If your organization provides grants, there are a variety of common challenges to overcome: grant process must be kept streamline; grants needs to be monitored on individual level; grants have to be overseen on a program level. These challenges can be resolved with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Grant Management Solution.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM & Dynamics 365 Grant Management Solution is ideal for those organizations who award grants to individuals, businesses or governments.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Grants Management Solution allows the Grant manager to monitor the grant process, from application to closing; allows the Accountant to easily know when and to whom the grant funding needs to be dispersed to; allows the Grant reviewer to see all of the applications,score applicants, notify the applicant if any information is missing.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM & Dynamics 365 Grants Management capabilities:
- Business Process Flow from managing a grant right from inception to close.
- Synchronous workflows automatically create a record of critical activities.
- Role-based approvals enabled by combining stage gating and field-level security.
- High-value dashboard that provides quick access to active grants and provokes insight by concisely summarizing their critical facets.
The Grants Management Dashboard provides a visual summary of the active grants by type, amount, category and month. The dashboard allows to visually illustrate trends, set open activities due date, display grant award process.
Now let’s take a look a the Grant Program Outline in Dynamics 365 performed by Program Officer:
Create Initiates program creation with the input of program details:
Fund Input on funding requirements by both Accountant and Program officer:
Program Compliance stands for input on compliance requirements:
Open to Grants is the stage where grant application can start:
Close program for grant application.
Grant Application has role-based process approvals and involves Grant manager, Applicant, Reviewer.
Create – Initiations of Grant application and applicant (Grant manager, Applicant):
Review – Input information on reviewers (Grant manager, Reviewer). Create an Email record to alert the grant manager when reviewers have been assigned to the grant.
Verify – Verify Grant application (Reviewer). If ‘Missing information’ is ‘Yes’, create email to send to applicant with application attached
Score – Assign score to applicant (Reviewer). Reviewer creates an Email record to alert the manager that all applicants have been scored.
Award – Information on amount awarded under grant (Grant manager)
At this stage Grant manager creates an Email record to alert applicant that grant has been awarded; creates an Email record to alert the accountant that a specified grant has been awarded to a specified grantee.
Monitor – Monitoring the use of funds under the grant (Grant manager, Applicant)
Create an Email record to alert the of grant start date, end date, and reporting cadence and if these change. If Total amount spent is 90% of Amount Awarded, send notification emails to Applicant and Grant Manager.
End of grant / funding period – Create and Email record to notify Applicant that grant has closed (Grant manager):
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Grants Management capabilities give you complete visibility of Grant activity with charts and graphs; allows to track active grant programs and manage any incoming applications; it makes easier to inner and external reviewers to score grants; track expenses to allocate budget properly.
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