By Bob Latino

March 23, 2020

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1.ROI Calculator, Cost Tracking, Analysis at a Glance section – View the status of data collection tasks, outstanding hypothesis verification needs, and recommendation status (in progress, completed, etc.) Track costs associated with performing the RCA versus the benefit realized as a result of your corrective actions to calculate your ROI. Track labor costs and other expenses to measure ROI. Costs may be entered in Preserve records, Verifications and Recommendations.

2.Task Reminder Emails are live and will go to team members upon assignment of task, the day before it’s due and then daily when it becomes overdue (max 5 emails). The analysis owner is copied on overdue alerts. System-wide automatic emails may be enabled or disabled by an Administrator by selecting Settings from the Admin menu.

3.Equipment Import functionality – Upload Equipment directly into your account from an Excel file formatted as shown below. Located in Administrative tools under Equipment.

4.Download file attachments from an analysis to append to your report. Select which files to download from home screen.

5.Activity History Log – Administrators may now view edit history on all analyses. History is available in the Admin menu.

Additional Releases:

1.It is now easier to start a 5-Why or Fishbone Analysis as these options have been added to ‘Quick Analysis.’ The user may simply select either option from a Template dropdown menu under Quick Analysis.

2.The ‘Find in Tree’ feature for searching the logic tree has been improved and enhanced so it now takes less clicks to find what you are looking for. TRY IT OUT!

3.Users now have the option to lock the logic tree in a fully expanded mode by using the ‘Present-It’ button. The logic tree remains in a fully expanded state until Present-It is clicked once again and deactivated.

4.The logic tree text font has been increased and darkened so it is now easier to see and read the text in the logic tree. This is especially helpful when doing presentations.

About the Author
Robert (Bob) J. Latino is former CEO of Reliability Center, Inc. a company that helps teams and companies do RCAs with excellence.  Bob has been facilitating RCA and FMEA analyses with his clientele around the world for over 35 years and has taught over 10,000 students in the PROACT® methodology.

Bob is co-author of numerous articles and has led seminars and workshops on FMEA, Opportunity Analysis and RCA, as well as co-designer of the award winning PROACT® Investigation Management Software solution.  He has authored or co-authored six (6) books related to RCA and Reliability in both manufacturing and in healthcare and is a frequent speaker on the topic at domestic and international trade conferences.

Bob has applied the PROACT® methodology to a diverse set of problems and industries, including a published paper in the field of Counter Terrorism entitled, “The Application of PROACT® RCA to Terrorism/Counter Terrorism Related Events.”

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