March 16, 2020

Technology to Automate the Point In Time Count

Simtech Solutions Inc. developed the first Point in Time Counting Tool mobile app in 2012 to assist regions with conducting the annual homeless census.  Simtech Solutions has updated the app to collect all of the elements that are required for Federal reporting and local needs as well as the data store and the Point in Time Command Center.

The Counting Us mobile app is available to download for free from both Google Play and the Apple App Store. It works on all devices and all current operating systems and can also be accessed on the web at Counting.Us. You can see how it works by downloading the app, registering an account, and entering in “demo”!

As surveys and observation information is “submitted” in the app, the data is collected in a data store to be managed and reported over and also supports real-time management of the count through the Point in Time Regional Command Center.  Advanced reporting and dashboards allow for regional administrators to view counts as surveys are submitted in real time in the Command Center and GIS mapping features ensure all areas of a region are being properly covered.  All data can be exported in CSV format and reports can be published as attractive PDFs.

Please visit our dedicated website – PointInTime.Info to get more information about tools that are available to automate your count!