A data management system enables regular process (activity) monitoring to track the use of inputs and resources, and investment strategies, measure program progress, as well as glean insights. It should assess contexts in which social organisations and corporate social responsibility companies operate, and constantly document beneficiary perceptions, including their participation, treatment, access to resources and their overall experience of change. Data systems will aid organisations to move towards a developed culture of statistical literacy, and adopt a more sophisticated approach to data production, use, analytics, visualization, and communication.