In addition to the states of Bavaria, Berlin, Hamburg, and Lower Saxony, as well as several other municipal agencies and authorities, the state of Hessen has also chosen DATAGROUP for BAföG-/AFBG processing. More than 30% of all student applications in Germany are processed and maintained with this software. Using the software, a legally binding decision can be reached at the caseworker’s workstation after successful entry of the application data. Furthermore, additional modules such as word integration, follow-up, and e-mail communication simplify the everyday tasks of the case workers.
DATAGROUP was responsible for all facets of project execution:
The information portal for the Hessian agencies is based on Microsoft SharePoint. This platform is ideal for displaying portal solutions since SharePoint already includes many basic functions such as search, workflow technology, and an integrated document management system. Also, SharePoint is optimally integrated into the Microsoft Office environment.
Overview of the information portal
The Federal Education/Training Assistance Act (BAföG) determines the federal assistance for the education/training of students in Germany. Colloquially, the acronym BAföG is also used to denote the career advancement that is a result of the law. The so-called Master-BAföG, which refers to the financial assistance for the advancement of craftsmen and other technical personnel, is determined by the Aufstiegsfortbildungsförderungsgesetz (AFBG) (career advancement assistance law).