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Incident Report Software >> Incident Reporting Trends and Reviews 2017

Incident Reporting Trends and Reviews 2017

We've compiled a summary of trends and reviews of Incident Report software for 2017 to help as a guide in developing your Incident Reporting process and workflows or improving your current practices. When looking at an Incident Reporting platform, there are many characteristics to consider in order to determine if it meets your current and future requirements. The following analysis looks at each of the core characteristics our research has found to be the common trends to look for.

Incident form builders

Every organisations Incident Report form is different. Many share common fields but each organisation often has industry specific fields, questions, data and other information to collect. There may be organisational specific requirements, role based requirements and even injury type based requirements.
A single Incident Report form cannot meet these varying needs. A form builder on the otherhand allows for customised building of incident report forms. Building in any type of field an workflow the way you specifically need it is the first and most important trend for building an effective Incident Reporting tool.

Report builders

Once you've designed the forms around the workflows and fields you specifically need, how you analyse and report on this data is the second core trend too look at. How do you want to represent the breakdown of your data, export to Excel? Graphical reports? Incident trends and analysis dashboards? Being able to build your own reporting, customised to your own forms is a core characteristic to look for.

Mobile Incident Reporting

Many of the users who are likely to report an incident will look to do so from a mobile device in todays world. Traditionally an Incident Report is reported to someone such as a manager verbally and then the manager will record the details as a formal Incident Report. A core trend and characteristic to look for is the ability to enable your users to report incidents as they encounter and observe them in the field directly from their mobile phone or mobile device, in their words, in real-time as the incident happened or was witnessed.