Microsoft’s Stimulus360 Helps Track Stimulus-Funded Projects

Microsoft’s Stimulus360 Helps Track Stimulus-Funded Projects

Microsoft recently unveiled a new software program called Stimulus360 designed to help government agencies monitor projects that have received funding from the economic stimulus program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. According to the company, “the Microsoft Stimulus360 solution can help public agencies track funded programs, monitor progress, and provide intuitive views of the data for different audiences. The solution also supports key performance indicators (KPIs) and other government-backed performance metrics, automated workflow, and comprehensive analysis across consolidated data sources.” Stimulus360 also includes links to legislative and regulatory sources, report templates, and a news feed that provides stimulus-related updates. It may be deployed on-premise or may be hosted elsewhere to minimize deployment costs.

On the company’s website, Microsoft said that the benefits to state and local governments of using Stimulus360 include:

  • Geospatial features that link data and mapping capabilities.
  • Integration with familiar Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Office Outlook and Microsoft Office Excel, to reduce the learning curve.
  • Automatic capture of actions and events to facilitate quick, informed decisions and to improve transparency.


Gail Thomas-Flynn, general manager of Microsoft’s state and local business, added in a press release that “Stimulus360 provides a tool that governments can immediately use to meet the specific and often complex requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It helps manage the details and coordination required while, most important, allowing leaders to focus on implementing projects that will create jobs and promote economic recovery.”

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