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| style="padding:2px;" | <h2 id="mp-tfa-h2" style="margin:3px; background:#cef2e0; font-size:120%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #a3bfb1; text-align:left; color:#000; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">What is IMSMA?</h2>
| style="color:#000;" | <div id="mp-tfa" style="padding:2px 5px">The '''Information Management System for Mine Action''' is a software designed to support the needs of the mine action community for decision support, monitoring and reporting. Core elements of IMSMA include a <abbr title="Open source object-relational database management system">PostgreSQL</abbr> database engine and a geographic information system (GIS) for displaying information on maps. Its [[Understanding Configuration Options|client-server architecture]] enables stand-alone installations for small [[mine action programme]]s as well as networked installations for large programmes with many users distributed across multiple sites and organisations. Additionally, IMSMA can be connected to supporting components that directly interact with the IMSMA system. This includes an [[Portal:Business Intelligence|online Mine action INTelligence tool]] ([[Glossary#M|MINT]]) for advanced analytics and reporting as well more common tools like [ Microsoft Excel].
[[Core Design Concepts|Designed with ''flexibility'' and ''usability'']] at heart, IMSMA is [[Portal:IMSMA_Administration#Customisation|very adaptable and can be continuously customised]] by individual programmes to suit their changing information management needs. This includes defining the type of mine action data to store and the relationships among the types, the forms used to collect information in the field and the workflows - such as for instance [[land release]]. Significant attention should be paid when setting up and customising IMSMA to make sure that it is adapted to the needs of all staff and external stakeholders.

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