I just found out today that The Arlington Group, a provider of grants management software, has shut down! I hadn’t heard that they’d exited the marketplace or — more startlingly — closed completely. Their product, Easygrants, was a Microsoft .Net-based system and, to my knowledge, the only grants management product running on the Microsoft platform. (Infoterra’s Grantium 2.5 runs on Microsoft but version 3 is on J2EE.)
This is quite significant news. I had expected to see consolidation in the marketplace — not closure!