Annkissam uses new technology to build custom software in a fraction of the time, which means we can build it at a fraction of the price. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities for nonprofits and social enterprises.
Annkissam offers cutting-edge technology and operations expertise at affordable rates for nonprofits and social enterprises. Depending on client need, consulting projects may be performed in-person or remotely. Read more about our services.
Annkissam has built custom systems for social enterprises nationwide. Our clients include educational institutions, healthcare providers, fine arts organizations, and advocacy organizations. We collaborate with our clients throughout every step of the software development process to make sure the system is built the right way the first time. Our agile approach ensures that clients’ needs are fully satisfied and that the system gets built the right way the first time.
A 10 year-old nonprofit that provides technical assistance and performs cutting edge research was expanding rapidly. For the first 10 years of the organization’s existence, the close knit team easily collaborated, sharing knowledge verbally and storing documents on their individual computers. When a colleague needed a document authored by another, the document owner e-mailed it. Knowledge was stored in individuals' heads, e-mails, and their personal computers.
Over the past year, the organization had doubled in size. Demand for the organization’s services ballooned and new staff, from remote offices all over the United States, joined the team. However, everyone struggled to get new staff up to speed and it was difficult for new staff to know what information the nonprofit already had and what information needed to be found externally or created.
An Executive at the organization determined that they must invest in a Knowledge Management System. However, after reviewing Knowledge Management products, the Executive grew concerned that existing products were not only out of the nonprofit’s price range, but were also more complex than needed.
A nonprofit health care organization was using a system for tracking their providers, but it didn't allow them to capture the complexity of their contracting relationships. The team used spreadsheets as workarounds to track the additional data they needed, but it made reporting very difficult.
They decided that a custom application would allow them to capture their data in a way that supports all the different types of provider relationships. The custom application would also help them to eliminate the large quantity of spreadsheets being sent around.
A $50 million Health and Human Services organization decided that their current client intake and operational management tools were not efficient and were not allowing them the reporting capacity they desired.
With three separate divisions and over 40 individual programs, the organization used a variety of intake mechanisms, from recording client data in homegrown spreadsheets, emails and voicemail messages, to completing photocopied paper forms. The organization knew that many clients received services across programs and divisions, but without any centralized intake tools or processes, that was almost impossible to determine. Funders required increasingly complex reports and the organization struggled to keep up.
The organization’s executive team had decided to invest in an organization-wide Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. But which system would meet their needs? With so many programs, processes and staff, who knew what their needs were?
A nonprofit care delivery system with a unique revenue reconciliation process needed to coordinate three teams of people. As the organization grew, communication between the teams became harder and the reconciliation process fell behind schedule. The leadership realized that they needed a better way to share information and manage the process.
There wasn't a product available that could support their workflow out of the box, so they decided to build a custom software application. The goal was to build a platform for the teams to track and share their progress in resolving the reconciliation discrepancies.