New NDIS Software – Managing your NDIS Risk

New NDIS Software – Managing your NDIS Risk

The NDIS presents great opportunities yet many risks for organisations working in the disability sector over the coming years. One of the biggest challenges is upgrading your electronic data management systems so you can ensure your organisation can manage payments with the NDIS portal as we move towards the individualised funding model. Other risks include […]

CHSP & NDIS Starter Package now available

CHSP & NDIS Starter Package now available

Community Data Solutions offers a cost effective CHSP & NDIS care starter package to organisations delivering aged and disability care. Our package includes the following features: Enquiry registry with basic waitlisting tools Client registry Incoming and Outgoing Referral registry CHSP and MDS case management compliant with DSS data exchange and MDS reports NDIS case management compliant with My […]

DSS Data Exchange off and running in earnest

DSS Data Exchange off and running in earnest

Community Data Solutions is pleased to announce we have converted over 30 of our customers over to DSS compliant CRM systems. Our organisations are now successfully reporting to DSS on all levels they choose to. Community Data Solutions has made its CRM system compliant for a very wide range of DSS DEX funded programs. The […]

How important is data ownership to your organisation?

How important is data ownership to your organisation?

Traditionally in the community services sector, organisations have been funded to deliver services and in return required to complete Government reports, essentially self-reporting on the work they have conducted against a contract of work. Quite often in the past this reporting has been paper based, completing qualitative and quantitative fields for the relevant Government Department. […]

Customer FAQ – DSS Related Questions (July 2015)

Customer FAQ – DSS Related Questions (July 2015)

Read the answers frequently asked questions related to DSS functionality. Resources Q: Which DSS support resources are available to me? A: The DSS have a support website for the DSS Exchange Portal with support documentation. Here you can find the DSS Exchange Framework document, a high level document outlining the new approach to programme performance […]

Do You Want a Better Data Management System?

Do You Want a Better Data Management System?

Are you feeling the pressure for your community sector organisation to improve, and modernise your data management systems? Community Data Solutions are pleased to announce that we are again working in partnership with CBB the not4profit people to fund the 2014 CBB Data Start Up Grants. Multiple grants of up to $5000 will be made […]

ACT Disability Service Providers: Are you Ready for the NDIS?

ACT Disability Service Providers: Are you Ready for the NDIS?

At the end of this year, the ACT government will withdraw from early intervention programs in Canberra, due to the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the territory. This means disability service providers registered to provide supports in the ACT must prepare for competitive environment characterised by self-directed approaches, and individualised funding. The […]

CDS CRM Software Links With NDIS Provider Portal

CDS CRM Software Links With NDIS Provider Portal

Through our ongoing consultations with both the NDIA and disability service providers across Australia, we’re familiar with the regular requirements of updates to the Provider Portal. The changes to the Provider Portal last month include: Updates to the export functionality; removal of internal system fields from the output file and the ability to choose the […]

Tips for NFP Board Members to Help Develop their Organisation

Tips for NFP Board Members to Help Develop their Organisation

We exhibited at the Better Boards Conference in Adelaide and thought this was an appropriate time to consider the data management issues that boards should be thinking about, particularly in the community services space. Much of the data collected by community service not-for-profits is fragmented, and data policy is often driven by Government funding reporting […]