Insight is one in a series of new products that eCivis is releasing this year to create the first comprehensive, vertically integrated grants management system in the nation for state, local and tribal governments.
Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2016
eCivis, the nation’s leading cloud-based grants management software system, announced the official launch of its grant resource application, Grants Network: Insight. Insight provides access to the single largest collection of expert resources to help state, local and tribal governments address requirements throughout the grants life cycle. Subscribers will have on-demand access to webinars, technical handbooks, and general news as they prepare grant proposals, perform risk assessments, identify allowable indirect costs, prepare for audits and develop processes. These integrated tools are intended to help improve performance and achieve desired program outcomes.
“We took great care in developing a grant performance and compliance resource that would be available on demand as work is being done,” said Sami Hoda, Vice President of Product & Technology at eCivis. “Asking users to research grant compliance requirements or find best practices on their own when they are already trying to keep up with other responsibilities is not realistic. To be effective, information needs to be available as they are doing the work because that’s when it can positively impact outcomes.”
To create Insight, eCivis has aggregated varied expert resources (from templates to commentary to guides), and its compliance content is being provided by its strategic partner, Thompson Information Services, the leading publisher in federal grant compliance information. Thompson provides a variety of digital and print offerings, including its Federal Grants Management Handbook and Single Audit Information Service, which have been seamlessly integrated into Insight and will be available to subscribers of this new service in an easy-to-access digital format.
“Managing a grant award is overwhelming for the majority of employees in government because training and resources are often unavailable when they need it. Our analysis indicates that more than two-thirds of employees are not trained before taking on grant responsibilities, and up to 80 percent of employees spend three hours or less each week on grant activities,” said eCivis CEO James Ha. “The reality is there is not enough training or time spent on grant compliance and program performance, and a shrinking workforce and budget constraints are only adding to the challenges that state and local governments face when managing their grant awards. This reality is what makes the release of Insight one of our most important product releases in years. It’s a resource that will help our subscribers spend less time to get better results.”
Insight is one in a series of new products that eCivis is releasing this year to create the first comprehensive, vertically integrated grants management system in the nation for state, local and tribal governments. eCivis is currently in testing with a number of its government clients and expects its beta tests to be completed by Q4 of this year. The company currently works with thousands of governments across the country and manages more than $21 billion in competitive, non-formula federal grant awards.