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Alice Software Manual for Wisconsin
Click on the table of contents to jump to a section. You may wish to only print out sections you need to refer to regularly, as updates to this manual will happen periodically.
Updated 2/1/13 (new appendix, how hotline calls are counted on funder reports). Please contact Vicki, WCADV Technology Coordinator, at 608-255-0539 or by email to suggest changes or additions.
WCADV has recorded several Alice training webinars on data-entry, customization and reporting that you can access if you have a member login (Go to MEMBERS > Alice software help). Contact Vicki if you need member permission.
Sample collection forms for Alice with SAVS-VOCA-DCF information
These editable forms include all of the information you need to enter information into Alice for DCF, VOCA or SAVS funders. You can adapt these for your agency's use: add other information you need to collect, or remove items that are specific to funding you don't have.
Alice Webinar: Customizing for Funders May 2012
Customize Alice software so your data appears correctly on funder reports!
Watch the recording (computer speakers or headphones necessary): http://www.wcadv.net/Webinars/AliceCustomizingForFunders051412/lib/playback.html
NOTE that the DCF Report submission procedure has changed as of September 2012. You no longer have to change your proxy.ini file or open a port on your router.
Handouts from Alice webinar: Activities/Services April 2012 may be helpful.
Alice webinar: Activities/Services April 2012
Watch a demo: What makes activities count on reports; Link Service Names to Service Types; Enter activities individually or in batches; Customize Service Names and Service Categories; Look at some Activities reports. About 1 hour.
NOTE: The service names and types used in the webinar are for demonstration purposes only. For accurate reporting of various kinds of services follow the guidelines in the handouts or help documents, or contact your funder.
ALICE webinar: Entering hotline calls, intakes, and activities/services - March 2012
Watch a demo of WCADV's Technology Coordinator entering hotline calls, intakes and activities.
Alice Webinar: Installing Updates - February 2012
Demonstration of how to update Alice. Includes troubleshooting tips. Play the webinar - 15 minutes plus questions. http://www.wcadv.net/Webinars/AliceUpdates022012/lib/playback.html
Alice Webinar: Getting your SAVS Report from the Alice database
WCADV's Technology Coordinator will demonstrate how to run the SAVS report, enter data and configure Alice so that it will count on the report. Watch and listen: http://www.wcadv.net/Webinars/Alice_SAVS_reporting_112812/lib/playback.html
Alice Installation & Upgrades
"Alice software installation" is a guide to options for installing Alice software at your agency, depending on how your computers are configured. This document includes a worksheet to record technical information about your installation, so you will have that information when you upgrade or communicate with technical support. "Alice upgrades" is a short guide that simplifies the quarterly upgrade process.
Webinar: Alice Basics
WCADV's technology coordinator demonstrates how to get around the Alice software, enter hotline, shelter and client activity records, events, and volunteer activities. Learn some of the settings you might wish to change, how to edit or hide choices in drop-down and multiple choice lists, make fields mandatory or optional, and where to find custom fields. Play recording of August 3, 2010 webinar. [NOTE: Some things may have been slightly revised since this webinar but the basic concepts are the same]Download the outline to follow along:
HMIS Information for DV Advocates and Survivors
From NNEDV: A quick summary for Domestic Violence advocates of the March 2010 HMIS Final Regulations protecting the safety and privacy of victims of domestic violence.
Also Wisconsin ServicePoint policy for non-DV agencies serving domestic abuse clients, and a privacy card survivors can take with them to other agencies.
Alice Software Training for Wisconsin programs
The following webinars were recorded to address the needs of Wisconsin advocates for reporting to DCF, SAVS and VOCA funders along with an overview of how the Alice software organizes and reports data:
Click here for links to these webinars and supporting documents, a manual for Wisconsin programs, and other Alice software help.