Data Collection

Transforming how we gather data

Create sophisticated, no-code applications to meet your data needs.

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Data collection made simple

Collecting data is the critical first step for discovering insights that impact lives. BAO Systems harnesses the power of two well-established and supported platforms ─ our Dharma Platform and the open source DHIS2 platform ─ to enable users to efficiently collect data for analysis. We help our partners to select, design, configure, and deploy a best-fit data collection platform.

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Dharma Platform

Using Dharma Platform, individuals with little-to-no technical or coding expertise can rapidly design and deploy their data collection instruments on any device, with or without connectivity.

Our platform provides a complete, out-of-the-box, secure, enterprise-level solution to equip organizations with the tools and insights to quickly maximize their impact in the world.

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DHIS2 is a widely used open source data collection, management, and analytics platform that can be tailored to meet organizational needs without excessive upfront costs.

BAO Systems is a trusted leader in DHIS2 design, configuration, app development, deployment, and hosting. We offer standard and customized training, ranging from fundamentals to advanced analytics.

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Data collection we support

Dharma Platform and DHIS2 have helped hundreds of organizations to collect, manage, and visualize data.

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Routine monitoring and evaluation

From design to data entry, real-time analytics, and data dissemination, we help our partners run a complex workflow of data all within a single workspace, enabling program managers and technical staff to easily track progress towards program objectives. Through customized data validation rules, we help assure the quality of collected data before it is used.

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Case management and longitudinal tracking

Whether it is an individual being tracked over time or a commodity moving through a value chain, access to granular data improves program insights. We work with partners to collect data on patients receiving HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services, students enrolled in education programs, essential vaccines and medicines as they are delivered to a health facility, and more.

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Cross-sectional surveys

Ad hoc and routine surveys are invaluable to informing program planning and evaluation, and can be implemented to assess program access, coverage, and quality. Using digital tools to conduct surveys reduces paper waste and improves efficiencies in data collection and analysis, preserving precious resources.

Services we offer

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Select and design a best-fit platform.

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Customize the selected platform to meet data collection and analysis needs.

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Build capacity and ownership to continuously manage, maintain, and use the platform.

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Launch and initiate data collection.

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Provide ongoing technical and implementation support to maximize sustainability.

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In-depth product feature comparison for Dharma Platform and DHIS2

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Licensing Proprietary Open source
Configuration level of difficulty Easy Moderate
Design to deployment time Hours to days Weeks