Aggregating Multiple VSO Portals
TASSC designed a new approach to manage VSO data in the fourth quarter of 2020.
The old VSO model provided one portal with multiple divisions. Each VSO portal required consistently heightened, conscious, security practices to safeguard client data.
Each division was potentially a separate company. A careless SMS mentor could potentially share other client data. We were not comfortable with this setup.
Data and user access permissions were confusing to new VSO Administrators in the legacy VSO data management platform. Challenges surfaced repeatedly for VSO administrators attempting to explain, much less manage, clients' SMS data security.
The undeniable advantage of this legacy approach allowed each independent VSO to have multiple, similar-type clients. For example, one VSO portal possessed many small, remote airports managed by an SMS consulting company's group of trained SMS mentors. They could instantly, in real-time, aggregate all client data and detect trends across this group of similar operation types.
Common VSO, value-added goals are to provide clients with gleaned insights from shared safety data across multiple similar operation types.
TASSC's modern VSO design ensures that complex, data security levels remain beyond the hands of inexperienced SMS mentors. This secure design continues to allow VSOs to securely aggregate client data in real time.
In addition to the newly designed VSO data security model, each client receives their own SMS data management portal. Each client will have access to all SMS tools that one would expect for affordable, basic compliance. Should the relationship between the VSO and client sour, the client can easily recover and continue managing their SMS portal without VSO contracted services.
SMS Mentors access their individual client portals using the same credentials. Therefore, each SMS mentor may be managing eight to twelve clients, with each client having access to their online ABC SMS database.
Data aggregation for trending reports in the new VSO model will be through the redesigned Management Portal that has been used since 2011 with our enterprise-level clients.