Collaboratives

Valuable Tools for Collaboratives

Human services case management is often not a one-person, one-organization activity. It frequently requires the voluntary participation of persons or organizations, and their provision of resources. It is practically impossible to establish a holistic, family-centric case management service delivery and performance management process without collaboration of some kind.

There are many potential partners in any collaboration process. In case management, there are both internal and external collaborative participants. Internal players include intra-organizational sharing of appropriate information and resources among one organization’s programs, departments, staff members, volunteers, executives and other stakeholders (board members, for instance) – all controlled via Apricot’s sophisticated, yet easy-to-use access permission. External collaborative partner access is managed via the same Apricot access permission tools and allows multiple organizations to share appropriate information – both funder and service providers, if desired. Inter-organizational partners can share pertinent, need-to-know information on consumers, families and services in order to maximize capacity, efficiency and, once again, resources.

The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) finds that twice as much potential value lies in using technology to enhance communications, knowledge sharing, and collaboration within and across enterprises. MGI’s estimates suggest that by fully implementing social technologies, companies have an opportunity to raise the productivity of interaction workers … including managers and professionals—by 20 to 25 percent.

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Save Time and Money … Drive More Mission with Apricot Software for Collaborations

Two-thirds of Apricot Software’s potential productivity value lies in improving collaboration and communication within and across nonprofit organizations of all types. The average social worker spends an estimated 28 percent of the workweek managing e-mail and nearly 20 percent looking for internal information or tracking down colleagues who can help with specific tasks. Real value, translatable in delivering more mission and saving time and money – can be realized through faster, more efficient, more effective collaboration with Apricot Software – both within and between enterprises.


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Track What Matters and Report Collaboration Impact

Collaboration performance management and outcomes reporting are a high priority for us. Social Solutions has designed Apricot Software to specifically enable collaboration best practices in design, implementation and technology tools for results-based service delivery. Apricot tracking and reporting is completely flexible, providing the outcome and impact modules you require, avoiding ineffective ‘cookie-cutter’ solutions to the collaboration outcomes challenge. Social Solutions offers a variety of Apricot Software case management and collaborative services impact reporting solutions, including implementation, training, and consulting services, all based on your organization’s specific needs and goals.

Apricot Software offers all the technology tools that your collaboration needs – no matter what the service or the number and type of funders: duplicate check intake; household linking; appointment scheduling; release forms; service referrals; goal planning and implementation; program enrollment; and, progress evaluation and outcomes. Communication support tools such as bulletin boards, reminders, calendars and dashboards are standard!


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Keep Your Records Safe with State-of-the-Art Apricot Software

Social Solutions provides an economical and highly efficient software solution for non-profit, NGO and funder collaboratives that can be accessed via a secure, user name and password-protected online interface. By providing Apricot Software, Social Solutions’ web-based collaboration solution, organizations do not have to invest in additional and expensive software, hardware or IT staff. Apricot Software provides 24/7 support, continuous back-up, guaranteed security in both data transfer and storage and 100% disaster recovery.