In May 2016 we published the fourth edition of A Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems, a collaborative effort of Idealware, Grants Managers Network, and the Technology Affinity Group. Because vendors are constantly improving their products between editions of our report, this year for the first time we’re publishing a Vendor Product Update Supplement to help you keep up with those improvements.

We invited vendors included in the report to submit information about any updates or additions they have made to their systems since our software demos for the report. We’ll work with them to update this supplement three more times, in six-month intervals, as a way to keep you up-to-date on product changes between editions of the Consumers Guide. If you signed up to download the report, we’ll email you each time the supplement is updated, beginning with this edition.

All the content in this supplement is provided by the vendors themselves in response to our questions. By publishing both the guide and the supplements, we strive to provide transparency that fosters healthy competition in the market and helps vendors to be more responsive to their clients’ needs. Participation in this update is not mandatory, and not all vendors chose to participate in this inaugural edition—that does not mean they won’t choose otherwise in subsequent editions, nor does it mean their systems are not being updated. We’ll continue to invite them in the future.

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