The role of CCaaS configuration automation in business contingency planning

Contingency planning is a recommended practice to follow in general for today’s businesses—and it is highly critical for sensitive operations like CX. Here’s how CCaaS configuration automation contributes to that process.

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The role of continuity planning in business risk assessment

Let’s explore the relationship between business continuity planning and risk assessments—and how they contribute to uninterrupted operations in your CCaaS platform.

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Business contingency planning is all about having a backup plan. It is crucial in today’s unpredictable CX landscape, where CCaaS platforms can be disrupted by a range of risks. Formulating plans to counteract them allows your customers to always have access to your agents and resolve their issues on time.

Without these measures in place, your CX quality will suffer and that can ultimately lead your customers to abandon your business fully—which means you lose out on valuable prospects.

To add to this, operating CCaaS platforms can be a complex undertaking. Managing your CCaaS platform effectively requires a lot of time, effort, and knowledge. One wrong setting can lead to dropped calls, poor call quality, or even system downtime.

That’s where configuration automation comes into play. It helps ensure that your CCaaS solution is always set up correctly, reducing the risk of downtime and ensuring business continuity. Let’s see how it contributes to business contingency planning.

The role of CCaaS configuration automation in business contingency planning

Downtime is disastrous to the performance of CCaaS platforms and your broader CX operations in general. This is why businesses need to take every measure possible to avoid downtime as much as possible. Here’s how CCaaS configuration automation contributes to these efforts:

Reducing downtime

Configuration automation plays a pivotal role in reducing CCaaS downtime by ensuring that the platform is optimally configured. This reduces the likelihood of system failures and the subsequent downtime they may cause.

Preventing configuration errors

Manually configuring CCaaS platforms has the potential to cause errors, leading to system downtime and negatively impacting business continuity. Automation eliminates the risk of human error from the equation.

Enabling quick recovery

Despite the best preventive measures, disruptions can still occur. Configuration automation enables CCaaS platforms to quickly bounce back in these instances by identifying and rectifying configuration issues.

Enhance your contingency planning with configuration automation solutions from Blackchair

Blackchair’s Symphony solution provides extensive CCaaS configuration auditing and automation capabilities to help your CCaaS environment thrive.

As an add-on to Symphony, Continuance takes this a step further—complementing your business continuance planning efforts by offering automated synchronization capabilities to track and implement changes between your production org and design org.

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Continuance is all you need—configuration tracking, automation, and consultancy services as an all-in-one solution for cloud operations. Learn more about how CCaaS migration contributes to BCP efforts here.


What are the 5 steps of contingency planning?

The 5 steps of business contingency planning are:

  • Identify and prioritize risks
  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • Develop contingency plans
  • Share and maintain the plan
  • Test and refine the plan

What is an example of a contingency plan?

An example of a contingency plan in a CCaaS context would be an automated failover system. This means that in the event of an outage, the system automatically switches to a backup, ensuring uninterrupted customer communications.

What are the 4 major components of contingency planning?

The 4 major components of contingency planning are:

  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • Incident Response Plan (IRP)
  • Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)
  • Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
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