Some examples of additional costs to consider when using openIMIS are given below. The extent of these additional costs will very much depend on the size and scale of the implementation. Examples of cost drivers are:
Depending on the functionalities, beyond what the latest version of openIMIS currently offers, required for your implementation of openIMIS, costs for software development will be incurred. The extent of the costs is solely dependent on the nature and extent of customization required.
Server hosting costs
Either virtual server (recurring cost) OR dedicated physical server (one-time cost)
Server maintenance costs (for dedicated physical server):
Operating System License cost (currently, openIMIS requires at least Microsoft Server 2012. We are working tirelessly to remove this dependency in openIMIS; you can find more details in the roadmap here).
Database server costs:
depending on the size of implementation, a fully licensed version of Microsoft SQL Server may be required. We are working tirelessly to remove this dependency from openIMIS; you can find more details in the roadmap here).
Server redundancy and backup costs.
Size of the server depends on the estimated size and scale of implementation
Costs for computer hardware
At health facilities (a mix of smartphones and computers).
Android phone running Android Oreo or beyond
A computer capable of running a web-browser
The number of phones and computers required depends on the size and scale of implementation.
At scheme operator
Computers capable of running a web-browser
The number of computers required depends on the size and scale of implementation.
24x7 internet connection (plus backup connection) required at the openIMIS server hosting location and at scheme operator offices.
Stable internet connection at health facilities.
openIMIS has offline capabilities for times where the internet is not available at health facilities or at community level.
Training of Trainers (ToT)
User training for various business processes, e.g.:
Health service utilization
Data analysis and use
The number of training depends on the size and scale of implementation.