Fujitsu Engaged to Deliver Grants Management Solution for Australian Federal Government Department
The Australian Federal Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has engaged Fujitsu Australia to deliver an end-to-end grants management solution for its Business Grants Hub.
Fujitsu’s Grants Management* solution will deliver secure workflow-based registration, application, assessment, award, payment and associated management processes.
The solution is anticipated to go live in early 2017.
Canberra, September 08, 2016
- In the latest addition to its collaborative portfolio, Fujitsu today announced that it is building and implementing an end-to-end grants management system based on the Fujitsu Grants Management solution* for the Australian Federal Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.
Comprised of a public portal powered by Microsoft Dynamics CRM, the Fujitsu Grants Manager will deliver a total management solution for the Department’s Business Grants Hub. The Department delivers a number of grants and services to businesses, some of which are on behalf of a number of other Federal Government Departments.
Fujitsu Grants Manager, currently applied in global private sector organisations, is being delivered via an agile methodology to secure workflow-based registration, application, assessment, award, payment and associated management processes. The benefit will be reduced time between a grant application and awarding, as well as a clearer management view of grant statuses, results and outcomes.
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s General Manager, Clive Rossiter said, “The Department is currently undertaking a programme of work to transform the way it connects with and supports businesses so that our services are easier to find and understand, quicker and easier to access, and more tailored to business needs. A key part of this is a digital end-to-end grants management solution that will enable us to streamline how we deliver grants, making it easier for our customers”.
Steve O’Connell, General Manager, Federal, Fujitsu said, “We view this engagement with the Department as a long-term strategic partnership. The Grants Manager is a market-leading and highly resilient accelerated solution that can be easily enhanced and configured to support the Department’s business requirements. We are committed to working collaboratively with the Department to deliver a highly robust grants management solution that can rapidly adapt to all future business changes”.
The Department is taking an Agile approach to system implementation, with the first release of functionality scheduled to go live in 2017.
*Fujitsu Grants Manager is a total solution for the end-to-end management of a grants process lifecycle.
Key benefits of Fujitsu’s Grants Manager include:
Reduced Rework - Validating data as it is entered ensures a greater number of applications can be processed first time.
Clearer Visibility of Funding - Detail and summary reporting on the status of funds and funding is available in real time.
Auditing and Compliance - All activities, decisions and modifications to grants data are recorded throughout the grants lifecycle and can easily be accessed for audit and compliance purposes.
Application Status - Applicants can monitor and review the status of their applications on the portal.
Security – Only authorised users have access to information as determined by the system administrator.
Improved Reporting - Microsoft Dynamics CRM provides powerful, easy-to-use reporting.
CRM Functionality – The Foundation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform means all standard functionality is available with the system.
Application Integration - The application can be easily integrated with other systems such as finance, email and document management.
Portal Integration - The portal can be implemented with any existing backend grants system.
Flexibility - Solutions can be easily modified even once in situ to cope with changes in process or legislation without significant rework or effort.
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