Category Archives: Innovation

SRA’s AMMA APP recognised at the AIIA iAwards

Catholic Education NT and SRA Information Technology’s (SRA) Attendance Management Map Application (AMMA) received a Merit for the Innovation in Mobility iAward at the Australian Information Industry Association’s (AIIA) National iAwards last night in Melbourne.

Competition was fierce, with Automed (a livestock medication device) taking out the National iAward for Innovation in Mobility.  With merits only handed to entrants who come within 5% of the winning score, Catholic Education NT and SRA are ecstatic to achieve a Merit – the equivalent of “National Runner Up”.

AMMA iAward photo

AMMA Team members David Crawford, David Jones, Stephen Pearson and Jeremy Howley receiving their award at the iAwards Presentation Dinner.

The iAwards recognise companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation and celebrate the achievements of home-grown Australian innovators.  The Innovation in Mobility award recognises projects using mobility technologies and/or location to develop solutions or help improve management of mobile solutions.

After entering the AMMA in the NT State iAwards and winning the Innovation in Mobility category earlier this year the Catholic Education NT and SRA team headed to Melbourne to compete on the national stage.

The AMMA is the first application developed specifically to combat truancy in remote communities. It was designed to focus and foster discussions between local indigenous families, school staff, truancy officers and the Commonwealth Government Remote Schools Attendance Strategy (RSAS) staff.

This was a true team effort, however special mention must go to SRA’s Stephen Pearson who single-handedly built the application with the Catholic Education NT IT team.

The AMMA allows users to confirm student attendance in real-time, map follow-up routes (improving efficiency) and increase attendance levels.  Its intuitive geographical mapping interface breaks language and literacy barriers, assisting when English is the Second Language.

Access is role-based (bus driver, attendance and/or truancy officer), with roles used to define how student attendance is highlighted (i.e. students truant for 10 days are highlighted red for a Truancy Officer). Households are colour-coded to indicate student attendance status: red indicates not at school (or role based perspective); yellow indicates student has been picked up; and green indicates student is in attendance (or role based perspective). Providing the correct focus on households based on perspective allows tailoring of strategies/workflows to improve and increase student attendance rates.

With a current daily attendance rate of 42%, approximately 400 of the 750 students in the Wadeye area are not attending school on any one day! The future of this indigenous population relies on improving student attendance rates.

The AMMA has the capacity to grow and evolve to provide insight into:

  • Student absentee patterns and trends
  • The relationship between attendance rates and grades
  • Managing a cohort of students to focus on attendance compliance or improvement
  • User messaging/alerts from the school

The AMMA is currently used in the Wadeye area at the OLSH Thamarrur School, but  Catholic Education NT could roll the application out across the NT to help increase attendance rates of indigenous students in remote areas.

It has the capacity and potential to be used across the board for all students and schools, with Catholic Education NT and SRA now discussing how to commercialise elements of the AMMA.

AMMA Town View

AMMA Town overview

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SRA set to LAUNCH C3 in JULY!

Community Engagement Software!

SRA Information Technology (SRA) are proud to be launching C3; a cloud-based community engagement software platform purpose built to facilitate reliable two-way communication between your organisation and the community in which you operate.

Whenever stakeholders in your community have complaints, compliments, feedback, questions or requests, C3 allows you to manage and streamline the process in a consistent, repeatable manner.

C3 is an innovative solution developed in response to clients needing to reduce the case management (workflow) load from the feedback their communities were submitting in multiple formats.

C3 Webinar

For your community – C3 provides a web-based and responsive mobile portal, easily embedded into your existing website and personalised with your chosen URL, available on any browser. This way, community stakeholders can submit and see updates on feedback using their laptop, mobile phones, tablet or any other device.

C3 - Community Portal
Screenshot: C3 Community Portal

For your staff – C3 supports complete service case lifecycle management. The Service Hub, provides workflow, stakeholder management, notifications, reporting and dashboarding. Each case can be managed and responded to by your staff members quickly, in one single platform which works to streamline the process, reduces risk and minimise time to respond – often resulting in lower costs associated with community engagement.

C3 - Service Hub
Screenshot: C3 internal Service Hub

C3 Features

  • Community Portal
  • Service Hub
  • Unlimited FREE Community Users
  • Case Management and Workflow
  • Customisable Case Classification
  • Team and Role Based Security
  • Financial Impact Assessment
  • Notifications
  • Mapping, Dashboards and Reporting
  • Web and Mobile Access with Personalised URLs
  • Access to a dedicated Knowledge Base including User Guides, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Managing Community Engagement Articles
  • Web and Mobile Access with Personalised URLs

C3 Benefits

  • Single Register for ALL Communication
  • Improved Internal Efficiency and Consistency
  • Better Service Quality to Communities
  • Cloud-based – no need for hardware
  • Cost Effective Solution to a Serious Problem
  • Scalable (only pay for what you need) Fees
  • C3 Service Desk

We will be launching C3 during July with a webinar series and live demos.

For more information on how C3 can help CONNECT YOU WITH YOUR COMMUNITY, head to www.C3register.com.

C3 Webinar

Catholic Education NT and SRA WORKING and WINNING TOGETHER

Together, Catholic Education NT and SRA Information Technology (SRA) have won the NT Innovation in Mobility iAward at the Australian Information Industry Association’s (AIIA) SA and NT iAwards Gala for their Attendance Management Map Application (AMMA).

The AMMA is now in the running for the National Innovation in Mobility iAward which will be announced at the National iAwards in Melbourne on 1 September 2016.

The Hon. Kyam Maher, MLC said, “Innovation in the digital economy offers huge possibilities for the future prosperity of communities and economies locally, nationally, and around the world. To make the short list for these awards, all of the nominees have brought game-changing ideas to the table. I congratulate the award winners, and look forward to their continuing contributions to the innovative future of our state.”

The AMMA is the first application developed specifically to combat truancy in remote communities, as well as focus and foster discussions between local indigenous families, school staff, truancy officers and the Commonwealth Government Remote Schools Attendance Strategy (RSAS) staff.

The AMMA allows users to confirm student attendance in real-time, map follow-up routes (improving efficiency) and increase attendance levels.  Its intuitive geographical mapping interface breaks language and literacy barriers, assisting when English is the Second Language.

Access is role-based (bus driver, attendance and/or truancy officer), with roles used to define how student attendance is highlighted (i.e. students truant for 10 days are highlighted red for a Truancy Officer). Households are colour-coded to indicate student attendance status: red indicates not at school (or role based perspective); yellow indicates student has been picked up; and green indicates student is in attendance (or role based perspective). Providing the correct focus on households based on perspective allows tailoring of strategies/workflows to improve and increase student attendance rates.

With a current daily attendance rate of 42%, approximately 400 of the 750 students in the Wadeye area are not attending school on any one day! The future of this indigenous population relies on improving student attendance rates.

The AMMA has the capacity to grow and evolve to provide insight into:

  • Student absentee patterns and trends
  • The relationship between attendance rates and grades
  • Managing a cohort of students to focus on attendance compliance or improvement
  • User messaging/alerts from the school

Currently used in the Wadeye area at the OLSH Thamarrur School, Catholic Education intends to roll the application out across the NT to help increase attendance rates of indigenous students in remote areas.  It has the capacity and potential to be used across the board for all students and schools.

AMMA Town View

AMMA Town overview

Link to iAwards announcement media RELEASE
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RSPCA Analytics: Case Study Event

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RSPCA SA now uses customised dashboards to deliver insight across the organisation, in real-time.

Together, RSPCA SA, SRA and Yellowfin have modernised charity and NFP data analysis and management with a world leading Business Intelligence program.

The RSPCA is hosting an event to showcase their achievement, facilitate networking  and provide the opportunity for you to learn how you too can implement and use customised dashboards to:
– Target Marketing Investment       – Reduce Attrition Rates
– Increase Income per Donor          – Target Your Demographic
– Predict and Forecast Revenue       – And More

If there is someone else you think should be attending this event, please feel free to share this with them.

4-6pm on Thursday 16th June 2016

RSPCA South Australia
16 Nelson Street
Stepney  SA 5069

RSVP using the link below or by emailing: natasha.wojcik@sra.com.au

RSVP NOW

 

SRA Information Technology helping MAP the future of Adelaide’s Northern Suburbs

LookNorth

SRA Information Technology (SRA) has a key role to play in the South Australian Government’s Northern Economic Plan.

The Plan, launched on the 28th January 2016, is an ambitious plan that aims to create jobs, improve social issues and engage young people in the Northern suburbs of Adelaide.

The State Government worked extensively with the Playford, Salisbury and Port Adelaide Enfield councils, as well as local businesses and residents to develop the Northern Economic Plan.

Part of the project included the launch of a new Government website – LOOKNORTH – that aims to make it easier for companies and individuals to invest in the north.

The website shows maps of the Playford, Salisbury and Port Adelaide Enfield Council districts, highlighting various projects in the districts, such as the $985 million Northern Connector project and $25 million worth of public housing upgrades.

SRA’s role in this exciting government initiative was to develop and implement a geospatial mapping solution that integrates with Department of State Development and Location SA data sources.  The solution was developed using a responsive design to ensure it is mobile friendly and to allow future growth.

It is expected that the mapping solution will be further developed in the future so that it can be used to showcase available land in the three districts, as well as zoning information; so investors wanting to build in the area can easily see what is available.

To find out more about the Northern Economic Plan, visit the South Australian Government site LOOKNORTH.

Download the Northern Economic Plan HERE.
LookNorth Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

View the Geospatial Map developed and implemented by SRA, HERE.

LookNorth screenshot

SRA to revolutionise search & rescue efforts!

Minister for Business Peter Styles announced SRA would receive a Northern Territory Government Business Innovation Support Initiatives (BISI) grant from the latest funding round to help them develop a search and rescue drone.
drone

“SRA will use its grant to develop a prototype for an unmanned, aerial Search and Rescue System, or drone, which has the potential to save lives,” Mr Styles said.

“Innovative businesses are proven to be more sustainable, productive and efficient and, in turn, employ more people.

“The Country Liberals Government recognises innovation is an important economic driver and the BISI program is helping to foster a culture of innovation within the NT business community.”

The project will see the creation of a remotely controlled or automated aircraft that can be deployed during rescue situations.

The prototype will be tested for range, flight time, stability, environmental implications and ability to deploy thermal and HD imaging.

“SRA is extremely excited about the prospect of progressing this project which otherwise might have faced delays,” said SRA CEO Steve Rowe.

“It could potentially increase safety of both emergency personnel and casualties by acting as a forward scout to identify safe approach routes during rescues and even delivering items such as blankets or radios to the casualty.

“This technology could also significantly reduce the cost of rescue operations through the reduction of expensive helicopter hours.”

Drone cartoon Colin Wicking

The BISI program launched on 1 July 2014 and is designed to encourage and enable innovation within the Northern Territory business community.

Link to NT News article

Link to Government announcement