The guidance identifies off-the-shelf applications that Gavi; the Global Fund; or other funding, donor or technical assistance agencies can recommend to countries seeking a new LMIS. And thanks to some advocacy efforts from the steward team last year, OpenLMIS is featured in this global guidance!
Seven software solutions and service providers (including OpenLMIS) were fully or mostly qualified to support visibility from the central/national storage level to the health facility level. They include proven open-source applications as well as commercial products that come with either software licensing or software as a service (SaaS) agreements.
Resource for all to use and share- this should help answer questions from other colleagues, potential partners, funders, current implementations. Encourage all to refer to and share. More content and new Transition web page https://openlmis.org/transition/
Partnership Working Group agreed to delay release of Call for EOI to let our potential partners (and our community) focus on COVID response efforts; and re-focus on the EOI in the coming weeks/month;. exact timing is TBD and will continually be assessed by the WG to determine when is appropriate
Objective: provide countries with ability to quickly deploy a tool to manage COVID commodities; increase visibility and understand their needs (no more excel)
There are limited global supplies-understanding country-level demand can help to optimally distribute demand
Product: Cloud-based lightweight version of OpenLMIS; just for COVID commodities. Plan to build this out in the next 2-3 weeks. Utilize existing OpenLMIS workflow. Very focused on COVID-not flexible. Will build a generalizable product catalog for COVID supplies. Hope to identify countries soon
Integration with PCMT (Product Catalog Management Tool) to manage product catalog
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.
Country implementation opportunities:
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