Using Oasis Insight gives the Food Bank the data it needs to drive program development and track funders' requests for information.
The ability to query reports customized to the needs of the Food Bank. We can filter to get the date ranges or specifics we need. We can detail the aggregate numbers we need. If we need to go deeper, we can export as a CSV file and manipulate through Excel.
A few little areas for improvement, but the Simon Solutions team is very open to feedback and makes improvements whenever we suggest something.
Queries and Reporting. This is a relational database, so most fields are can be selected. The database is used to gain important information on years of clients, active and inactive, who receive monthly assistance of food. Reports are often run to see how many are under 60 or how many receive federal assistance in several different areas.
The data entry is easy, but the resulting information is what make this a very valuable database to our organization.
There is not much wrong with this software. Limited training was required, though online help is available. The Greater Boston Food Bank oversees all use.