Penelope is a configurable, cloud-based case management software platform designed for human service organizations who provide a variety of services across multiple locations.
Everything from outcomes and treatment history, to service plans, notes, smart forms, alerts, workflows, signature capture, attachments, reminders, referrals, and scheduling are all in one place. Penelope brings together all aspects of an organization’s operations into a comprehensive, and coherent system designed from the ground up to coordinate and help improve service delivery.
Penelope is bolstered by a growing suite of client engagement options designed to both save administrative time and improve the experience of our customers' clients. These include the Add.Me self-intake web form and bulk upload tool, and a mobile client portal named ClientConnect that allows an organization's clients to complete documentation, book appointments, make payments, and more, all from their mobile device.
Athena Software has been built on a culture of innovation, collaboration, customer service, and commitment to security and community. These attributes ensure that all of our clients are treated with respect and are viewed as partners by each of our staff members.
We have used Penelope Case Management system since 2003. It is very versatile and many changes have been done to make it portable and easy to use. The ability to create documents for our own needs is a fantastic function of the system. We have created Initial Assessments, Progress/Closing Documents, activity notes and outcome tracking forms all for our specific needs. The ability to customize fields at all levels for the system to track information we need for grants and statistics is also very helpful.
I would recommend this system to any one agency or organization that tracks a variety of data elements and wants to organize your data to meet your needs.
The versatility. It has a ton of user defined fields that can be setup in any combination that works for your agency. Billing is relatively simple and creating service units and activities is easy to do. Tech support has been very good over the years and the system is very rarely down. System outage issues just don't exist.
I would like to have a report writer system build into Penelope instead of using pivot tables to create customized reports.
I like the ease of reporting functionality. It is very easy for me to see how often our clients are being serviced & how they are progressing within our programs. I like being able to link records with family members so we can get a wholistic view of what is happening with more than one client in a family group. The technical support that has been given to us has been fantastic.
Penelope is more suited to a clinical environment. There are a number of features within Penelope that we do not use. Some screens are hard to navigate & has some functions that are not relevant to our program needs. In the beginning of the process members of the Penelope project team with MPREC had a teleconference with customer rep. This was a very long drawn out meeting & was one that all of us did not get any benefit out of. Please when introducing your product find a better person to try to sell the program. Her presentations were very monotone & quite boring. We found ourselves drifting away from the meeting.
Penelope has many features that other software does not, like pulling statistical reports and tracking anonymous client interactions. It gives flexibility in some areas to customize and tailor your software experience to your organization. Generally, it functions well for its purpose.
Penelope is difficult to learn and is not very intuitive to use. It's not visually appealing. The statistical reports don't always have the capability to capture the information you need. There are quite a few small, annoying processes that leave new users frustrated (like re-opening a case file and having to delete the "end date" before you can put in new information. Shouldn't re-opening it automatically invalidate the end date?)
We are a care coordination division of a TPA, providing case management, utilization management, care transitions, and chronic condition management services to 80,000 members. Penelope has been so easy for us to use. The nurses love it, because they can communicate with other team, have our MD remotely look at notes, and we can easily pull case reports for underwriters.
I used Penelope in my former job, and when we did this start up, it was the first thing I thought of to use. The support staff are friendly and understanding, and are great with training. I would highly recommend.
The reports are easy to to understand - especially to non-user stakeholders and our clients. The forms are easy to create and adjust, and the billing/ cart system is easy for my staff to use for their billable hours.
Overall, there are a million types of software for mental health out there. And Penelope is a solid, experienced, reliable, excellent customer-service option that keeps getting better. I trust Penelope, I like that it keeps improving, and I look forward to seeing some of the problems fixed!
Penelope offers a wide range of options for customizable software. Our counseling center is a practice of about 50 professionals, and in the search for software, we realized that our software needs are a bit unique. Penelope was able to offer customizable options and reports (reports are an additional cost) that fit our needs.
It's expansive (which is good), but keep in mind that it takes time to train, set up, install, teach others, and learn how to best use. In addition, the reports are sometimes be transferred to excel and other times not. There is no mobile version yet (they are working on it), but mobile use is important for in-the-field or during-the-commute work. SO when the mobile version is up and running, it will be amazing.
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Penelope offers the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available
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Penelope has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations
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FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials