- What things do you like about CDOL?
- What things work well?
- What things get in your way?
- What things are frustrating when working in CDOL?
- What things are difficult?
- What features do you use most?
- What features are the most helpful?
- What features would you like to see added the most?
1 - I love the ability to see historical data, like past leaders and creation and move dates. With the CDOL informations our stake discovered that next year we will have the 50th anniversary of the Church presence here in São Carlos, and we can plan a jubilee for it. I like too the new PDF maps, and the ability we have toi change our own records.
2 - The best feature is, of course, can find leaders and employees, units and organizations in around the world. Do well to the reports feature to see wards, branches, stakes, districts and temples in geographic areas, with an idea of Church's expansion in around the world and each countries.
3 - We can't change correctly the data of Church units in our responsability (see above, item 4). We can't too request changes for units outside our responsability but with our participation, like CES Seminaries and Institutes offices that now show the coordinator office and not the correct class address.
4 - I have some problem with the MLS-CDOL conection features. In MLS we can see but can't change informations like stake language, currency and address, for exemple, and we can't do that too in CDOL. I desire a way we can change these types of information in MLS or in CDOL to correct wrong information. Our stake unit address, for exemple, is still the address of a rented office building we have had in the past before world financial crisis. Now, our offices are in some meetinghouses, and we can't change with success this informations by MLS. The same is for historical calling positions. For exemple, I never served as Stake Executive Secretary, but I'm with this call in MLS and can't change it. Our last Stk Exec Sec are released but we add the call of the other brother only days before. The date of the release of the old secretary aren't the date of call of the new, but I can't change it, and CDOL only show the data where the new secretary is called because is the date we put the informations on MLS.
To me, if the Stake President have the ability to change the information with a review of the changes like is doing the system when we change our own personal information, it will be more correctly and more easy to manage the data.
5 - Try to do some type of searchs is a problem. The system don't give a correct result with special units and offices. I can understand the system have different access levels and different types of people can see different types of information, but I hope search features be better in future.
6 - Of course informations about the units and leaders in my Area and the offices and employees at Area Offices departments.
7 - To me, the historical data. I love this feature and find some interesting information there.
8 - An integration between the new Maps software (http://beta-maps.lds.org
) and CDOL and the ability to the organization direct leader (bishop and stake president) change the informations of the Church unit under his direct responsability (wards too for a stake), including lost historical data and historical calling positions with error, and the ability to request changes to units related but without our direct responsability (like CES units, for exemple).
My call is Stake Technology Specialist (Stake Assistant Clerk) and I have an advanced computer experience). I use CDOL since I'm a ward clerk.
I hope my English don't create a problem for your understanding and thanks for the opportunity!!!