The OpenLMIS Initiative is an open source project made up of a vibrant community of funders and health and technical implementation partners. The generous contributions from our funding partners have made it possible to implement OpenLMIS in six geographies to date, and to continue to develop an open source electronic LMIS that is the standard for logistics management software in LMICs.
The OpenLMIS software is built on a micro-services architecture that better supports modularity and extensibility, enabling multiple OpenLMIS implementations in different countries to share one global, open source codebase. This enables the investment made in one country to benefit many others, through shared functionality and software development.
The underlying object model of OpenLMIS provides support for the latest GS1 standards, which enable integration with global systems and provide end-to-end visibility of a supply chain.
OpenLMIS streamlines the collection of key logistics data, providing managers much needed visibility into their supply chains
The vaccine module is designed to ensure that potent, stable vaccines are delivered to children and those who need them most. The roadmap for vaccine support in version 3.3 includes comprehensive vaccine management based on inventory status and stock management, cold chain equipment support, support for requisition/push and mixed supply chains, stock level notifications, and reporting including on-time deliveries, wastage, and forecast accuracy.
The launch of our new open-source reporting service in version 3.5 allows users to collate and organize data into useful, actionable visualizations in a dashboard. With this infrastructure and open source tooling, it makes it easier to capture data from multiple sources, if there are multiple systems in the country, and aggregate, merge, clean, and organize data in a scalable way that allows for near-real time visualizations. Our hope and expectation is that this new reporting feature will contribute to improving end-to-end visibility and provide new information sources to inform decision making in public health supply chains.
The OpenLMIS v3 release schedule, which is subject to change based on shifting prioritization and requirements from the Governance Committee, is outlined below.
Throughout the release schedule, additional features and functionality will be included that answer the most-requested needs of users based on comprehensive requirements gathering. Visit the OpenLMIS Product Roadmap for the full release schedule and details.