New York, Sept. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MicroEdge, LLC, the leading provider of solutions to the giving community worldwide, today announced GIFTS Online Blueprint, which enables philanthropic organizations to personalize many aspects of their grants management system in a way that more closely mirrors their unique giving process.
GIFTS Online is MicroEdge's fully hosted, online grants management system that helps corporate, private, family, and other foundations of all types and sizes to maximize the impact and efficiency of their grantmaking with powerful tools for reporting, tracking and analyzing the effectiveness of their giving. Now GIFTS Online clients can complement their system with Blueprint, which adds powerful system personalization capabilities.
Using Blueprint, giving organizations can rename and personalize all of the data categories in their GIFTS Online grants management system -both standard fields and custom fields that they create - so that the 'language' of the grants management system mirrors their own terminology, and makes more sense to everyone. Having a system that speaks the same language as its users shortens the learning curve and makes getting things done more intuitive for everyone. Even more, it saves precious time for grants managers and administrators, who no longer have to translate the meaning of data fields to other people in the organization.
Blueprint also makes it easier for everyone to work in GIFTS Online by allowing organizations to personalize the system so that each individual only sees the information that they need for their particular role in the grant process. They can also personalize the forms they use to gather and display data, with the ability to add and remove fields, and to organize and group them in the system in the way that best mirrors the organization's process. For example, grants managers easily review the status of in-process grants, and request specific information from other stakeholders, without exposing them to irrelevant fields. A program manager sees just the fields he needs to review or fill in. An internal reviewer logs into the system and views only the data that helps her evaluate the grant applications in question. This helps funders accelerate and simplify the giving processes by enabling users to move faster through the system. Additional features guide users through entering information in the right place, ensuring that the most accurate data is input into the system every time.
"GIFTS Online is already a very accessible system that is intuitive and easy to use, yet extremely powerful and flexible," says MicroEdge CEO, Preston McKenzie. "Blueprint is completely redefining how grantmakers work. It takes the incredible flexibility of GIFTS Online to a new level by allowing funders to completely personalize the system so that it aligns exactly with the way they work."
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Established in 1985, MicroEdge, LLC is the leading provider of software and services to the giving community worldwide. MicroEdge solutions deliver a powerful, integrated, and open framework for efficient and effective charitable giving. The company is committed to providing the best technology toolset for foundations, corporations, government agencies, donors, advisors and financial institutions. Together, these tools help organizations to work with one another to raise, invest, manage and award charitable currency. MicroEdge is headquartered in New York City with regional offices throughout the U.S. and supports thousands of clients worldwide. MicroEdge is part of the Vista Equity Partners portfolio of software and technology-enabled companies. To learn more about Vista Equity Partners, visit www.vistaequitypartners.com. To learn more about MicroEdge, visit www.microedge.com.
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