Qualitative Assessment

The process for evaluating a business function based on observations and does not involve measures or numbers. Instead, it uses descriptive categories (e.g., customer service, regulatory requirements) to allow for refinement of the quantitative assessment.

Quantitative Assessment

The process for placing value on a business function for risk purposes. It is a systematic method that evaluates possible financial impact for losing the ability to perform a business function. It uses numeric values to allow for prioritizations.


A state or place of isolation for a person or animal who has been exposed to or diagnosed with a contagious disease to separate and restrict movement among the general population.