Audits are a fact of life for agencies. Meaningful data can demonstrate organizational effectiveness, program growth and achievement of goals to funders and regulatory bodies. How do you run Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports for audits and other purposes? Is it a simple process, or a nightmare involving multiple inputs, pulling data from various sources, and manually tabulating your results?
One of Asara’s newest features is the ability to effortlessly pull a KPI report for any quarter within the current or previous fiscal years. Reports deliver specific high-level performance indicators, such as number of clients served, number of placements, discharges, and other indicators of foster care agency activity.
Reports may also be selected by program and program type (ie, regular or therapeutic).
The report provides users with the flexibility to pull summary or detailed data, which breaks out the numbers behind the trends.
The feature is still in beta testing mode but is available for all existing Asara clients. It can be found in the reporting menu. Click on Management, then select KPI Foster Care Utilization. (If you can’t see it, let us know and we will unlock for you.)
Similarly, Asara makes it simple to compile data for an Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Resource Audit.
The R29 Report lets the user select a subset of homes and run reports that look at dates in four different ways to answer the multiple ACS questions. For example, a report may combine the re-certification due date, the certification start date, the emergency certification start date, and the status date.
The Res8 provides an even more granular level of detail. It provides a list of homes within a subset and renders a report on what might be missing from each file. For example, Res8 offers a level of detail that is able to show all home members and all of their missing data.
Audits are here to stay. And while it may be an exaggeration to suggest that Asara can make them great, the fact is that with Asara in your toolbox, audits don’t have to be a drain on your staff’s time. Contact us to learn more.