WEBS - Scheme Management
The Woodland Energy Business Scheme (WEBS) is a grant scheme managed by the Forestry Commission in Wales. Many enquiries are received, a proportion of which progress to applications, awards and monitoring. A database application was developed to manage the full lifecycle of scheme activities and allow efficient interactions with the applicants. Key requirements were accurate record keeping and audit trail, fast retrieval of records, the allocation of tasks to office staff, task completion deadlines and tracking of projects through each stage of the process to ensure all activities are dealt with in a timely manner. The database is on a central forestry Microsoft SQL Server, the client applications are written in Visual Basic .Net and run on the office workstations.