Monday, November 29, 2010

New Search Features


In time for the busy holiday season, VisionLink has released new Community Resource Directory searching tools.  While the details are available in the Customer Resource Center, the release includes the following:

Quoted Search Phrases--with simple quotation marks authorized users can search for specific phrases or sentences, and can include such quoted text with non-quoted text for even more effective searching.  The quoted search tools operate alongside the linguistically aware tools, stripping out, for example, plurals from the search terms.

Search Results Sorting--we have also enhanced the choices authorized users have to control the view of search results.  These include the ability to sort results by frequency and rank.  See the documentation for  details.

We have also moved the linguistically aware searching tools into the Taxonomy Search toolset.

Happy Holidays!  May your searches be quick, and the help you provide be quick, effective and personalized!

Dr. W. Douglas Zimmerman
President & CEO
VisionLink

Monday, November 15, 2010

All Services Report Enhancement


Making reports easier to run, and the results easier to view, VisionLink is pleased to release a significantly enhanced multi-page report showing information about every Service in our customer's Community Resource Directories.

Or, alternately, the same report can be run to review all un-posted services.  And both provide information about affiliated Agencies and Programs, Taxonomy codes and more.

The pre-built, pre-formatted report also includes an option to export to a spreadsheet for further manipulation.

This should definitely help with year-end reporting.

Dr. W. Douglas Zimmerman
President & CEO
VisionLink

Sunday, November 7, 2010

HMIS Data Quality Report


VisionLink is pleased to announce a new reporting tool in our Homeless Management Information System module.  

The HMIS Data Quality Report is designed to help communities evaluate the completeness of their data.  Using a selection of several HUD required data fields, the Data Quality Report generates a quick visual to help identify Clients with missing data.

The report can be limited by agency or date and can return data in just one HMIS module or several at the same time.  System Operators can access the report from the SysOp page by clicking the HMIS Reports link.  Other users can run the Data Quality Report for their Agency by going to the URL for the report.   

As usual, release notes can be found in the Customer Resource Center.  Here's to time saving focus on quality data!

Dr. W. Douglas Zimmerman
President & CEO
VisionLink