ElGraph Design Group, Inc. Releases a Fund Management Application for the United Nations Democracy Fund

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Cutting-edge web-based software system developed by ElGraph Design Group, Inc. helps United Nations Democracy Fund to automate their proposal management processes.

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ElGraph Design Group, Inc. (http://www.elgraph.com) completed a web-based fund management application for the United Nations Democracy Fund (http://www.undp.org), which was established to promote democracy and values associated with democracy worldwide. The web-based software allows governments worldwide to seek funding for democracy initiatives in their countries by submitting project proposals online. UN staff uses the application to evaluate proposals, track related documents, award funding, and monitor projects' progress.

Design and development of the online application forms presented software engineering and design challenges, as it had to be fast-loading on a dial-up Internet connection in the developing nations, had to support a large variety of browsers, and at the same time needed to use cutting-edge technologies to perform advanced input validation and processing.

The software features AJAX-based forms that change on the fly, depending on user input; thus improving usability by minimizing data entry effort requirements. The user interface is available in several languages in order to accommodate international community.

Working within the constraints imposed by the legacy software system, an existing access control and authentication mechanism, ElGraph Design Group, Inc. created a powerful administrative interface with several levels of access.

ElGraph Design Group, Inc. is a San Francisco-based web design and development firm, which was established in 2000. It specializes in the development and design of large-scale web sites and web applications, with focus on usability. The company has delivered a number of solutions in the following areas: Web 2.0, E-commerce, Content Management Systems (CMS), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), and Mobile Internet.

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