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SAMIS Help

The following information will help in the management of SAMIS.
Cleaning Up Your Activity Listing

Cleaning Up Your Activity Listing

SAMIS Tips and Tricks

When you select ACTION -> ENTER STATISTICS, do you see a lot of numbers in the bottom frame, like in this image?­ If so, either your Ministry Unit is very large, or you have a number of Program Activities which have been activated for your unit, but are probably not being used. Download [read more...]
Post Review Updating Rolls in SAMIS

Post Review Updating Rolls in SAMIS

Reconciling your figures

Following the Ministry Reviews it is often necessary to adjust the figures that appear in SAMIS to reconcile the end of the previous year.  In order to do this, the designated divisional representative has been given system permission to re-enter 2014 and adjust figures as needed. Click the [read more...]
WM Integrated Roll

WM Integrated Roll

Collecting Names for Women's Ministries

Starting in 2015 Women's Ministries require ministry units to keep a WM Integrated Roll.  This roll keeps track of every woman who attends any group, and also records which groups each woman attends. The total count of women on this list is to be entered into SAMIS under WM - Members - # [read more...]
Community and Family Services Programs

Community and Family Services Programs

Did you know?

Are you running Community Kitchen, English as a Second Language (ESL), Computer Training, Community Garden, 12 Steps, Budgeting, and Employment Programs?  If you are running any of these programs, whether you are a Corps or a Community and Family Services unit, make sure you have the [read more...]
You Asked - SAMIS

You Asked - SAMIS

Programs people are looking for.

The SAMIS help email address receives many requests for new programs to collect monthly statistics in SAMIS.­ Many of these requests are for programs that are already available in SAMIS, but units are sometimes not aware of the steps to activate programs for their ministry unit. If your [read more...]
SAMIS - Changes to WM Membership

SAMIS - Changes to WM Membership

Statistic entry changes

There have been changes to SAMS affecting where to collect members for Women's Ministries. Beginning in 2015 members for all groups are entered into the Activity WM - Members. This item has been activated for all corps units. The boxes for entering # members in WM - Home League, WM Jr Miss, WM [read more...]
SAMIS Rolls Updates

SAMIS Rolls Updates

Tools to enhance your experience!

If you are trying to update your ROLLS in SAMIS, and didn't get time to complete the SAMIS training, here is a document that will outline for you: -  how to move members between rolls, -  how to complete your documents for the Corps Ministry Unit Review. View this presentation - [read more...]
Women's Ministries Rolls and Statistics

Women's Ministries Rolls and Statistics

Download and distribute!

ROLLS: As of 2015 Women's Ministries changed the way members are recorded.  Ministry units are required to keep a Women's Ministries Integrated Members Roll.  This roll keeps track of every woman who attends any group, and also records which groups each woman attends. Download a [read more...]
Growth History Overview

Growth History Overview

Revamped Report for the Corps Review

  The Growth History Overview is part of the Corps Review process.  This document is generated from SAMIS based on the statistics you have entered for your location.  To make sure that your GH Overview report accurately reflects all ministries at your locaiton, make sure you have [read more...]
Activate - Deactivate Activities

Activate - Deactivate Activities

Keep your SAMIS account current!

Keep your SAMIS account current by activating new programs as you initiatie them! View other articles under SAMIS help for tips and tricks that will help you manage SAMIS! The SAMIS committee have received many requests for New Program Activities showing a wide variety of interesting new programs [read more...]
What the Statistics Tell Us

What the Statistics Tell Us

Our C&B Corps Impact Statistics

We have such variety and diversity of services carried out by Ministry Units across Canada and Bermuda, that it is sometimes difficult to get a good summary picture of what we do.­ Here is a graphic, taking into account all kinds of ministries - everything from Toddler outreach to visits to [read more...]
New in SAMIS

New in SAMIS

If you are doing these programs....

Here is a list of NEW activities that are now available in SAMIS for statistic collection.­ If you are running any of these programs, you need to activate the items in SAMIS so that you can enter statistics.­ Follow this link for details on how to 'Activate' an Activity. Outreach to [read more...]
SAMIS - Closing Date

SAMIS - Closing Date

Make sure you are ready!

CLOSING DATE:  The closing date of a prior year of statistics in SAMIS is scheduled near the beginning of a year, and affects the prior annual period.  Your statistics for last year should be entered now! WHY DO WE CLOSE SAMIS?  The system must get closed so that THQ can collect the [read more...]
SAMIS Revised handbook

SAMIS Revised handbook

Check out the new version

Brush up your SAMIS skills, and get a copy of the revised handbook.­ You can find the revised version handbook on the Lotus Notes Notice Board, under CANADA AND BERMUDA -> INFORMATION-PROGRAM -> TRAINING called Documentation - SAMIS.
New Program Activities

New Program Activities

SAMIS tips

Since the launch of SAMIS4, over 60 requests for New Program Activities have been submitted through the system.  There are all types of new ministries taking place across the Territory, which Corps are attempting to document through the system. Some of the common programs, that will be [read more...]

SAMIS FAQ

Answers to FAQ's about SAMIS

Why does it matter if I update my location information? You might be tempted to think, THQ knows all, so why bother updating my SAMIS location information if I'm the one using it.  However,  did you know that the Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory location finder, displayed [read more...]
The Salvation Army Online Locator

The Salvation Army Online Locator

Find a location nearest you

  Did you know that visitors to our website can find the corps, social service, thrift store or ministry unit closest to them by using The Salvation Army Online Locator?  Information is drawn directly from SAMIS (Salvation Army Management Information System), and reflects up-to-date [read more...]
For help updating SAMIS, see the SAMIS handbook, available on the home page of SAMIS, or email samis_help@can.salvationarmy.org.