Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Aviation Safety Newsletter Software Enhancements in SMS Pro

Safety Newsletters Are Important to Every Aviation SMS Program!

Most aviation safety management software packages overlook key safety promotion activities, such as safety surveys, safety meeting management and safety newsletters. Web-based SMS Pro is one of the most complete aviation safety management software suites available on the market (since 2008).

Safety Newsletters have been a core SMS module from SMS Pro's beginning; however, the module didn't have many bells and whistles for managing safety newsletters. The key features included:

Aviation Safety Newsletters Software Templates
  • Target user groups based on safety role or group;
  • Add attachments; and
  • Send mail asynchronously.

Satisfying Safety Auditor Requirements Using Web Based Software

SMS Pro's Newsletter module didn't keep track of how many newsletters were sent to users or to which user groups these newsletters went to. These are nice features and the SMS Pro community asked for these repeatedly over the past two years. But there is more!

Safety Newsletter Enhancements

Among the items listed immediately above, SMS Pro's enhanced Newsletter module has more enhancements, including:

  • Improved formatting for drafting safety newsletters;
  • Ability to save newsletters as templates that can be loaded later;
  • Categorized templates;
  • Modify default newsletter categories;
  • Sort and filter saved safety newsletter templates;
  • List sent safety newsletters;
  • Filter, sort and search for sent safety newsletters;
  • Listing past newsletters directed to user or to roles the user belongs to;
  • Open safety newsletters from list in popup window; and
  • Open safety newsletter attachments that were sent with newsletter.

Aviation Safety Newsletter templates in Web based software for airlines and airports

Safety Newsletters Integrated into User's Personalized Safety Dashboard

Many of you have seen the configurable safety dashboard in SMS Pro. One can easy customize their own personalized dashboard using drag and drop technology. Safety Newsletter will be among the approximately 30 reports to choose from when you configure your personalized safety dashboard. Look for it soon in your Web based aviation safety management portal.

For more information on SMS Pro, visit this aviation safety management software (SMS) software website.

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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