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Applied Network Solutions

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Joined March 2021

Supporting caseworkers who are providing assistance to vulnerable people by writing global software solutions, which can be quickly deployed anywhere in any language and require minimal training.

Presence in: Ecuador, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom
Focus: Education, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Labor & Employment, Policy Advocacy, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

Applied Network Solution (ANS) is a software house which specialises in:

case management systems – ANS is the author of RIPS for managing refugees, vulnerable and displaced people – . RIPS has managed the cases of over 500,000 people across many continents and was developed specifically to empower caseworkers to tailor the solution easily to cater for local requirements. RIPS is used by small organisations supporting specialised ‘access to justice’ teams with just a few lawyers to much larger charities with over 300 case workers, who manage healthcare, housing, legal, food, education, psychosocial, outreach, minors, SGBV, LGBT, RSD, public and criminal cases. RIPS empowers you to describe the services you off and to easily produce the reports your funders require.

online resources and library management ( ANS is a member of CILIP and the author of –  ) – to make your information and resources ( e.g. books, equipment ) available online to others. Physical resources may be shared across borders while digital resources such as news, documentation, guidance, eBooks and eJournals may also be easily catalogued. connects to all the main publishers and libraries in the world as well as allowing you to create a repository for your own locally generated resources such as policies, minutes, local guidance, access to specialist resources and events. also facilitates the easy generation of online websites to promote and publicise what you do.

healthcare solutions – for managing electronic patient records ( EPR )

ANS are specialists in providing global solutions in many languages, which may be easily adapted to any environment. Remote installations are undertaken online with the help of ANS staff or ANS offer a hosting service, so that your information is backed up and managed professionally and safely.

People Associated With This Organization

David Johnston

United Kingdom  
Applied Network Solutions
Joined March 2021
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Education, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Labor & Employment, Policy Advocacy, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
I am the author of the online case management system called RIPS ( Refugee Information Processing System ), which allows caseworkers to manage their clients safely from anywhere in the world. RIPS has managed the cases of over 500,000 refugees in Ecuador, Egypt, Malaysia, Mexico, Tanzania, Thailand and the UK. More information about rips can be found on . I am the founder of Applied Network Solutions and until very recently was a trustee of AMERA International where I worked alongside Barbara Harrell-Bond. I now work closely with the Barbara Harrell-Bond Foundation. I provide RIPS to any charity or organisation anywhere in the world, so that they can manage all aspects of vulnerable people including legal records, health records, food, housing, education, outreach, social care and more. I would like to make RIPS available to more organisations, since it is now a mature solution available in many languages. Some of your members have been in touch asking why RIPS did not appear in your recent report: . This is probably my mistake, so I would like to remedy this and make you all aware of RIPS. I am also the author of, which allows you to set up online resources and documents in colourful online libraries, so that information such as policies, precedents, news, events can be shared.
David Johnston is the network champion (main point of contact) for Applied Network Solutions.

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