Why the new Shield 2.0?

If you’re an existing Shield user, you might be wondering why KingsBridge decided to give its Shield tool a face lift.  While Shield 2.0 might just look like another pretty face, there’s some amazing functionality going on behind the scenes to make your planning easier and faster.  If you’re new to Shield, or considering KingsBridge for your Business Continuity Plan, these updates are also pretty exciting.  Here are just a few of the features we’ve added:  

1 – It’s Faster!

We’ve done a lot of optimizing to make core elements of your Shield experience faster.  Lots of data table edits to make?  No problem.  Giant databases to manage?  Simple stuff.  Think a browser based tool will have trouble? Not Shield!!  In just a few clicks your edits are complete.  Shield is optimized to limit the reloading needed between changes.

2 – Data Tables are Paginated

No more endless scrolling to find what you’re looking for.  Slice and dice your data tables by 10, 20, or 50 rows per page to show you exactly what you want to see when you need to see it.

3 – Table Column Re-Ordering

Shield has a default Data Table Column order, but if you want to see the content differently it’s no problem!!  Change the order to whatever you need.

4 – Hyperlinking to Shield Sections

Tired of trying to navigate through complex websites?  Shield uses hyperlinking to take you to your next response step or critical document, making your tasks just a little bit easier.

5 – Breadcrumb Trail

Hopefully you don’t have to use your response plan frequently, meaning your users might not be really familiar with the plan layout.  To avoid unnecessary clicks, use the new breadcrumb trail to navigate back to where you came from with ease.

6 – Fully Customized Publishing

Need a PDF of your plan but don’t want to include EVERYTHING?  Tired of selecting a million subcategories?  Publishing is now fully customizable.  Select as much or as little as you like and then with a single mouse click your PDF is created.

7 – All New Help Resources

Shield 1.0 did away with the “manual” and introduced topic specific help videos for when you needed them.  In Shield 2.0 we’ve re-recorded all of the Shield Help videos as well as created step by step instructions for all the major functions of Shield.  Have a question?  Visit our support page at https://blog.disasterrecovery.com/help/ to find all the new content we’ve created for you.

8 – Groundwork for Future Features

Our roadmap for future features requires a very secure foundation.  We took the time with Shield 2.0 to put down a strong foundation before we continue to move forward.  We use Shield every day for our consulting work and are always looking for better ways to complete repetitive tasks.  With the foundation work out of the way, we are building a whole new suite of tools to make your planning faster and easier!
We have spent a lot of time speaking to and working with our users to understand their needs.  Shield 2.0 represents their feedback and our best efforts to exceed the expectations of Shield – The Plan Builder.  Our goal is to continually deliver a product that makes your planning quicker, easier and more customizable.

If you have features you’d like to see in Shield or would like to become part of our beta testing group, please contact us at support@disasterrecovery.com.  We’d love to hear from you.

About KingsBridge

KingsBridgeBCP offers businesses of all sizes BCP Software Solutions and industry know how based on best practices.  We help build, exercise, and maintain Business Continuity Plans. Our services and software packages are customized to meet the wide range of our customers’ needs, ensuring we deliver the best value in every project. To learn more click here or check out our Services.