SD Scheduler optimises workflows and simplifies communication

Satcom Direct’s SD Scheduler centralises aircraft flight management and supports synchronisation of flight operations.
Satcom Direct’s SD Scheduler centralises aircraft flight management and supports synchronisation of flight operations.

Sponsored Feature: Satcom Direct (SD) is building awareness of its new cloud-based SD Scheduler, which was launched at this year’s NBAA-BACE event in Orlando.

SD Scheduler provides centralised management of aircraft and flight information, supports synchronisation of flight operations, as well as customised reporting and analytics to support an entire flight operation.

The aim is to optimise workflows and simplify communication across all parts of the operation, from pre-flight planning to post-flight reporting. It is both scalable and customisable, meeting the unique requirements of individual flight departments.

SD says Scheduler has the capability and the security customers need for both PC and mobile platforms. One of the company’s biggest priorities is to protect your data. With the help of its own data centre, it provides a variety of options, including tools and services, allowing a customer’s IT team to accomplish security goals to help them monitor their security environment.

The idea is that SD Scheduler almost manages itself. It was designed by industry colleagues that understand the difficulties of switching software, so they’ve worked with their internal User Experience teams to understand current work-flows. The result of this collaboration is screens and features that aim to be instinctive, easy to understand, and reduce redundancies, creating a more connected experience.

Michael Alexander, Director of Product Management, said: “When you don’t have to use 10 different tabs and log into five different programs to schedule, track, and monitor your flight operations, it puts less stress and difficulty on your team.

“We simplified the user interface by decluttering workspace screens, introduced contextual user designs, and reduced the number of navigational windows for a painless software transition. SD Scheduler features a capable and nimble business intelligence engine that allows you to analyse data and create brilliant reports – all shareable on demand.”

SD FlightLogs, the post-flight component of SD Scheduler, also captures automated information for accurate and efficient post-flight reporting. This data moves efficiently through the SD Pro ecosystem to update CAMP Systems Inc.’s Maintenance Management system, which synchronises the aircraft with flight operations and enables aircraft maintenance status to be viewed in SD Pro and SD Scheduler.

Alexander added: “In SD Scheduler we created a continually-evolving software system that adapts to the changing business aviation environment.

“Through its capacity to synchronise with every element of flight operations it supports the ability to align all members of the flight team – as well as passengers, corporate offices, and vendors – to keep operations secure, streamlined and efficient.

“Integration with third parties also gives customers the flexibility to create a product that enhances their daily operations. Our aim is to continue to deliver proactive tools that deliver up-to-date information to keep flight departments efficient, safe and seamlessly synchronised.

“Our team is committed from the very first step to making the implementation a success, and it starts with a Conference Room Pilot (CRP),” said Alexander. “Our CRP is an on-site visit where we get to know your operations by gathering information from key personnel.”

“The deliverables from the data gathering sessions include a work-flow process map, a GAP analysis, feature enhancement list and a demo account so you can actually use the product and understand the capabilities.”

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