OpenLMIS is purpose-built to manage health commodity supply chains in low- and middle-income countries. The software architecture takes a service-based, API-driven, modular approach designed to better support customizations and extensions. The end result is a powerful, flexible product that emphasizes interoperability, extensibility, and performance at scale across countries, programs and products.
The OpenLMIS Product Roadmap details the upcoming features and functionality available in OpenLMIS through point releases throughout 2017. Available features and functionality and their release schedule are detailed below.
The modular, API-driven approach of OpenLMIS emphasizes extensibility and ease-of-customization while still maintaining a shared, common code base. Users can customize and manage their system while still benefiting from upgrades and further releases.
Based on input from multiple country implementations, OpenLMIS is designed to meet the actual requirements of in-country logistics systems. The software reflects the requisition processes of health supply chains to streamline the collection and utilization of vital supply chain information and to minimize training costs.
Increasing supply chain efficiency through automated ordering
Fulfillment and stock management capability in OpenLMIS increase supply chain managers’ access to quality, real-time data on stock availability.
Basic order and Proof of Delivery (POD) APIs, export order files to external systems, viewing PODs and orders
A most-requested feature by users, OpenLMIS includes out-of-the-box reporting functionality for Reporting Rates and Timeliness. Users can easily set up a third-party Business Intelligence (BI) tool such as Tableau at build time for customized reports and data visualization.
The vaccine module for OpenLMIS includes comprehensive vaccine management from inventory status, needs calculation, support for mixed supply chains, and stock management, thereby ensuring that potent, stable vaccines are delivered to children and those who need them most. The vaccine module is set to be released in version 3.3, and includes:
Ensuring children get the potent vaccines they need through better data management.
OpenLMIS is focused on providing funders (for example, USAID) visibility into the supply chain of health commodities after they are delivered to the central warehouse in a country. This can be accomplished through inclusion of GS1 standards, including trade items and product codes, for end to end (E2E) visibility into the supply chain.
Inclusion of GS1 product codes and trade items, and incorporation of the USAID Logical Reference Model (LRM) is under discussion by OpenLMIS.
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