Altum, Inc., Releases Easygrants 9.1

Reston, VA – January 25, 2017 – Altum, Inc. announced release of the next significant version of Easygrants™, its enterprise grants management solution.
Easygrants™ 9.1 is a significant leap forward in the evolution of the Easygrants™. The security and audit controls found in Easygrants™ have been dramatically enhanced to meet the needs of government agencies and other large grant-making organizations. Improvements include hardening of all system functions against external intrusions as well as granular security controls to compartmentalize access. In an overhaul of Easygrants auditing functions, Altum included an easy to use search and visualization interface for the systems administrator or security officer, called the Audit Inspector, to ensure fast access and clear transparency into what changes were made and by whom.

According to Mr. Dave Radomsky, Chief Information Officer at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, “This latest evolution of Easygrants validates the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s investment in an off-the-shelf grants management solution that continues to grow with our needs; and, in our selection of Altum as a business partner with a demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement. These new security and audit features are valuable improvements which support NFWF’s commitment to careful stewardship of the funds entrusted to us and compliance with government grant regulations.”

Included in this new release are also exciting enhancements to existing features, such as Easygrants Form Builder, which allows each client to easily customize the data collected at each step in their workflow. Significant new capabilities for version control and data collection for Easygrants’ standardized forms and data for Key Performance Metrics (“KPIs”), Matching Contributions/Leveraged Funding and Project Milestones, providing form and task based data controls for access and edit which correspond to specific requirements at different points in the grant life-cycle.

Jamie McKee, Director of Grants Management Solutions for Altum, states “We continue to invest aggressively in new and improved capabilities for Easygrants that enable our customers to maximize the value they get from their investment in their grants management system.”

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.
Easygrants by Altum is a proven enterprise grants management solution which is easy to configure to each client’s unique policies, procedures and processes, providing the fit and feel of a custom system without the high costs of maintaining a custom system. Easygrants provides the core workflow, tasks, online forms, contact management, document management, data repository and other architectural components supporting the compliance and transparency required of grant-making process from end-to-end. Key Easygrants capabilities improve organizational performance, including process automation; secure, centralized access to all grants-related information; and robust, easy-to-use tools support program and performance evaluation. Easygrants’ configuration tools enable customers to adapt Easygrants to their current processes and enable the system to respond to future changes, all without modifying the underlying software thereby reducing the total cost of ownership.

About Altum
Altum is an award-winning software development and information technology company with expertise in health information technology (IT), grants management, performance management solutions, and strategic communications. Since 1997, Altum has provided innovative software products and services to both philanthropic and government organizations. Altum offers industry-leading grants management solutions. Altum’s products include proposalCENTRAL®, an online grantmaking website shared by many government, nonprofit, and private grantmaking organizations; Easygrants®, a highly configurable e-Grants solution that meets the unique needs of grantmaking organizations; PhilanTrack® for Grantmakers, an online grantmaking website that streamlines the grants process for grantmakers and their grantees; PhilanTrack® for Grantseekers, an online solution that helps grantseeking organizations better manage the grants they’re pursuing. Our work has received distinction and awards including: the Deloitte Fast 50 award two years in a row, the Inc. 5000 list for five years including 2016, an finalist, and recognition as a 2015 Computerworld Premier IT Leader.

Founded in 1997, Altum is a privately held corporation headquartered in Reston, VA, just outside Washington, D.C.

Steve Pinchotti