Dyna-Quest Technologies

Grant Administrator

5 / 5 4 reviews


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4 Reviews
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About Grant Administrator

Grant Administrator is grants management and accounting software used by non-profits such as universities, colleges, high schools, research hospitals, and local, state, and federal agencies.. It is affordably priced and extremely user-friendly. Please visit our web site for more information and to run a demo of the product.


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Grant Administrator Features

  • Compliance Management
  • Contract Management
  • Grant Award Tracking
  • Grant Opportunity Search
  • Online Applications
  • Self-Registration

Grant Administrator Reviews Recently Reviewed!


I have been using G. A. since 2004 as a "shadow system" for tracking expenditures & acct. balances.

Apr 12, 2018
4/5
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Pros: There is flexibility in how you can set up the sub-accounts within each award, as well as the Class ID field for more detailed break-down. I have been able to customize the program to suit the needs of my department. In addition to single-user grants, we have many accounts with multiple users, which need to be tracked by individual "pots". Prior to using G. A., it used to take me a week to reconcile my "shadow system" to the University accounts; now I can reconcile about 60 accounts in one day (on a monthly basis). The reports I generate are as detailed as needed, and easy to understand. I do not use the personnel feature for tracking salary & benefits, so I can't speak to that feature. But for tracking all expense activity in our accounts, it works very well. If we were not happy with the program, we would not have been using it for 14 years!

Cons: I have to manually enter all transactions into Grant Administrator. There is not a way to download expenses from our credit card transaction logs( for example.) This is time-consuming, however the end result has been worth it, because I can enter items exactly as I want them to appear on my reports.

Overall: I am responsible for tracking all monetary transactions within our department at the University of Maryland. This includes grant accounts, state funds, federal funds, and gift accounts. Over the past 14 years of using G. A., I have been able to customize the accounting fields in G. A. in order to generate reports that give real-time balances for each of our accounts, broken down by individual "pots". This gives us a clear picture of where each of our accounts stands at any given time.

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I have used GA for several years to track spending on both grant and other dept accts and love it.

Apr 11, 2018
5/5
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Pros: One of the best things about this program is to be able to run different types of reports which is very helpful when trying to project spending trends on grants in order to prepare the RPPR each year. The reports are also very easy to read and understand by my faculty.

Another thing I like is that you can enter an order one time and split the funding among different accounts.

Also, the support team at Dyna-Quest have always been very helpful. We had an issue installing GA on one of our machines and they worked with us until we could get the problem resolved.

I highly recommend GA to anyone who has the responsibility of tracking expenses with their organization.

Cons: Probably the only thing that I don't like is that there is not an easy way to roll forward the balances and encumbrances from a prior year other than manually entering the information.

Overall: More accurate balances to provide my faculty and reports that are easy to read.

Works great for tracking research grants.

Apr 11, 2018
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Pros: Easily helps me keep track of expenditures and balances on the various grants in our dept. I like the reports and it's easy to get a current balance.

Cons: That you can't copy in a simple fashion the data you just entered on a previous line; i.e. you have an order for supplies all on the same grant, but each line you have to keep entering the award number, category etc., instead of having a way to just repeat the previous line's info. An example - in Excel, if you need to "delete a row" you go into the menu at top, but if you need to delete a lot of rows here and there, after that one visit to the menu, you can just hit "Cntl Y" as many times as you need to repeat that last command. I use that a lot!
Another thing would be great if you could search for a word in the item description, like a lab comes to me and says they bought a widget a few years ago and need another one - it would be great to be able to search for a widget instead of laboriously look through every order to the vendor that sold that widget.

Also should be able to right click to copy and paste, instead of having to use control C and V all the time, that seems very archaic.

Overall: Keeps me on top of where the balances of the grants are at all times and tracks purchases which are often repeated.

The company has ALWAYS been very helpful, professional, and quick to respond to service calls.

Apr 11, 2018
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Pros: We use Post-Award features only. Being able to reconcile against university budgets, able to key in expenses to have a "real time" balance available. I hope GA 8.0 will have the Post Award features with reconcile.

Cons: A few "bugs". Sometimes when I go to "reconcile" an expense, I get an error message. Have to shut down the program and reload. Will normally work then. This could be because I'm using Windows 7 and program is running off an older version of Office Access.