Monday, November 4, 2013

Microsoft Grants Manager Plus

The latest version of Microsoft Grants Manager Plus contains new features and enhancements based on feedback from users as well as software updates from Microsoft . This is a summary of what is new as of November 2013.

 Integration with Microsoft Dynamics AX
Most grant management solutions require integration with a financial management system.  Grants Manager Plus includes integration with Microsoft Dynamics AX to offer a more complete solution for the entire grant lifecycle.

Grants Manager includes sample code to integrate with Microsoft Dynamics AX.  This integration allows authorization  of funding sources and processing of payment requests from Grants Manager Plus.

New Program Data Elements
The data model for grant programs has been expanded to include new program classification elements (Budget Activities, Program Attributes, Program Skills).

Automated Financial Rollups
New reporting includes financial summaries on grant and program levels.

Multi-Browser Support
Grants Manager Plus is compatible with the latest web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari and Firefox.

New Utilities
New tools are provided for building surveys and data migration.

New Charts and Dashboards
The dashboards and charts in Grants Manager Plus have been refreshed, including inline charts. 

Automated Financial Rollups
Financial summary information is provided on the  Grant/Application and Program levels.

New Grant Features
Many new data elements and features have been added, including:
  • Advanced budget setup and management, including support for budget categories, forecasted cash needs etc.
  • Payment request / disbursement management
  • Additional federal data tracking (compensated officers, etc.)
  • Support for grant amendments
  • Support for grant closeout process
Many more new features have been added, making the solution more attractive to grantor organizations.  The latest Microsoft Dynamics CRM product pricing means the software cost for running the solution is also lower than ever.

 

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