SmartSimple Blog

Hear from your peers: Science Foundation Ireland

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Sep 27, 2022 10:55:31 AM

Twenty years ago we embarked on a journey. SmartSimple Cloud was the grand experiment. We aspired to make an impact on the world through technology.

Topics: Client Story, Client, Research Grants Management, SmartSimple Cloud for Research Grants Management, Client Success, Research & Innovation Management, Grants, Hear from your peers, SmartSimple20

Better Together: SmartSimple Software Is Now an ORCID Certified Service Provider

Posted by Geoff Cook on May 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM


At SmartSimple Software, our day-in-day-out goal is to simplify granting and research processes, from the application stage right through to reviews, approvals, and outcomes reporting. We’re pleased to announce yet another big step toward that goal: SmartSimple Software has officially been recognized as an
ORCID Certified Service Provider. Read the full press release.

Scientific researchers and research funders alike are familiar with ORCID’s identification system, which assigns a unique ID to every researcher, and connects this ID to a researcher’s pertinent information and output: publications, citations, grants, employment, and more.

Topics: Integration, Research Grants Management, Research Institutions

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

How SmartSimple Cloud’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 an emerging dire need for simple yet configurable software to manage the research grant review process from end to end. 

Topics: Research Grants Management, Module, SmartSimple Cloud for Research Grants Management, 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 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