This Key Steps in Business Impact Analysis diagram depicts the steps involved in the Business Impact Analysis process. Business analysis is a structured process used by your organization to determine and assess the potential consequences of a disruption in critical business operations caused by disasters, accidents, or emergencies. A business impact analysis is an essential component of any business continuity plan. The Key Steps in Business Impact Analysis diagram will show you how your business would be affected if your business processes were disrupted due to a business interruption. Conducting a business impact analysis also allows you to evaluate each method and department independently and about one another, allowing you to determine which functions are the most critical to the continued success of your company.