Florida International University Selects Smart ERP Solutions to Streamline PeopleSoft Grants


Smart Grants for PeopleSoft from Smart ERP Solutions: Smart Grants(tm) for PeopleSoft from Smart ERP Solutions with Smart Docs and ERP Gadget highlighting the features of simplified Grant Proposal Entry with Workflow, enhancing productivity and usability as well as ERP Gadget enhancements to streamline, automate and enhance Grant Proposal Entry--while avoiding customizations. — by smarterp on March 5, 2010 to Science & Technology (379 seconds)

Pleasanton, California (EastBayDaily) — Smart ERP Solutions, Inc. (“SmartERP”) announced today that Florida International University (FIU) has selected the company’s Smart Grants™ solution to streamline and automate the Pre-award process in the Grants module of their PeopleSoft Financials application. Smart Grants is a pre-built add-on solution designed to streamline and automate the standard PeopleSoft Grants Pre-award process using configurable options to simplify pages and automate workflow approvals while avoiding customizations.

FIU turned to Smart Grants after examining alternative approaches, consulting with industry experts and engaging other universities already live on SmartERP’s solution. “Simplifying the standard Pre-award process was a requirement but we wanted to avoid the time and effort typically required to customize PeopleSoft in order to meet our needs” indicated Al Hernandez, FIU’s Assistant Director, Research Decision Support.

Whether for PeopleSoft Financials, HCM or Campus Solutions applications a number of SmartERP’s solutions focus on the common need of simplification and streamlining. “Simplifying standard PeopleSoft pages, tailoring them to meet unique needs, streamlining processes–these requirements I hear from PeopleSoft customers all the time. We developed Smart Grants, as well as some of our other solutions, to meet those needs while avoiding customizations.” said SmartERP CEO, Doris Wong.

Smart Grants includes configurable options to aid University principal investigators in completing Pre-award Proposal forms through ease-of-use enhancements enabling even those unfamiliar with PeopleSoft to readily complete proposals. The elements that comprise the company’s Smart Grants solution at FIU also streamline and automate other PeopleSoft application areas such as Billing in Financials and providing electronic Personnel Action Forms in HCM. Added Ms. Wong, “The same software we use in Smart Grants we also use to streamline Procure-to-Pay processes as well as to eliminate paper HR personnel forms and automate approvals in PeopleSoft HCM”.

Information on Smart Grants is available online at http://www.smarterp.com/grants. Video previews of the company’s solutions can be viewed on their Solutions Preview Page.

About Smart ERP Solutions, Inc. As an Oracle Gold partner that has completed Oracle Validated Integration, SmartERP focuses on providing innovative, release independent, add-on solutions for PeopleSoft applications to increase productivity, efficiency and usability while reducing development timelines, minimizing costs and avoiding customizations to lower total cost of ownership.


Kirk Chan
Smart ERP Solutions, Inc.