One of IDEA's many strengths is its arsenal of proprietary software tools.

IDEA employs a wide range of analytical tools and processes. 
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IDEA has created an information management and assessment toolset and methodology to provide a structured approach to collecting information and assessing needs. This database systematically stores the interdependent economic, management, technology, organizational, facility, and operational data necessary to conduct thorough analysis and planning.

PREMISE is designed to provide a structured and thorough approach to emergency and business continuity planning, as well as a complete management overview of all computerized systems. The benefit is that the data collected is comprehensive, valid, and efficiently developed, and that it can be used for a myriad of different purposes and analyses.

PREMISE is the basis upon which successful strategic business planning and emergency management planning is built.
IDEA has developed CAPTURE as an operational emergency response planning and management tool to dramatically strengthen total incident planning and management.

The CAPTURE software is utilized to extend contingency planning to include crisis control center planning, emergency evacuation planning, business continuity planning, risk management, crisis management, and disaster recovery management.

This real-time tool is used to develop procedures, resource rosters and checklists to better plan and manage incidents as well as log activities and track status during an incident.
IDEA'S CORA is a quantified operational risk management tool, Cost of Risk Analysis (CORA®).  CORA is a unique, software-based risk management system drawing on three decades of government experience with risk management tools.  An organization can use CORA to estimate the financial impact of alternative security strategies, evaluate the cost-benefit of the insurance program and business resumption plans, and identify both beneficial and non-productive security measures. In this way, an organization can optimize financial performance, and manage its significant risk exposures more confidently. Because CORA "recycles" the efforts of the "risk experts," and uses field personnel to collect data, it is ideal for large organizations with widespread operations.

CORA provides a framework to organize, structure, defend and document risk analysis projects.  It can be a seamless companion to legacy Risk Management Information Systems (RMIS).  It accommodates customized "what-if" scenarios.  CORA makes it easy and inexpensive for a large organization to evaluate the risk exposures of all its operations. It also enables the documentation of its risk management due diligence, which may be of interest to risk transfer underwriters.  CORA provides tools to consolidate the risks of multiple risk "objects" in the context of an income statement and it demonstrates the impact on the "bottom line" when a proposed risk management measure is adopted.