- Author: Dave Krause
Now that the Simple Grant System (SGS) is complete, I'm back on task with the Grant Tracking System (GTS). The GTS is to the SGS as Physics is to Psychics.
Simplicity and transparency are replaced with detailed questions about every aspect of the grant proposal. This data is then run through a gauntlet of reviewers from various levels within the administrative structure.
The proposal can be promoted or returned at each level, making the entire tracking process extremely complex. Additionally, two proposals might have completely different routes of approval. *sigh*
Right now, the GTS is 80% done. There's some big-time reporting that needs to be created in order for the system to ultimately be useful for the administrators who will depend on it. The system also needs some refinements to the general input structure (how the proposal author enters data).
We anticipate going into a full beta this year and launching early next year. I think it will be a very well-received application as it replaces a fair amount of paperwork and provides some level of status checking.