EGrAMS - Electronic Grants Administration and Management System Bewertungen
von HTC Global Services4.8 / 5 12 Bewertungen
Bewertet am 7.11.2018
I have been working as a System Administrator in EGrAMS for over 10 years.
Kommentare: Overall the benefits of using the EGrAMS electronic system far out way the old manual processing. EGRAMS has a wealth of information stored within the systems database. Our Department has been able to customize reporting functionality for our Department’s needs, which include Programmatic and Financial along with special data pulls that assist in out monthly FFATA reporting to the Federal Government. With EGrAMS we’ve be able to process a complete Grant Application to Agreement in as little as 3 day, which is unheard of our paper processing.
Vorteile: EGrAMS – Electronic Grants Administration and Management System offers the Department a complete grant lifecycle system and allows our Department to manage all our grant programs in one central location. With EGrAMS we have been able to convert over 200 grant programs from our manual (paper processing) to electronic processing. Using EGrAMS our Department can customize grant programs to meet all Federal and State requirements, along with our ability to enforce Department business rules with easy configuration. EGrAMS allows for easy customization and configurability of Emails / Forms / Templates / Agreements. Since EGrAMS generates an Agreement (Contract) this has reduced the agreement review time in half. Analyst can focus more on grantee content of the agreement, instead of re-reviewing standard agreement language for changes. The Vendor offers excellent customer support
Nachteile: Overall, my experience has been very positive. This system has helped reduce my workload. Win Win.
Bewertet am 22.3.2018
EGrAMS has been a great system for us to manage the life cycle of more than 3000 grants agreements.
EGrAMS is a complete Grant lifecycle system. EGrAMS allows the Department flexible to customize the grant programs to meet the requirements of our funding sources. EGrAMS grant programs are configured by employees at the Department. This allows the Department to have more control over the grant lifecycle and timelines. This allows the Department the flexibility to issue allocated grants and competitive grants throughout the year.
EGrAMS builds a database based on grant applications and post award reporting of details that enable us to build reports and monitor the progress of the applications and grant award. EGrAMS includes Financial and Programmatic progress reporting. Payment are processed based on the Financial Reports and interfaced to the States accounting system. EGrAMS allows employees to build customized statistical reports.
EGrAMS generates an Agreement based on the fields from the application. This allows for us to customize and populate agreement templates to include Department specific agreement terms and conditions.
The vendor is very easy to work with. They are knowledgeable about grant and accounting process and provide excellent customer service.
Bewertet am 15.3.2018
Excellent support by HTC. Installed EGrAMS Sept 2008 and launched our first grant appl by Dec.
Kommentare: Significant process improvements, reducing time required to manage our grants (from the application through to closure) and improved reporting capabilities on grant details.
Vorteile: Functionally rich, allows us to manage the complete grant life cycle; from the configuration of our grant competitions, taking online applications; establishing review panels and managing reviews and ranking; the approval process, including notifications; payment scheduling and interfacing with our accounting system; and finally, recording progress reports on research and financials and closing out completed grants. The online application configuration allowed us to implement rules on applications, eliminating much of the work (days) previously required by staff to ensure applicant compliance. The end result is that accomplish the same task with fewer staff. The product is very stable and reliable and the software vendor, HTC, is easy to work with from both the standpoint of the implementation and ongoing support.
Nachteile: While functionally rich, the EGrAMS interface could be considered dated in comparison to what a typical user might expect to see or be familiar with with a browser based system.
Bewertet am 22.3.2018
EGrAMS has enhanced our agency's grant capacity and is an outstanding product.
The system has tremendous flexibility due to a great amount of dynamic capacity. As a manager in a large grant making agency, it has allowed us to incorporate an end-to-end grant process in a single system.
The test system used to set up applications works well due to the quick response of EGrAMS technical assistance team.
Error correction during the application period is usually easy and improvements are consistently allowed. Changes based on our agency and grantee needs has always been expedited and comprehensive.
Multiple workflows are handled easily in every part of the process. Completed actions lead to efficient notifications and pop-ups.
EGrAMS review components and reporting functions are extensive. We have been able to set up many unique reports based on our wide range of grants.
The EGrAMS team is always looking to improve this product.
Nachteile: The only negatives in my experience have been due to the large capacity of the system. This requires many training manuals and updates to those manuals which can be hard to follow for new users.
Bewertet am 16.3.2018
Financial Manager for a Bureau of State government responsible for contracts and contract payments
Kommentare: Elimination of tedious review processes, elimination of paperwork, retention of records, continue to do work although we had a significant staff reduction, ability to query data.
Vorteile: It automates does edit checks for many of the detail tasks we used to do, it controls the workflow, all of the documentation is retained and available, provides the capabilities for us to help the users and allows for query of the available data. The software allowed us to continue to do our work although we had a significant reduction in staff (we now have 3 people do the work that 7 people used to do before the software was implemented). We completely eliminated the paperwork of 150 contracts and the 1,800 monthly billings.
Nachteile: There is very little I do not like. If anything it is that working with activating and assign users could possibly be organized into one module/location but I do not often use these functions so it may be a training issue.
Bewertet am 16.3.2018
I have been working as a grant monitor in EGrAMS for over 10 years.
Kommentare: I am able to manage all of my grants in one central location. I can provide tech support to my network easily.
Vorteile: Everything I need to manage numerous grants is located in one site; application, reporting and contract. I like that I can be in the system to provide support while working with a grantee. Tech support is great! The application piece enables me to include all the necessary information for a quality application. I don't know what I'd do if I had to manage all of my grants manually. It has been an overall very good experience working in the EGrAMS tool. My grantees are overall pleased with the tool.
Nachteile: There is some functionality limitations but over the years the company has evolved the tool. An example of this is that it would be nice to be able to change header labels to better fit what we need to call things.
Bewertet am 12.6.2018
Comprehensive system for end-to-end grant management processing with customizable workflow and forms
All steps included in processing applications and grants are covered and can be managed in the same place: from running competitions for online application for funding through reviews and approvals as well as post-award activities including payment processing.
The forms/templates are highly customizable as are the workflows to accommodate different requirements for different programs.
Vendor offers excellent customer support.
Nachteile: Would like to see some improvements in the flow, navigation and look and feel of the front facing forms, additional functionality for batch record processing when working with large number of applications/grants, as well as possible custom reporting module to accommodate data analysis.
Bewertet am 19.3.2018
Our experience has been positive. This system has saved us a lot of time!
Vorteile: This software has made it easier for my unit to process grants. Having the grants online for both us and our grantees makes accessing information much easier. Our grantees like the ability, when applicable, to copy parts of previous applications into the current one that they are working on. I like being able to log into the system and help our users with problems that they are having. We are looking forward to implementing the invoicing feature which will save us even more time. This system also saves paper!
Nachteile: I would like to be able to run more queries on the data in the system and have a few more custom features.
Bewertet am 4.6.2018
Functions well and easy to use.
Kommentare: The software has allowed me to more effectively manage contracts.
Vorteile: The system is able to handle every aspect of our grant management program including application submission, monthly bills, budget adjustments, annual reports and year-end closing activities. The ability to customize is also a great feature that we use regularly due to changes in program policy, etc.
Nachteile: Overall, my experience has been very positive. If I had one wish, it would be to change how users access program documents and notifications.
Bewertet am 21.3.2018
For an "off the shelf product" is has been an excellent tool for us.
Kommentare: It is a tool that we easily use in our daily business
Vorteile: Web base ability - easily used by our applicants. We constantly receive positive reactions from our applicants about the ease of use.
Nachteile: There should be a way to generate more custom reports. In working with developer, I can obtain what I need, but, it would be easier if the system can generate the custom reports that I need.
Bewertet am 8.11.2018
Great Customer Service
Vorteile: It has been easy to customize system to fit our processes. We initially used the system only for rating proposals, but have been able to add more capabilities over time include generating contracts and grant reporting.
Nachteile: None. Any issues that we have come across have been quickly resolved.
Bewertet am 21.3.2018
Customer service is top notch! System is easy to navigate and can be customized to suit our needs.
Vorteile: The system can be customized to suit our (ever changing) needs. The system works very well for rating applications and setting permissions.
Nachteile: I have no real complaints about the system. If I had to list a complaint, it would be that the look of the system could use a refresh.