The Australian Federal Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has selected Fujitsu Australia to build and implement a grants management solution for its Business Grants Hub.
Expected to go live in early 2017, the Fujitsu Grants Manager solution will provide secure workflow-based registration, application, assessment, award, payment and associated management processes. It is comprised of a public portal powered by Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s general manager, Clive Rossiter, said 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.
“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,” Rossiter said.
The deployment of the new solution will see reduced times between a grant application and awarding, as well as a clearer management view of grant statuses, results and outcomes.
Fujitsu federal general manager, Steve O’Connell, said the engagement with the department represents a long-term strategic partnership, given the solution 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.”