The system will be based on Fujitu’s public Grants Management solution with services delivered through a public portal powered by Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
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.
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science general manager, Clive Rossiter, said the department is currently undertaking a programme of work to transform the way it connects with and supports businesses so that services are easier to find and understand, quicker and easier to access, and more tailored to business needs.
Steve O’Connell, general manager, Federal, Fujitsu, said Fujitsu Grants Manager, currently applied in global private sector organisations, is being delivered via an agile methodology to secure workflow-based registration, application, assessment, award, payment and associated management processes.
Fujitsu says benefits of the deployment by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science will be reduced time between a grant application and awarding, as well as a clearer management view of grant statuses, results and outcomes.
“We view this engagement with the department as a long-term strategic partnership. The Grants Manager is a market-leading and highly resilient accelerated solution that can be easily enhanced and configured to support the department’s business requirements,” O’Connell said.
“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.”
The solution is expected to go live in early 2017.