Delphinus Release Highlights: New Grant Applications and Reviews Module and Revamped Indicator Management

Amp Impact Summer 2020 Release
Amp Impact Summer 2020 Release
Amp Impact Delphinus, the product’s Summer ‘20 release, launches huge new features and enhancements for implementers and grantmakers. The most exciting addition is the Grant Applications and Reviews Module, a packaged set of functionality that helps streamline and automate the application management process for grant managers, reviewers, and applicants. Grantmakers can leverage Amp Impact to manage the full grant lifecycle (from Concept Notes and Applications to Grant Reports and Grantee Collaboration), simplify data flow with grantees, and strengthen impact reporting.

We’ve also revamped indicator management on Amp Impact, rebuilding the ‘Manage Indicators’ page as a Lightning Web Component. This will help customers with lots of indicators overcome certain limitations of Visualforce Pages (including the ViewState limitation) and improves the user interface (UI) across project indicators, catalog indicators, search filters, and more.
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Manage the full grant lifecycle with the new Grant Applications and Reviews Module

Originally developed to help organizations monitor the impact of their grants or programs, Amp Impact has evolved into a robust grant management solution. Earlier this year, it was one of two Salesforce-based grant management systems (GMS) featured in TechImpact by Idealware’s Consumers Guide to Grants Management
Systems
. While Amp Impact scored as ‘Advanced’ across Outcomes Measurement and Evaluation, Relationship Management, and Risk Management, it had room for improvement in the Grant Applications and Application Review arena. 

Previously, Amp Impact required complex configuration and/or third-party tools to meet organizations’ application management requirements. The new Grant Applications and Reviews Module introduces powerful out-of-the-box functionality to help users create calls for proposals, apply for funding, review proposals, and track grants that receive funding.
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Instantly create and share calls for proposals
Individuals and organizations can apply for grants online via a standard applicant/grantee portal, built using Salesforce Communities. New applicants can create accounts and then login to the grant applicant community to view the proposal process, submit an application, and track the status of the application.

Grant reviewers can then view grant summaries and their assigned applications, download and print applications, access organization information if it has been shared with them, and provide comments and ratings.

Grantee Portal: Submit Concept Notes and Applications

The Grant Applications and Reviews Module also includes templates for automation and page layouts that can be used as a starting point for building a grant management system. This will greatly reduce the amount of configuration required to provide an end-to-end grant management solution for funders and reduce the burden on grantees from applications to reporting.

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Portfolio-level overview of applications and grants
Request a demo to see the Grant Applications and Reviews Module in action!

Indicator management functionality rebuilt as a Lightning Web Component

Indicator management has been at the core of Amp Impact’s functionality since we launched the product in 2017. Customers can define project indicators and/or select from a catalogs of standard indicators, track results for indicators against targets to monitor performance over time, connect indicators to Logical Framework impacts, outcomes, outputs, and/or activities to evaluate progress toward goals, and automatically aggregate indicators to gain holistic insights into program impact.

In December 2018, Salesforce introduced Lightning Web Components, custom HTML elements built using HTML and modern JavaScript. Without getting too technical, Lightning Web Components uses core Web Components standards and provides only what’s necessary to perform well in browsers supported by Salesforce. Rebuilding the ‘Manage Indicators’ page as a Lightning Web Component ensures that Amp Impact remains lightweight and delivers exceptional performance for its users.

While Lightning Web Components replicate much of the interface of the Visualforce page, it enables a number of UI improvements, including:
  • Action Menu for Project Indicators
  • Select Catalog Indicators Across Multiple Pages
  • Multi-select Picklists Available in the Search Filters
  • Multiple Steps in the Add New Indicator Popup
  • Preview Disaggregation Values when Selecting the Disaggregation Group
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Enhanced UI for viewing and editing selected project indicators.

Enhanced UI for creating a new catalog-level (left) and project-level (right) indicator

For Existing Amp Impact Customers

If you are seeking to upgrade your system to the latest version and need support, please reach out to your Account Manager for more information or contact us.

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