Regarding software features, Novelution offers a unique degree of customization, compared to other ERA vendors. Beyond our core
software suite which is already feature-rich, we have the ability to create a fully customized version of our system to fit the
distinct workflow needs of each institution perfectly, rather than requiring an institution's team to fit their workflows to the
requirements of an existing system intended for general-purpose use. Novelution specifically built our core software with the
intention of creating a highly flexible system, so that we could create tailored versions fulfilling the particular requirements of
each client. There are essentially no limits to the customization, from fully unique data and reporting requirements to workflow
rules and automated email alerts, etc.
NRMS implements across-the-board efficiencies, easing the process for researchers to generate
applications and significantly improving processing times for new applications and ongoing administrative management of sponsored
projects and protocols. With a centralized data system eliminating the need for redundant data entry across departments as well as
automated processes and user-friendly management tools, we aim to move projects through our partners' pipelines faster, thereby
allowing them not to miss opportunities for new sponsorships. Increasing the speed of administrative departments, increasing the
time that researchers spend on research, and reducing the time that researchers spend on administration, will fight the frustration
caused by administrative friction. This will increase researcher satisfaction, as well as reduce the cost of a tremendous amount of
work effort on the part of administrative staff.
Automated validations and processing of complex workflow rules built into NRMS system will enforce data integrity and adherence to
compliance, significantly mitigating business risks to our partner institutions, avoiding potentially huge costs. Without such a
system, there is much greater risk of human error leading to compliance breach, poor tracking of funds and budgets, inefficient use
of resources, failure to renew expiring grants and protocols, and a generally slower process in which fewer research projects can be
managed. This could cost research institutions in the form of loss of funding, compliance penalties, legal fees, and reputational damage.