University of Arkansas Selects Vivantech’s Cloud-Based Ekualiti KC for its Next-Generation Research and Grants Management

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UARK will implement Ekualiti KC – a comprehensive electronic Research Administration (eRA) solution for award and research compliance management, proposal development and tracking.

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The University of Arkansas is very pleased to be working with Vivantech to move our electronic research administration, KC-based RazorGrant, to the next level so that we can provide better service to our faculty researchers.

Vivantech, a leader in consulting and development of enterprise grade, open-source and commercial software for higher education and research institutions, has announced that the University of Arkansas (UARK) is the latest institution to select the cloud-based Ekualiti KC electronic research administration (eRA) solution to manage its research and grant administration.

UARK is a public, co-educational, land-grant, space-grant Research University. With over $125 million in research volume, UARK is classified among research universities with the highest level of research, according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s core research strengths include health; nanotechnology; energy and environment; art, architecture and humanities; food safety; and supply chain, retail and transportation.

UARK will move from in-house Kuali Coeus to cloud-based Ekualiti KC. UARK has become a member of Vivantech’s Ekualiti Leaders program where they will contribute to the community and the continuous cycle of enhancements to Ekualiti KC that make it the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for research institutions of any size.

“The University of Arkansas is very pleased to be working with Vivantech to move our electronic research administration, KC-based RazorGrant, to the next level so that we can provide better service to our faculty researchers,” said James Rankin, Vice Provost for Research and Economic Development, University of Arkansas.

Vivantech created Ekualiti KC in response to the need for a comprehensive eRA solution that is affordable, quick to deploy, and can be configured to suit the business process needs of institutions of varying sizes. Ekualiti KC is based on Kuali software and is offered in the public cloud. A private cloud option through Red Hat’s OpenShift™ technology is also available. Ekualiti KC has many benefits such as stability, a modern user interface, a plug-in framework for customizations, a mobile companion app, and a user-driven reports and dashboards module to name a few.

“Our goal is to exceed UARK’s expectations by consolidating the University’s research and grants administration processes and by providing significant benefits unmatched by the existing on-premise software,” said Randy Ozden, CEO of Vivantech. “UARK’s feedback will be considerably valuable to the continual innovation of Ekualiti KC.”
To learn more about the Ekualiti KC solution, visit vivantech.com/ekualiti/kuali-coeus/ or stop by booth #203 at the NCURA annual meeting August 2-5, 2015 in Washington D.C.

About Vivantech

Established in 2003, Vivantech has been serving higher education and research institutions for nearly 12 years with open source and commercial ERP software services, cloud-hosted SaaS and systems integration. The company has established a stellar track record through its contributions to numerous high visibility implementations in which it was responsible for guiding institutions through configuration, implementation and ongoing support of open source packages such as Kuali and commercial platforms such as Workday.

A leading professional services company, Vivantech has established itself as the most trusted and innovative commercial partner for its clients.

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