Online Monitoring & Evaluation tool for humanitarians delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) by BeDataDriven.
What is ActivityInfo?
ActivityInfo is an open source project with the goal to build an easy-to-use web application for information management in humanitarian aid and development. It provides functionality to design data structures, to collect data collaboratively, and to visualize and report on a project's needs and progress.
BeDataDriven is the project's principal developer and provides a hosted version of the application at activityinfo.org. At the end of 2016 the service had 14000 registered users. It has been the primary information management system for the Syrian refugee response for the past years, but is also actively used in a large number of African countries to manage the response to recent and long-running humanitarian crises.
Key features and benefits
- ActivityInfo's centralized database eliminates the laborious aggregation of data collected on paper or with spreadsheets. It also includes an up-to-date database of national administrative boundaries for most countries in the world. This ensures that everyone uses the same geographic information, makes it easy to map your data, and reduces the reliance on the availability of GIS experts.
- Users on a paid plan enjoy the benefit of an Service Level Agreement (SLA) which includes a 99.5% availability objective and access to a technical support help desk.
- The service is hosted on Google's highly scalable Appengine service which provides a reliable and secure platform, a key requirement for our users.
ActivityInfo is primarily used by actors in humanitarian aid and international development such as NGO's, governments, and supra-national organizations such as the United Nations.