VOLUME LXXXIIX 06/29/2021
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. The primary responsibilities of a CASA volunteer are to gather and review documents and records, interview the children, family members and professionals in their lives and work to ensure that the children under their care are safe and happy.
Today there are thousands of CASA advocates and volunteers throughout North America caring for tens of thousands of children and families. And until now, many of them have been using spreadsheets and notebooks to keep track of the enormous volume of reports and data related to each child and court case. Now, with CASA4KIDS (C4K) by Nioxus, CASA organizations across America are improving efficiency, reducing overhead costs and become more effective at every level.
“C4K completely revolutionizes the way we run CASA. Not only will it save us thousands of dollars in the first year alone, but it will enable us to better serve our children and their families. We are not a technical group so we needed something that we could learn quickly and put to use immediately and Nioxus delivered.”
– Kari Pinnard, Executive Director, CASA Benton County
During the year-long development of C4K, Nioxus personnel worked with CASA executives, staff and volunteers as well as compliance officers and Family Court personnel in order to identify the critical use cases and workstreams that required automation, internal control and governance. The resulting integrated, modular system is now the technology standard for CASA.
Consisting of seven core modules: Case Management, Address Book, DonorTrack, Grants & Funding, Event Management and MyCASA along with the CalendarPLUS, ReportsPLUS and FormsPLUS and DocumentsPLUS solutions, C4K is a purpose-built ERP that includes secure data portals, integrated email, a complete set of accounting applications and cutting-edge, paperless document management and workflow automation.
Using any other platform, a system like this would have taken years to build and required a budget more than double that which was allocated to the C4K project. Using Ninox however enables Nioxus to deliver the solution in a matter of months while exceeding the client’s expectations.
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Ninox is working on an advanced API security feature which is fantastic news for the Ninox Community! Controlling the “who” and the “what” is something we all desire. We will be able to create and order API keys to specific “Roles”. What does this mean exactly?
Most of you are already familiar with the roles in Ninox. We can create a role type and assign it to a user or multiple users. With this capability, we can control the group of people able to access a table or a field in a table. We can define whether or not a role is able to read, write, delete, or create content. These are the rules for APIs as well. Usually, API calls use these 4 functions: GET (read), POST (create), PUT (update), DELETE (delete). As you can see, these functions mirror the Ninox security privileges. The result is that if we define an API key to a role or multiple roles, only those functions will be available via API and the role is set in our Ninox Database.
Let’s discuss this in a little more detail. We can set a role to access a database, we can restrict API keys to be able to access certain Databases and we can drill down to the next table level. We can control whether this API key will be able to read data out, create records or write data into the record. Not only can the record be set, but also, we can protect certain fields as well by setting the field with “display if” or “writable if” parameters.
Ninox may now enable us to control who accesses which database and what they are able to do in that database.
This is going to be a game changer!!!
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