1. Integrated but Vulnerable. Sistema Biobolsa has an integrated system that allows multiple needs to be met by each survey; however, this means any issues or omissions within this system will have ripple effects throughout the value chain.
2. Training and Manuals. Employees expressed dissatisfaction with some aspects of the Salesforce and TaroWorks training they received. In general, employees do not reference user manuals, because they did not have a copy, did not find it user-friendly, or preferred to ask someone for help.
3. Survey Format and Information Quality. Since TaroWorks allows for “required” questions that cannot be skipped and surveys that can be adapted to include only questions relevant to each customer, surveys were more complete when TaroWorks was used as opposed to a paper format.
4. Mexico vs. Nicaragua. Common units of measurement, credit practices, energy usage, and costs varied between Mexico and Nicaragua. Because the surveys and policies were developed at the Mexican headquarters, some questions and policies needed to be adapted to better suit the Nicaraguan context, and future markets.
1. Data Collection Process Report. A report that compiles findings from the database analysis, interviews, and observations of Sistema Biobolsa’s data collection process. The report includes recommendations for efficient and accurate collection of data, which will be crucial to keep this process running smoothly as Sistema Biobolsa continues to scale.
Data Collection Process Report
2. Impact Dashboard. This illustrates Sistema’s impact on economic empowerment, waste treatment, food security, health, energy independence, and environmental impact and may be used for management reporting.
3. Manuals. Updated and user-friendly English and Spanish versions of Salesforce, TaroWorks, Credit, SMS, and Commissions manuals. These manuals will help to keep operations consistent between Sistema’s different offices and to standardize the methods of data collection.
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