OpsCenter includes Resource Management functionality that supports both the National Incident Management System (NIMS) model and the military model for managing resources. If a different scheme is already in use by an organization, it can be reflected through configuration of the system by a non-technical person.
OpsCenter's Resource Management module is available at no additional cost.
Resource Management in OpsCenter
The efficient and rapid allocation of resources is key to quick response and recovery. Responding to emergency situations requires knowing what resources are available, where they are, and who owns them. Emergency responders need assurance of correct accountability and deployment of all resources for emergency response. Linking cost information to resources usage eases the accounting of usage and cost reimbursement information.
When an emergency arises, many questions are asked about resources. For example:
- What resources are needed?
- What resources are available?
- How many do we have?
- Where are the resources?
- Who owns the resources?
- How do we contact the owners?
- What is the cost?
The OpsCenter resource management functionality answers each of these questions with just a few mouse clicks.