Manage Centers
Centers are created under the Specific branch office of the financial institution which include the list of groups. All the groups under a specific center have the same meeting date which is assigned to the center.
Beginning at the main screen, select Clients then select Centers from the drop-down menu. This will launch the Clients page.
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Create a Center

From Mifos Home page, you can create a center in three different ways: Search Activities box, Clients drop-down menu, or via the Navigation bar.
  • In Search Activities box, start typing the text create center. The field auto-populates. Press Enter. The Create Center page opens. Provide details in the following fields.
  • Click Clients drop-down menu. Select Centers from the list. Click the +Create Center button at the top right corner of the page. The Create Center page opens. Provide details in the following fields.
Point the cursor at the triangle at the left side of the screen. The navigation bar appears. Click on +Center in the navigation bar. The Create Center page opens. Provide details in the following fields.
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Field name (attribute)
Description
Name
Provide the name for the center (Mandatory Field)
Office
Provide the office name to which the center is registered to. (Mandatory Field)
Staff
Mention the staff name. (You can select any one of the employees of the office to which the center is registered)
Actuve
Select this field to activate the center while creating it.
Activation Date
A mandatory field that appears when you select Active. Enables you to activate your account for the current date or for a back date.
External Id
Provide some unique id (maybe alpha-numeric) which can be used as search parameter later.
Submitted On
Enables you to submit a center on a particular date.
Select and add groups
From drop-down menu, select the existing groups and add them to the center by clicking '+' button.
4) Click on 'Submit' button to create the center.

Import a Center .

From mifos home page, select Clients, then Centers
Select "Import Centers".
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The following page opens
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  • You can choose the office and staff with who you want to import a center and download a template for it. In the downloaded template, you fill in the required fields of all the centers you want to create.
  • You can also choose an excel file of a center from your computer
  • On the page above, you can see if any document has been imported and all the details as shown.

Attach Meeting to a Center

You can attach meeting to Center. Attaching a meeting at the center level attaches it to all the groups within that center.
At the center level, navigate to the center. From the Center page, click on More drop-down box. Select Attach Meeting option. Fill in the following details:
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Tip: Meeting can be created backdated also.
Example showing attaching Daily meeting:
i) Provide Meeting start date
ii) Check the check box for Repeat if meeting is repeated with every provided schedule.
iii) Repeats: select Daily
iv) Repeats every: 1 day
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Example showing attaching Weekly meeting:
i) Provide Meeting start date
ii) Check the check box for Repeat if meeting is repeated with every provided schedule.
iii) Repeats: select Weekly iv) Repeats every: 1 week
v) Select Day on which meeting should happen.(In the example below, it's on Wednesday)
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Example showing attaching Monthly meeting:
i) Provide Meeting start date
ii) Check the check box for Repeat if meeting is repeated with every provided schedule.
iii) Repeats: select Monthly
iv) Repeats every: 1 Month
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Activate a Center

You can activate a center while creating it or in future. The status of the centers that have not been activated appear as Pending.
  1. 1.
    Navigate to the center you want to activate.
  2. 2.
    Click Activate button.
  3. 3.
    Enter activation date. You may choose to activate on the current date or a back date.
You may also activate an existing center by choosing to edit it.

Edit an Existing Center

For each action, provide a short description, add the steps involved, include any relevant screenshots:
  1. 1.
    Navigate to the center you want to edit.
  2. 2.
    Click the Edit button available at the home page of that center.
You may edit the following fields:
Field name (attribute)
Description
Example
Validations (if applicable)
Name
Provide the new center name
Staff
Provide the new Staff name
External Id
Enter the new External id
Activation Date
Enter the activation date

Create a New Group and add to the Center:

1) Go to the Specific Group and click on 'Add Group' tab to see the following window:
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2) As shown above, enter the Group details and add the clients
3) Click on Submit button to create the group and add it to the center.

Add an existing Group to the Center:

1) Go to the specific Group and click on 'Manage Groups' tab to see the following window:
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2) Search the existing Group and add it to the center.

Center Saving Application:

1) Go the Specific Center and click on 'Center Saving Application' tab to open the saving Application.
2) Select the existing Savings Product and furnish the remaining details. (to see how to create a saving account, click here)
3) Click on 'Submit' button to create a saving application for the center.
4) Finally Approve and Activate the Saving Account.

Close a Center

  1. 1.
    Navigate to the center you want to close.
  2. 2.
    From the home page of that center, click More.
  3. 3.
    Select Close from the drop-down menu. The Confirm page opens.
  4. 4.
    Enter details for the following fields:
Field name (attribute)
Description
Closure date
Mandatory field that allows you to close center on the current or back date
Closure Reason
Mandatory field that allows you to choose from the values defined in the Manage Code section.
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