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Happy Holidays from the SmartSimple Team!

Trees are trimmed, presents wrapped, cookies good to go! While our team is getting ready to celebrating with our families, we haven't forgotten our SmartSimple community needs us, too!

This holiday season, we’re offering the following hours from our Support Desk to serve you through this merry season. Holiday Support Hours: Monday, December 22 8 am - 9 pm EST (Regular Hours) Tuesday, December 23 8 am - 9 pm EST (Regular Hours) Wednesday, December 24 8 am - 5 pm EST Thursday, December 25 Closed Friday, December 26 8 am - 5 pm EST Monday, December 29 8 am - 9 pm EST (Regular Hours)

SmartSimple Shares the Holiday Spirit!

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Bright lights, festive music and glittering parties abound at this time of year. But for many families, the holiday season brings more stress than joy. It’s hard to think about buying presents for your children when you’re not sure if you can both pay rent and put food on the table. Fortunately, there are organizations like Holiday Helpers and their Adopt-a-Family program, and once again, SmartSimple is taking part by providing a traditional Christmas to a family in need.
“It’s been such a rewarding experience for us, being able to give an entire family not just presents but the entire holiday experience,” says Sarah Jane Nicholson, Relationship Manager at SmartSimple and coordinator of the Adopt-a-Family initiative. “We get a wish list from the parents for every member of the family, so we know we’re giving them and their children what they really want. It’s so much more personal than just providing the necessities. We get to give the fun stuff too!”
Since 1996, Holiday Helpers has …

2014 Wrap-up – Highlights of SmartSimple’s Upgrades

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As 2014 draws to a close and the New Year approaches, the SmartSimple team wanted to share our favorite new features from this past year. While it’s not easy to narrow down the best of the best, we think the following five are worth an honorable mention:
Arcadia X In May, SmartSimple brought you Arcadia X, the next generation of our Arcadia interface and our alternative to an icon-based portal. Arcadia X gives System Administrators a new way to build personalized, role-based portals with features like tab-based navigation, list views, enhanced filtering and searching options. Change permissions, add portals, lock down, grant access and reassign as you see fit – it’s all up to you!

We did a little tweaking of the interface in November, making it even more intuitive by moving the menu tabs to the top of the page and grouping them.
Simplify Integration Over the summer, SmartSimple’s GMS360o was the first solution to go live with Simplify.
Simplify, from GuideStar and the Technology Affini…

SmartSimple now a GSA Supplier to the United States Government

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SmartSimple is pleased to announce that we are now a United States Government General Service Agreement (GSA) Advantage supplier.
What is the GSA Advantage? GSA Advantage is the United States government’s online superstore. Their website provides access to millions of products and services from thousands of contractors and suppliers. Being listed on this site lets all levels of government – from federal to municipal – know that SmartSimple is an authorized supplier. This ensures government agencies can take advantage of pre-negotiated prices while enjoying the security of dealing with a GSA approved source.
What does it mean for SmartSimple? Being a GSA Advantage supplier means we’re part of a short list of pre-approved companies providing services for any government agency looking for a grants management software solution. It makes us a much more attractive option to potential government clients.
What does it mean for SmartSimple clients? GSA Advantage status gives SmartSimple an adde…

SmartSimple 2014 Year in Review Webinars

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Join SmartSimple founders Michael Reid and Keith Yau as they recap and showcase their favourite SmartSimple enhancements from the past year, as well as changes to SmartSimple as a company. 
This interactive half hour webinar will highlight what changes we've made to help improve your processes and how you interact with your communities. You'll also have the opportunity to learn and discuss what we did in the past year and hear about our exciting plans for what we have in store for you in 2015.
Tuesday, December 9th @ 1pm ESTFriday, December 12th @ 10am EST
Visit our Events page to register!