Smart Innovation Norway chose InstiPro from Arribatec
Smart Innovation Norway is a non-profit research and innovation company that works for the green shift and new sustainable workplaces. The company is among the foremost in Norway in EU-funded research.
With many projects with high requirements for control, reporting and auditing, Smart Innovation Norway desired better system support and even more effective follow-up for their projects.
“We chose InstiPro because the system solves very specific challenges we have linked to the follow-up of projects that are typical for research and project-oriented companies. It is shown in the system’s functionality and the competence of the consultants from Arribatec that the solution has been developed over time in collaboration with actors from the institute and research sector,” – says Stian Johansen, CFO of Smart Innovation Norway.
With InstiPro, Smart Innovation Norway achieves a more holistic follow-up of their projects. This will be important for all types of projects, especially projects with different funding sources and EU projects with requirements for both follow-up and audit. The system also provides an overview of funding, staffing, cost budgets, allocations and control of hourly rates and has ready-made reports adapted to different roles.
“We are very proud that Smart Innovation Norway has chosen InstiPro. We see them as a very ambitious and forward-looking company that contributes to innovation and carries out an important social mission. We have already had a very good dialogue and look forward to the delivery and good collaboration in the future.” says Emma Bray, head of Arribatec Research Management in Arribatec Norway.
InstiPro has previously depended on being delivered with a finance/ERP solution. Now the solution is being launched as a “Standalone”, meaning the system can be connected to any existing ERP solution; you’ll get the same benefit with the system as before with a significantly smaller investment and faster implementation.
“With the launch of InstiPro as a standalone system, it will be possible for us to offer the solution to everyone, regardless of finance/ERP solution. It makes the solution more scalable and reduces our time-to-market considerably. This also means that anyone with this type of need for project follow-up can use the solution,” says Lars Inge Sørlie, Business Development Director at Arribatec Norway.
About Smart Innovation Norway
Smart Innovation Norway is a non-profit research and innovation company which works for the green shift and new sustainable workplaces. The company helps companies and municipalities with applied research, innovation and commercialisation within its areas of expertise – energy transition, applied artificial intelligence and climate measures. Smart Innovation Norway is among the foremost in Norway in EU research and was established in 2003.
About InstiPro from Arribatec
InstiPro was developed by Instidata in 1989 and has been in the industry for over 30 years. Instidata was merged in 2019 and is now owned and further developed by Arribatec Norge AS.
The system solutions are built around the needs and experiences of the institute sector and are based on many years of close cooperation on the financial and administrative side between several research institutes. The solution has many satisfied users and is used by several institutes today.