Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Important Topics for Assessing EH&S Software

It is important for an organization to choose an EHS Software solution that best fits their needs. The following topics are useful and should be considered when deciding which software solution is best for your organization.

Longevity: It is important to search for a vendor that has been in business for a significant amount of time for the experience they bring to the table. The software solution will reflect this experience.
Coverage: The software system should cover all aspects of EHS data to fit an organizations needs because every business focuses on different areas of EHS and collects different types of data. But more importantly, as a company’s requirements grow, you want a system that can accommodate the new areas of EHS that they expand into.
Change: The software should provide system updates periodically and keep up to date with technology, industry and government changes. Businesses need to stay in compliance with government regulations and the software system should help them stay organized in this matter.
Analysis: The software should have an easy to use custom reporting system for trending, analysis of data and data snapshots. The most important aspect of a good EHS system is its ability to indicate problems and mitigate risk through analysis.
Configuration: It is important to have a software system that an organization can manage and make changes with an easy point-and-click interface when necessary on their own without having to go back to the vendor for costly changes. Companies should have the ability to change languages, field names, edit drop down lists, move fields around and add and remove additional fields from any form because every organization follows its own unique process. A company should have the ability to run a piece of software their way. This will save the company money and time.
Architecture: The software system should be able to work and run as a Web or Windows application and have built in security that limits what specific users or groups of users can see and do in the system. This gives an organization flexibility to access the application from any location or facility securely.
Ownership: A vendor should allow an organization to maintain ownership and control over their own data. Any good EHS vendor has a policy where the organization has ownership and full access to all their data.
Security: EHS Software should have a security system in which an organization is able to control which reports and forms that a user or groups of users can see and work with. Companies should feel safe and secure about who can access the data in their software.
Notifications: The software should have automatic settings where an organization can set up email notifications that are sent to employees and managers warning them about deadlines and other announcements so that no appointment or deadline will be late or missed.

Businesses should spend some time investigating EHS Software and the vendor from which they are purchasing. If done right, the EHS data management solution can provide valuable feed back through trending and analysis that will ultimately maximize return on investment. Reviewing the topics listed above will be a strong first step towards acquiring a system that will have the power and flexibility to grow with your organization for years to come.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Incident Management

Various incidents and accidents occur everyday, even in businesses. Incident Management provides the opportunity for a company to record, manage, and organize hazards and other incidents within the organization. This tool allows a company to keep track of incidents and to then fix any necessary problems to help prevent future ones. DataPipe EHS Software is able to handle incident management for various companies by organizing and managing data of environment, occupational health, industrial hygiene and safety. With multiple modules, DataPipe can be customized to a company’s need. Using DataPipe with the integration of incident management can help protect the lives of employees while reducing risk and incidents within the organization. Learn more about Incident Management and DataPipe EHS Software.

HSE Software

Many companies record data of environment, occupational health, industrial hygiene and safety, and using HSE Software to help organize this date can be a big advantage. HSE Software, standing for Health, Safety, and Environment is a database system that can manage, organize, and record this type of information. HSE Software can record and track large amounts of data into one uniform data management system. This kind of software can also keep a tab on trends, and companies can then act on these trends to mitigate risk and further protect the lives of their employees. Not only does HSE Software protect lives and reduce risk, the reduction of costs within the organization is also an advantage. To learn more about HSE Software, please visit the DataPipe HSE Software Overview.

EH&S Software: Things to Look for When Making a Purchase

There are numerous things that one should look for when purchasing an EHS Software program for an organization. First of all, you want a vendor to be knowledgeable and confident about their software. They should have the experience and should be specialized in the EHS industry. Also, you want a software program that is up to date with the current technology, such as Microsoft .NET. Technology is always changing and staying current is important. Another significant feature is the power of customization. All organizations are different and do certain things their own way. Therefore, having the ability to customize the software in a way that fits the organizations needs is a huge benefit. Another benefit is looking for a software package that has a modular design. A modular solution allows a company to pick and choose the necessary EHS areas that they specifically focus on, and can continue to do so as a company grows. Another key benefit is looking for software that is efficient and easy-to-use. An organization shouldn't have to keep returning to the vendor, but should be able to easily fix and further customize the program themselves whenever necessary. This will save the company time. Also, having security is an important matter. An organization should be able to prevent certain information from being seen by employees, and therefore, having a software program that allows a user to control who sees what in the program is beneficial. These advantages are important when looking for the right high-quality EH&S Software for an organization.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Risk Management Software Benefits

There are many mishaps that occur daily in businesses, and a company’s goal is to try and reduce the risks and from allowing those incidents to happen again. In doing so, DataPipe Risk Management Software is a beneficial way to help organizations manage and record accidents that occur, such as chemical spills or releases and injuries. Therefore, organizations can look at trends to then take necessary action to reduce those risks. Risk management software will protect the lives of employees, as well as save time and money for the company. Also, reducing risks that could potentially harm or hurt the company, will help keep a positive light on the organization. To learn more about the software benefits, please visit the DataPipe Risk Management Software Overview.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Risk Management Software

DataPipe has taken risk management to a new level with the implementation of triggers. Triggers are actions based on conditions YOU set. Once those conditions are met (for example, a reported incident or near miss), notifications, reports or actions of any kind can be initiated (triggered). This kind of automation allows you to utilize the DataPipe EHS software solution in a way that helps you manage and mitigate risk more efficiently. These triggers can be implemented in our form management tool with a point and click interface on any form or field in the system. Learn more about triggers in the DataPipe risk management software solution now.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Risk Management Software

Organizations have been doing a lot to mitigate risk and lower costs. With OSHA fining many companies for risks, injuries and worker safety issues, coming up with new ways to stay compliant has become paramount. Risk management software has been implemented at many organziations in an attempt to battle this ongoing problem. Risk management software solutions such as DataPipe EHS Software are being utilized to relieve the cost of workplace safety related issues.