Grants are an important funding source for colleges and universities. Yet, many institutions still manage their grants manually, with paper-based processes, disconnected point solutions, and homegrown databases.
Given the complexity of grant management, institutions need a solution to manage all of the moving parts and maximize initial and ongoing funding. Now, you can streamline your pre-award and post-award management with Cloud Express.
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At rSmart, we’ve designed Cloud Express to deliver automated, turn-key grant and research management at a price you can afford. Built on open source, community-developed Kuali Coeus software, Cloud Express is offered in our education-focused cloud with added capabilities like out-of-the-box reporting and best practices pre-configuration, along with services and support to ensure your success.
The result? Automated, grant management without the difficulty of managing hardware and software. And, it’s developed and delivered by research administrators so the software is nimble, flexible, and constantly evolving to meet the dynamic needs of higher education.
With rSmart Cloud Express for Kuali Coeus, you’ll…
Create proposals anywhere, anytime with online access. Log into Cloud Express with your campus credentials and a web browser. Initiate a proposal by completing required fields. Collaborate with others throughout proposal development.
Multiple users can collaborate on a proposal at once. Easily collaborate with PIs, Administrators, Dept. Chairs, and others throughout the process. Automated workflow speeds approval processes. Security permissions ensure that users only have access to information and functionality that aligns with their job role and responsibilities.
Prior to submission, validation and error checking notifies you of any issues. A convenient ‘fix’ button makes it easy to resolve errors. Proposals can be submitted electronically to Grants.gov or if your institution isn’t using Grants.gov, you can download a complete PDF package for email and/or print.
After award notification, easily create an award document. The proposal budget is linked to the Award and auto-populates proposal information which eliminates the need to re-key proposal info and reduces data entry errors.
Choose from a variety of out-of-the-box reports to increase grants administration oversight. Reports include: