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United States : UMMCC replaces existing pre-award management system with RSMART CLOUD EXPRESS

June 26, 2014

A company that takes the lead in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for higher education, rSmart has that the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has picked up rSmart Cloud Express for Kuali Coeus to replace their existing pre-award management system.

With the automated, turnkey research and grant management software, the university can manage proposal and award submissions which would lead to over $70 million in extramural funding this financial year.

Cloud Express, which is based on open source, community-developed Kuali Coeus software, will offfer UMMC improved reporting, streamlined proposal tracking, and compliance management.

The new solution will deliver quick value and lower the load on Information Technology (IT) services with its cloud-based, pre-configured deployment.

Director of Sponsored Programs, Leslie Musshafen, said : "With the appointment of Dr. Richard Summers, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, the research enterprise at UMMC is undergoing a period of rapid growth and expansion. Cloud Express will provide the Office of Research the necessary tools to track and manage all of the pre-award functions our office oversees--from proposal creation, routing and submission, to tracking of awards and reports. It will also give our investigators and chairs the ability to track their transactions at any point in the life cycle and quickly generate reports based on specific criteria."

rSmart CEO, Chris Coppola, added : "The University of Mississippi Medical Center represents a growing number of institutions looking for an affordable, turn-key eRA solution that has been built specifically for higher education. We're thrilled to partner with UMMC during this important transition and look forward to supporting their continued growth in the future."

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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