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Likelihood to Recommend

AcademicWorks

This is an excellent system for any college/university or scholarship provider that offers a large volume of scholarships to a high number of applicants. The price point might be a little high for a smaller school/provider and may not be worthwhile if their numbers are lower.
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Grant Lifecycle Manager

Cost of the product is primarily subscription based, which is better for being able to budget for. Add a new administrator user? No extra cost.It is web based, and accessible to grant applicants, students, counselors and committee members.The vendor provides competent support and implementation specialists. Data is able to be uploaded to the enterprise system to create checks for the awardees.
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Pros

AcademicWorks

  • All colleges and universities have differences in the way scholarships are awarded at their schools. AcademicWorks listens to the individual needs of each college/university/scholarship provider and will either add system enhancements or help users to find ways to best utilize the system to meet their needs/requirements.
  • The AcademicWorks help desk is very good about support. They are timely in contact and work to resolve issues quickly and effectively.
  • AcademicWorks has worked closely with our IT Department to ensure that the imports and the system will work efficiently despite changes and updates.
  • Students need to only complete one application to be automatically matched to hundreds of scholarship opportunities. This is a very efficient use of the applicant's time and efforts to apply for scholarships.
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Grant Lifecycle Manager

  • Single Point of Entry for Grantees looking for grant opportunities
  • Multiple Users allowed to use the system
  • History, Tracking and Reporting Tools
  • Cloud Based Storage
  • Support from GLM
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Cons

AcademicWorks

  • Ability to personalize applications - we serve many companies, and we get requests all the time to use their logo, but we can't do that in AcademicWorks.
  • Selective reviews - some review committees don't want to review specific parts of applications, but we can't pick and choose which questions are reviewable for specific opportunities.
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Grant Lifecycle Manager

  • I'd love to have the option to have multiple evaluations at an LOI stage, but this is a very nit picky detail. The software is great, and does what we need it to.
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Alternatives Considered

AcademicWorks

We used Award Spring and Smarter Select in the past.
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Grant Lifecycle Manager

The decision to choose Grant Lifecycle Manager was made before I began in this position, but we have renewed our license because we were so happy with the service
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Return on Investment

AcademicWorks

  • It has provided a positive ROI in our scholarship management, without having to outsource this function in our department.
  • The help we get from the support team is phenomenal that yearly set up can be done with a few days.
  • For what we get done with it, it is a good investment.
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Grant Lifecycle Manager

  • I only see a positive return on investment with GLM. Rather than spending two full days copying and collating grant applications, letters of inquiry and grant reports for our board docket, it now takes me about 5 minutes to make these visible in GLM for my board so they can log on and review everything there. It has re-energized my grantmaking because my time is now freed up to do the valuable work, rather than the out-of-date mundane copying task - to say nothing of the amount of paper saved and the funds saved on express mailings.
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Pricing Details

AcademicWorks

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

AcademicWorks Editions & Modules

AcademicWorks
Additional Pricing Details

Grant Lifecycle Manager

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Grant Lifecycle Manager Editions & Modules

Grant Lifecycle Manager
Edition
Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM)
1
1. Per Organization, Per Every 2 Years
Additional Pricing Details
Foundant Connect is an optional, add-on product linking data from GuideStar, Foundation Center, and GreatNonprofits into Foundant GLM„the organizations leading the industry in the data revolution. Connect allows users to quickly access and share data to make the grantmaking process easier and more efficient for everyone involved.

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