…formerly known as Distributed Work Management Application (DWMA)
… an integrated cloud-based collaborative work management system. It enables the user to efficiently coordinate people in diverse locations for group-level activities. It is a tool for group organizing, bulk sourcing, bulk distributing and information collating.
You can use ECHO for group purchases and downline distribution, marketing of goods or services, soliciting orders and instant approvals, consumer research, organize meetings, mobilize members or volunteers, notify events and reach your targets anywhere anytime.
The system components consist of:
|To manage or schedule incoming and outgoing messages via SMS|
|3-language texting (English, BM, Chinese)|
|To manage contacts categories with dedicated credits|
|Search & Print Function|
|To search or print address book, task list and messages|
|Reports & Logs|
|Incoming / outgoing messages, tasks and incorrect replies|
|Export & Archive Function|
|To export address book and activities to CSV file. Manage (restore / delete) archived items|
How ECHO came to be ......
Corpcom Services Sdn Bhd (eHomemakers) is a social enterprise, with a social missive to empower disadvantaged women. CSSB set about in 2002 to innovate an integrated ICT solution to organize work for urban poor in diverse locations. As one of the winners of 7 Pan Asia 2003 R&D Small Grant Award, CSSB built the pre-prototype low-cost application, person-to-person empowerment tool – ECHO, for the urban poor, predominantly the home-based and disadvantaged women.
ECHO has since been developed further with the Cradle grant and along the way garnered other recognitions notably Winner of the Ericsson Malaysia Corporate Responsibility Innovation Award (2008), runner-up at the Gender and ICT Award – World Summit of the Information Society in Tunisia (2005) and the Social Enterprise Award from MCA ICT Resource Center (MIRC)(2009).
In its enhanced state,ECHO is not solely reserved for the Non Profit Organizations but is also a useful tool for small and medium enterprises or businesses requiring a low cost work management system that promotes high productivity.
How do you use ECHO for your operations?
- Invitation to members and confirmations for upcoming events, meetings, trainings/seminars
- Consolidation of sales items from marketing networks
- Group sourcing of raw materials
- Bulk marketing of goods/services produced by beneficiaries/members
- Organizing production chains
- Organizing meetings with people who are on the go
- Mobilizing volunteers for activity placements
- Conducting surveys on groups and target segments
- Employing SMS as mini-test medium for e-learning activities
- Quick instant replies from recipients
Some ideas for enterprises on usage…
|Restaurants / eateries – dining promo, festive events|
|Medical Practitioner (dentists, specialists, GP)|
|Service providers e.g. training, event organizers|
|Automobile – vehicle service, breakdown alerts|
|Real estate – property launches, viewing|
Some ideas for Non Profit Organizations/Non Government Organizations on usage…
|Schools / Student Bodies|
|NGO / Non Profit Organizations – Clubs, Associations, Councils, Community Centers, Churches, Temples, Mosques, Networks, e-Communities||
Below are some of the key features of our application:
Watch the videos on how the NGOs use ECHO.
Click here for project overview.
ECHO: Improving Organizational Communications in Indonesia with Automated SMS and Email
ISIF Asia Ambassador’s new ICT success
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03-77319896.