This month InfoStrat released new versions and new editions of Grants Manager Plus to help grantors track the entire grant life cycle, from funding sources to awards, reporting, and closeout. This blog will feature a future post which provides detail on new features, but here are highlights:
  • New process flows for grants which pass through to sub-recipients and those which do not
  • Planning tools for top-down planning of spending based on action plans
  • Enhanced payment validation rules
  • Milestone-based payment gates
  • User interface improvements
  • Portal enhancements for Dynamics portal such as improved navigation for multi-page application forms
  • Deeper project management functions such as budgeting
New editions combine features appropriate to specific grant programs:
  • Disaster recovery grants such as HUD CDBG-DR and FEMA
  • Victim services grants such as VOCA, VAWA and SVAP
  • Public safety grants
For more information on grant management and Microsoft Grants Manager Plus, see my posts:

Microsoft Grants Manager Plus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
6 Things to Look for in Grant Management Software
Estimating the Cost of a Microsoft Grants Manager Plus Implementation
Grants Manager Plus: Theme and Variations
Microsoft Grants Manager Plus
Online Resources for Microsoft Grants Manager Plus
Portal Options for Microsoft Grants Manager
Statewide Grant Management Systems
Usage Scenarios for Microsoft Grants Manager