The Technology Affinity Group (TAG) and Grants Managers Network (GMN) recently conducted an information technology survey across grant-making organisations regarding the technology that underpins grant programs and grant program management systems.
The results were very relevant for products like Enquire Grant Management, a whole of lifecycle grant program management software solution, that is purpose designed to align to the technology and business requirements of the grant management sector.
In particular, the survey noted that 74% of grant organisations used cloud-based software-as-a-service; the use and need for grant program management dashboards had increased to 67%; and that more than 50% of grant organisations will have replaced their grants management software in a five-year time span.
Enquire Grant Management is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution which meets these technological requirements, and more. Enquire is a web-based software application designed to provide organisations with a feature rich project, contract and grant program management platform. Built on best practice standards, Enquire offers flexibility for clients to configure the system to meet their individual organisational needs.
Enquire Grant Management provides a set of integrated tools to support grant application management, grant project and contract management, and performance reporting, as well as CRM and document management workspace. Each of these can be configured to provide your organisation with a fit-for purpose solution providing a centralised system allowing you to eliminate a variety of disparate or outdated systems. Enquire offers extensive role based access to ensure teams can collaborate effectively, efficiently and securely online.
In addition, Enquire Grant Management offers a configurable grant program management dashboard, so each team member can interact with the worklfows or activities necessary to their responsibility.
Through these extensive dashboards Enquire directly supports transparency in monitoring and tracking progress towards the achievement of organisational goals and strategic priorities, as grant budgets and deliverables are monitored and tracked on-line. Even reporting can be simplified with scheduled reports and configurable reporting portlets to allow better progress tracking against grants so relevant and up to date data is readily available to support informed decision-making.
The demand for technology solutions that deliver integrated and full lifecycle grant program management solutions will only intensify. Funders are demanding clearer accountability for activities and better performance and results reporting.
Enquire’s foundation as a purpose-built grant program management software solution means that organisations can quickly adopt and configure the system “out of the box”, without expensive and time consuming custom development.
For more information about using Enquire Grantc Management to support your grant programs, please contact us on +61 7 3846 1555.