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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

    How Discover’s Committee Manager Module Simplifies Research Reviewer Assignments

    Posted by SmartSimple Software on Nov 11, 2020 3:55:09 PM


    Since the advent of COVID-19, the research grant community has begun to depend more on collaborative, cloud-based technology than ever before. Reviewers from around the world were already assessing work virtually, but now research grantmaking organizations need better remote collaboration even among their staff in the same city. They increasingly find that the old way of tracking everything in various spreadsheets is not working, and there is emerging a dire need for simple yet configurable software to manage the research grant review process from end to end. 

    Topics: Research Grants Management, Module, Discover, Reviews, Committee 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 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

    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

    March 2020 Upgrade Blog

    Posted by Stirling Myles on Mar 10, 2020 2:02:10 PM

    Welcome to our first upgrade of the year! We focused a lot of work and energy on enhancing portals and bolstering security features. This upgrade contains several exciting enhancements in both how you access information and how you can safeguard important data in your system. A full upgrade summary of all features and enhancements can be found on our Wiki, or by attending our Upgrade webinars.

    Topics: Grantmaking, Research Grants Management, Platform3 Upgrades, Platform3