SmartSimple is the only online grants management solution that is 100% configurable to your specific granting process.
We enable you to be authentic to how you already work. That means you don’t need to change the way you manage your grants to use SmartSimple whether it’s the first call for submissions or the final awarding of funds.
GMS Essentials is ideal for organizations that have a straightforward granting process without a lot of complex steps. It’s also a viable solution for organizations looking for an easy way to graduate from an antiquated paper-based system to an online platform. GMS Essentials is a complete software package that has all the flexibility needed to grow with your granting programs.
GMS Essentials is equipped with four base applications, representing all the functionality and reporting that you would need to manage a full, standard grants cycle.
Whether you're transitioning from an outdated grants management software or moving away from a paper-based process, GMS Essentials is an ideal solution to get your organization online with a robust, cloud-based grants management platform quickly and easily.
Manage all your application templates, incoming grants, staff write-ups, progress & interim reports, final reports and grant payments. Your approved grant agreements are also safely stored online and e-signature enabled, making document management a breeze.
All the details of every grant applicant, from their basic contact information to their final approved submission, are all kept in a single record. Everything you need to know about every potential and current grantee is centralized and easily accessible from your GMS Essentials.
GMS Essentials’ Meeting Manager makes it easy to keep everyone on your board up-to-date on future meetings and streamlines their ability to review all the documentation attached to any grant application, approvals, declines and funding payments.
Send meeting invites, create board dockets and minutes, as well as manage the approval and decline process for proposals, all from within GMS Essentials.
Track your organization’s entire granting budget with the GMS Essentials Budget Manager application. Produce payment forecasts for future budgeting, confirm funding allocations and apply them to specific grant recipients.
GMS Essentials integrates seamlessly with most major accounting software programs, making budget and payment tracking easy.
Administer any number of granting programs from within GMS Essentials. No matter how complex your requirements are or how many different kinds of granting programs you need to administer, GMS Essentials can manage it all. Keep different calls for submissions organized, manage multiple program open and close dates and create unique eligibility quizzes for every kind of grant you award.