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Business & Financial Assistance Division

When the Business and Finance Assistance Division of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs wanted to effectively manage the many aspects of evaluating and awarding grants to local governments, it turned to FileMaker Pro, the award–winning database from FileMaker, Inc.

Overview

  • The Georgia Department of Community Affairs recently replaced their antiquated paper system for evaluating and awarding grants to local governments with FileMaker Pro.
  • The ease–of–use of FileMaker Pro and its Web publishing feature enabled the department's employees to create the solution on their own and then quickly access information over the company's intranet.

Industry

  • Government

Successful Solution

With FileMaker Pro, which replaced an antiquated paper system, the division's 25 users are able to share information and quickly call up grant data without rummaging through files. The division processes grant applications from local governments for building water and sewer systems, housing, mental health, handicap, and senior citizen centers, and more. Its workers estimate that some 480 grants, on average, are active at any one time. The division not only has to evaluate and approve or disapprove grants, it has to review and verify their compliance with state and federal laws, environmental issues, and other criteria.

Customer Benefits

The ease–of–use of FileMaker Pro enabled the department's workers to develop the application on their own, without relying on outside programmers and consultants. The workers also use its Web publishing features to access information across the company intranet. For a division that wanted control over the development of its applications, the Business and Finance Assistance Division found FileMaker Pro to be the best database solution for the job.

For FileMaker:

Kevin Mallon
Public Relations Manager
FileMaker Inc.
408-987-7227
kevin_mallon@filemaker.com
http://www.filemaker.com

For Business & Financial Assistance Division:

Chantal Matthews
Director
Business & Financial Assistance Division
404-679-3164
Cmatthew@DCA.state.ga.us