Michigan State University
[Unit] Business Impact Analysis Form
The business impact analysis will assist the unit in analyzing all business functions and the effect a disaster may have upon them.
One form should be filled out for each function/application.
Review the applications and functions which your area is responsible for, or which are used by your functional area, to determine the support requirements and recovery time frames.
Classify these applications and functions based upon criticality.
Application (e.g. SIS, MS Word, Payroll, Training Wizard):
Function (e.g., Student Enrollment, Research, Student Employee Hour Input, Class Scheduling):
What is the purpose of this function or application system?
Primary Contact Name for Function: Phone:
How would you classify this function?
Critical Essential Necessary Desirable
The categories detail the length of time that an activity can remain disrupted:
Critical Less than one day
Essential 2 - 4 days
Necessary 5 -7 days
Desirable More than 10 days
To what extent is this function dependent upon the availability of:
|RESOURCE||MODEL AND/ OR LOCATION||MAJOR APPLICATION||DEPENDENCY|
|Faculty Desktop Computers|
|Departmental Server (LAN)|
|Telephone - Voice|
|MSU Network/Internet Connectivity|
|Classroom Technologies and Facility|
If this function were not performed following a disaster, would there be an impact on the following:
The chart below is only applicable to those units generating revenue or receiving funding.
|Revenue loss if this function were not per- formed following a disaster||
Additional costs to org.
if this function were not performed