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    Discover: Overview

    Discover for Research Grant Administration Powered by Platform3

    Focus on the impact of your research grant funding rather than the complexities of its administration

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    Discover is a scalable, all-in-one research grant administration solution that reduces the administrative burden and complexity of managing foundation, institution and pharmaceutical research funding.

    Save time while seamlessly connecting your team to drive more effective research outcomes.

    Whether you have a single or multi-stage research grant funding process, Discover empowers you to manage applications seamlessly. With a unified data model, all your team members have access to the vital data they need, easily accessible at any time and from anywhere, ensuring adjudication and monitoring is streamlined for more efficient and effective reviews. Post approval, Discover enables you to stay organized as you disburse and monitor your funds, while robust reporting capabilities enable effective outcomes tracking.

    Configure Discover to match your granting processes of any complexity

    Configure Discover to match your granting processes of any complexity

    Built on Platform3, SmartSimple’s configuration-based cloud platform, you have the freedom to tailor Discover to suit your unique process requirements, regardless of complexity.
     

    Track outcomes and publish research results seamlessly with exportable reports

    Track outcomes and publish research results seamlessly with exportable reports

    Effectively track milestones and KPIs through dashboards personalizable to the different stakeholders in your process. With Platform3’s robust Report Builder Neo, you can build highly customizable reports on any data point within Discover, exportable for easy sharing.
     

    Responsive support whenever you need

    Responsive support whenever you need

    We believe that incredible work can’t be done without the help of others along the way, which is why we take client support very seriously. SmartSimple is the only grantmaking solution provider offering live technical support over the phone 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.
     

    Highly ranked as an industry leading solution

    Highly ranked as an industry leading solution

    Over the last decade, SmartSimple’s technology has consistently been profiled in IT and industry reports. Most recently, we were evaluated in the 2020 edition of A Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems and ranked #1 for the most number of advanced features supporting the grantmaking lifecycle.
     

    Manage all your research grants and mission critical processes on one platform

    Discover is a single solution for supporting all your organization’s research grants administration needs. Different modules can be added and modified to augment Discover’s functionality, enabling you to tailor Discover to suit your specific requirements. Beneath Discover sits Platform3, SmartSimple’s cloud based automation and collaboration platform that provides the underlying infrastructure on which Discover is built on. Through Platform3, Discover inherits its robust functionality that enables it to address the unique aspects of your research grants administration process.

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    Contact Relationship Management (CRM)

    Contact Relationship
    Management (CRM)

    Effectively manage and organize multiple contacts and the multiple roles they can play, be it researcher, reviewer, scientific board member, across the multiple different organizations they can represent. All information is centralized in one, profile, with information organized based on role and organization.

    Reporting and Dashboards

    Reporting and Dashboards

    Platform3’s Report Builder Neo provides a robust reporting engine enabling you to report on any outcomes-based data point and create custom reports that can be shared and exported. Personalizable dashboards enable all your users to track the KPIs and milestones most important to their role.

    Automation Workflows

    Automation Workflows

    Platform3 can help streamline your processes by managing even the most complex workflow with branching logic by grant program and triggered automation. Efficiently move more work through your process while eliminating manual or time consuming tasks, all without ever feeling held back on what you can achieve.

    Explore Discover's modules

    Submission Manager

    Submission Manager

    Access all the vital information key team members and stakeholders need to facilitate more efficient research funding.

    Program Manager

    Program Manager

    Manage all your grantmaking programs and their unique criteria to authentically mirror your funding priorities.

    Committee Manager

    Committee Manager

    Simplify the reviewer assignment process and effectively administer your scoring methodology.

    Fund Manager

    Fund Manager

    Stay on top of all disbursement payments and gain complete visibility over the entire audit trail across all your grant programs.

    Benefit from the SmartSimple ecosystem

    We offer an ecosystem from which implementation and consulting partners are building solutions around that includes a growing marketplace of applications and services that extend functionality and can connect other key business processes under one, central platform.

    The Platform3 Marketplace

    The Platform3 Marketplace offers a host of apps that can be used to extend the functionality of Discover like researcher databases Pubmed, ORCID, Web of Science and Scopus to create richer profile data. There are nearly 50 apps in all spanning a number of different categories.

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    We are partners in the success of your research administration
    Science Foundation Ireland
    JDRF
    Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
    SickKids Foundation
    Genome Alberta
    Harrington Discovery Institute
    Marine Institute of Ireland
    Child Development Institute
    SHRF

    Discover more of our resources

    3 Ways To Simplify the Tracking of Your Research Funding Outcomes
    How Genome Alberta Enhanced Their Research Grant Reporting To Maximize Their Funding Impact
    5 Things to Consider when Starting Your Impact Measurement Journey

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    See Discover in action

    Schedule a personalized demo of Discover and see how our all-in-one research grant administration solution can improve your efforts.

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