Well-managed social responsibility programmes create opportunities for all South Africans and continue to be vital for supporting civil society and tertiary institution programmes. 

With our comprehensive understanding of the philanthropy industry, we have developed DevMan to be a powerful and unique product that will centralise your technology requirements and increase your organisations grant making activities, ensuring you have everything you need to track and manage grant operations sustainably and simply.

Life cycle - Monitoring and evaluation is a key requirement in the grant making life cycle and DevMan has developed tools that are an integral component that help you measure your return on investment. The online grant application form streamlines your recipient funding requests, which drives your efficiency through the provision of improved monitoring and reporting requirements, more reliable records and reporting on statistics of all interventions and a well managed step-by-step planning and evaluation process.

Financial process - All payments are processed in minutes and along with the automated payment notifications and a seamless integration into your accounting system, DevMan ensures accurate and secure recording and reporting of beneficiary grants.

Reporting - Create unique groups of data using DevMan’s segmenting tools for tailored and customised reports and create dashboard snapshots that illustrate progress of funded programmes and beneficiary funding cycles. These reports incorporate both transactional and person attributes for campaigns, bursary funders, and board members, reaching just the right audience every time.

DevMan™ is a comprehensive solution, covering the following essentials:

  • Application: A powerful centralised grant making solution for all departments, including Board Members, Practitioners, Administrators, Finance and Events personnel.

  • Process: A highly customisable tool, DevMan accommodates your specific CRM requirements, document management, reporting and workflow.

  • Integration: DevMan fits in with and 'talks' to existing core administration, finance and communication systems.

Contact Relations Management

DevMan's heart is a fully functional CRM system for managing your donors. contacts and beneficiaries:

  • Record - details of beneficiary organisations and proposal requests as well as pledges and payments.
  • Review - data in preparation of documents for board meeting deliberation.
  • Relate - understand beneficiary relationships to other organisations.
  • Interact - record phone calls, emails, letters, meetings and events.
  • Communicate - by email, SMS via ad-hoc or pre-defined lists.
  • Automate - application acknowledgments, payment notifications and progress report due reminders and more.

Document Management

DevMan makes document management easy:

  • Upload - Word, Excel and electronic copies of printed files, videos, sound clips, emails, photos, maps and graphics.
  • Search - simplified by classifying documents.
  • Standardise - drop external systems with centralised management.


DevMan provides many standard reports for your daily needs. Where this is not sufficient, specific or customised reports can be generated quickly. Data can also be exported to Excel, Acrobat or Word to be refined at will. Print reports as lists, statistics or create charts/graphs/visual aids. Reports types include:

  • Management Information - slice and dice donor statistics and summaries
  • Performance - staff workload and productivity, meeting pre-determined goals.
  • Dashboards - easy-to-read snapshots presented graphically.

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