Project Description

Grants Management

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Faced with these increased reporting requirements, and in light of these challenging economic times, organizations need to find innovative ways to improve efficiency and save time and money. By using technology to automate and simplify labor‐intensive tasks, eliminate redundancies and standardize business processes, organizations can meet these new transparency requirements while improving their own internal business functions.

Introduction to the Grants Management Lifecycle

A grant management solution is comprised of a series of modules that map to the major processes of the grant lifecycle. Some solutions choose to focus on specific aspects of the process, such as compliance reporting or accounting. Other solutions may focus on a full end‐to‐end process automation, providing organizations with the opportunity to integrate and standardize several grant programs and/or processes across their enterprise. Moreover, these solutions can integrate with existing systems for accounting, or with advanced business intelligence solutions like Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) that provide map‐based views of grant distributions. But understanding how the full grant lifecycle is structured can help organizations not only to understand how their immediate business needs can be met, but also to understand how a grant management solution can address future needs.

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