What is Software Solutions?
Software tools are an integral part of modern risk assessment and risk-based decision-making processes. The right tools can help transform complex and opaque processes into defensible, transparent and consistent results. Software tools can organize disparate and voluminous data into a form readily understood by decision-makers. They can also support faster and more consistent risk assessments by embedding evaluation criteria and rigorous assessment methods into decision-making processes.
RSI has more than a decade of experience providing customized software solutions to meet the risk assessment and decision-making needs of its clients. These solutions range from tools that perform specialized risk assessments to tools that synthesize and aggregate risk into decision-support dashboards. Customized software solutions can be provided using a wide range of state-of-the-art software tools.
Who benefits from Software Solutions?
All organizations face risk and risk management challenges. These may range from the micro level, such as evaluating the safety of a single product, to the macro level where diverse portfolios involving multiple products or risk decisions require risk management attention.
Assessing and managing risk requires a deep understanding of its sources and consequences. The right tools will help any organization deal with risk, whether it be a government regulator or a private sector enterprise.
"Knowledge shared is power multiplied."
by Robert Noyce
RSI Software Solutions, broadly
Because each client has unique requirements RSI works to find the best solution for each situation.
Some tools are better suited for individual risk assessments and others for integrated decision-making. Your organization may benefit from a custom web application with integrated workflow management. Or an embedded off-the-shelf implementation in powerful tools such as Analytica and Power BI.
Cost and time are understandably important to our clients: RSI will find the right solution for your needs.
RSI Software Solutions, in detail
RSI staff specialize in developing desktop and web-based applications that integrate databases, software, and risk analysis best practices to simplify risk assessment and decision-making processes.
Every software solutions project at RSI starts with an understanding of the needs of your organization. RSI staff will work with you to develop a list of requirements and constraints that capture the needs of your project.
These requirements often include a need for specialized risk expertise: RSI risk experts meet this need by incorporating the latest techniques in risk science into the software solution.
From there, having fully understood your needs, RSI proposes options given those requirements and constraints and review the strengths and limitations of each option with you. Ultimately, it is your decision on which way to proceed. Once a decision is made, RSI will work diligently with your staff throughout the development and implementation to ensure the solution achieves the goals defined. Following handover of the solution, RSI will ensure your staff have the knowledge, training and ongoing support required to effectively use the software tools.
What are the benefits of RSI Software Solutions?
Well-designed software eliminates much of the repetition, cumbersome data entry, errors, and research required in risk analysis that can be detrimental to timely decision making. Investing in a specialized, custom-fit solution can lead to consistent, supportable and auditable decisions and reduce the time required to make those decisions. RSI’s organizational knowledge is also embedded in its software solutions, allowing new staff to quickly become familiar with the software tools.
What can you expect?
Each software solution is different. Regardless of the solution provided, however, your organization will have a powerful tool that enhances your capacity to understand and manage risk. You will also have helpful supporting materials including detailed documentation and training modules to successfully deploy RSI software solutions within your organization.
What is our expertise in Software Solutions?
RSI’s team of software solution developers collectively have several decades of experience designing, developing and supporting custom and off-the-shelf solutions for our clients. We specialize in tools that require a deep understanding of risk and work closely with RSI’s scientific staff to ensure the science behind the tool is right.
We have developed solutions for a wide range of Canadian and international clients, including Transport Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the US Department of Agriculture, the US Food and Drug Administration, the World Health Organization and many others. An example of a software solution developed by RSI for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in support of FDA’s mandate to ensure the safety of the food supply can be found at https://irisk.foodrisk.org/ (FDA-iRISK) and http://www.fstools.org/ (Food Safety Analysis Tools).
Software Solutions Ancillary Services and Tools
Beyond its broader Software Solutions offer, Risk Sciences International offers specialized services and tools. Each was initially delivered at a client's request, before being integrated into RSI's regular offering.
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WHO/FAO Food Safety Risk Analysis Tools
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