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Microsoft Grants Manager Plus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

As creators of Microsoft Grants Manager Plus for Dynamics 365, we receive many questions on the solution.  Here are some of those we receive most frequently:
  1. Does Grants Manager Plus work on my version of Dynamics CRM or Dynamics 365? Yes, the solution has been available since version 4.0 and we release the solution for new version of Dynamics as they are released by Microsoft. 
  2. Does the Grants Manager Plus solution include a portal for grantees? No, the solution files do not include the portal as you have several options for the portal depending on your preferences for features and the deployment model.  This blog post has more information. 
  3. Is there a video demonstration I can watch?  Check out the Grants Manager Plus channel on YouTube. 
  4. How much does Grants Manager Plus cost?  InfoStrat charges a monthly per internal user subscription of $49-99 based on quantity discounts. 
  5. How can I integrate with my accounting system?  Grants Manager Plus includes integration points which can be customized and extended to meet your integration needs.  How does Grants Manager Plus handle documents such as attachments to the grant application? Dynamics 365 supports file attachments in Notes and also includes integration with SharePoint, either in Office 365 or deployed on premises and to Azure Blob Storage. 
  6. What is the security model for Grants Manager Plus? Grants Manager Plus is built on the Microsoft cloud platform, including Dynamics 365 and SQL Server, and includes record and field level security as well as an organizational hierarchy in the security model which together provide quite granular security options.  You may use single sign-on in conjunction with Active Directory. 
  7. Can I customize Grants Manager Plus for the specific requirements of my agency?  Yes, you can make customizations such as adding fields, reports, views, and workflows to the solution.
  8. Can Grants Manager Plus support multilingual grant applications? Yes, Microsoft supports localization and stores data in Unicode so that you can tailor the solution for multiple target languages. 
  9. How can I learn more?  I have posted additional links in this blog post. 
For more information on grant management and Microsoft Grants Manager Plus, see my posts:

5 Ways to Ensure Compliance with Your Grant Management System
6 Things to Look for in Grant Management Software
Estimating the Cost of a Microsoft Grants Manager Plus Implementation
Extending Grants Manager Plus
Flexible Grant Management Software: Long Term Considerations
Grant Management for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)
Grant Management Portal: What to Include
Grant Management with FedRAMP Certification: Microsoft Dynamics 365
Grants Manager Plus: Theme and Variations
InfoStrat Grants Manager Plus Review on FinanceOnline
InfoStrat Releases New Version of Grants Manager Plus
InfoStrat Releases New Videos on Grants Manager Plus
Microsoft Grants Manager Plus
Microsoft Grants Manager Plus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Online Resources for Microsoft Grants Manager Plus
Portal Options for Microsoft Grants Manager
Statewide Grant Management Systems
The DATA Act Driving Grant Management Automation
The Story of InfoStrat and Grant Management
Usage Scenarios for Microsoft Grants Manager
User Stories for Grants Manager Plus
Understanding Budget, Payments and Milestones in Grants Manager Plus
Understanding Grant Management Data: CDBG-DR Programs
Understanding Programs in Grants Manager Plus


You can view a PowerPoint presentation on Grants Manager Plus

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