Companies that provide HMIS solutions for communities are required to meet a high threshold of standards by the Federal government for data collection while simultaneously adhering to complex, and constantly changing, reporting requirements.
HMIS vendors have the ability to directly integrate with HomelessData.com through the Reporting Engine API, through secure FTP of data in the current HUD CSV Data Exchange Format, or can utilize the built-in tools that allow users to upload zipped files containing the HMIS data. Whatever approach is used, vendors are able to wash their hands of the never ending changes in reporting requirements by outsourcing the task to a partner with fifteen years of experience in HMIS reporting. Over 2,600 projects that serve the homeless currently rely on HomelessData for their Federal reporting needs.
In addition to being able to produce pixel perfect reports, the reports that are produced out of HomelessData.com have the advanced features that most users want. These include:
- Simple and Intuitive User Interface
- Drill-down capabilities on all results
- Advanced Filtering to allow for all reports to be run for a particular subpopulation
- Informative Data Quality Monitoring Tools
- HUD AHAR XML and eCART Output
- Virtual Help Desk Support
- Regular Trainings
The pricing model is simple, set up is easy, and the framework is industry proven. Details about our secure hosting environment, which utilizes dedicated servers in an enterprise-class data center, can be found here. To really get a sense of just how much time and effort can be saved by partnering with Simtech though you really need to contact us to set aside some time for a personal demo.