In 2007, Web based SMS Pro was developed specifically for these aviation industry SMS requirements (http://www.asms-
During the past several years, some companies revamped their existing food safety or mining engineering safety products and called their products aviation safety management systems. Most SMS Pro competitors failed to address all four ICAO pillars or components as required by the regulations. Competitors believed risk management and safety assurance makes a complete SMS. SMS Pro's more ambitious competitors also threw in document management capabilities, but most neglect the safety promotion requirements completely.
In February 2013, SMS Pro enhanced the Policies and Procedures module significantly to allow airlines and airports to be notified automatically when procedures or processes are failing. Trends are also tracked automatically with automated alerts when configured thresholds are reached or exceeded. http://www.aviation-
Aviation SMS policies and procedures can be continuously monitored with the new aviation safety management system enhancements.
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™.