Avalution Consulting

Catalyst BCM Software


5 / 5
8 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Catalyst was designed for the enterprise organization but scales to address the needs of any organization looking to increase preparedness and their ability to respond to a disruptive incident.


Average Ratings

8 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Avalution Consulting
  • www.avalution.com
  • Founded 2005
  • United States

About Catalyst BCM Software

Avalution specializes in business continuity, IT disaster recovery, and information security consulting and software solutions. Catalyst is an aggregation of Avalutions considerable experience building and operating the most effective, efficient, and business strategy-aligned business continuity, IT disaster recovery, and information security programs. Catalyst was designed for the enterprise organization but scales to address the needs of any organization regardless of size.


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Catalyst BCM Software Features

  • Backup Log
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Compression
  • Continuous Backup
  • Encryption
  • Incremental Backup
  • Local Server Options
  • Multiple System Support
  • Remote Server Options
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Web Access / Restoration

Catalyst BCM Software Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Ease of Use Makes a Difference

Oct 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: We introduced Catalyst within our organization in the beginning of March of this year. We configured the software to reflect our specific program needs, and worked closely with Avalution to efficiently transfer our data from our prior software. We are astonished at the positive impact on productivity. Typically, we update approximately 45% of BIAs and related plans in a given year. In the six month period since the implementation, we have exceeded our annual goal by an unprecedented 80%. Our business planners obviously find it substantially easier to work with, and the capacity to customize Catalyst has been invaluable.

Cons: Three areas could be better - the embedded metrics/reporting do not match our needs. Instead, downloaded xls reports must be used as the basis for reporting, which has been cumbersome. The second issue is the inability to make certain fields available ONLY to administrative users - this creates the concern that inadvertent business users edits could affect data quality. The final point is related to this concern - the version history is not particularly comprehensive so BIAs and Plans must be scrutinized to ensure that inappropriate edits have not occurred.

Overall: Overall, the Catalyst experience has been extremely positive. As noted, business user satisfaction is extraordinarily high, as is user update compliance efficiency. The only challenges are in regard to reporting/administrative efficiency.

We began using Catalyst during a BIA project with Avalution. It's been about 2 years, so far so good

Jul 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love the ease of use of this application. Staff training has been a breeze due to this. We've found several other uses for this tool that have now replaced a home-grown application, streamlined several DR processes and enhanced tracking and analysis of our inventory of applications and servers for streamlined customer support and BC/DR planning.

Cons: There are a few clunky things in this software, first it would be nice if the device records dynamically linked back to the applications, currently you can only see the application on the device via insights. Also searching is a bit funky, the filters in the IT Items make searching harder than it should be but I believe this is on the radar to be fixed. We haven't used many of the features yet, so I can't speak to any other cons.

Overall: Streamlined processes and analysis

The scope and functionality of the software for BC purposes are good and easy to use

Jul 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use

Customer support is excellent and accessible

Questions regarding functionality and suggested modifications are taken away for discussion with the development team

The product evolves over time in response to customer needs

Regular forums with customers to introduce new features or sharing how customers have used the software within their own BC programs are helpful

Portability in terms of how it can be referenced for use in BC situations

Cons: The training videos and introductions for new users could be reviewed for ease of comprehension but once you are up and running the product is very intuitive.

Fantastic Tool!

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like the ease of use. It was easy to train my end-users. The tool is very intuitive. It is also easy to alter the fields to tailor it to my company's language and needs.

Cons: I am still learning about the reporting features, which is more my fault than the tool's. As the reporting needs of my company have change, I need to develop new reports.

Overall: We get more buy-in from our business areas. They are more likely to sign off on the Business Continuity Program if they are able to voice their own requirements.

Catalyst has enabled my entity to deliver BC & DR across the company easily and effectively!!!

Jul 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ability to train Users and Admins quickly. Templates are easy to create and have Users follow a simple format moving from one action to another. Relevant setup, move from BIA to Plans to Action Items. All information is on one screen. Outstanding interface!

Avalution creates a relationship with us as Users! It is a great group of industry experts to align with. Great interface with notification tool.

Cons: Nothing so far. Anything we struggle with we immediately work with the vendor to either help us redesign what we thought we wanted or add an update to the tool (User request).

Overall: Well balanced tool with outstanding internal feedback and usability!

Love this platform, love this company

Oct 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: User-friendly, intuitive interface with neat relational database capabilities

Cons: Can't think of anything--they're adding new features all the time

Overall: We chose Catalyst to be our BCM software provider as they have clean, minimalist interface--but this is not to be mistaken with simple. The system is powerful in its customization capabilities, insights, and compliance modules. Beyond that, it has some really interesting and useful functionality around incidents, action items, and Gantt-chart timelines for recovery. The platform does not advertise itself as a "kitchen sink" sort of thing--it gives just enough of what most companies need without unnecessary complexity, all while managing to be insanely useful.

Very intuitive tool

Oct 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to customize to your organization; Cost; Intuitive user interface; Doesn't require a full time person to administer; Excellent templates to use out of the box

Cons: Some formatting issues when creating your own plans from scratch (not using their provided templates)

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Up and Running with usable plans in 30 days

Jun 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Logically set up to adapt to most methodologies for easy implementation.

Totally web/cloud based & secure!

Templates to get you started if you're a beginner.

Cons: Can't say a negative. All components to build comprehensive BC/DR are in this thing. Takes what others thought of doing and made it happen. No cons here!

Overall: Easily adaptable to our methodology. A must have for BC/DR planners