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Let’s set the scene for you.

It’s now the busiest time of year at your property.

The stress level is up, and the projects don’t seem to end.

Even when you get caught up, the next day you feel behind all over again.

Today you walk in the office already prepared for a hectic day.

Then, to fuel the fire you notice a voicemail from your property’s legal counsel.

They’re notifying you that a slip-and-fall case has been filed against your property.

And the incident occurred three years ago.

You’re at a loss for words.

You’re not sure what to do at this point and start running through a series of questions in your head.

Who documented the incident?

Do you remember?

Do they work here anymore?

Where's it filed?

Is it filed?

Is it legible?

You may or may not even have the answers.

Take some pressure off you and your team.

OK, hate is a strong word we like to avoid.

So, we strongly dislike everything about legacy incident management systems.

Are you using old-school incident management software?

Don’t know?

Well, is the platform still operating directly on your desktop computer?

Did you install it with a CD…ten years ago?

Then it’s time.

Time to reinvest in your operation before your outdated system consumes your operation and forces you into early retirement.

But first:

You need to understand the makings of a legacy system so you can avoid these “solutions” at all costs.

Are you ready?

Are you truly ready to witness all the ways a legacy system will hold you back from achieving Proactive Operations?

Let’s jump right in.

You are the steward of safety at property.

Take a step back and ponder this responsibility, and then take a deep breath – because it’s big.

The safety of your customers, colleagues, boss, and every person who enters your property rests on your shoulders.

You’re constantly taking in overwhelming amounts of information.

From “do this,” to “do that,” you’re always faced with supplemental training in response to new policies or changes in industry policy.

Then, you’re tasked to train and monitor your team.

Are they doing everything they need or could be doing?

Do you sometimes feel like you have zero control over your operation?

How do you keep up?

How do you know what the best practices should be for your property?

2019 is the year you've committed to change.

You’re going to fight hard against the forces of the status quo.

You’ve embraced becoming a data-driven leader.

We like to hear that.

Empowering your staff with the ability to communicate effectively will give you the information to fully understand your operation.

It’s the only way to manage because now you’ll know what you’re managing!

You get it.

You want it.

You need it!

Any other day we’d tell you why it’s so important to institute best practices and then give you the how.

But today, we’re going to show you how to put your incident management infrastructure in place first.

Then, we’ll show you all the reasons why your new foundation will give you Proactive Operations, on so many levels.

Are you ready?

Let’s get started.

You’re tasked with being the steward of safety at your property.

Ponder that responsibility.

Now, take a deep breath – because it’s a big responsibility.

The security of your customers, co-workers, boss, and every single person who enters your property lies on your shoulders.

You’re always collecting and analyzing tons of information.

From do this, to do that, you’re always faced with supplemental training, new policies or changes in industry best practices, and then tasked to train and monitor your team.

Are they doing everything they need or could be doing?

How do you keep up with all that? How do you know what best practices should be in place for your property?

Don’t you sometimes feel like the tail of a wagging dog?

Let’s change that today.

Keep reading; we’re going to share three ways for you to be a successful steward of safety.

“Received call from a customer. Their elderly father claimed to have slipped on a wet spill near the men’s restroom at Section 112.”

You hear this over the radio as you walk into the operations center.

“How are we doing,” you ask your operations manager, Kristine.

She nods and continues her radio call.

“John, have you arrived on the scene,” she radios to one of your mobile supervisors, John.

A few minutes later he responds.

“Yes, I’m here, but no one else is.”

You look at Kristine and shake your head in frustration.

She’s frustrated too.

What’s happening here?

Are your teams ignoring calls?

Are they missing the calls because there is too much noise over the radio?

How are things getting overlooked?

What’s causing this inefficiency?

The confusion continues as your operations center team tries to get personnel to the location.

Five minutes go by…

Seven minutes.

Now, it has been 15 minutes.

“We’re all leaving now. We took care of everything,” John calls in.

“What do you mean we’re all leaving,” Kristine responds.

“Oh sorry, everyone arrived on the scene after we last spoke,” he replies.

You and Kristine furiously look at one another.

She doesn’t know what to say or whether it’s right to be mad at John.

He’s only trying to do his job.

But, that’s the thing: he can’t fully do his job, and neither can anyone else on your team.

You’re only relying on radios to operate your events.

So, things are going to get missed or put to the side it the heat of the moment.

There’s no structure beyond your operations center.

Keep reading; we’re going to explain why you need mobile apps to alter your course and enhance your property’s real-time communications capabilities.