A Chamber of Commerce is the central element of a community’s business network whose goal is to further the interests of businesses and to serve as advocate on their behalf. A community’s business network is fundamental to job creation, tax income, property values, innovation, and local, regional, and national economy. Thousands of businesses are started in the United States every year. Success is often attributed to hard work, drive, dedication, market demand or even the occasional luck; however, the success rate of a community’s business network can improve with access to a collaborative space where a Chamber of Commerce can assist owners with important business planning and training. For example, there are a variety of reasons why businesses fail, but one of the most common reasons is due to disaster. A maintained and relevant business continuity plan can help members of a Chamber of Commerce plan for the unthinkable, as well as lower your insurance premiums before the disaster strikes.
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The Odysseus™|GMT offers organizations with real-time tracking and reporting of grant funding allocations. Track the status of vital community grant funding and measure the performance of project funding. The Odysseus™|GMT allows you to track every dollar from beginning to end.
The Odysseus™|KMS provides port and harbor operations with a central repository where plans and other preparedness doctrine can be accessed and shared by staff and partners. The secure yet flexible virtual collaborative environment allows for the efficient development, maintenance, and update of planning doctrine.
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The Odysseus™ | KMS gives port and harbor facility operators an online tool dedicated to the development and maintenance of operating procedures, plans, and programs. Odysseus™|KMS offers port and harbor operators with the unique feature of providing standardization and flexibility in a collaborative environment. This union greatly increases the preparedness capabilities by efficiently and effectively enabling port and harbor facilities to design, develop, maintain, and continually improve operations, security, and preparedness.
Customized Courses & Training Management
The Odysseus™|CBT plug-in provides organizations with an integrated learning management system that allows administrators to more effectively deliver and measure understanding of your programs across the Odysseus™ enterprise. Odysseus™|CBT provides a platform to deliver and manage customized computer-based training, track course assessments, award certificates upon course completion, and in-depth reporting of learner progress and understanding.
Designed from the Odysseus™|CBT framework, the Odysseus™ Exercise Simulator incorporates cutting-edge media technology to deliver an interactive, best practice solution to accurately test and validate your organization’s operational and programmatic strategies, while effectively engaging participants in important exercises.. Exercise designers can build an interactive community profile, visualize disaster impacts, and experience real-world crisis decision-making. The Odysseus™ Exercise Simulator provides an easy-to-use, turnkey solution to accurately test and validate your community’s operational and programmatic strategies, while engaging stakeholders and impressing your community leadership.
Integrated Regulatory & Industry Compliance Tools
The Odysseus™|CPM offers a library of homeland security compliance metric tools that allow users to validate their plans programs against federal, state, and industry requirements and regulations. The Odysseus™|CPM offers data-driven, assessment that allows port and harbor officials the ability to systematically evaluate the compliance to various governmental and industry recognized programs and present their findings in established reports and analytics.
Port Capability & Vulnerability Assessments
Designed from the Odysseus™|AAT architecture, the Odysseus platform offers a customized Capability & Vulnerability Assessments tool that is compliant with industry standards and federal regulations. Port facility owners can assess their system’s capabilities and vulnerabilities, and integrate the results into a comprehensive community hazard risk analysis using the Odysseus™|CVR2 framework.
In today’s environment of fiscal efficiency, limited availability of resources, and the necessity to balance competing demands, it is imperative that the engagement of assigned work groups and key stakeholders is efficient and effective. The committee management tool within the Odysseus™|KMS will assist in documenting the planning process, provide a method of on-going committee collaboration, offer an archival repository of planning meeting minutes and information, and ensure the active participation of committee members and key stakeholders throughout the life-cycle of the planning process.