Coverd is an open source Symfony/Vue.js web application that manages the inventory and distribution of donated goods in a
Bank -> Partner -> Client model. While this app was developed for diaper banks, our intent is for Coverd to be product agnostic.
Coverd offers the following features.
- Product management
- Warehouse management
- Partner management
- Client management (planned)
- Warehouse and Partner Inventory
- Full inventory transaction history
- Partner login, ordering, and client management (planned)
- Custom Partner and Client fields (planned)
- Client (Recipient) record encryption (planned)
- Support for multiple warehouses
- Inventory transfers
- Partner Order workflow
- Order packing sheets
- Fine-grained permission levels
Coverd comes out of the need of HappyBottoms to manage their diaper inventory and partner distribution. This app started as a Drupal (Commerce module) ordering system for distribution partners to record their distributions and place new orders. This worked for 6+ years, but due to HappyBottoms growth, the system proved unable to effectively handle the volume and lacked desired features. Additionally, HappyBottoms was able to fund the development of a warehouse inventory management app. This was developed in Laravel, Doctrine, and Vue.js and was designed to be a platform to rebuild the existing partner ordering system once complete.
Since Laravel with Doctrine is not a typical combination, a rewrite of the backend in Symfony was done for a shallower developer curve.
HappyBottoms is Kansas City's Diaper Bank. Its mission is to collaborate with community partners to empower, connect and impact low-income families by alleviating diaper need in the Kansas City community.
HappyBottoms's vision is to positively impact the mental, physical and financial stability of a family in crisis and need through diaper assistance, education, and connection to services.
Learn More at https://www.happybottoms.org