Compassion International, a Christian child development charity, is creating a centralised information library in order to reduce administrative costs.
The charity is set to use Dynamic Information Warehouse and Business Information Modeller software from supplier Kalido, which it says will ensure its reporting is accurate and consistent. It aims to improve business intelligence and create a rounded view of all its information.
Organising the information for the library had been a challenge because the charity operated a range of in-house programs that created data for key operational parts, such as child development sponsorship, child survival, and leadership development.
Compassion International said data volumes were also growing by up to a quarter each year, and that the new data warehouse would quickly provide answers to business questions. The software will be implemented by services firm Project Performance Corporation.
Monitoring the information was also crucial because of regulatory demands on the charity sector, Compassion International said. Also, the wide geographical presence of the charity, working with 4,500 different churches, meant it was hard to find and evaluate the information.
Jim Finwick, VP of IT at Compassion International said the project "will improve Compassion’s efficiency, thereby increasing the number of children we’ll be able to help”. He said the Kalido software would provide “more accurate information.”