BBS Consumer Price Index (CPI) Digitization
On the last day of August 2012, Amadeyr Cloud Ltd. (ACL) signed a contract with the Bangladesh Bureau Of Statics (BBS) to digitize the collection process of consumer prices for four index baskets. This job entailed creating a system where BBS field employees (rural and urban) using a seven-inch tablet could seamlessly collect the required index information and directly send the prices to BBS headquarters. Along with the collected price, the BBS will be receiving GPS coordinates for each collected itemed along with a time/date stamp. Reports as per the BBS requirement, will also be automatically generated and stored using a SaaS program developed by and hosted on a cloud server maintained by ACL.
On November 11, ACL successfully demonstrated the completed digitized CPI process and is prepared to begin training 185 BBS employees nominated for training.
Digitization of the CPI will not only reduce paperwork but it will also increase efficiency, accountability and transparency.