There are two methods of importing Business Impact Manager information: import files and manually through a Global Console:
For small Business Impact Manager configurations, such as demonstrations and test installations, manual configuration using the Topology Builder Console is a reasonable choice. Objects created through this console are stored only in the topology. You cannot modify elements not created with the Topology Builder or that are discovered by the underlying Domain Manager. Before you can use this console, you must set correct user privileges and permissions.
For larger deployments, creating import files can ease the process. Import files provide an additional benefit in that they act as backup to the business topology.
Do not use both methods to modify business topology. Elements added through one method are not modifiable by the other.