-(Brandon) OpenLMIS doesn't currently do all of these things; so we are trying to map out the LOE needed to extend OpenLMIS to do this.
-And which parts of this would benefit the public health system? Like recommended re-balancing from facilities for example.
(Ashraf) If the product could be matured to do all of these things it would be very attractive. Rather than having to custom develop things, could take the Bahmni route and use open source ERP (Odoo or Magento for example), which have online ordering and interfaces with shipping companies. We could integrate with other open source products and would not have licensing constraints
(Brian) Being able to fit into an ERP will be an important integration. Also, an 'insurance check' could be another function that could be useful in the public system, to see if/how the customer would be paying
(Brandon) Does JSI In-Supply fit this need? They are using eLMIS and VIMS as part of their portfolio. They don't have any plans to commercialize it but to use it in their current projects. Ashraf can connect Resonance with Yasmin who is based in Kenya and works on this project
Nov 12th governance call will present final options/decisions to be made and will send out a survey for governance members to 'endorse' the options that they think are best. Then we will use the community meeting to decide talk through how the 'future state' will be implemented
-small project funded by USAID (Digital Square/VillageReach collaboration) to solve the problem of master data management; consistent product identification. Project is off and running- beta release to happen this month. 1.0 launch planned for December
-GFP VAN (RHSC Project) will be the first user of this to work on a family planning product catalog
-Akeneo is the open source PIM (product information management tool) that was selected; has user friendly interface to update & edit product information
-Workshop in early December: Digital square and VillageReach are hosting. The workshop will help to make this a country-specific application
Ashraf: question about the platform: Answer: the platform is PHP based, uses Symphony which is similar to Java framework. You could still spin it up in a docker container.
It can serve as a global repository, and a country-level repository for products. They could feed into the global list and enrich the global list
Objective of this work: support GS1 implementation in country, use unique identifiers to allow tracking; hope is that will reduce time and cost for other info systems
Bianca Poll from Digital Square (email@example.com) is managing the pax list; Malawi delegation representing the MoH, regulatory body; etc. Also Nepal & Rwanda will have a delegation as well and will be in town
Conferences and Meetings
Conferences provide the community the opportunity for OpenLMIS members to speak or represent the OpenLMIS software and community in public forum.
Implementation opportunity: an opportunity for an implementation or deployment of the OpenLMIS software. Usually this is done at a national or sub-national level within a ministry of health. This can also include feature work which would be done within the implementation and contributed back to the global codebase.
Community opportunity: a funding opportunity to support an organization or individual to work directly on the global codebase and/or administrate the community processes. This may include funding specific features on the community roadmap.
This Trello tableis being updated on an ongoing basis; to help the core team to track and manage implementation opportunities, but also provides a detailed snapshot of the scope and status of current implementation opportunities for stakeholders.
New Trello table! Similar to the above table, this tool is being used by the stewards to track our exploring of new product opportunities and partnerships
Study Tours wiki pagetracks applications received, study tours completed, and other key milestones related to OpenLMIS Study Tours