User Meetup - Join Us Thursday June 21
Two weeks have come and gone and it's time to all get together once again. Our bi-weekly user meetup is coming up this Thursday, June 21. Milagros Mendoza of Quipu Technology will be sharing her experiences rolling out Mifos at Fundación Inversión y Cooperación, the first MFI to go live on Mifos in Latin America. We'll also discuss the Mifos 2.4 release and we'll have a brief demonstration of CloudFoundry integration with Mifos.
The meeting is at the usual time at 330pm GMT on Thursday, June 21 - we'll connect directly via Skype or Freeconferencing if the service is available. Please add this invite to your calendar to join.
The agenda for the meeting thus far:
- Presentation from Milagros from Quipu Technology
- Demonstration of CloudFoundry Integration
- Discussion of Mifos 2.4 release
- Discussion of upcoming Marie J release.
- Open Office Hours
Since our last meetup, here's a few posts to the blog on what's been happening in the community
Mifos 2.4 - Vinolia I launches
We're happy to announce that Mifos 2.4, our second major community-supported release since the transition is available for download. With development and release management led by SolDevelo, this release is in direct response to some of the most critical gaps you've expressed in Mifos - easier reporting and integrated accounting. Mifos 2.4 includes 25 embedded Pentaho reports directly in Mifos, and the upcoming maintenance release will include Mifos-ACC, the basic accounting module, developed by Hugo Technologies with sponsorship from FinA. Mifos 2.4 also is rounding out a lot of the core functionality to improve efficiency and streamline business process including transfers between accounts, value-based permissions for loan approvals, real-time M-Pesa mobile money integration through KopoKopo, back-dated loan approvals, pro-rated GLIM payments, savings adjustments, and more.
Specialist Spotlight - Hugo Technologies
Outreach on the Ground - May 2012
Head over to the COSM blog for this past month's Outreach on the Ground blog series. For May, we're featuring stories exploring the theme of product and service development. MFIs have a myriad ways towards delivering financial services to the poor. This post looks at some of the recent updates from Mifos users and the products and services they are rolling out:
- Housing and Water Purifier Loans at Grameen Koota
- Transitioning to the MwaK program at Nuru
- A Closer Look at Lumana – Rainmakers interview with Sammie Rayner
- Missions of Hope International funding entrepreneurship through coffee