The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) was set up to serve the people of NSW, by developing smart ways to support innovative and prosperous industries, enrich their citizen’s lives and make NSW a great place to live and work. They help to provide homes and services, build great communities, create jobs and protect the environment.
F1 Solutions proposed their OmniStar Grants platform running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and compliant with industry, state and federal standards to deliver on DPIE’s vision.
OmniStar Grants was selected as the Grants Management System for all EES’s programs facilitating the creation, processing and storage of grant applications, post-award process such as agreement and variations, milestone reporting and approvals.
Over the course of 12 months, the GMS was designed, developed and deployed in early 2019. The project included a creation of over twenty tailored reports, automation of previously manual processes, twenty SmartForms, penetration/security testing and training. Post go-live services were also provided by F1 Solutions which included an outsourced help desk service, performance reporting, product support and training.
The benefits for DPIE
The efficiency of OmniStar Grants coupled with streamlined and consistent business processes freed up significant staff resources as previous time-consuming tasks are now automated.
Improved grantee experience
The efficiencies gained in staff productivity enabled departmental staff to focus more on grantee and prospective grantee experience which brought optimum benefit to grant funding programs.
Business process support
Communication capabilities, change audits and real-time dashboard reporting support DPIE’s business processes more effectively.
More flexible and powerful system audits and granular optics ensure the organisation is fully compliant and meets its probity criteria in grant allocation and financial management. This ensures effective reporting on grant program outcomes are made available.
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