OpenLMIS is open source software, which means it is non-proprietary and the code is publicly available for free download and use. OpenLMIS can be used for other types of logistics management at a nation-wide scale, and not just for medical commodities.
Implementing any software solution requires funding for initial configuration, customization, user training, and ongoing support. The costs for implementing OpenLMIS vary greatly based on scale and the degree of customization needed.
Current implementation costs have ranged from:
These costs are examples only—each implementation budget will be based on individual project/country requirements.
Country-level implementations of OpenLMIS are usually conducted by implementing partners – international NGOs or technology providers – as part of multi-year engagements, and are often funded, at least in part, by international donor agencies who are investing in efficient health supply chains.
We are eager to help OpenLMIS adoption in new geographies and sectors. Please inquire with the OpenLMIS Community Manager to discuss your needs and ideas.
General checklist and project considerations for a new implementation of OpenLMIS. Once OpenLMIS has been selected as the electronic LMIS of choice, these points cover the basic steps for starting a new implementation.
Visit the Resource Library to download the OpenLMIS Materials Kit