April 1, 2014

(Scottsdale, AZ) rSmart, a leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for higher education, announced today that the Georgia Southern University Research & Service Foundation, Inc. has begun implementation of rSmart Cloud Express for Kuali Coeus to streamline the university’s sponsored program management.

Built on open source, community-developed Kuali Coeus software, Cloud Express will help Georgia Southern better manage their research enterprise by providing quick and accurate access to data in a single, automated system. The new solution will also improve pre-award, post-award, and compliance management, and bring quick value with its cloud-based, pre-configured deployment.

Cloud Express will help Georgia Southern electronically manage their research activities by:
– Streamlining pre- and post-award processes to increase efficiencies and lower costs
– Simplifying management, tracking, and reporting on research compliance
– Improving oversight with timely and reliable reporting

Georgia Southern is part of rSmart’s Pillar Partner Program, which brings together a select group of colleges and universities to provide insight and innovation for rSmart’s next generation of grant and research management solutions.

“With Cloud Express, we will be able to provide our University leadership with more timely and accurate data and reports regarding campus performance in grant and contract activity. This partnership also allows us to get the best solution in the industry at a very affordable price and will improve research and grant administration efficiencies,” said Charles Patterson, Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

“Given the complexity of grant and research management, institutions need a solution that manages all of the moving parts while maximizing initial and ongoing funding. We are delighted Georgia Southern has selected our turn-key, cloud-based approach, and look forward to gaining additional insight from their leadership in the future,” said Chris Coppola, rSmart CEO.

About Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. To learn more, visit www.georgiasouthern.edu.

About rSmart
rSmart, a leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for higher education, empowers colleges and universities to embrace community-driven, open source software. We make Kuali ERP software enterprise ready with cloud delivery, enhanced functionality, professional services, and support. Our customers significantly reduce research, financial, and student administration costs through improved processes and freedom from expensive, overly customized, and difficult to maintain legacy and proprietary software. rSmart is privately held and headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. Learn more at http://www.rsmart.com.

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