It might seem like an overstatement to suggest that AppRules could completely change the way that you set up your program, but it's true-- you have a lot of options when it comes to this feature. Here are some ideas that we think will be the most useful to the largest number of our customers:Create a more flexible application
When we first started helping our customers convert their paper applications to online ones, we discovered that several of our providers had applications with sections that said something like, "If you answered yes, please give more details" or "If you answered no, skip to question 13".
Additionally, more complicated applications had parts that only applied to a certain type of applicant (college students, for instance). We wracked our brains to come up with the best way to implement this functionality in our software, and here it is. Improving the flexibility of your application is the number one use for AppRules.
You can use AppRules to filter which parts of the application are seen by applicants. As they go through the application and answer questions, other questions, sections, or pages of the application will be shown (or hidden from their view), based on their responses. This ensures that your application is fluid and efficient-- both for you and the applicant!
So, in the example above, the answer to the question "Student Type" determines which of the following three questions will be seen by the applicant.Allow applicants to apply to more than one program at a time
Several of our customers have expressed the desire to let applicants apply for many different scholarships, grants, or awards with a single application. While our matching functionality helps to sort and filter applicants (and remains the best way to do this), AppRules offers an alternative for providers who prefer to let the applicant choose which programs they're interested in.
In the above image, we see an example of an application that lets the applicant choose from an assortment of different programs. This is perfect for organizations that have a single application process and distribute their awards from a common pool (rather than on a per-program basis).