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Paradigm Solutions International Announces OpsPlanner™ BCM software Release 5.1, featuring Advanced Risk Assessment, Social Media Integration, and expanded COOP content.

BETHESDA, MD – December 7, 2011 – Paradigm Solutions International, Inc. (PSI), an industry-leading provider of cost-effective, Business Continuity Management/Continuity of Operations (COOP) solutions and services, has announced the general release of OpsPlanner™ version 5.1; featuring an expansive set of innovative new features.

Some of the major enhancements of OpsPlanner v5.1 include:

  • RA/Expert featuring advanced Risk Assessment functionality that provides the ability to assess Threats and Hazards of all types, and produces an automated Threat Analysis Report with calculated Risk Scores, and a graphical Hazard Matrix Summary Report. This feature is fully integrated within OpsPlanner and the already renowned BIA Expert
  • The optional integration with Social Media which enables authorized users to send and manage vital BCM/COOP/DR announcements from within OpsPlanner to the client organization’s Twitter site.
  • An expanded COOP program lifecycle methodology with new reference documents, and specialized surveys and planning templates.
  • A new Contact Management feature that enables dynamic List Membership updating from external Human Resource systems, and streamlined for use with Emergency Notification messaging systems.

OpsPlanner v5.1 is a holistic and comprehensive business continuity management solution known for its ease of use and low cost of ownership. Incorporated into the toolset are industry specific web survey capabilities, recovery scripts, planning templates, and checklists which expedite the planning needed to prepare for, manage and recover from any type of business disruption.

Other new features/enhancements of OpsPlanner v5.1:

  • Expansion of 508 Compliance
  • Support for Windows Server 2008 64-bit (applies to client-hosted versions only)
  • Ability to export plans to both PDF and MS Word
  • Expanded plan and web-based survey formatting options
  • New features to create and manage direct dependency relationships between published plans, surveys and resource information.

OpsPlanner v5.1 further enhances and indeed exceeds the functionality our clients have requested and the ever evolving demands of the BCM marketplace. With the addition of our expanded Risk Assessment capabilities, COOP content, and innovative communications solutions, PSI continues to meet these challenges with what we believe to be the preeminent continuity management and assessment offering on the market today,” said Russell E. Blackwell, Vice President and COO of Paradigm Solutions International.