Building Community Network

The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church or Church of Malabar Syrian Catholics is an Eastern Catholic Major Archiepiscopal Church based in Kerala, India. The church was required to make a network that can interact within the complex hierarchical structure of the church, and provide information back and forth to the people and church. 

They required a single application to handle communication requirements for each area of a huge community and to implement a network that consists of multiple applications which in effect could meet the communication requirements of the whole community.  

 

Solution we delivered

A community network built on makeandmanage with below features:

 

  • Update anytime with self-synchronization
  • Simple and easy CMS and admin
  • Offline first
  • Fast search discovery of data
  • Group-based notification
  • Complex hierarchical apps
  • Shared content across apps
  • Hyperlocal-ready
  • Authenticated directory with user login
  • Closed and open apps
  • User-specific menu and content
  • Admin app 
  • Various content module options
  • Super scalable
  • Rock-solid
  • Build for privacy

Result and efficiency achieved

As an organization, the client had tried numerous attempts to collect the data of the community as a whole. But all the time, the channels and methods they tried were conventional. But with our platform, they were able to get data from the intended source, and also were able to achieve a real-time and a proper communication paradigm. 

Solution absent scenario

The client had to resort to the regular conventional methods for both data collection and communication, which, most of the time, was difficult to manage and hard to update.

Our takeaway

Highly complex and large hierarchical organizations have their own work culture, and systems and processes. Integrating digital solutions into those systems requires a good understanding of their culture and limitations, and we need to keep that in mind when designing a solution. For a solution to succeed, their features need to be in line with their vision.