Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Normalization Rates Added to Aviation Safety Management Software Charts

Normalization Rates Added to Aviation SMS Software Charts

For years, SMS Pro has been a popular aviation safety management software solution for airlines, airports, MROs (AMOs) and flight schools. One reason SMS Pro is popular is because it is user friendly and every manager can generate their own reports using the intuitive interface. SMS Reports can be ad hoc using the Data Analysis Export module, or they can be canned drill down charts, such as the Risk Analysis Charts, Financial Risk Analysis Charts or the Risk Impact Trending Charts.

Aviation SMS Software Developers Overlooked the Obvious

Aviation safety management software charting tools The above charting tools have remained relatively unchanged for the past several years, except for occasional cosmetic enhancements. Last week, two people mentioned that it would be great if the Risk Analysis Charts had a normalization rate built into the chart. While we have a KPI Normalization Rate module for monitoring safety performance indicators or key performance indicators, it never occurred to us to add the normalization rate to the risk analysis charts. This is such an obvious extension, but we missed the boat.

Adding the normalization rate to reports was a straight-forward task. They are now included in the system. Below is a screenshot of the Risk Analysis Charts with the normalization rates. You can use them for all types of reports, including key safety performance indicators.

normalization rate added to aviation safety management system charting tools

Always Looking to Improve Aviation SMS Software Product

We are always looking for ways to make SMS Pro the best aviation safety management system software product on the market. We always appreciate feedback and try to incorporate feedback into the system. Some enhancements are company specific, while others benefit the entire community.

SMS Pro is highly configurable and every portal can be adapted to the airline or airport's needs. Please keep your suggestions coming. We value your input.

Other Learning Resources About Aviation KPIs for Airlines & Airports

Choosing Key Performance Indicators - Airlines and Airports
5 Tips for Controlling Aviation Key Performance Indicators
7 Quick Tips for a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Strategy
4 Steps to Automate Key Performance Indicator KPI Monitoring

About NWDS - founded in 2003 by six software engineers, NorthWest Data Solutions (NWDS) provides custom computer programming and systems design services. NWDS creates many types of software, including e-commerce, financial, defense, engineering, logistics, aviation and more. In 2007, NWDS developed SMS Pro™ a web based SMS application that supports an organization's overall SMS through safety reporting, safety documentation, safety risk management and safety assurance. SMS Pro™ is currently used by aviation organizations in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East to help manage their SMS programs. NWDS continues to support SMS Pro™ and add new functionality. NWDS offers custom contract programming services in the U.S. and Canada and is managed by Chris Howell, one of the founders. Their headquarters is in Anchorage, Alaska. For information on NWDS visit their website at and to learn more about SMS Pro™.

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