Altum, Inc., Launches Easygrants Customer Support Forum

Reston, VA, October 2013 – In an effort to improve client collaboration and knowledge sharing, Altum has implemented a discussion group web site. This site includes general information on grants management topics, best practices, and Easygrants-specific topics. The forum site also provides opportunities to recommend features and enhancements. There is also self-paced learning through training documents and audio recordings.

“We feel that providing a place for our customers to interact with other Easygrants customers will foster a better sense of community and help drive product innovation,” says Steve Pinchotti, CEO of Altum.

In addition, Altum, Inc. has taken further strides to improve the overall customer support experience for Easygrants clients. Altum has selected Zendesk to provide a customer support helpdesk for Easygrants. Now Easygrants clients can simply send an email resulting in creation of a support ticket and automatic notification to our support team. Clients can use emails to track the issue to resolution and communicate updates to Altum staff. In addition to email support, Zendesk provides Easygrants clients portal access to all tickets within an organization across multiple users. Tickets can be updated and attachments are supported. Internally, the Altum development team implemented a tracking system that is integrated with Zendesk which streamlines development efforts and issue resolution.

About Easygrants

Easygrants is best-of-breed technology enabling grantors to leverage a full life-cycle system that creates efficiencies for grantseekers and grantmakers alike. It is a highly configurable e-Grants solution that meets the unique needs of each of our grantmaking clients, while providing the benefits of a shared product base. Easygrants facilitates the automation of the full grants lifecycle, using the latest Web technologies to help our clients improve the reach and effectiveness of their grantmaking efforts.

About Altum

Altum provides industry-leading grants management, performance management solutions and strategic communications. Since 1997, Altum has provided innovative software products and services to philanthropic and government organizations. Altum’s products include proposalCENTRAL® an online grant-making Web site shared by many government, non-profit and private grant-making organizations; Easygrants®, a highly configurable e-Grants solution that meets the unique needs of grant-making organizations; Infor PM, the industry-leading performance management solution; and QlikView, the industry leading self service business intelligence solution. Altum is proud to have made the Inc. 5000 list four years in a row (2008 – 2011).

Founded in 1997, Altum is a privately held corporation headquartered in Reston, VA, just outside Washington, D.C., with additional locations in Rockville, MD, and London, UK.

Ryan Rosiek