Applications of PANTOTO
The applications for software such as PANTOTO
are vast. Some of the applications that would interest organizations
Create and deploy a mechanism that allows
an organization to analyze information and data and manage its management
information system needs. PANTOTO will facilitate in decision making
and will help managers and executives design interventions. It will
cater to both decision makers as well as frontline and field staff.
Monitoring and Evaluation can be conducted on a daily basis and will
allow for mid-course corrections by the management.
- Documentation & Dissemination
Create a repository of knowledge and
information that is indexed, retrievable and secure. Can be used by
and entire organization can also be made available to different stakeholders
both at the vertical and horizontal levels. Ideal for NGOs and institutions
that are in the business of making information available to different
stakeholders. PANTOTO can be used not only store and retrieve the
information but to disseminate it and make it accessible.
Create forms and templates to enable
data standardization during surveys. PANTOTO not only e-nables the
surveying process but also ensure that can be shared and analyzed
by different stakeholders. Field staff who conduct surveys, can use
standardized forms and templates across locations. Tacit knowledge
that they acquired about respondents during the course of the survey
can also be recorded in PANTOTO and can be used for analysis.
Create a low-cost virtual market place
that brings buyers and sellers together. This marketplace is easy
to maintain, update and organize. Such marketplaces are ideal for
smaller producers that want to tap a larger market. Communities that
would benefit form such initiatives include artisans, weavers, and
members of a co-operative or producers who operate in a niche market.
Community models that have been built
in PANTOTO can be easily replicated and used in other community building
initiatives. Typically, one can copy forms and templates that have
been created by one community for use by another with provision for