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Upgrades for May 2015

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SmartSimple’s May, 2015 upgrade is scheduled to take place the evening of Thursday, May 28th. Curious to know what we’ve come up with for this round? Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll be seeing this time around.
Global System Upgrade This feature is an enhancement to the SmartSimple system and will be immediately available to all users as soon as the upgrade has been applied to your server:
·Workflow Emails Emails sent from within your SmartSimple system will now be saved to the user profile of the email recipient – for example, a grant applicant or an Independent Medical Examiner – as well as the object that triggered the email. That means that all emails related to any specific task will be saved to all relevant users and object records.
On-Demand System Upgrades The following features are also available immediately with the application of the upgrade, but you’ll need a hand from your System Administrator to initiate them:
·Budget Allocation Manager Setting up budget allocations has never…

SmartSimple Presents at the ORCiD CASRAI Joint Conference

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The SmartSimple team was honored to be a sponsor and presenter at the ORCiD-CASRAI Joint Conference that took place May 18th and 19th at the University of Barcelona in the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain. In the past, each held their own, large scale annual event, and this was the first year that ORCiD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) and CASRAI (Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information) have jointly hosted an event, bringing their respective communities together to explore the latest issues and innovations in research information, academic communication and standards for working together in research administration.

This year’s conference theme was Research Evaluation, with an emphasis on emerging practice in the Humanities and Social Sciences and included a mix of presentations and discussion sessions by industry experts from around the world. Session topics included “Beyond Authorship: Recognising all research contributions.", “Gaps and assum…

Get a Sneak Peek of the May Upgrades at SmartSimple!

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SmartSimple’s May, 2015 upgrade is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 28th. Curious to know what we’ve come up with for this round? Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll be seeing next week:
Global System Upgrade This feature is an enhancement to the SmartSimple system and will be immediately available to all users as soon as the upgrade has been applied to your server:
·Workflow Emails Emails sent from within your SmartSimple system will now be saved against the object that triggered the email – for example, a grant application – in the task that the email is in reference to, as well as in the profile of the user who was sent the correspondence. This means all communications for every activity is now fully tracked.
On-Demand System Upgrades The following features are also available immediately with the application of the upgrade, but you’ll need a hand from your System Administrator to make them live:
·Budget Allocation Manager Setting up budgets has never been easier! This function has b…

New! Online Document Signing for Requests for Service (RFS) at SmartSimple.

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As part of our enhanced RFS process, SmartSimple will be using online document signing exclusively for all approvals. Eliminating the current paper-based process will not only save time and money from having to print, scan and email multiple documents, it will provide easier tracking of changes and approvals in real time.
Through Signority, SmartSimple is taking the process of RFS approvals out of the boardroom and into the cloud. Documents can be amended, revisions tracked and approvals filed online, just like everything else in your SmartSimple system.
Online document signing is the secure, environmentally friendly method for collecting signatures, streamlining your entire process. Electronic signatures are compliant with international e-signature laws, using multi-level user ID verification and the highest level encryption protocols, providing the strongest online security available.
How does it work? Check out the online document signing fact sheet on our website, or take a look at o…

SmartSimple for Medical Case Management – check out our latest YouTube videos!

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Did you know SmartSimple can handle the administration and processing of medical cases and insurance claims?

SmartSimple’s IME360o for independent medical examiners has secured encryption and decryption keys, ensuring the safe identification and exchange of claimant information. Claims are processed entirely online, saving time, paper and money.  Claims adjusters and medical assessors no longer need to create, ship and copy large volumes of paper-based files to complete accident claims.
SmartSimple’s CMS360o allows for any medical or case information to be managed seamlessly. All core business processes are automated, including invoicing and scheduling. CMS360° can also integrate with your accounting software.
SmartSimple systems meet Canadian federal and provincial regulations for handling healthcare information.  Audit features such as reader log, track changes, automated workflows and complete field history allow you to maintain the highest degree of control over your data.
IME360…

Are you ready for a new grants management system?

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So you’ve decided to look for a new grants management system. Maybe you want to move away from paper based applications, or maybe it’s simply time to retire your current system and work with something more suited to your evolving needs. Regardless of your motivation, do not underestimate what a successful implementation will require.
So how do I know if I’m ready to implement a new grants management system? The two primary factors are the state of your current processes and a commitment to change management.
Let’s say someone who knew nothing about your organization asked you to explain your granting process. Could you do it? Even more importantly, would your colleagues describe it the same way?
It may seem obvious to you how everything works, but explaining it to someone new can reveal hidden gaps you didn’t realize existed.
Another consideration to keep in mind: are all of your stakeholders ready for the change? What will it mean to your staff, grantees and board members?
Even if yo…