KualiCo, an open source software company focused on the delivery of administrative solutions for higher education, announced today Utah State University has selected Cloud Enterprise for Grant and Research Management to further improve the university's research administration efficiencies and serve as a single, reliable source for proposal, award, and compliance information.
Utah State joins a strong and diverse community of Kuali Coeus institutions including Indiana University, Boston University, Portland State University, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Georgia Southern University, Coastal Carolina University, and Towson University. They are the first institution to join KualiCo since the acquisition of rSmart's Kuali SaaS business.
KualiCo delivers community-developed, open source Kuali Coeus software from an education-focused cloud environment with out-of-the-box reporting, tailored configuration, and system integrations.
"USU's Division of Sponsored Programs recognized that our proprietary system needed to be significantly updated," said Mark McLellan, vice president for research and dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Utah State. "Rather than re-program our current system, we decided it would be more cost-effective to deploy a new cloud-based solution designed specifically for higher ed that would continue to adapt over time to our needs."
KualiCo will help Utah State 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
"After an extensive search, we determined that the Kuali family of software was the best fit for Utah State. The suite will provide a robust update to our current system capabilities, along with additional functionality to continue growing our research enterprise," said McLellan.
CEO Joel Dehlin added, "We're thrilled to partner with Utah State as they extend the capacity of their research programs. As a leading land-grant research institution, Utah State will bring valuable perspective and insight to KualiCo and the Kuali community."
About Utah State University
Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah's land- and space- grant university. USU's land-grant status–with its three-part mission of teaching, research and extension–makes it unique among universities in Utah. Students from all 50 states and 88 countries attend USU in pursuit of undergraduate and graduate education. Nearly 28,000 students study at the main campus in Logan and attend courses at four regional campuses (Brigham City, Tooele, Uintah Basin and USU-Eastern in Price) and via online education. USU has 1,005 faculty members, with most engaged in some form of research, scholarly, or creative activity. USU's faculty members engage students in the strongest undergraduate research program in the state and the second oldest in the nation. As a whole, USU ranked in the top 10 of non-medical schools in the West for research funding, and USU is nationally ranked in aerospace engineering and education research funding.
For additional general information about Utah State University, please visit the University's home page at http://www.usu.edu.
KualiCo delivers open source administrative software using modern SaaS technologies that are built specifically for higher education. Our beautifully designed products streamline processes to significantly reduce costs for research management, finance, student administration, and business continuity. KualiCo is privately held and has offices in Salt Lake City, Utah and Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, visit www.kuali.co.