Grants are an important funding source for small, mid-size, and primarily undergraduate instutions (PUIs). And, as grant funds become more competitive, funders are placing more requirements on how these funds are managed. Yet, many institutions still manage their grants manually, with paper-based processes, disconnected point solutions, and homegrown databases. There’s got to be a better way.
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At rSmart, we’ve taken Kuali Coeus – open source, community developed grants administration software – a step further to meet the growing research needs of colleges and universities. First, we put Kuali Coeus in the cloud, and then pre-configured it based on industry best practices, and added a set of built-in reports for easy access to information. The result? Automated, online grants management, at a price you can afford, without the difficulty of managing hardware and software. And, it’s tailor-made for grants administrators by grants administrators and delivered with rSmart’s expertise. Plus, it’s secure enough for even the most demanding institutions.
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: