Are Aviation SMS Software Programs Necessary?
Most aviation companies are profit driven. Aviation service providers attempt to provide safe services while providing a return on investment.
Many upper-level managers at smaller companies believe that safety managers don't need modern aviation safety management databases to manage ICAO SMS requirements. They may be right.
Not having an SMS database to document all SMS activities presents a problem for safety managers. Safety managers are results driven professionals and must determine how to convince upper-level managers that professionally designed software packages save time and help in protecting assets.
But do you really need professionally designed SMS database software to meet requirements?