Research and university departments are often involved in numerous research projects. This involves juggling budgets, stakeholder demands, expectations and most importantly, keeping the team aligned.
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As an institution of higher education and research, the University of Ghent (UGent) must deal with large volumes of documentation, financial information and other data related to educational and research projects. As UGent was already using SAP to manage its finance and HR data, they decided to take their financial and operational approach to research project management to the next level with SAP Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) and SAP Fiori.
Collaborating on a project should be fun and enriching. However, if there’s no clear structure or agreed approach to the project, it can be frustrating and time-consuming instead. Enter the Research Milestone Tracker: this helps you break tasks down and build a plan to stay on track. Here’s how to use it in managing your research projects from A to Z, and deliver each project on time.
As an academic, you want to focus on your research. Unfortunately, that’s often just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to a job in academia. The administrative workload, complex financial flows and juggling of other data often go unseen. And yet, a lot – up to 40% – of a researcher’s time goes to approving requests, reporting, managing budgets and changing sponsor demands, and more. But what if you could have some help? Enter Flexso Research Management Package: a suite of several modules, in the form of Fiori applications, that make academics’ lives easier. Just select the modules you need and build your research management platform from there.
A strong pre-award process can make all the difference when it comes to receiving funding. The stakes are high, the administrative load is heavy and the process is complex. No wonder so many researchers dread this phase in their research project. Developing a research proposal, composing a budget, preparing a timeline, filling in form after form… pre-award takes up a lot of time. But what if you could follow up on your pre-award research project more efficiently? Introducing: Flexso’s Research Management Package at your service!
Not curiosity, but complexity kills the cat when it comes to financially managing research projects. Every stage of scientific research has its own set of opportunities, finance challenges and stakeholders. Flexso successfully introduced a budget app that runs on SAP’s Portfolio and Project Management (PPM).