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.

Department Name:

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
      High Medium Low
MSU Mainframe          
Microlab          
Faculty Desktop Computers          
Departmental Server (LAN)          
Building Network          
Telephone - Voice          
MSU Network/Internet Connectivity          
Paper Records          
Network Printing          
Copy Center          
Classroom Technologies and  Facility          
Other          

If this function were not performed following a disaster, would there be an impact on the following:

Human Life

Federal Funding

Students

Operating Efficiency

Laws Broken

Reputation

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
(e.g. fines, lost contracts, federal funding, research grants, etc.)

1 Hour    
1 Day    
1 Week    
1 Month