PORTLAND, Ore. (October 1, 2019)Cayuse, a leader in research administration software for universities, hospitals, and research organizations, is pleased to announce today that it has acquired ERA Software Systems, a research software and service provider. 

“ERA Software Systems has a rich, 20-year history of serving the research community,” said Matt McLellan, Cayuse CEO. “This merger will allow Cayuse to add additional capabilities to our already robust suite of research products, and we are excited to have ERA Software Systems’ customers join the Cayuse family.”

Like Cayuse, ERA Software Systems’ founder was actively involved in higher education research administration and received a Small Business Innovation Research grant to create system-to-system proposal submission software nearly two decades ago. Its flagship product, SmartGrant, is recognized as a comprehensive, user-friendly lifecycle application by research institutions of all sizes. 

“ERA Software Systems has always been committed to supporting pre-award, post-award, and compliance offices in leading research organizations,” said Hugh Albert, ERA Software Systems President. “Now I’m thrilled to be able to expand the resources available to SmartGrant users in many areas, specifically Cayuse’s facility software. By joining forces, we will be able to bring the best that both companies have to offer to our collective customer base.” 

About Cayuse: Cayuse delivers a comprehensive software suite of innovative, easy-to-use solutions that accelerate research outcomes by increasing collaboration and removing administrative burden. Cayuse products simplify workflows, eliminate manual and redundant processes, and increase productivity. Every solution is backed by Cayuse’s outstanding support and a commitment to customer success.

About ERA Software Systems: ERA Software Systems’ founder first created a fully integrated grant and contract management system in the mid-1990s while working at a large research university. With input from universities across the nation, the original Grant & Application Management System (GAMS) was born. Since then, the company has amassed a loyal following among customers seeking an out-of-the-box solution for running a successful sponsored projects office.