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Voluntary Service Data Mapping

VidaVia were called in by Sefton CVS towards the end of last year to look at creating online forms to support their annual mapping exercise.

This exercise allows the CVS to gather detailed mapping data on the multitude of voluntary organisations in their region. This project led to a full-featured system that allowed import and export to/from the Sefton CVS Microsoft Dynamics system whilst maintaining data privacy and security at all times.

The CVS system is based on Drupal - an open source content management system - but builds on that to provide "ready-made" user accounts for the voluntary organisation representatives to maintain their data over time.

The system was complemented by a specially developed desktop application utility that provided the interface to the legacy Microsoft Dynamics system being operated by Sefton CVS. In this way, a fresh public-facing online system was able to integrate tightly with the client's legacy CRM system located behind a security firewall.

VidaVia found this project extremely satisfying are hoping to continue working in this field and, in particular, with this client.

Website: www.localvoluntarygroups.org.uk