Emergencies are the norm for our customers.  Preparation can be the difference between a disaster being mitigated or aggravated.

Several related features were completed this week that make preparation easier.  They are being grouped under a new module called Forecasting.   The long term vision for Forecasting is to allow you to define readiness goals and the specific skills, inventory or personnel that will help you achieve those goals.

A goal is defined for Mass Care (Sheltering, Feeding, and Related Services) with two capabilities defined. for Responder Knowledge Base and Citizen Coordinators.

The new Forecasting module allows you to define goals and capabilities to be prepared

For some organizations, readiness means responding to a disaster.  For other organizations, readiness means training a certain number of new first responders each year.  The design is flexible enough to allow you to configure each goal and the supporting capabilities that will meet your unique organizational needs.

A table of staff, temporary staff, total staff, and shortfalls related to capabilities.

Acadis will help you identify where you meet your goals and where you have shortfalls.

This week, the features to see involve adding a new goal and adding a capability based on a personnel search. After defining your goals and capabilities, you can forecast your readiness. Acadis will tally the personnel that match your target capabilities and display any shortfalls that exist, so you can train or acquire what you need to be prepared.  Once your goals and capabilities are configured, you will be able to see your readiness at a glance.

If you would like to see these features and others that were developed this week, please join our User Group Feature Demonstration.  If you aren’t able to join this week, don’t worry.  There are several other features expected for Forecasting and those will be demonstrated in the coming weeks.