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Managing Information Using IMSMANG

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{{IMSMANG}} divides information management into three successive phases: recording, analysing and reporting. Each phase consists of different tasks that are performed using {{IMSMANG}} toolset. After an information manager decides how to customise {{IMSMANG}} for their organisation, the system IMSMA administrator sets up the toolset using the instructions in this guidethe wiki. The figure below shows the flow through the phases along with a brief description of the tasks performed in each.{|align="center"|-|[[Image:ImphasesimsmaIMPhaseIMSMA2.png|800px400px| ]]|}
==Recording==__NOEDITSECTION__
In the first and most important recording phase of information management, field officers enter a variety of details about an area, activity or event, otherwise known as an item, into {{IMSMANG}} using data entry forms. To ensure the right information is recorded, system IMSMA administrators build and manage the data entry form templates and their item attributes, or portions of information to record for each type of item. {{IMSMANG}} provides a set of default Inspiration templates with standard item attributes that system IMSMA administrators can modify, or system IMSMA administrators can build and publish custom templates with custom item attributes for the field officers to use. System IMSMA administrators also set up and manage the country structure information and basic programme data, including explosive ordnance, organisation and place data, that field officers use when completing data entry forms. 
==Analysing==__NOEDITSECTION__
An effective information management system enables an information manager to examine a large amount of data efficiently and to make that information available to those who make decisions that support their programme’s objectives. {{IMSMANG}} provides three customisable sets of tools for visualising and analysing mine action data and the tasks related to mine action activities. Themes enable users to display image-based information on the map, including icons to identify the location of an item by its type, high- resolution satellite images and topographic details. The summary view windows display a text- based summary of all the information entered into the system {{IMSMANG}} about an item or task. Working with their information managers, system IMSMA administrators can customise these tools to display mine action data to suit the needs of the programme. System IMSMA administrators can also design impact scoring templates, which enable the organisation to measure and report how much a location is affected by explosive ordnance. 
==Reporting==__NOEDITSECTION__
In the final reporting phase of information management, field officers compile mine action data and run a variety of reports for sharing information. Like {{IMSMANG}} other tools, the reports are customisable and stored as templates in the system database so field officers can run the same reports as often as needed without compiling configuring new information reports each time. To support this work, system IMSMA administrators create search definitions with most or all search criteria predefined and report templates for each item to report on, depending on the attributes to be included, custom calculations that can be performed on the returned data if applicable and how the data should be formatted. 
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