SmartSimple GMS 360

4.5 / 5 11 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

SmartSimple GMS360° is used by foundations of all sizes to track, manage, and report on their various grants programs for true insight into the impact of their strategic funding efforts.


Average Ratings

11 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $150.00/one-time/user
  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • SmartSimple GMS 360
  • www.smartsimple.com
  • Founded 2012
  • Canada

About SmartSimple GMS 360

SmartSimple GMS360 is a robust, end-to-end grants management solution that makes it easy for family, community and private foundations to track, manage and report across multiple grants programs, giving true insight into the impact of their funding efforts. No two foundations are alike. That's why GMS360 uses the most advanced technologies available to fit around clients' unique needs and deliver innovative solutions that transform how grants programs are managed.


SmartSimple GMS 360 Features

  • Compliance Management
  • Contract Management
  • Grant Award Tracking
  • Grant Opportunity Search
  • Online Applications
  • Self-Registration

SmartSimple GMS 360 Reviews Recently Reviewed!

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They've been great at applying their technical expertise to making our business more efficient.

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ability for a non-IT user to make configuration changes. There is always a good transition when there are new upgrades and I have yet to have an issue when the system is upgraded. I like the simplicity of the portals and the user interface.

Cons: Not having a back button/previous page button within the system, which can sometimes extend the time it takes to make configuration changes. Not having the option to apply changes in the backup system to production while in backup.

Overall: SmartSimple has drastically reduced the time it takes to complete tasks. Being able to complete what once were sequential tasks concurrently with the press of a button has made us more efficient and also reduced human error. We are constantly looking at ways to incorporate the tool into our daily activities and we look for ways to improve our processes.

Although, a new user that experience has been good so far.

Nov 02, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Efficiency gains are at the top of my list of pros. I also like the look of the white paper design....

Cons: The report functionality needs some work. I wish they also had a out of the box software. The wiki could also be worked on.

SmartSimple makes our day to day processes more streamlined and efficient.

Nov 02, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like how configurable it is, and that whenever we identify a problem or a need we are able to implement the solution in SmartSimple.

Cons: Sometimes it is too customizable and nuanced. There is often room for error. It can also be difficult to find what I am looking for within the system.

Overall: Makes daily operations more efficient.

The use of SmartSimple's GMS 360 has revolutionized our grants management processes in many ways.

Nov 02, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: We particularly like the various user portal options, configurable options for every single application and object, and the premium support option as well as easy ongoing improvements.

Cons: We dislike the workload that testing causes for our staff, but we understand that this is necessary with all software because a positive user experience is very important to us.

Overall: Having a grants management software that is easy to configure and continually improving has enabled us to elevate our processes and streamline our contact information management and reporting protocols, which makes it easier for our grantees to ultimately get back to their work with an easy reporting experience.

We are in the implementation stage so I'm looking forward to the change of the grant database.

Nov 02, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the software being integrative, functional, and efficient. It's good that you don't have to change different applications to use the system. I also like the split screen functionality.

Cons: Exporting data out of the system doesn't have all information intact. Also, a lot of options for design is hard to decide how to simplify the design.

We're in the implementation phase, but very excited to work with a new platform soon.

Nov 02, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: From what i heard running reports and tracking dollars better. Currently, we use several programs to track our spending.

Cons: Can't say, but I learned yesterday if you build a report and want to delete one of the columns from the various data sets,you have to move to the end in order to delete.

Overall: Easy to follow instructions.

SmartSimple allows my clients to efficiently manage their grants in a way they could not before

Nov 01, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The flexibility of the system and the simple user-interface. Another pro would be that it's highly configurable for our clients to meet their needs.

Cons: It could be a little "prettier". The organization of the settings could be a little more manageable.

Positive relationship with an agile, dynamic vendor

Nov 01, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Very configurable to meet our ever growing, dynamic environment that calls for quick, responsive solutioning.

Cons: Challenges with the software are found with determine the nuances to utilize all functionality of the system. SmartSimple has so many areas of opportunity, but the creation of fundamental understanding takes time.

Overall: Well, I just ate.

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We are glad to have right product for our Grant Management.

Nov 01, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ability to configure most or all of the features with very minimal code knowledge.

The ability to deployment changes under tight timelines due to the ease of the configuration option is great.

Cons: There is really nothing that we like with this product. The user experience has been one of our focus and glad to see that the SmartSimple developers are now addressing it.

Hard to build user interface that meets all our workflow/reporting needs w/o becoming system expert.

Jun 29, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Its flexibility and its complexity which means it can accommodate most of our workflow needs and querying needs

Cons: Its slow response time and the shear number of clicks needed to accomplish simple system tasks; the "behind the scenes" functionalities for building the workflows, the screens, the reports - in short the setup portion of the software is complex and difficult to learn

Vendor Response

by SmartSimple GMS 360 on August 24, 2017

Hi Mark, thank you for taking the time to write a review. As we believe deeply in a client-centric approach, receiving feedback directly from our user community is the best way to improve our platform. A key focus in our current development roadmap is to enhance our administrative screens and increase efficiency for users performing system administration and configuration tasks. This began in our May 2017 upgrade and will continue on an ongoing basis. I'd be more than happy to connect and walk you through these enhancements. Also, please attend our upcoming August 2017 upgrade webinar where I'll overview our latest platform functionality and enhancements. Regards, Eric Lauer, Director of Customer Experience

Highly flexible platform to model business processes, workflows, and notifications.

Jun 27, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Great for business process management, data collection and retrieval, report generation, configuration options, security controls, and ongoing platform improvements. I appreciate that a non-programmer business analyst can configure and adapt the system to meet most all internal business process models and needs.

Cons: Would like to see additional features to support forms import capabilities and standard excel like budget management capabilities.

Overall: Automation of transactions through integration; increased management visibility into critical business processes, greater productivity through process standardization and centralized data access.

Vendor Response

by SmartSimple GMS 360 on August 24, 2017

Hi David, I just wanted to take a few moments to thank you for submitting a thoughtful review. It's always valuable to receive feedback and hear from our client base. Most of our enhancements are as a direct result of feedback from users like you. Let's connect to further discuss your ideas on the additional features you mentioned. Regards, Eric Lauer, Director of Customer Experience