Data management and analytics

DHIS2 lets you manage aggregate, routine data through a flexible meta-data model which has been field-tested for more than 15 years. Everything can be configured through the user interface: You can set up data elements, data entry forms, validation rules, indicators and reports in order to create a fully-fledged system for data management. DHIS2 has advanced features for data visualization, like GIS, charts, reports, pivot tables and dashboards which will bring meaning to your data.

DHIS2 features awesome web-based GIS features that lets you do thematic mapping of areas and points, view facilities based on classifications, visualize catchment areas for each facility. You can define custom legend sets and link them to indicators. The DHIS2 GIS lets you put labels on areas and points and search and filter based on various criteria. You can overlay multiple layers and use Google Maps as background layer. You can move points and set locations on-the-fly. Maps can be saved as favorites and shared with other people.


DHIS2 provides nice charting capabilities. It supports all the standard chart types like column, line, pie, stacked column and area charts. You can display trend lines, legends, titles, labels, target lines and baselines. Select easily from all of your indicators, organizational units, time periods and other dimensions, and flip categories and series around as you like. Charts can be saved as favorites and shared. You can write interpretations of your chart data and discuss with colleagues. Charts can be downloaded as images and PDFs.

Pivot Table

DHIS2 features a fully web-based pivot table which lets you analyze data along all data dimensions and arrange these on columns, rows and as filters at demand. You can include totals and subtotals and remove empty rows, and control display density, font size and digit group separator. Pivot tables can be saved as favorites and be downloaded and used as basis for offline MS Excel pivot tables.

Dashboard and social features

DHIS2 provides a personal dashboard where you can put your favorite charts, maps and reports for fast access. You can search directly from the dashboard for analysis related to a particular subject or for other people. The dashboard features integrated messaging functionality which lets you communicate directly with other users. From the dashboard you can view the data interpretation feed - data interpretations shared from the various analytics modules will appear here so that you can better understand your data and your organization. From the feed you can comment on other people's interpretations and start discussions.

Data entry and validation

DHIS2 lets you capture aggregate data on a variety of devices - it even works offline. If Internet connectivity drops during capture, data will be stored locally in the browser and you can continue working as before. When connectivity is back you can push data up to the online server. DHIS2 can generate data entry forms automatically based on your data model, or you can design highly customized forms to cater for special needs. You can define auto-calculated fields inside the form, logical validation rules and set min and max values to improve data quality.