery strategy. When the questionnaire data has been summarized for your Department the results will be review with you to verify the accuracy of the interpretations.
Information gathered in the BIA will be used to:
 Determine the priority for restoring the functions of the college.  Determine the recovery time objective (RTO) for each business process.  Determine the recovery point objective (RPO) for each business process.  Identify critical resources required to support business Department recovery.  Identify critical technology infrastructure requirements.
This and other information is required to develop an effective college-wide business recovery strategy.
If you have any questions, require clarification or need assistance please contact Tim Enders at 410-617-2542 or [email protected]
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Table of Contents
BUSINESS IMPACT ANALYSIS ................................................................................................................................. 1 BUSINESS IMPACT ANALYSIS INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................ 1 DEPARTMENT INFORMATION ................................................................................................................................ 3
1. DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW........................................................................................................................................3 2. NAME OF THE BUSINESS PROCESS / SERVICE...............................................................................................................3 3. DESCRIPTION OF THE BUSINESS PROCESS / SERVICE......................................................................................................3 4. PROCESS FREQUENCY .............................................................................................................................................3 5. NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES SUPPORTING BUSINESS PROCESS OR SERVICE ............................................................................3 RECOVERY TIME AND RECOVERY POINT OBJECTIVES EXPLANATION ..................................................................... 3 PRIORITY – RECOVERY TIME OBJECTIVE (RTO) ....................................................................................................................4 PRIORITY – RECOVERY POINT OBJECTIVE (RPO) ..................................................................................................................4 BUSINESS IMPACT ANALYSIS ................................................................................................................................. 5 6. BUSINESS PROCESS ................................................................................................................................................5 7. SUB-PROCESSES ....................................................................................................................................................5 8. MANUAL CONTINUITY PLAN ....................................................................................................................................5 9. TYPE OF SUPPORT PROVIDED BY DEPARTMENT............................................................................................................6 10. DEPARTMENT HOURS ........................................................................................................................................6 11. TRANSACTION VOLUMES ....................................................................................................................................7 12. DOLLAR VOLUMES.............................................................................................................................................7 13. PROCESS OR SERVICE CRITICALITY.........................................................................................................................7 14. PROCESS DEPENDENCY.......................................................................................................................................7 15. BUSINESS PARTNERS..........................................................................................................................................8 16. APPLICATION RTO / RPO...................................................................................................................................8 17. ALTERNATE PROCESSES ....................................................................................................................................10 18. SPECIAL OFFICE EQUIPMENT/DEVICES.................................................................................................................10 19. FUTURE SYSTEM / APPLICATION / HARDWARE......................................................................................................10
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Department Information
1. Department Overview Return
Department Name Department Manager Department Location(s) Name of BIA Respondent BIA Respondent’s Title BIA Respondent’s Phone # BIA Respondents E-Mail Address
2. Name of the Business Process / Service Return
Business Process Name:
3. Description of the Business Process / Service Return
General Description

4. Process Frequency Return

How Often is this process completed Yes

No

 Daily

 Weekly

 Monthly

 Quarterly

 Semi-Annually

 Annually

5. Number of Employees Supporting Business Process or Service Return

Number of employees required to perform the process each cycle:

Recovery Time and Recovery Point Objectives Explanation Return
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One (1) Business Impact Analysis (BIA) should be completed for each major business processing within your department. It is important to note that a sub-process although key to the completion of the main business process should not be set up as a main business process unless it can stand on its own as its own business process.
As part of the BIA process we are asking that you identify the Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) for the business process and its sub-processes. A description of RTO and RPO for Loyola College are shown below.
Priority – Recovery Time Objective (RTO) The RTO is defined as how much time a user is willing to lose before regaining the use of their applications. If access to the network and your applications were to be down when you came into work how long you would you or could you work without support of these applications. Depending on the criticality of an application it can range from no downtime is acceptable to several days. Simply stated: “How long can we be down?” 0 - Recovery within 0 minutes – immediate recovery / no interruption in services 1 - Recovery within 24 hours - 1 day 2 - Recovery within 48 hours - 2 days 3 - Recovery within 72 hours - 3 days 4 - Recovery greater than 72 hours - > 3 days
Priority – Recovery Point Objective (RPO) The RPO represents how much lost data will be acceptable to users. If the systems supporting your business processes were to fail, could the data be recovered by re-entry, by re-scanning, etc? If the data can be recovered how much of a loss is acceptable? Simply stated: “How much data can a department re-create or re-enter?” 0 - At point of failure, this is the best case scenario, no data is lost; however, it is possible that the last transaction just prior to the disaster may have been lost during transmission. 1 - Within the last eight (8) hours, regardless of when the disruption in service occurs. 2 - As it was at the start of the business day (08:00 hours). All data entered since the last backup will have to be re-constructed and re-entered into the system. 3 - As of the backup taken on the most recent Saturday or Sunday night prior to the disaster. All data entered since the last backup will have to be re-constructed and re-entered into the system. There could be up to a week’s worth of data lost that would have to be reconstructed.
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Business Impact Analysis Return

6. Business Process Return
Briefly describe the Department's business process and/or service for which this BIA is being completed? (Please attach any additional information that provides a comprehensive overview of the Department’s business processes / services. i.e. charts samples of service offerings, etc.)

Business Process Name

Description

$’s Processed
(if appropriate)

RTO

RPO

7. Sub-Processes Return

For every business process there may be sub-processes that are completed in support of the main business process. Please list the sub-processes and their respective RTO and RPO.

Sub-Process Name

Description

$’s Processed (if
appropriate)

RTO

RPO

8. Manual Continuity Plan Return

For the above business process, named in question #6, does the department have manual workaround procedures that would allow the process to continue in the event of a disruption of the services that would normally support this business process?

Yes

No

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9. Type of Support Provided by Department Return
Which general support description best fits the Department?

General Support Description
a) Provides direct student contact b) Provides administrative support c) Provides technology, communications, and infrastructure support d) Executive management

Service provided to the following areas
(check all that apply)

10. Department Hours Return
What hours does the department work during a normal work week and on the weekends?

Indicate the hours for Weekdays and for the Weekend).

Department Hours

Start of Business Day

 Weekdays (Monday – Friday)

 Weekends (Saturday – Sunday)

End of Business Day

Specify hours by day, if different each day.

Department Hours

Start of Business Day

a) Monday

b) Tuesday

c) Wednesday

d) Thursday

e) Friday

f) Saturday

g) Sunday

End of Business Day

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11. Transaction Volumes Return

What is the number of transactions processed through this business process or service?

Frequency Daily Weekly Monthly Semester Annually

# of Transactions

12. Dollar Volumes Return

What is the average dollar volume processed by the Department? Please indicate what the appropriate frequency for the dollar volume is.

Frequency Daily Weekly Monthly Semester Annually

Dollar Volume ($)

13. Process or Service Criticality Return

Is the criticality of this process or service dependent on the Academic/Fiscal Calendar? Explain:

Process or Service Criticality

14. Process Dependency Return
Process Dependency
This process or service precedes another department’s process This process or service follows another department’s process

Name of Other Department

Name of Other Process

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Description
(if necessary)

Business Impact Analysis

15. Business Partners Return

Is all or part of this business process or service dependent on service providers that are outside of Loyola College?

Yes :

No:

If yes, please describe or indicate the business partners.

Business Partners Names

Services Provided

16. Application RTO / RPO Return
As part of the BIA please assign an RTO and RPO to all of the applications that you use to support this business process, according to the RTO and RPO scales shown below.
Please rank the RTO and RPO based on your usage and view of their importance. For the financial question consider the financial consequences if the application were to be down for longer than the RTO that is chosen.
Priority – Recovery Time Objective (RTO) 0 - Recovery within 0 minutes – immediate recovery / no interruption in services 1 - Recovery within 24 hours - 1 day 2 - Recovery within 48 hours - 2 days 3 - Recovery within 72 hours - 3 days 4 - Recovery greater than 72 hours - > 3 days
Priority – Recovery Point Objective (RPO) 0 - At point of failure, this is the best case scenario, no data is lost; however, it is possible that the last transaction just prior to the disaster may have been lost during transmission. 1 - Within the last eight (8) hours, regardless of when the disruption in service occurs. 2 - As it was at the start of the business day (08:00 hours). All data entered since the last backup will have to be re-constructed and re-entered into the system. 3 - As of the backup taken on the most recent Saturday or Sunday night prior to the disaster. All data entered since the last backup will have to be re-constructed and re-entered into the system. There could be up to a week’s worth of data lost that would have to be reconstructed.
Only respond to those applications that are used to support the business process being responded to in this BIA. If an application that you use for this process is not listed please add it to the list and provide the appropriate information.
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# Application Name
1 422 CRM – Undergraduate Admissions 2 Active Admissions - Graduate 3 Active Admissions - Under-Graduate 4 BlackBoard Course Management 5 Blackboard MyLoyola Web Portal 6 Colleague 7 Colleague - Financial Aid 8 Colleague - Student Records transcripts, and reporting 9 Colleague - (Family Weekend - last weekend of September) 10 Colleague - Advancement 11 Colleague - General Ledger 12 Colleague - Grad Admissions 13 Colleague - Human Resources 14 Colleague - Payroll 15 Colleague - U/G Admissions 16 Colleague (Hail and Farewell for seniors in early May) 17 Colleague (room assignments, room billing and a link to the Accounts
Receivable module) 18 Colleague Accounts Payable - Vendors 19 Colleague Accounts Receivable - General 20 Colleague Identity Management Feeds - (Email, BlackBoard, Citrix, One-
Card) 21 CSI - FAC Enrollment Management 22 DataStream - Physical Plant Ticket Tracking 23 Entrinsik Informer - Reporting 24 eVault – E-mail Archiving 25 Exchange (e-mail) 26 HEA iStrategy – Data Warehouse 27 Inside.Loyola.edu - Portal 28 Judicial Action 29 Lock Box System 30 OneCard (Door Access - Blackboard) 31 OneCard (Door Access - DSX) 32 OneCard (Transaction System - Point of Sale) 33 Resource 25 (Event Services & Auxiliary Management) 34 Ruffalo Cody Call Tracking - Development 35 Schedule 25 (Records Department) 36 Service Desk Enterprise – Tech Services HelpDesk 37 Star Rez - Student Life - Room Assignment 38 Web Advisor - Employee 39 Web Advisor - Faculty 40 Web Advisor - Student

RTO

RPO

Financial Impact ($’s)
(if application is down longer than RTO or if data is lost beyond the RPO)

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17. Alternate Processes Return

Business Impact Analysis

Has an alternate process been developed and documented which could be quickly initiated in the event of

loss of access to an automated system

Yes No

18. Special Office Equipment/Devices Return

#

Item

Qty Location

Special Requirements

19. Future System / Application / Hardware Return
Please describe new systems, applications or hardware that you are aware of that will be implemented in the future or are in the process of implementing, but that you may not have listed above.
Future System / Application / Hardware

Thank you very much for your assistance in completing this Business Impact Analysis.

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