Would be interested to get reaction from research universities as to whether they have experienced these issues.... +research
There’s power in collaboration, since this approach increases the potential pool of funding sources from academic, government and private industry. When institutions collaborate, they essentially expand the possibility to be more competitive in attracting funding. Collaboration opens up a new world of industry/university cooperative endeavors.
- IT Works, Inc.President, presentJim Wrenn is the President and CEO of IT Works, the company he founded in 1987. He has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has over 20 years of experience developing and implementing financial, human resources, grant, and facility management software systems for colleges, universities, and research hospitals. His forte is finding and implementing solutions to complex problems especially in the areas that require expertise with computer technology and financial management.
IT Works President and CEO, Jim Wrenn, PhD, launched IT Works out of his home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1987. At that time, it was a simple way to put food on the table. Now it is more about fulfilling his life purpose with a passion for software development in the research community.
Dr. Wrenn got his initiation into the grant management software business when he began working as a contract programmer. His first jobs included programming grant and financial management tools on an as-needed basis. Little did he realize that over the next 25 years, not only would he still work with his original clients but his company would install over 300 financial and grant management solutions in over 135 major universities and research hospitals in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
Since its inception, IT Works has continually expanded its solutions to address the different facets of grant and research management and has released products designed for administrators in colleges, universities, independent research institutes, and research hospitals. These products include: Department Manager (released in 1988), College Administrator (1998), Research Administrator (2004), and Effort Administrator (2009). Initially, these products were implemented using client server technologies installed on client computer hardware. In 2013, IT Works released a SAAS solution with pre and post award tracking functionality integrated with Effort Administrator.
Now located in Raleigh, North Carolina near the renowned Research Triangle Park, IT Works attracts a technical team with some of the best and brightest programmers and project managers in the country. We are proud to say that today IT Works continues to thrive. Developing new products and using emerging technologies, IT Works is the industry leader with a history that guarantees the future.
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of MedicinePhD, Biomedical Engineering & Mathematics
- University of North Carolina at Chapel HillBS, Chemistry