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Catapult Systems Disseminates the New Grants Management Solution

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 16, 2016

FREMONT, CA: Catapult Systems, an IT consulting firm and Microsoft National Solutions Provider (NSP) has announced the general availability of a new Grants Management solution. The new solution reduces the complexity of grant management by enhancing the grant making process, enabling customers to focus on the vital operations of their company. It lowers the administrative hurdles related to creating, reviewing, verifying, scoring and awarding grants to businesses, governments or individuals.

Catapult System’s Grants Management solution effectively integrates with the day-to-day technology solutions. It also adopts a customer oriented approach, offering endless opportunities for future development. "We designed the grants management solution on Microsoft Dynamics CRM so we can quickly custom configure the solution for customers, providing a robust solution that meets their unique needs," said David Fuess, CEO, Catapult Systems.

The innovative solution continues with the post-award administration which includes reporting and ongoing progress monitoring, contracting, funding and reimbursement. To offer enhanced productivity for clients, the solution inhabits best practices of grant management onto the Microsoft Dynamics Customer Relationship Management (CRM) domain. The CRM platform integrates with Microsoft solutions such as Office365, supporting and facilitating the function of editing excel and word templates within the solution. The platform also supports robust email exchange, task creation with Exchange, and efficient document management across OneDrive and SharePoint. It is a highly advanced and scalable architecture that triggers enhancement beyond the core grant management capability.

Catapult is highly committed to the Microsoft partnership and the overall expertise in its technologies. With Microsoft technology investments, the company incorporates cutting-edge technology solutions and assists its clients in achieving business objectives seamlessly.

"After coming to the realization that commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) packages weren't fully meeting the needs of large grant making institutions, Catapult came up with a solution to help them accomplish this process. COTS' feature sets are becoming overly complex and they lack the flexibility needed to accommodate the unique processes of each organization," adds Fuess.