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California Community Colleges Accelerates Grant Funding and Distribution Processes with BP Logix
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Posted by: Ingrid on Monday, April 4, 2011

San Diego, CA – April 4, 2011 – BP Logix, developer of BPM software that accelerates time-to-value, today announced that the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges (CCC), the largest higher education system in the nation, has selected Process Director™ to improve its ability to award and distribute millions of dollars in grants for nursing and allied health programs across the state of California. 

The CCC enrolls more than 2.9 million students or 70% of the public undergraduate student population in California and 25% of all students enrolled in community colleges nationwide. The system is comprised of 72 districts and 112 colleges. The Chancellor’s Office is responsible for allocating the funding it receives from the state to both the colleges and districts. 

Since 2005, the Nursing and Allied Health Unit has distributed tens of millions of dollars in grant money. Awarded through both state and federal grants, the goal of the grants is to expand the number of students accepted into programs in California. Approximately twenty million dollars in grant monies for nursing will be awarded to CCC in 2011. In addition, there will be other grants available to support allied health (respiratory technology, radiation technology, dental hygiene, etc.)

Tim Calhoon, Director of the CCC Technology Center, was tasked with researching and evaluating an automated solution that would address the grant submission workflow and review process, as well as providing a system that could be used across colleges. “The process for awarding grants was an onerous one. We needed a system that would embrace workflow, ensure a standardized system and also look at the underlying processes,” stated Calhoon.  

From the perspective of the Nursing and Allied Health team, eliminating paper and improving the accuracy of the information collected for each grant submission was critical. The process previously used involved submitting paper applications and using email to communicate the status of applications. Handling all information electronically, eliminating paper and improving process flow was crucial. “Eliminating paper and improving the accuracy of information collected for each grant submission was essential,” Calhoon observed. 

Based on those criteria Calhoon and his team selected BP Logix Process Director and its Process Timeline™ technology which enables organizations to predict how later stages in a process are affected by changes introduced in earlier stages. As a result business users have more insight into their processes, and are provided with the earliest possible notification of potential delays.

“CCC is an example of a multi-campus system that required a BPM solution to ensure an equitable and efficient way to conduct its business,” stated Jay O’Brien, CEO of BP Logix, Inc. “We are pleased that Process Director is helping CCC to accelerate its grant funding and distribution process.”

“Having the entire process online helps the Nursing and Allied Health staff to be more efficient throughout the grant submission process. It levels the playing field for all colleges, makes the application and reporting process uniform and enables existing staff to also monitor the grant supervision process more efficiently,” Calhoon concluded.

About BP Logix

BP Logix (www.bplogix.com) is the first software company to introduce the dimension of time into business process management. BP Logix Process Director enables business users to anticipate and predict potential problems in recurring business processes. The system learns, over time, how running processes behave, can anticipate the impact of changing conditions and adjusts the processes accordingly. BP Logix offers both on-premise and hosted models, providing users with the advanced capabilities they need to define, model, automate and track their business processes and drive greater efficiency and improvement across the organization. Customers include Electronic Arts, Capgemini, IDEX, Johnson & Johnson, NEC Labs, NORESCO, TRANSPLACE and the National Institute of Mental Health. For more information, please visit www.bplogix.com or call 877-627-5871.

The BP Logix name and logo are the registered service and trademarks of BP Logix, Inc.           

 

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