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Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC)

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) was using a custom grants management system with very limited functionality. There was no ability to scale the system for new requirements without the developer doing extensive and costly programming work. It wasn’t intuitive, and lacked essential security protocols. By moving to SmartSimple’s highly flexible platform, MLSC was able to build a system that had all of the original functionality. They also gained the ability to build new features at any time to meet the organization’s increasingly complex requirements without adding a single line of code.

Key Stats

Client Name: Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC)

SmartSimple Client Since: 2015

Dollars Managed: $575 million to date

Old System: Custom-built system




Key Pain Points: No ability to make changes on their own, no customer support, not user-friendly, no automation

New System Must-Haves: Ability to make modifications as needed, responsive customer support, robust reviewer portal

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There’s no need to revamp your process to accommodate the software; instead, the software is modified to accommodate you.

Ryan Mudawar, Director of Academic and Workforce Programs Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

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