The question really does invite you to consider your reasons, because for example we may say “We have Quality and Safety systems because we have to, because it is regulatory driven”.
We Could equally state that “We have Quality and Safety systems because we recognise as an organisation the benefits it brings in being able to understand our hazards and manage our exposures to ensure we have the lowest possible risk across our business”.
To develop the most practical and efficient Safety Management System requires a data driven approach. To manage a significant amount of data without an effective software is very challenging, using Access or XL is one intermediate or stop gap approach.
Almost all Safety Management Professional’s will agree that a dedicated Software to manage the Quality and Safety system is not only a step in the right direction, it becomes a building blog for strong and effective Quality and Safety System within your organisation.