May 9 2017

Call Information

  • 6:00AM PDT - Seattle
  • 9:00AM EDT - New York, DC
  • 4:00PM EAT - Tanzania
  • 9:00PM GMT +8 - China

  • Webex Link: Link
  • Meeting Number: 192 173 465
  • Host Key: 352864
  • Audio Connection +1-415-655-0001 



Vaccine Workshop Update

2 minMary Jo Kochendorfer (Deactivated)

Software Development Update

15 min

Member updates?

Opportunity Section on the wiki - /wiki/spaces/OP/pages/112153195

  • Nepal

Brian Taliesin - update on DHI proposal

15 minMembers


  • UAT on the week of May 15

Stock Management

  • Update on Issue/Receive
Shiyu Jin (Deactivated)



Sam Im (Deactivated)Amanda BenDor (Unlicensed)Brian TaliesinGaurav Bhattacharya (Unlicensed)Ashraf Islam (Unlicensed)Chris George (Unlicensed)Nuran Idris (Unlicensed)Tenly Snow (Deactivated)Mary Jo Kochendorfer (Deactivated)


Vaccine Update from Copenhagen

  • Learnings around improving messaging
  • What is the future state of the community? Sustainability?
  • Program Data discussion - no hard line on how program is collected (program data is data not related to logistics) - still analyzing this component and how covered / collected - into OpenLMIS? or integrated? - immunization group, program data very important, needs to be simple, and they need this data, whether from 2 systems or 1
  • VIMS / OpenLMIS / Forking discussion - need to improve messaging on history, and different instances that are out there
  • But outcome: update on next committee meeting on product roadmap for this
  • Review wiki page
  • Ashraf: Wide participation / high energy workshop setting

Software Development Update

  • Core team working with Malawi team on patches which is really good experience so far for the most part
  • Ashraf: what are the changes that the Malawi team are making? trying to understand how countries are really using the new OpenLMIS framework / architecture - any learnings?
  • MJ: Jasper report template functionality pulled back into core; batch hasn’t been pulled back in yet - will have a bigger example by 3.1
  • Ashraf: Are these local programmers from Malawi?
  • MJ: The team that is setting up Malawi is a Soldevelo team (based in Poland) - still looking for team to do this longer team - L1 support in Malawi - there are not any local developers as of yet for the Malawi implementation yet
  • MJ: overall, it’s been going well for smaller requests - bigger requests like batch view, this would use the process that we went over in March 28th (see wiki from that meeting)
  • MJ: Process for bringing up new features - any thoughts? Hopefully it comes back up in the next few weeks

(Connection cut out here so missed some discussion; believe that Nuran was making some points)

Member Updates

  • Tenly: Previous consortium not moving forward with Nepal - however, there is an organization in Nepal who reached out to OpenLMIS community to see if they could get assistance on the LMIS portion
  • Ashraf: Struggled with that whole scope of work for Nepal - 6 months down the road, gaps would be less and could feel more comfortable with responding - current gap is too huge to respond right now
  • Tenly: website of organization that reached out re: using OpenLMIS in Nepal was - may not fully understand the LMIS portion, but we don’t really know - look to be more of an engineering / dev shop
  • Tenly - mSupply also doing their own response to Nepal
  • Amanda: update on gap analysis - call this Friday - VR, JSI, and PATH - where we are in Tanzania and Zambia - documentation / resource sharing discussions - want to set up country calls with both teams - next product committee meeting will have more updates on the gap analysis
  • MJ: what are the timelines of the gap analysis
  • Amanda: not entirely clear - end of June is a goal of full gap analysis that will flow into the roadmap
  • MJ: Gap analysis taking a look at eLMIS in Tanzania and Zambia and OpenLMIS 3.x to see what needs to get on OpenLMIS 3.x roadmap
  • MJ: end of May - stock management - afterwards is vaccine and outcome of gap analysis work
  • MJ: DHI update?
  • Tenly: Digital Health Initiative - still looking to get more clarity on this - next level of information they are requesting around budget is 19th
  • Amanda: core software development vs. community effort would be most helpful for what is due by the 19th; technical items are due on 12th


  • Trainings in June, Go live in July

Stock Management

  • Last meeting talked about the process for Issue / Receive
  • MJ: We are moving forward as we do have a release by end of May - approach can be found on stock management wiki page - will have basic issue / receive in 3.1 - if still feedback, please let us know, just probably won’t be able to put in for 3.1
  • MJ: If anyone would like to participate in the UAT of Stock Management, will be happening soon - can do immediate minor tweaks as needed
  • MJ: Does anyone want to participate?
  • Alpha: please add me


  • Amanda: please start submitting / thinking about abstracts for upcoming Global Health Digital Forum in November - call for abstracts open on May 12th; conference Dec 4-6 in D.C.
  • Tenly: we want to start brainstorming on OpenLMIS presentations or discussions - please reach out if interested in joining this


Video: OpenLMIS Product Committee-20170509 1300-1.arf (download the WebEx video player here)


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