Secure and flexible software offering case and outcomes management plus client, donor and volunteer tracking capabilities
Apricot is aimed at mid-sized social change organisations with operating budgets of less than $8m, an ability to commit to a three year contract, and a desire to manage system functionality with add-on options as required.
SquaredImpact provides ‘build out’ services for Apricot.
This means we recommend that new Apricot customers arrange to have a minimal base structure set up by the software’s reseller in Australia as part of their purchase bundle and to ensure the base implementation is directly supported by them, followed by specialised build out services via SquaredImpact.
Because SquaredImpact’s technical expertise is complemented by extensive social change practitioner experience, and specific outcomes measurement and social impact expertise. This is a unique skill set. We understand your business from a practitioner and technical perspective, and we bring specific outcomes measurement evaluation expertise to our software services too.
That’s why we recommend building out your system beyond the base structure with us, taking advantage of our unique skill set to ensure your system is truly fit-for-purpose.
Apricot Base Implementation
SquaredImpact recommends that customers source a minimal base implementation from the Apricot reseller in Australia, followed by a specialised build out by the SquaredImpact team
SquaredImpact Build Out
A bundle of implementation hours from SquaredImpact to build out your base structure, making use of our unique combination of technical, practitioner and outcomes measurement expertise
SquaredImpact Post Build Out
Expert help with specific system improvement, expansion or refinement tasks after the base implementation and initial build out – see our existing software page
What Apricot can do for you:
Streamline operational tasks
Reduce time spent on administrative paperwork and increase time with participants
Create electronic records and track efforts and time spent for participants, volunteers and service providers in web based interface, build custom forms from scratch and upload scanned documents
Outcomes and impact
Demonstrate incremental progress to front line workers, managers, Boards and funders using customisable reports and dashboards
Develop reports for any data set
User access and permissions
Organise user permissions by group or department to manage user access and workflows
Secure data with a web-based software platform, backups and user security settings
We believe your Apricot implementation should involve this 3 step process.
Understand your workflows, processes, staff roles, operations, goals and outcomes, indicators, current and desired reporting and gaps or challenges with existing software.
Design the system, connecting the software to your practice, and reflecting required data capture and reporting requirements. Apply best practice implementation principles and suggest practical improvements that enhance efficiency and capture of incremental progress over time as well as regular output data.
CONFIGURE, TEST & TRAIN
Build your system and provide support to your system administrators as they become familiar with the system. Guide you through system testing and revisions and prepare tailored and relevant training materials, deliver training sessions and support you at GO LIVE.
Is Apricot the right software for you?
Our Outcomes Measurement Survival 5-part eSeries provides straight forward outcomes education supported by practical worksheet activities and packs $1200 of consulting time value into a $65 eSeries – it’s the resource we recommend for people looking for practical and actionable information about outcomes measurement including outcomes measurement systems!
We also offer several free eSeries and stand-alone eBooks.
Start applying this knowledge to your own outcomes journey today!
12 Steps to the Right Data System
Thinking About Your Outcomes Systems
Apricot build out services are priced based on project scope and generally start from $5,000. Post implementation services usually start from $1,200. Discounted rates may be available.