The introduction of online registration for the Connexional Men’s Fellowship has created new ICT repertoire for the Men to adopt, streamline and flow with innovation in technology. Though the portal created some challenges for members to register, it has eased pressure on the executives and opened a door way to have access to real-time information. Aside the directory, it has added up to our database collection. With some few days, the system captured over 900 details of members.
There were some few double registrations mainly because the security feature imbedded in the e-mail requirement was removed. This made registration easier but very puros for double entry. The bulk SMS allocated got exhausted because of the double registration.
The way forward in 2019 is to start the process early, train diocesan coordinators to handle it at bulk level and increase the security feature to level 3. This new experience has created a step towards paperless transaction and processing. In the future we seek to add:
- Online- payment system
- E-mail and SMS alert same time
- Expand the base capacity
- Special application for late registration
- Real-time synchronization for room numbers
I am aware some people had concerns and were frustrated during the process. We plead for patience as we fine-tune our system in consolidating our gains towards a stress-free system for easy registration and conference.
Alexander Odartey Lamptey (System Administrator)