Showing posts from June, 2013

A Convenient Truth: 6 Reasons Why Your Grant Applications Need to Go Paperless

Running any organization or business seems to become a burden under the weight of paper. However, more and more organizations are embracing cloud computing as the future - especially in regards to their grant application processes.

Should your grant applications go paperless? We've compiled 6 reasons why you should start embracing the cloud:
1. Real-time access to information
There are numerous advantages to storing applications and applicant information with a cloud solution. Managing grant applications in an online environment allows your organization to have quicker and easier access should any requests for information arise.

Availability is not limited to one's office computer, as cloud storage offers access from your tablet, home computer, or smartphone (given the right permissions).

2. Ease of Storage
There's nothing convenient or time-efficient about thousands of applications spread across several different filing cabinets in different rooms.

Online application manag…

SmartSimple's June 2013 Upgrade

Ready for a host of new features and improvements in your SmartSimple system? Our June 2013 system upgrade is live, and we'll be walking you through this month's exciting new enhancements. 

The following Global System Upgrades have been made immediately available to SmartSimple users: Session Timeout Alert automatically logs out any user when their session remains inactive for the defined number of minutes.Data Exchange now includes an exchange history for tracking activities. 
These On-Demand System Upgrades must first be enabled by a System Administrator: User/Contact Security Audits track changes in user roles, user access levels, user types and password reserts.Mexican States are now available as a dropdown list from the State/Province standard field when "Mexico" is selected as the country on a company profile.Upgrades to XML Data Field include the ability to enable tabbed sections, and Track Change options. Check out the Upgrades article on our Wiki for even more…

SmartSimple for Scholarship Management

Across all markets, our clients know that their SmartSimple system can be configured to manage a diverse array of business processes. Take grants management, for instance. Great organizations and people alike use the SmartSimple platform to allocate resources to all sorts of causes and initiatives, from social to environmental.

Scholarship management has long been a crucial organizational pillar for many of our clients in grant giving space. We have learned several valuable lessons in creating the SmartSimple Scholarship Management System in order to address the unique and specific needs of our clients.
Here’s how the Scholarship Management System works:

Online Registration
Students register and maintain their own profile.Confirm eligibility via high school lookup (or enter a new high school profile).Applicant and relevant high school staff enjoy online access from any browser. Online Application
Students upload and input information and submit their application.Teachers and other high …