Friday, January 10, 2014

Real-Time Statisical Analysis Using User Dashboard Charts in Aviation Safety Software

Analyzing Statistics in Real Time Using Aviation Safety Software

Real-time statistical analysis of airline and airport safety data can be performed in many ways when data exists in a centralized database, such as SMS Pro. SMS Pro recently upgraded User Dashboard charts and offers more than 20 new charts that managers can arrange to create their own personalized dashboard. These dashboard charts have been built using the latest Web technologies.

Most User Dashboard charts are intuitive and require little explanation, such as dashboard maps plotting recently reported hazards. Some aviation safety managers have requested an explanation of this following chart, labelled "Types of Issue Statistics."

Airline/Airport Risk Management Statistical Reports


The above statistical analysis chart is broken down in three sections:

  • Created Issues within last 30 days;
  • Closed Issues within last 30 days; and
  • Severity of Reported Issues within last 30 days.


Scanning down the left-most column, we see these following labels, that correspond to the types of issues managed in SMS Pro:

  • Safety;
  • Security;
  • Quality;
  • Compliance; and
  • Environmental.


When using these real-time statistical analysis charts, tool tips appear when you hover over column titles and bars within the "Created," "Closed," and "Severity Average" columns.

Reported Issues Within Last 30 Days

Under the Created Issues section, the "#" column provides the raw number of issues reported within the last 30 days. The "%" column illustrates the percentage of issues in the corresponding row, whether they are safety, security, quality, compliance or environmental issues. Finally, the column labelled "Since last month" illustrates the rate of change within the past 30 days for each type of issue.


Issues Closed Within Last 30 Days

Under the Closed Issues section, the "#" column provides number of issues closed within the last 30 days. The "%" column shows the percentage of issues closed within the corresponding row, such as safety, security, quality, compliance or environmental issues. Finally, the Closed Issues column labelled "Since last month" provides the rate of change within the past 30 days for each type of closed issue.


Severity of Newly Reported Issues Within Last 30 Days

Under the Severity section, the "%" column provides an interesting number from 0 to 100%. SMS Pro developers map your risk matrix to a percentage value to provide an indication as to how severe your reported issues were during the past 30 days. 100% indicates that all reported issues were risk assessed as the most severe possible on your risk matrix. Each row will have a separate value to determine risk for each type of reported issues, including safety, security, quality, compliance or environmental issues. The column labelled "Since last month" provides organizational risk rate of change within the past 30 days for each type of issue.

The final column at the right of the chart shows users the average severity of reported issues within the past year for each type of reported issue.


More Information on User Dashboard Charts
Configurable Aviation SMS Dashboard Reporting Software


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 www.nwds-ak.com and www.asms-pro.com to learn more about SMS Pro™.

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