Approve grants anywhere, anytime.
Grant approvals have never been easier in OmniStar. With the familiar ding of an email notification, decision-makers can click on a link containing all the information they need to make, and notify their decision, without even having to log on. All the supporting documentation needed will be right there.
Given the possibly sensitive nature of information in these links and the associated decisions, an expiry date can be set to render an emailed link unusable after a given period.
Powerful, daisy-chained approvals lighten the load.
Enjoy more benefits of automation, with daisy-chained approvals. With OmniStar’s new daisy-chained approvals, approvals can be sequenced. Approval actions are then triggered by actions on the previous approval in the sequence.
So how does this look in practice?
The power of daisy-chained approvals built into specific workflows removes the burden of needing to update workflows, removes the burden of needing to update workflows when decision points impact approval processes.
What’s not to love?
Fast-tracked access to the information you need.
Get reliable, up-to-date information on any aspect of your giving, research, or governance, at your fingertips, with OmniStar’s new ad-hoc reporting and lockup functionality.
OmniStar’s enhanced Smartforms and search capacity provide better and faster access to information on the go. All types of users can benefit from improved information and insights via dashboards and reports.
More flexibility and control with new Milestone actions
For OmniStar users, reaching a Milestone can often trigger a need for action of one kind or another. Traditionally, OmniStar managed this by incorporating actions into a dew, limited types of predefined Milestones.
But now, as soon as a Milestone has been included in an OmniStar workflow, you can add specific Milestone actions to trigger actions(s) associated with reaching that milestone. These actions might, for example, send an email to notify certain people that the milestone has been reached or release a new report.
Milestone actions are time-dependent, workflow actions that occur in your grants, research, or ethics management process. Once defined, you can edit Milestone actions to change the actions (s) or switch the actions on (activate) or off (deactivate). With so much flexibility you’ll have way more control over milestone-related actions.
Use Maps to generate meaningful multi-region insights
Ever wondered about the geographical distribution of your funding applications? When you’re busy managing your day-to-day tasks, it’s easy to lose sight of what matters most.
OmniStar’s Maps feature captures and maps the regions of origin and dollar value of all your funding applications. You can use it to visualise your funding program and generate valuable and instant insights into where your money is going with OmniStar’s easy-to-read maps.
Save time using Bulk Review to review your applications
With OmniStar’s Bulk Review, reviewing applications is a piece of cake! You can review multiple applications in a single batch – freeing up time for all the other things on your to-do list.
When you use Bulk Review, you can open a single review form and review multiple applications at the same time. While you’re doing that, you can also:
Imagine all of the time you’ll save!
Protect, store, and suppose of your documents with confidence, with new features in Record Management System
To help you meet the National Archive’s publishing and disposal guidelines (National Archive Act 1983), we’ve updated OmniStar’s Record Management System.
You can now:
Keep track of project and agreement variations, with OmniStar’s new Project Variations Wizard
OmniStar’s new Project Variations Wizard gives you a birds-eye view of variations to your project. Fewer hassles and oversights for you; with any changes to things such as scheduling, contact details, project agreement, etc.., over the life of your project, now captured in one place.
You’ll also see: