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WizeHive Zengine


What is WizeHive Zengine?

Wizehive offers Zengine, a cloud-based submission management platform for grants, awards, scholarships and other kinds of awards ands applications. Zengine can be used to track customers, job candidates, projects or more and replaces paper processes, outgrown spreadsheets, or generic software…

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What is WizeHive Zengine?

Wizehive offers Zengine, a cloud-based submission management platform for grants, awards, scholarships and other kinds of awards ands applications. Zengine can be used to track customers, job candidates, projects or more and replaces paper processes, outgrown spreadsheets, or generic software…

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What is WizeHive Zengine?

WizeHive provides a secure, cloud-platform - Zengine - to mission-based organizations. Zengine enables full lifecycle management of grants, scholarships, fellowships, and more, through a highly configurable platform that can be tailored to your unique processes, goals, and objectives.

WizeHive Zengine Features

  • Supported: Drag & Drop Form Builder
  • Supported: Custom Roles and Permissions
  • Supported: Plugin Architecture
  • Supported: Submission Portal
  • Supported: Reviewer Portal
  • Supported: Open API
  • Supported: Third Party Requests
  • Supported: Dashboards & Reporting

WizeHive Zengine Screenshots

Screenshot of Admin DashboardScreenshot of Admin Data RviewScreenshot of Submission Portal

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WizeHive Zengine Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported LanguagesEnglish

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Wizehive offers Zengine, a cloud-based submission management platform for grants, awards, scholarships and other kinds of awards ands applications. Zengine can be used to track customers, job candidates, projects or more and replaces paper processes, outgrown spreadsheets, or generic software products.

OpenWater, Submittable, and SurveyMonkey Apply are common alternatives for WizeHive Zengine.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 6.2.

The most common users of WizeHive Zengine are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).

WizeHive Zengine Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)30%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)50%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)20%
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Users of the WizeHive Zengine platform have found it invaluable for managing their grant application and review processes. By utilizing this software, they are able to easily manage documents, applications, and track grants. For example, in Chicago's public school district, the platform is used to streamline the annual grant application process for schools. It provides a user-friendly portal for applicants to submit their applications and for reviewers to efficiently review and score them. Additionally, at the end of the grant period, users can generate a comprehensive grant report within the portal.

In addition to managing grants, the research department relies on WizeHive Zengine as a versatile tool for managing various aspects of their operations. The software is also utilized as a registration and submission portal for scientific meetings. Its multi-step application process allows users to save profiles and easily follow up with grant recipients. Furthermore, WizeHive Zengine enables customization of questions based on different states for collecting applications for a training program across different affiliates. This feature ensures that only affiliate directors can access applicant information specific to their state. Beyond these examples, non-profit organizations have adopted this platform to transition into paperless operations and improve communication with both staff and users. With better organization of important documents and streamlined workflows, these non-profits are able to enhance their productivity and efficiency.

The wide range of use cases extends beyond grants management and scientific events registration. Various departments within organizations utilize WizeHive Zengine for data management, storage, scholarships administration, reporting, and even data analysis. As its effectiveness becomes evident in multiple departments, plans are being made to expand its implementation into other areas as well. Finally, the software has proven particularly useful in managing calls for awards and abstracts throughout the year by collecting applications, facilitating review processes, and generating comprehensive reports. This breadth of functionality makes WizeHive Zengine an essential tool for organizations seeking to streamline their application and review processes, enhance collaboration, and improve overall efficiency.

Positive Sentiment in User Reviews: Improved User Interface: Many users have praised the application's user interface for making the grant application process less daunting and more user-friendly. This enhancement has been appreciated by several reviewers. Efficient Review Process: The side-by-side review option has received glowing reviews from the grant review team, with some considering it the best feature ever invented. Not only does this feature save them loads of paper, but it also makes the review process more efficient. Ease of Use: Users have expressed their appreciation for the ease of use of the back-end system. They find it convenient to assign grants to reviewers both within and outside their organizations and create queries for necessary statistics easily. Several users have highlighted this aspect as a major advantage.

Confusing and Non-Intuitive Interface: Many users have stated that they find the system's interface to be confusing and not very intuitive, resulting in a high learning curve and overwhelming tasks. The lack of clear navigation and user-friendly design makes it difficult for users to effectively utilize the platform.

Installation Difficulties: Several users have mentioned encountering difficulties during the installation process. Although technical support was available to assist them, the initial setup proved to be challenging for some users.

Lack of Help Options and Tutorials: Users have expressed a need for more comprehensive help options and tutorials within the system. The absence of sufficient guidance materials hinders their ability to navigate through the platform smoothly and efficiently.

Users commonly recommend the following when using Zengine:

  1. Testing and trial runs before going live: Many users recommend thoroughly testing and trying out Zengine before fully implementing it. This allows organizations to familiarize themselves with the features and functionalities of the system, ensuring a smoother transition and better utilization of its capabilities.

  2. Utilizing available resources: Users suggest spending time getting to know the features of Zengine by taking advantage of implementation support and instructional videos provided by the WizeHive team. These resources are seen as valuable in helping organizations maximize the benefits of the system.

  3. Engaging with the support team: Users praise the responsiveness and helpfulness of the support team at Zengine. They recommend reaching out to them whenever assistance is needed, as they are readily available to address questions or concerns, providing a positive user experience.

It is worth noting that users also appreciate Zengine's comprehensive capabilities for grant management, its customization options, and how it facilitates collecting and managing data from grant applicants and reviewers. Additionally, users find value in the portals developed by WizeHive and believe that using WizeHive levels the playing field for all potential grantees. Some even suggest connecting with other customers who use WizeHive for similar programs to gather insights or best practices.

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Inés Prieto | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have a grant service where we need to constantly monitor it, so that we can provide the beneficiaries with the help they need in a timely manner. This software has made it easy for us to manage documents and applications and track grants.
  • It allows us to quickly perform all the management of grant payments and to monitor the entire process, from the application to the payments.
  • Its technical support is always of great help with any concerns that we need to solve.
  • All the integrations that are made are very useful and have helped us to manage the whole system more efficiently.
  • It has a fairly high learning curve, but the technical staff has been able to support us at all times explaining every detail and tool of the system.
  • Its interface can be confusing for some people and not very intuitive. It can be overwhelming in many occasions, slowing down the learning curve even more.
  • Installing the software was not an easy task, but once again, the technical team was able to help solve that problem.
I highly recommend this software, as it has allowed us to be much more transparent with the delivery of benefits and their applications, also the hours of work in this regard are less, allowing staff to devote to other tasks. A very useful and necessary software.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
We use [WizeHive] Zengine for a lot of different applications from data management, storage, applications, scholarships, reporting, data graphing and analysis. It was originally used for one department and now is used in 5 with plans for expansion into 3 others. It address so many of our issues but the main one is all information being in one place that is easy to access but that is secure.
  • Data Management
  • Information Gathering
  • Analysis
  • Tables
  • Calculations that build on one another
  • Language Translation
[WizeHive] is well suited for use in education at many levels from tracking to business management. In some ways we use it as a Customer Relationship Management System for many of our grant streams.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use [WizeHive Zengine] to collect applications for our training program across our affiliates. It lets us customize questions per state and split the data so only the affiliate directors of each state can see the applicants for their state. It allows the affiliate directors to track which applications are drafted and completed as well as assign reviewers to the applications as well.
  • Customization
  • Data silo-ing
  • Ability for applicants to log on and off to complete their application in sections
  • It's messy- we can only apply a question to a certain amount of applications so we have 2-3 of a lot of questions
  • The affiliate directors can't export an excel file from their dashboard
  • If a question changes or becomes required or not required it impacts all past applications
[WizeHive Zengine is] useful for creating custom applications, multiple users and keeping data distinct between the various users (applicants, references, directors and reviewers). But, it can be difficult to learn and isn't intuitive on how to set it up so the data is clean.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is being used across one department, which manages two non-profits that use the platform. WizeHive Zengine has brought both non-profits into a paperless operation and has streamlined communication between the staff and the users, specifically using "advanced technology." Finally, the platform has provided better organization of important documents for the non-profits.
  • Organization of materials and CRM data
  • The company customer service is personal, helpful, and proactive
  • Integration with other apps/software
  • More flexibility for custom application and form design
  • Enhanced options for using the data in the platform (ie: across forms)
  • Developed dashboard for administrators of the platform
WizeHive Zengine is well suited for our needs in scholarship application collection. The platform works well for one company across several different departments, as there are options to organize information in respective "workspaces."
We are not confident that Zengine is a great CRM platform, specifically for non-profits and fundraising departments.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used WizeHive to manage our call for awards and abstracts. Using WizeHive to collect, review, and report on 6 calls a year.
  • Easy to use for staff.
  • Reporting.
  • Uses flash.
  • Difficult to load.
WizeHive is a cost effective way to run a call for awards for small non-profits. The only problems we had were when we outgrew the system. When we had calls for awards where we had over 100 applicants it became more difficult to use the program and our reviewers had a hard time viewing the applications since they use flash.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
WizeHive Zengine was used in one particular department of my organization, to manage our annual grant application process whereby we offer grants to all the schools within Chicago's public school district. Zengine provides a portal where applicants can submit an application, and we can have reviewers to review and score the applications within this same portal, and those who receive a grant can complete a grant report in the portal at the end of the grant period.
  • Grant application management can be daunting, but Zengine makes it a lot easier.
  • Combining the grant application, review process, and final reporting process in one portal is a huge convenience!
  • With our applicants being a specific and specialized group, we needed customized functions to ensure that only those who were eligible for our grants were able to begin the application process. For this custom functionality, Zengine charges extra, many times a significant amount extra, whereas I feel a functionality such as this should be integrated into the platform as standard.
I believe Zengine would work well for an organization seeking to offer a public-facing grant that anyone can apply for, or if the organization does not mind having to weed through applications and eliminate ineligible applicants themselves. If, like us, you anticipate a large number of applicants (over 600 schools for us), then Zengine will cost you a lot extra to be able to filter out ineligible applicants upfront so that you only receive applications that have passed muster.
Alexis Senge Johnson, MNM | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use the WizeHive Zengine platform for our grant system. We have both submission portals and review portals related to the two grant programs we provide in Florida. It's being utilized just by those of us connected specifically to the USTA Florida Section Foundation in an effort to manage the grant application and review process.
  • It has made the application, which is almost identical to the application questions previously displayed by our old service, seem less daunting and more user friendly to grant applicants.
  • The grant review team has exclaimed that the side-by-side review option is the best feature ever invented and has saved them loads of paper.
  • Internally, I appreciate the ease of use of the back end system. Being able to easily assign grants to reviews both in and outside the organization, easily create queries for the stats I need, and the ability to move application through the steps of the system seamlessly make this my top choice since I'm the only staff member dedicated to the Foundation which leaves me with lots on my plate to balance.
  • I haven't found any yet. At this point, I'm thrilled with each of the features and the ease of use of the system.
Due to the experience I've had, I'm a strong advocate that it's the perfect system for a small or mid-sized organization to utilize because of it's ease of use for both the customer and the staff. I don't have first hand experience for where it may be less appropriate, so it's hard for me to offer an opinion on that.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our research department primarily uses WizeHive to manage our grant applications and reviews. We also use it as a registration and submission portal for various scientific meetings. It currently is only being used by the research department. We plan on upgrading to a submission portal next year for our grants, which will allow even greater ability to perform a multi-step application process, save user profiles, and allow easy follow-up with grant recipients in order to collect final reports, etc.
  • Auto email/bulk email feature makes it easy to notify grant applicants. Ultimately helps save time from manually sending emails.
  • Application forms are easy to update and offer a variety of question types and filtering options to easily ask the correct questions depending on the applicant.
  • Can perform an entire review process through WizeHive without much need from an outside source. It is a convenient place to keep track of records of all applicants and reviewers.
  • WizeHive support and implementation staff are very responsive and helpful with answering any urgent questions and providing clarification on processes.
  • Initially, somewhat challenging to navigate the site and not the most intuitive when creating application portals.
  • Needs more help options and tutorials to make the user experience much easier and smoother.
  • Still some bugs that need to be fixed (including some issues with a few of the filters in application forms).
WizeHive Zengine is a great platform to use for managing research grant applications. Our organization greatly values this resource since we receive a large number of grant applications during each year, and having a place where these applications can be easily tracked and reviewed is extremely beneficial. This platform may not be as well suited for our other departments such as marketing or development because they don't require a review process for their programs.
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