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The work in December and January was focused on continued software development and the resolving of bugs. Batch 1.3 of developments was released to the LIVE software end of January and included the changes and additions in the table below. Each change goes through a series of testing rounds for all browsers by Save the Children’s IT department and the nutrition specialists before it is passed. Changes often need redevelopment by the software company to satisfy our needs which can be time-consuming result in rather unpredictable completion dates.

Batch of changes 1.3

1 In the ‘Summary report’ only CMAM components that have data are displayed
2 A separate ‘Gender data entry box’ is added
3 Bar cluster graph option on the performance indicators graph
4 Graphs to display all months selected no matter if there is data for that month or not
5 Graphs: Headquarters user level able to make multiple country graphs; other user levels to make graphs with more than one district
6 Ability to delete grants
7 Feeding site able to open, close and re-open
8 Ability to delete approved monthly reports, only by Headquarters user level


Due to a higher than expected volume of work, the final batch of changes had to be split into two separate batches: 1.4 and 1.5. Work on batch 1.4 commenced in mid January and is expected to take 4-8 weeks until finalised. See below details on batches 1.4 and 1.5.  We also defined new stock management tools that will be incorporated with batch 1.5 and include stock out tracker, reasons for stock out, and a consumption and forecast tool to avoid future stock outs at the health facility.

Batch of changes 1.4

1 Import of geographical level data for new countries  with an Excel worksheet, e.g. province, district and sub-district names
2 Sphere validation report to show which feeding site is not performing well / meeting SPHERE minimum standards
3 Declining monthly reports
4 Audit trail for users of the system
5 Disable user accounts and re-enable these accounts when appropriate
6 Indicator of how many feeding sites are selected for output graphs and reports
7 Summary report: Total of sites per programme type (SC, OTP, etc) that come with data


Batch of changes 1.5

1 Use only approved reports for analysis section
2 Quick switch between English/French language software versions
3 Multiple geographical level selection for Contextual information
4 Stock out tracker, Stock out reasons, Stock consumption and forecast tool


These changes mark the end of software development. Possible warranty issues like bugs that might appear are handled by another team of the software developer and are worked on in parallel.

Translation of supportive materials  is also a time consuming process as all documents need to be double-checked by French native speakers that have a background in nutrition and CMAM and needs to be completed once the content is finalised.


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