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Overview

Category Leaders

Award More. Work Less. SmarterSelect is an online application management solution for scholarship, award, and grant providers...

Category Leaders

Instrumentl is a web-based all-in-one grants tool that helps nonprofits and grant writing consultants level up their grant...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Video & Screenshots

Pricing

Starting from

2000

Per year

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

195

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.4

233

5

4

3

2

1

118

99

12

4

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

5.0

112

5

4

3

2

1

108

4

0

0

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
100%
would recommend this app

Pros

Our evaluators are also happy with product's ability to be so user friendly. Their customer service is phenomenal, fast, friendly and useful.
We really like to use smarter select, its very easy to maneuver for all stakeholders involved in our process. There is always room for growth but overall we are able to accomplish what we need.
What I like most about Smarter Select is its ease of use. As someone with minimal experience using this type of programming, I found it pretty user friendly.

Pros

The software has had many improvements since I started using, they are amazing and much appreciated. The support team is AmaZing-- always ready to help and quickly responsive.
I love the beautiful simplicity of Instrumentl. It's extremely intuitive and easy to train other team members on using the software.
They are always making improvements and customer support is great. The automatic refreshing alerts me to new opportunities for our projects, so I never miss a good funding opportunity.

Cons

My only slight criticism would be that the evaluator questions can only be placed mid-application, not in their own separate form.
Whenever I have an issue with the platform, or unsure about the limitations of a feature I find it difficult to contact customer service or a specialist.
I dislike having to receive an email in order to get a report. It's just one more step especially when we are running over 80 reports.

Cons

Personally, I find it very difficult to navigate to all the potential features I might use.
Space is limited if you are serving a lot of different clients.
Cheaper options can be difficult to navigate. Instrumentl is expensive, but you get what you pay for.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 years ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review4 days ago

Key features

  • Total features46
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Portal
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Audit Management
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Management
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deadline Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Submission
  • Email Reminders
  • For Grantmakers
  • For Grantseekers
  • For Nonprofits
  • For Schools
  • Forms Management
  • Grant Application Management
  • Grant Award Tracking
  • Grant Discovery
  • Grant Management
  • Interview Management
  • Member Database
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Preview Functionality
  • Progress Tracking
  • Ratings/Reviews
  • Recommendations
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reviewer Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Scoring
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Tracking
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Web Forms
  • White Label
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features28
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Portal
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Audit Management
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Management
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deadline Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Submission
  • Email Reminders
  • For Grantmakers
  • For Grantseekers
  • For Nonprofits
  • For Schools
  • Forms Management
  • Grant Application Management
  • Grant Award Tracking
  • Grant Discovery
  • Grant Management
  • Interview Management
  • Member Database
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Preview Functionality
  • Progress Tracking
  • Ratings/Reviews
  • Recommendations
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reviewer Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Scoring
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Tracking
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Web Forms
  • White Label
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations1
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Teams
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite
  • Total integrations3
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Teams
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite