There are dozens of grant management systems on the market today. So how can you tell what system makes the most sense for you? Start by downloading our guide to learn what government agencies across the nation require in a modern grant management system. Download The 7 Keys to Selecting a Grant Management System. If you are considering moving from spreadsheet management to a modern grant management system, like eCivis, download our paper. Download Excelling Beyond the Spreadsheet. To see the impact eCivis can make in your state, local or tribal governments, select one of the links below.
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The choice between custom built solutions and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud solutions is an important one. Read the General Accounting Office Report on information technology modernization, which provides in-depth insight into the high cost of customization and the risk of committing to these engagements in an environment of changing policy and requirements. With a true cloud solution, like eCivis, your ROI can start immediately and keep up with change without reinvestment or cost overruns - read our blog articles on this topic. As you consider how to modernize your grant management software, consider these 3 critical system requirements:
1. Standardization: Your grant management system should create more standardization across your entire organization. This will help drive transparency, produce more timely and accurate reporting, and help comply with federal grant requirements, such as the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), DATA Act, GONE Act and GREAT Act. Building or purchasing a grant management system that does not standardize and streamline your processes will cost you more, and your return-on-investment will be measured in years rather than weeks.
2. Information Sharing: Your grant management system must allow for easier information sharing. Without this feature timely reporting will be very difficult to achieve. Most duplicative efforts that drive administrative costs are a result of disparate systems and complex processes that make it difficult to report to internal and external stakeholders. Today, your organization is likely exporting data into spreadsheets, reformatting that data, and then loading it manually somewhere else. This process creates administrative burden and internal control issues that lead to audit findings. A modern grant management system can help you avoid these costs.
3. Collaboration: Your grant management system must provide a means for all stakeholders to collaborate. The grant lifecycle covers many departments - both internal and external - and incorporates significant amounts of data from other areas of your organization such as finance and procurement. Without an easy way for these stakeholders to work together, relieving administrative burden and improving performance will be difficult.
SaaS solutions present a more effective and affordable option to custom built software solutions. Federal grant recipients, and subrecipients, don't need to pay millions of dollars for custom built grant management software systems anymore. The City of Fort Collins shares their perspective on how to make the right technology choice. Download How to Keep Your Implementation From Failing. If you would like more information, or help developing your business case, contact us today!
eCivis provides these standard capabilities and features in its SaaS grant management system. There is no long implementation. You can get started immediately once your contract is signed. More importantly, eCivis has grant experts to help you every step of the way. To learn more about eCivis solutions go to our grant management system page, or schedule a demo to see why so many government agencies use our grant software. Schedule a demonstration today!
General System Capabilities
Grant Research Capabilities
Pre- and Post-Award Management Capabilities
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Data Integration Capabilities
Training and Support