In times where Institutions of Higher Education and Research have to compete for grant funds fiercer than ever, more and more of them turn to the SAP Grants Management for Grantee solution to help them manage and report their grant and contract accounting and related activities. The Grants Management for Grantee solution addresses the special needs of sponsored program administration by providing a separate view of the Grantee organization’s data from the sponsor’s perspective. Currently SAP solution management is planning for the next development cycle of the Grants Management for Grantee solution and collecting requirements for Public Service organization’s pre-award business processes. The information will be used to confirm our understanding of industry business processes, help define a best practices approach for pre-award processes and determine customer priorities in this area. If you are part of the user community, (i.e. Researchers, Program Administrators or Support Staff) we want to ask you to share with us information on specific processes and/or complete process overviews of your institutions. We not only want to understand the current processes but also requirements for optimal pre-award business processes. Please provide your feedback by responding to this blog and share your ideas with peer Organizations. In addition, customer requirements meetings will be conducted in the US and EU. We hope to continue the exchange on this topic in the BPX HER community and will keep you posted on the meeting results and requirements gathered at those meetings.