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    Improve Your Agency’s Transparency & Auditability with SmartSimple CLOUD for Government Funding

    Posted by SmartSimple Software on Feb 15, 2021 11:30:00 AM

    Photo by John McArthur

    In any given year, the auditing requirements of government agencies are challenging to navigate. For state and local governments in the US, compliance with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) means closely tracking funds received from federal awarding agencies and disbursed to a wide array of subrecipients – non-profits, public agencies, health facilities, businesses, higher education institutions, tribal governments, individuals, and other organizations—and reporting all pertinent data back to the federal government.

    Topics: Reporting, Government Grants Administration, SmartSimple CLOUD for Government Funding, Local Government, Federal Government, State Government

    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 CLOUD 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

    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 SmartSimple CLOUD 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, SmartSimple CLOUD Upgrades

    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, SmartSimple CLOUD Upgrades

    How the Pennsylvania IOLTA Board Built a Robust Client Services and Financial Reporting System

    Posted by Stirling Myles on Aug 16, 2019 9:12:00 AM
    Photo by Bethany Legg

    For their lean staff size, the Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts Board (PA IOLTA Board) conducts complex and detailed reviews of their grantee organizations. In order to ease the administrative burden on staff, the PA IOLTA Board sought to automate their grants process with an online grant management software. SmartSimple delivered a robust and intuitive system specifically tailored to their unique reporting requirements. Now, staff has more time to devote to substantive issues surrounding their grantmaking.

    Topics: Government Grants Administration, Government Agencies, Client Success, SmartSimple CLOUD for Government Funding