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    How You Should be Managing Agreements & Contracts Now & After the Pandemic

    Posted by SmartSimple Software on Feb 10, 2021 3:12:05 PM


    Going into our second year of the global COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have adjusted to working remotely. Admittedly, there are some things that are more difficult to manage virtually, but executing agreements shouldn’t be one of them.

    Tools like DocuSign’s eSignature solution have been pivotal in helping organizations manage activities that are traditionally managed offline like agreements and contracts. It’s just one of the dozens of apps on the SmartSimple Marketplace that can be added to any SmartSimple Platform3 system to extend functionality, so that you can manage even more of your operation from place. There’s PayPal and Stripe for online payments, Salesforce for CRM, or Microsoft Dynamics GP for Accounting to name just a few.

    Read on to see how one financial institution automated their e-signature workflow with SmartSimple Marketplace’s DocuSign eSignature app to not only meet urgent funding needs in their community, but also accelerate their operational efficiency.

    Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, Grantmaking, Integration, Research Grants Management, Government Grants Administration, Marketplace, Review Management

    Is Your CSR Impact Reporting Agile Enough for What Lies Ahead?

    Posted by SmartSimple Software on Nov 25, 2020 10:19:45 AM

    When reflecting on the events of 2020, the word that leaps to many of our minds is “unprecedented.” From the crippling COVID-19 pandemic to the calls for justice and equity heard across the United States, companies have had to absorb a number of unprecedented shocks to the way they do business, and the way they carry out their mandate of corporate citizenship. Many organizations have shifted their missions to respond to the ongoing crises—for example, by directing funds toward addressing employee hardship, improving digital education, or advancing advocacy work.

    Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, Engage, Reporting, Module, Goal Tracker, Responsible Companies

    Key Enhancements You Should Know About in Our November 2020 Upgrade

    Posted by SmartSimple Software on Nov 10, 2020 8:01:50 AM


    In our November Upgrade,  we are releasing 45
     new features and enhancements. While we think all of the things we’ve added help to make Platform3 even better, we’ve highlighted a couple of enhancements and new features in this blog that we’re particularly excited about.  You can find a full upgrade summary of all features and enhancements on our Wiki or by attending our Upgrade Webinars.

    Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, Grantmaking, Research Grants Management, Scholarship Management, Government Grants Administration, Platform3 Upgrades

    Everyone is starting to adopt the UN SDG framework, but how can you effectively track your efforts against it?

    Posted by SmartSimple Software on Aug 11, 2020 5:40:54 PM

    The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have become a widely adopted blueprint for organisations to map and track their progress in addressing global challenges like poverty, clean energy, and climate change.

    For many however, effectively tracking and measuring their overall impact remains elusive, especially when many have different philanthropic program types (i.e. employee volunteering, donations, fundraising, etc.). How for instance, do you track overall impact if your volunteer programs use volunteer hours as a base metric, while your donation program uses Euros raised to track progress?

    Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, Engage, Goal Tracker, Responsible Companies

    10 Enhancements You Should Know About From the July 2020 Upgrade

    Posted by SmartSimple Software on Jul 7, 2020 12:51:05 PM

    Building from our last upgrade in March, we focused a lot of our energy on bolstering password security configurations and elevating the ease of use for both administrators and users through portal editing enhancements, UI design, and applicant experience features. 

    All of these upgrades were built to help you gain more control of the look and feel of your system and help you achieve your goals quicker. A full upgrade summary of all features and enhancements can be found on our Wiki, or by attending our Upgrade Webinars.

    Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, Grantmaking, Research Grants Management, Scholarship Management, Government Grants Administration, Platform3 Upgrades