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Press Release: FI’s PIM Offers Subrecipient Reporting and Tracking for…

Subrecipient Reporting Provides Government Grant and Lending Program Managers Increased Visibility into the ROI of Their Assistance Programs ARLINGTON, VA – September 2, 2021 – FI Consulting today announced a new release of its proprietary Program Investment Manager (PIM) software for government grant, loan, and guarantee programs, now including support for integrated subrecipient tracking and management.......

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Promoting Equity Through Procurement Requires Rethinking How We Use Data

BY TOM COLEMAN AND BRIDGETTE SULLIVAN President Biden’s first Executive Order upon taking office sought to leverage the federal government’s existing powers to advance racial equity.[1] Expanding opportunities for historically marginalized entrepreneurs and their communities to participate in government procurement was expressly cited by the Executive Order as a means of accomplishing this goal. However, without......

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White Paper: Natural Language Processing (NLP) for Text Analytics

BY ROB CHANG and DAVE NULL, FI CONSULTING Information-rich text is everywhere—emails, chat transcripts, academic journals, newspaper articles—but extracting insights from unstructured text data poses a challenge for many organizations. Annually, organizations spend millions of dollars manually reviewing text documents; however, the manual review process is often error-prone, inconsistent, and unable to scale. Fortunately, recent......

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Press Release: Program Investment Manager (PIM) Provides New URLA Intake…

FI Consulting and QFlow Systems Partner to Bring Integration of Redesigned URLA Processing Into Program Investment Manager (PIM) ARLINGTON, VA – December 1, 2020 – FI Consulting, provider of Program Investment Manager (PIM), and QFlow Systems, provider of Q-Action, announced a partnership to integrate document intake and processing of the newly redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application......

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Webinar: Risk Analytics using Knowledge Graphs / FIBO with Deep…

Gartner reported that close to 50% of AI and machine learning projects fail in part due to challenges with “data complexity and systems integration”. In the context of risk analytics, combining macroeconomic data with internal risk data, tracking data provenance, and staging analytics-ready data for constantly changing business requirements illustrate several of those data challenges.......

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FI Consulting’s Tom Coleman Low-Code/No-Code Development Article Published in AGA…

FI Consulting’s Acquisition and Financial Management Practice Leader, Tom Coleman authored an Article for the Summer 2020 AGA Journal of Financial Management. The article “Democratizing Technology: Strategies and Tools to Empower the Government Finance Professional” provides insights on how Agile processes and low-code/no-code platform technologies can lower IT costs and improve outcomes through greater collaboration......

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FI Consulting Releases Version 2.5 of Acquisition and Spend Planner…

ASP Version 2.5 provides deep integration with Microsoft TeamsTM in recognition of the unprecedented need and urgency to expand remote working capabilities. ARLINGTON, VA – June 17, 2020 – FI Consulting (FI) today announced the release of Version 2.5 of its Acquisition and Spend Planner (ASP), a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that helps federal agencies gain greater efficiency, visibility, and productivity from......

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FI Consulting and U.S. Small Business Administration’s Loan Review Tool…

Loan Review Tool automates the U.S. Small Business Administration’s post-origination loan review capabilities and modernizes SBA processes, empowering the agency to review an increasing number of loans with greater consistency and accuracy of results, ultimately expanding the agency’s in-house capability to monitor risk. ARLINGTON, VA – May 14, 2020 – FI is pleased to announce......

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COVID-19 Impact on SBA Non-Essential Loans

BY SCOTT INOUYE and CASSANDRA LAFOREST, FI CONSULTING Government portfolio managers need to understand COVID-19’s impact on their investment programs. Two key factors for any business loan portfolio are its exposures to “non-essential” businesses and to COVID-19 infection rates within the lending footprint. SBA’s flagship 7(a) portfolio with FY2019 approvals of close to $24 billion......

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FI Consulting Releases Program Investment Manager (PIM)

PIM is the first suite of FedRAMP compliant applications built specifically to help federal agencies manage credit, grant, and other subsidy investment programs.  ARLINGTON, VA – April 8, 2020 –FI Consulting (FI) today announced the release of FI Program Investment Manager (PIM), the first suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications built specifically to help federal agencies manage credit, grant, and other subsidy programs, from application through closeout.  “We built Program Investment Manager based on our deep understanding......

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