Despite enormous strides in emergency and incident management technology, volunteer disaster and emergency response organizations, when queried, still acknowledge facing stark challenges – none graver than a sharp increase in the volume of emergencies agencies face individually. It’s chiefly this growth in the number and severity of emergencies – usually unaccompanied by an offsetting budgetary and/or staffing increase – that cancels out many of the positive benefits agencies hope to accrue from their advanced, emergency management software buys.
Often, though, the solutions themselves don’t offer necessary respite for procuring agencies. For instance, advanced emergency management technology can require more, dedicated IT expertise (to implement) than agencies have to provide: the IT function is notoriously overburdened in emergency response organizations, and some system implementations and configurations are inordinately cumbersome and time-consuming.
Fortunately, the right advanced emergency management technologies can help organizations overcome these common challenges and start tackling every aspect of emergency management, throughout the entirety of the emergency management life cycle. The only thing agencies need is to ascertain the exact software features they need to look for in order to help their emergency management teams thrive.
And that’s where we come in. Using market research, we’ve pulled together a purchasing guide for emergency management software buyers, so that they’ll know which features are essential to minimize the impact of any event through better incident action planning and process.