The new Qlik apps will reduce the time it usually takes for the foundation to respond to a donor from up to five working days to less than an hour.
Qlik announced that it has partnered with Crossroads Foundation, a Hong Kong-based charity, to change the way it used to manage its donations, through improved management and visualization of data.
One of the most impressive results of the deployment is a new smartphone app that enables anyone in Hong Kong to donate anything very easily and efficiently.
Launched as part of Crossroads’ Good City project, the new Qlik apps will reduce the time it usually takes for the foundation to respond to a donor from up to five working days to less than an hour. It will also enable the organization to efficiently handle the huge supply of donated goods as well as provide transparency on its charitable work.
“We have greatly shifted the way we can connect people who can help with those who are in need. With the new app, donors can just pull out their smartphone, photograph the item for donation, and then book a van to get the item to us. It’s an incredible development that allows us to manage the entire donation process in something close to real-time, and get the goods to the people who need it, faster than ever,” said Matthew Gow, a Director of the Crossroads Foundation.
Established in 1995, the Crossroads Foundation began work by shipping 19 cartons of relief supplies to victims of a major flood in Southern China. Now, in 2017, the organization provides donations to people in 90 countries around the world. While generous donations such as bedding, clothing, educational toys, furniture, technology, medical provisions and electrical appliances came in from companies and private individuals, the Crossroads team faced a continuous challenge to track every item in a timely manner.