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Kris Richards

Kris Richards

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A Modern Government Software Solution for Researchers

Posted by Kris Richards on Feb 5, 2019 10:07:53 AM

Today's federally funded research programs are innovative and fast-paced. But the software they're using isn't.

That's because most laboratory safety, inventory, and reporting software simply doesn't meet federal security guidelines — which means it's not an option for government agencies.

Instead, they’re stuck with decades old software that does not improve and only becomes more obsolete as time goes on.

Getting information out of these outdated systems is like pulling teeth. Researchers spend too much time on tasks that take them away from their research, and EHS teams spend too much time on tasks that take them away from meaningfully improving safety.

In fact, our risk analyses show that EHS staff are forced to waste as much as 50% of their time on administrative tasks that software should be doing for them.

BioRAFT changes all that.

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Topics: Why Safety Matters, Why Good Software Matters

How to Unlock Resources for Your EHS Software Purchase

Posted by Kris Richards on Nov 8, 2018 3:47:18 PM

A few months ago, we met with the EHS director at a research organization (let's call him Greg).

As we talked with Greg about how hard it was to keep up with the pace of research and how much time EHS staff and researchers were spending on administrative tasks, it became clear that his organization had outgrown its current software system.

Then Greg brought up a problem that almost all organizations experience, and one that's also easily solvable:

"We just don't have the funding we need for new software," he said. "How can we get senior management to give us more resources?"

Our advice: The resources are already there, you just need to know how to unlock them.

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Topics: Why Safety Matters, Why Good Software Matters

Why EHS Software Implementations Fail - How to Avoid It

Posted by Kris Richards on Jun 11, 2018 11:16:00 AM

It's a common scenario: a software project overruns the budget, drags on forever, or gets canceled before it ever gets completed.

Over half of major software projects fail to deliver on their promises, according to a report by the Standish Group.

In nearly every case, the reasons for failure are avoidable. How do we know? 98% of BioRAFT implementations are successful.

Below, we'll show you the main reasons EHS software implementations fail, and how to set yourself up for success:

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Topics: Why Good Software Matters

10 Reasons to Digitize & Centralize Laboratory EHS Data

Posted by Kris Richards on May 24, 2018 10:54:00 AM

Running a safe and efficient research program requires getting really good at how you use your resources and how you spend your time.

One of the best ways to do that, as many organizations, universities, and research institutes have found, is by using software to digitize and centralize their EHS data.

They're able to complete tasks faster, identify gaps in their safety programs, and enable researchers to focus on their research — because they have a single source of truth for their researchers and EHS management.

Not convinced yet? Let's look at 10 reasons to digitize and centralize your laboratory EHS data, according to industry research and our customers.

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Topics: Why Safety Matters, Why Good Software Matters

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