We invite you to watch our three-minute introductory video about the Success Measures Data System.

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The Success Measures Data System (SMDS) is a unique web-based tool which allows organizations of all sizes and levels of experience  to streamline and manage an evaluation process efficiently and affordably in a secure online environment. The accessible and flexible platform helps organizations capture a clear picture of the impact of their work by using combinations of off-the-shelf or customized data collection tools, collecting and tabulating results, and exporting data.

Subscriptions to the Success Measures Data System range from $1250 to $2000 and include:

  • SMDS web-based platform requiring only internet access to function
  • Unlimited number of users within an organization
  • Measurement tools in both English and Spanish
  • All SMDS features, including the robust Tool Builder to modify or create tools
  • SMDS Help Desk for technical assistance
  • SMDS User Guides and tutorials

As an SMDS subscriber you can:

  • Choose from more than 350 well-vetted data collection tools
  • Customize existing tools or create new ones as you design your evaluation
  • Collect data manually or electronically with a computer, tablet, or smartphone using a browser
  • Export your data to Word, PDF, Excel, or CSV for more detailed analysis
  • Manage, consolidate, and store all outcome data in one secure location
  • Sort, filter, aggregate and report data for analysis
  • Generate reports showing data over time, across evaluations, and across organizations 
  • Share evaluations, tools, and data with partner organizations
  • Upload your evaluation history and reference documents for future use and training
  • Access online and live technical support from our help desk
  • Benefit from our repository of online courses and reference materials as you use SMDS

Subscribers can work online without needing any additional software. SMDS handles all the technology updates, maintenance and back-ups around-the-clock so clients can exclusively focus on managing their evaluation process and gathering, analyzing and using the data. Consolidating outcome data in one place helps to ensure quality and consistency and allows for the analysis of data over time – all key components of mid- and long-term evaluations.

For information on becoming a Success Measures Data System subscriber, please contact successmeasures@nw.org