Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Introducing Janus, SmartSimple's New Machine Learning Tool

SmartSimple Software is proud to announce Janus – SmartSimple’s Machine Learning tool. This powerful extension of SmartSimple’s Grants, Research and Case Management Systems enables organizations of all types to look at their past to help predict stronger outcomes in the future. 

Imagine if one could easily identify which funding applications have the greatest chances of success, or which medical claims are most likely to be fraudulent. Organizations, vendors, and practitioners will continue to make all decisions - but with SmartSimple's Janus, they receive support that simply does not exist in other systems.

Janus can be trained to analyze an organization’s data, such as grant applications or medical claims. Organizations can select as many inputs as needed, along with a single output. Janus then determines how these inputs affect the output. Once Janus has been trained, these results - and the likelihood of the outcomes - are applied to any new applications or cases submitted within the SmartSimple system.

"It’s always been our philosophy to empower our clients through innovative technology,” says Cameron McLean, SmartSimple’s President (US) and Director of Operations. “We’re extremely excited to introduce Janus into the market and to facilitate a brand new way for our clients to observe their data.”

In addition to offering an innovative approach to understanding information, Janus provides the following benefits for Grantmakers, Insurers, and Independent Medical Examiners (IMEs) alike:

  • Validated decision making based entirely on an organization’s data.
  • Greater consistency around decision making.
  • Increased efficiency.

Grantmakers will be able to train Janus to predict the success of their grantmaking activities based on any criteria from past grants they choose. For IMEs and Insurers, Janus can predict claim complexity, expenses, and assist in the selection of assessors or vendors.

To learn more, visit SmartSimple's Events page to register for a Janus webinar today.

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SmartSimple strives to empower organizations with a cloud solution that enhances and simplifies their business processes. By using their platform to better connect with their communities and each other, SmartSimple’s clients enjoy a solid framework for their initiatives and a strong return on investment.

SmartSimple operates on an international level with a diverse staff spread across Toronto, Dublin and New York. The platform is geared toward medium and large organizations of all types. To learn more, please visit

Friday, May 2, 2014

Brain Canada Announces New Collaborations

Funding and collaboration are two of the most important factors in medical research, so we at SmartSimple were very excited to learn of the newly announced initiatives involving Brain Canada Research Fund, the Government of Canada, the Azrieli Foundation, and the Chagnon Family.
This collaboration will provide funding for five research projects focusing on Alzheimer’s disease and Autism, with specific focus on the treatment and prevention of Autism sprectrum disorders, Fragile-X syndrome, and Alzeimer’s disease.

To learn more, visit the Azrieli Foundation's website or read their news release here:

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Community Conference 2014 Summary: Get Smart with SmartSimple's Training Videos

This blog series will summarize the presentations from this year's SmartSimple Community Conference.

SmartSimple's Web User Interface & Graphic Designer Mark Bridger presented "Get Smart with SmartSimple's Training Videos" for our clients in all vertical markets.

With support from Technical Community Manager Eric Lauer, the presentation detailed the creation and editing of training videos, as well as recommended software and equipment.

The presentation began by listing various reasons for creating videos (saves you time, increases community engagement, establishes expertise in your market) as well as the various types you can create. While training videos were the focus of the presentation, tutorials, webinars, PSAs, and company culture videos were also briefly discussed.
Next, Mark recommended software for video capturing and editing, as well as the associated costs. Equipment was recommended, as well. Particularly useful is a professional microphone with a pop filter to record high quality voice overs.

The importance of a good script and review process was stressed. Have an ultimate goal for your script, such as identifying and solving a problem your customer has, or highlighting an underused feature in your system. Important feedback can be gained from conducting a "table read" of the video script with relevant staff.

Mark also wrote some tips for file sizes, aspect ratios, and other useful tidbits for video creation. Check them out by reading the full Get Smart with SmartSimple's Training Videos presentation below:

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