Bluefrog has won the MANTHAN award in the category “e-Governance” for the year 2013 for its innovative solution UNNATHI for SERP Department.
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Bluefrog, recently achieved its CMMI® Level 3 rating. On November 23, we have received the final confirmation from the credentialing authority, CMMI Institute.
The CMMI Level 3 rating (officially referred to as the Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development or CMMI-DEV® – Maturity Level 3) is one level of advancement along a spectrum of software development process maturity that was originally developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and a coalition of industry and government experts (and was, purportedly, largely funded by the Department of Defense), to objectively appraise and recognize best practices in software engineering and systems engineering. As of January 2013, the sponsorship of CMMI, as an organized discipline, was taken over by the CMMI Institute, which is now chartered to conduct CMMI training and certification; sponsor conferences and classes; and provide information about CMMI process improvement models and appraisals. CMMI Institute is still under the purview of Carnegie Mellon University, but as a 100%-controlled subsidiary of Carnegie Innovations, the university’s technology commercialization enterprise. The SEI has moved on to “pioneer and advance new research in the field of software process management,” according to its own website.
The CMMI ratings are essentially designed to reflect how mature (i.e., how tried and true) are a company’s own processes and methods for producing high quality software. The CMMI-DEV model consists of five levels of CMMI process maturity, with each of those levels being a layer in an organization’s foundation for ongoing process improvement. The levels are designated by the numbers one through five with five being the highest. Respected throughout the information technology (IT) industry and the federal government sector, the CMMI ML3 rating offers the promise of lower risks to successful program execution that an appraised organization can deliver.
Bluefrog wins mandate to implement Asset & Work Progress Management System for RWSS
Rural Water Supply Department was formulated during the year 1997 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh creating separate divisions of Rural Water Supply since a number of villages are still to be provided with quality drinking water.
It functions directly under the Ministry of Rural water Supply with Principal Secretary to Government (RWS) as its administrative head and Engineer-in-Chief as its technical head.
We have been awarded the Asset and Work Progress Management system project by RWSS to capture all RWSS assets such as Water Tanks, Borewells, Stand Pumps, Filters etc.across Andhra Pradesh. Bluefrog is responsible for end-to-end implementation of the project by providing manpower each mandal wise for survey of data, providing required infrastructure such as servers, firewalls, switches, routers, other hardware items and required network with redundancy; Customization and Implementation of software and maintenance of the entire system for a period of 5 Years.
mBillionth Award for e-MMS
Bluefrog wins the prestigious 2012 mBillionth award for its innovative solution Electronic Muster and Measurement System implemented for national prestigious program MGNREGS.
The Electronic Muster & Measurement System (eMMS) is a technology solution to achieve complete transparency in MGNREGS. It allows one to obtain LIVE data from the work-site to the website on a day-to-day basis. The mobile technology is customised and deployed for MGNREGS field functionaries through different mobile applications such as e-Muster, e-Measurement, e-muster verification and e-check measurement.
Like many other preceding welfare schemes implemented in a similar scale at the grassroots level, MGNREGS was marred with corruption, misappropriation, leakages of funds and benefits not reaching the target group. Moreover, there was a felt need to adopt a better monitoring system and so ensure effective programme implementation covering more than 10 million wage-seekers spread across 61,000 villages in Andhra Pradesh.
It was important to get accurate and effective decision-making and its management.It was in this context, an innovative solution was sought to get real-time data right from the village for effective monitoring and to arrest corruption in musters and measurements. eMMS was introduced as a solution. It has huge potential in serving these needs and has to be further integrated into mobile usage.
Brough eMMS, complete transparency is ensured by capturing the details of wage seekers that have reported for work, right to the level of Name and Job Card ID. The details are populated in real time in the web reports, which are available for public access. Similarly, GPS coordinates and photographs of all works carried out under MGNREGS are captured and made available. Applications are menu-driven, with rich graphic user interface provided in local
The eMMS data is available in the public domain through its website. The number of wage seekers working in any village on a day can be further accessed by just sending a simple SMS request to the number 8008220000 in the specified format.
eWorld Award for CMSA
Bluefrog has won the eWorld award in the category “Best ICT-enabled Agriculture Initiative of the Year 2012″ for its first of its kind product Community Managed Sustainable Agriculture (CMSA).
CMSA is a paradigm shift in moving from input centric model to knowledge and skill based model. It involves making best use of locally available natural resources and takes best advantage of the natural processes. The main objective of CMSA is to bring sustainability to agricultural based livelihoods, with special focus on small and marginal farmers, tenants, agriculture labour and women. Its major objective is to making small farming viable. The core investment is on supporting community managed extension system than on material inputs. CMSA is essentially a farmer centered movement. Transfer of technology is through community based local best practicing farmers. Farmers field school (FFS) is the key activity for transfer of technology. Farmers upgrade knowledge by sharing, observations and experiments. 20-25 farm families formed into a group known as “Sasyamithra Sanghas” and these sanghas are assisted by a paid village activist (a practicing farmer) and paid cluster activist (for a group of five villages, he is also a practicing farmer). CMSA is focusing on building community best practitioners in technology transfer. They are known as “Community Resource Persons (CRPs)”. These community leaders are role models, who have adopted CMSA practices successfully in their fields and improved their net incomes.
mBillionth Award for OSRT
We are delighted to announce that Bluefrog’s OSRT solution is a winner in the mBillionth award south asia for the year 2011.
OSRT (Offsite Real Time Monitoring System) designed and developed by the Bluefrog Mobile Technologies Private Limited for Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), is an anywhere, anytime accountability mechanism, which provides real-time information in solid waste management, urban planning, public works and street lighting to municipal managers and the citizens. OSRT is a unique accountability mechanism because the ubiquitous, easy-to-use mobile phone has made possible the combination of accountability tools and processes. The unification is made possible by the innovative use of the largely ignored mobile phone eye (camera), leading to the generation of real-time off-site images of municipal activities valued by citizens. Now, GHMC managers are more responsive and responsible because complete and reliable information on their activities and outputs is available in the public domain at a single point. The application allows users to record events with date, time and coordinates using the Global Positioning System (GPS). Precise temporal and spatial information and generation of reliable images of municipal activities has enhanced accountability to unimagined levels.The solution is loaded to the cell phones of GHMC officials. Uploading an image by them triggers generation of real time reports required for supervision / monitoring. OSRT is in public domain and citizens have access to all its features like any GHMC official. Citizens can send their complaints on the civic services through SMS and besides getting an acknowledgment may verify status online.
Awarded “OSRT” Remote monitoring system in an open bid tender with Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
Blue Frog India signed MoU with Civil supplies department for E-Stock Supply chain Management