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Sustainable Planner

Complete BC Program software that actually does what you need it to do.




  • End Users have a single page user's guide and take less than 30 minutes of training.

    Design your own look and feel with your questions and your terminology. Use one of the surveys from our extensive library or start your own from scratch.

     


    Engage your user community with real-time graphical data provided by SP Analytics



    SIMPLE • POWERFUL • FLEXIBLE • SUSTAINABLE

    Simple

    • Users maintain their own plans with less than 1 hour of training
    • Single page User Guide
    • Minimal hardware requirements
    • Web-based and works with your browser with no plug-ins or additional client software
    • Tiered pricing structure making it affordable to any size organization
    • Complete solution, no additional modules required
    • All data and documents are stored 1 time
    • Saves time, reduces errors
    • Easy to use intuitive navigation
    Powerful
    • Single button plan generation
    • Data collected through user surveys
    • Gap Analysis, BIA Reports and Recovery Plans included in template
    • Interfaces with data from other applications through an ODBC interface
    • Dynamically incorporates data from external data sources
    • Share data and documents across various plans
    • Reconcile BC and DR recovery dependencies and objectives
    • Integrated Crystal Reports run time license included
    Flexible
    • Fits your business, you don’t change your program to fit SP
    • Templates for BC/DR and Pandemic Planning
    • Surveys and reports can be tailored to meet your specific needs and corporate format standards
    • Data is stored in your existing Oracle/SQL database
    • Hosted solution available
    Sustainable
    • Update BC/DR Plans in real time
    • Empowers end users to build and maintain their own plans
    • Frees up BC professionals to develop program
    • Creates a sustainable BC/DR process

     

  • SUSTAINABLE PLANNER® Software Features
    Sustainable Planner® empowers Federal and Military managers to easily “own” their continuity plans data, documents, and plans. COOP, IT disaster recovery and other continuity plans can be implemented as a sustainable process if Federal agency and DoD component managers are “hands-on” in building, updating, and maintaining their continuity plans. Federal and Military Continuity professionals can use their time to analyze exposures, enhance preparedness, and consult with departmental continuity planners.

    Sustainable Planner® Capabilities

    • Intuitive Design
    • "Dashboard" intuitive design so that plan owners can easily access and update their plan documents and data from one simple screen.
    • Quickly create new survey designs and plan formats using provided comprehensive templates
    • Tailor SP to match legacy plan layout keeping familiar “look and feel” for Users
    • Easily integrate data from internal sources such as personnel database or IT CMDB (built on SQL or Oracle database engines)
    • BC-DR, COOP, & IT-DR data collection that is seamless, intuitive, and from which plan documentation can be directly generated
    • Easy-to-use document management and plan assembly – user training accomplished in less than one hour
    • All interaction achieved through standard web browser – no client software installation
    • “Live” dashboard of crisis management or BC-DR, COOP, & IT-DR plan exercise status with automatic or “on demand” update
    User Features
    Dashboard Interface Divided Into Two Sections
    • “My Surveys” – One-click access to user’s assigned data collection survey(s) used to populate plans and reports.
    • “My Documents” – One-click access to user’s document folder(s) containing floor plans, user-specific report output, latest COOP and/or IT-DR plan, etc.
    Document Management
    Users can optionally be assigned document rights to upload, check-out, edit, or view any of over 300 document types such as MS Office, Visio, PDF, JPEG, GIF
    Systems Features
    • Highly Adaptive Planning “Application Design Engine”
    • “Administrator” and “Editor” rights provide access to system control, design, and administration tools
    • Available standards compliant application templates
    • Integrated COOP plan with MEF impact analysis
    • IT Disaster Recovery Plan
    • Crisis Management Plan
    • Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
    • BCMM® Self-Assessment
    • Bidirectional Crisis Communications
    • Gov/Mil Hospital COOP Plan
    • Use available “best practice” planning application templates or design your planning application from scratch
    • Customizable Data Collection and Survey Design
    • Start with proven, data collection layouts and add your own unique terminology to enhance plan owner’s ease of use and acceptance
    • Simplify user’s entry of available information by linking user data entry fields to internal data sources such as personnel records or IT change management data
    • Add new or modify existing data fields using 12 different field types on any web data collection page
    • Incorporate “SP flow logic” into your web forms where by web page content auto-adapts to answers provided by planner’s
    • Easily create reports that aggregate results from across department plans
    • Continuity Plan Assembly
    • Define the order in which documents and data are organized into a finished plan
    • Simple click “Generate” button to create Adobe Acrobat continuity plans and reports with auto page-numbered Table of Contents
    • Email Capability
    • Email individuals or groups. 
    • Emails sent are noted in the event log.
    • Robust Security - Meets Government and Military Standards
    • SP administrators have access to robust security controls to create, assign and manage user rights
    • Or, link SP to existing Active Directory or eDirectory authentication for single sign-on functionality
    • Comprehensive and Unrestricted Reporting Capability
    • Uses Crystal Reports to build reports and other outputs.
    • SP provides access to the entire user data schema freeing your reports designer(s) to create reports at will
    • Incorporate graphics or bring data in from other data sources as needed to produce meaningful reports and metrics
    • Tap SP’s comprehensive “event log” to report on user and system interactions.

     

  • Sustainable Planner®’s Benefits Choice of Templates To Get Started
    Some Business Continuity, COOP and IT disaster recovery planning tools are largely “locked down” and force users into a limited planning methodology created by the software vendor. SP is a “templating exclusively environment”. Out-of-the-box, SP comes with a choice of several proven methodologies designed specifically for the unique environments of our government and military. And these templates can be easily enhanced with your terminology or unique data requirements to exactly match Business Continuity, COOP and IT disaster recovery requirements. 

    End User Trained in less Than 1 Hour
    Departmental operations managers will typically be involved in Business Continuity and COOP planning less than 25 hours per year. They already have a full time job performing their daily operational responsibilities. SP was developed specifically to provide direct, uncomplicated access to plan data and documents. Training new planners how to access and use SP takes less than 1 hour – one time. Our clients’ experience has been that training a novice user takes about 15 minutes and 12 months later that same user has retained better than 95% of what they were taught.

    Adaptability To Remain Relevant As Your Planning Program Matures
    Virtual Corporation is the creator of the Business Continuity Maturity Model®. We are familiar with the variability of how organizations of any kind evolve in their planning practices. SP was design to compliment this understanding. Folder hierarchy, plan content and data elements are completely changeable. Furthermore, SP incorporates functionality to assist the SP Administrator in managing an orderly migration as enhancements to the planning template(s) are completed and ready to be rolled out.

  • Sustainable Planner® Technical Requirements Sustainable Planner® provides your organization a total solution with minimal hardware and software requirements, taking advantage of your current application environment.

    SP utilizes your existing Oracle or SQL Server database, conserving server space.
    For robust reporting capability, SP provides the power and flexibility of Crystal Reports Runtime. For custom reporting, SP utilizes your license to Crystal Reports Developer.

    AdLib Express Server is included to provide pagination, table of contents generation and conversion of over 300 electronic file types to PDF reporting format.

    SP is “government-ready”:
    • Certificate of Networthiness
    • Runs on SIPRnet and NIPRnet
    • Technical support to obtain your ATO
    • Web-based or Hosted
    SP is web based, using your browser without any plug-ins or client software. Virtual Corporation also offers a hosted solution in partnership with PD ALTESS, an Army data center offering a DiaCAP certified platform for your SP installation.

    Download complete technical requirements document.
  • Sustainable Planner® Quick Start Consulting Service Sustainable Planner® (SP) Quick Start consulting service provides experienced, professional Virtual consultants to help you successfully implement and deploy Sustainable Planner®.

    Reap Benefits Quickly
    This high value service allows you to harvest the benefits of Virtual’s technology and experience to achieve your planning goals. Virtual’s SP Quick Start service is a short-term engagement to help you quickly implement SP. Clients that have purchased Sustainable Planner®, Virtual’s web-based planning tool, did so at least in part because it is so flexible and adaptive.

    While many SP customers have successfully deployed it on their own, our experienced implementation consultants can accelerate results using Virtual Corporation’s Sustainable Planner® Implementation Method.

    SP Quick Start Methodology
    The SP Quick Start methodology follows an efficient, logical process to ensure clients quickly understand fundamental principles for implementing and deploying BC plans within SP. Our consultants work with you to:

    • Review your current BC-DR, COOP, & IT-DR and other continuity planning materials to assess the best approach to migrate your data and documents into SP.
    • Discuss and document exactly how the available SP templates are best utilized to meet your exact requirements for initial deployment.
    • Provide hands-on training and assistance to deploy your organization’s continuity plan(s) in Sustainable Planner®.
    • SP Quick Start Consulting Service may be just what you need to realize return on your investment more quickly. Virtual Corporation also offers a variety of implementation and deployment services tailored to your exact needs.
    Sustainable Planner® Quick Reference Guide Easy to Use
    SP is so easy to use that End Users only require only 1 hour of training. The user instructions are contained in a single page.

    Download the Quick Reference Guide
    Download the Quick Reference Guide to see the simple directions for logging in, accessing and completing surveys, managing documents, using the “help” function and creating reports. It provides valuable, clear and concise information for the End User.
    View Sustainable Planner Quick Reference Guide
  • Sustainable Planner® Next Generation Software that Revolutionizes Federal and Military Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
    Fed Ready • SIMPLE • POWERFUL • FLEXIBLE • SUSTAINABLE Sustainable Planner® empowers Federal agency and DoD component managers to easily maintain their own continuity plans. Business continuity and disaster recovery can be implemented as a sustainable process, allowing continuity professionals to use their time to analyze exposures, enhance preparedness, and support departmental COOP planners to strengthen their continuity plans and overall program.

    Sustainable Planner® is an affordable solution that provides a combination of document management, changeable, data collection web forms to simplify gathering continuity data and flexible reporting. Microsoft Word and Excel files as well as over 300 additional document types are effortlessly migrated into and maintained within SP. Edit data and documents at a single point to simultaneously update all affected plans. Generate new plans with a touch of a button.

    Government Ready

    • Tiered pricing on GSA eLibrary
    • ARRA and COOP contract approved
    • DoD Enterprise Software Initiative BPA
    • GSA SmartBUY mod request submitted
    • Certificate of Networthiness
    • Runs on SIPRnet and NIPRnet
    • Support to obtain your ATO, or
    • Host at Army data center on DiaCAP platform
    Simple
    Intuitive design. Requires only 1 hour of training for end users.

    • Federal and DoD Users maintain their own plans with less than 1 hour of training
    • Single page Sustainable Planner® User Guide
    • Minimal hardware requirements
    • Web-based and works with your browser with no plug-ins or additional client software
    • Tiered pricing structure making it affordable to any size Agency and DoD component
    • Complete solution, no additional modules required
    • All data and documents are stored 1 time
    • Saves time, reduces errors
    • Easy to use intuitive navigation
    Powerful
    Seamless BC data collection and automatic plan generation

    • Single button plan generation
    • Data collected through user surveys
    • Gap Analysis, BIA Reports and Recovery Plans included in template
    • Interfaces with data from other applications through an ODBC interface
    • Dynamically incorporates data from external data sources
    • Share data and documents across various plans
    • Reconcile COOP and DR recovery dependencies and objectives
    Flexible
    Migrate and maintain your existing documents and plans from over 300 electronic formats

    • Fits your Agency or DoD component, you don’t change your program to fit SP
    • Templates for COOP, IT-disaster recovery, HVA, BCMM® & other risk assessments
    • Data web forms, reports and all aspects of SP are adaptable to meet your specific needs and format standards
    • Data is stored in your existing Oracle/SQL database
    • DiaCAP certified hosting on SIPR and NIPR available for any .mil licensees
    • Update Plans in real time
    • Empowers end users to build and maintain their own plans
    • Frees up continuity professionals to support program
    • Enhances organizational resilience and ability to meet government continuity standards
    Sustainable
    • Update BC/DR Plans in real time
    • Empowers end users to build and maintain their own plans
    • Frees up BC professionals to develop program
    • Creates a sustainable BC/DR process
    • Helps provide a consistent look across departments, also reducing duplication of effort

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