I'm looking for a web-based tool that would allow users to easily enter statistics (eg desk/consultations stats) as the day progresses; and which then makes the stored stats available in a variety of ways. Reports, pretty graphs, downloadable csvs; the one I personally really care about would be a REST API.
My ideal tool would also:
* be able to auto-populate with data from other systems, eg pull in user data from Alma's API (or from a PeopleSoft export) so you could track what consultations/workshops users attend. (We currently do this in a convoluted Access database but I don't have my beloved REST API for that.)
* you'd create your own modules eg one for desk stats, one for consultations, one for head-counts, ... each one providing a different form for your staff to (quickly and easily) enter details.
* be free open source software based on PHP/SQL and super-easy to install on our own servers (ie the fewer extra libraries that need installing the better. I’m thinking: download, unzip, edit the config file, done. :-) )
I'm half-tempted to code one myself but that'd be a Project. But our current stats gathering is... scattered.
Does anyone know of anything in this area?
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