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Crowdfunding: Not Just for Entrepreneurs

Crowdfunding isn't only in the domain of new businesses and entrepreneurs. Organizations, scholars, researchers, and those wishing to raise social awareness can take advantage of crowdfunding's unique opportunities and connect with audiences far beyond their immediate geographic region.

The recent JOBS Act in the U.S. has made this web-based fundraising model more legitimate than ever. However, like any source of investment, there are advantages and disadvantages to consider. Is crowdfunding right for your organization or project?

Pros1. With the streamlined, 'automated' process of online fundraising, organizations and leaders can devote more attention and resources to other aspects of their projects. For instance, those involved in academia can use the time to strengthen or elaborate on their research goals.

2. Crowdfunding introduces opportunities for those who did not have the financial advantage previously. This means that funds go to a more diverse and intelligen…

The 5 Biggest Perks of SaaS (Software as a Service)

Software as a Service (SaaS) is often cited as the most exciting development in organizational software. In contrast to licensed software, SaaS offers numerous advantages to organizations of all types and sizes. 
We’ve compiled five of the biggest perks gained from using this unique model:
1. Accessibility  SaaS requires no install discs, dongles, or extraneous accessories in order for you to access it. The SmartSimple platform is available on all major browsers from any Internet-enabled computer or device. All that is required from the user is a username, password, and Internet connection.  
2. Quick, Easy Updates Automatic upgrades and patches occur without any additional expense to the client. SmartSimple opts to give users small monthly upgrades to facilitate a smoother patch process – as opposed to larger, more time-consuming upgrades over a longer period of time.
3.  Low Costs Compared to owning a software license, the subscription-based fees of SaaS models are cheaper, more fle…

VASCO Data Security Named Leader in User Authentication

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SmartSimple is proud to announce that, VASCO Data Security, has been recognized as a leader in User Authentication by the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant.

Customer satisfaction, a wide range of authentication methods, and strong footing in the enterprise user authentication market were factors that cemented VASCO's placement in the Gartner's Leaders quadrant:

SmartSimple utilizes VASCO’s two-factor authentication service to enable high-level security for clients using our platform.

VASCO Data Security is a world leader in strong authentication and e-signature solutions. They specialize in providing Internet Security applications and transactions to web-based companies. Learn more about VASCO and the Gartner announcement here.

Gartner is an international information and technology research advisory company. Click here to learn more about Gartner and their Magic Quadrant analysis reports.

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SmartSimple's July 2013 Upgrade

Our July 2013 system upgrade is going live tonight! Check out the latest enhancements and features that have been added to your SmartSimple system this month.

Quick Edit 

This feature enables users to edit fields on a record directly from the list view. System administrators determine which fields display in the Quick Edit popup. You can also restrict the availability of Quick Edit to certain roles. To learn more about Quick Edit, visit our Wiki.

Associating Contacts & Organizations with UTA Records 

Using the Lookup button now enables users to search and select contacts to associate them with any Universal Tracking Application™ record.

Lists of UTA Objects on Contact/Organization Profiles 

The UTA™ record tab on contact or organization profiles can now be made to appear only to users in a given role.

Manager Permissions Page Redesign 

The Manager Permissions page has been redesigned for more efficient system administration. Separate, easy-access tabs have been created for System-W…