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Cúram Software Establishes Cúram Research Institute for Increased Innovation in Social Enterprise Management
[September 21, 2011]

Cúram Software Establishes Cúram Research Institute for Increased Innovation in Social Enterprise Management


HERNDON, Va. --(Business Wire)--

Cúram Software, the leading provider of Social Enterprise Management (SEM) software solutions, today announced the establishment of the Cúram Research Institute, a research arm of the organization which aims to foster the development of best practice service delivery models for social enterprises.

"The International Social Security Association welcomes the establishment of the Cúram Research Institute, which is both timely and relevant for social security systems," Hans-Horst Konkolewsky, Secretary General, International Social Security Association. "The ISSA shares the objective to promote best practice service delivery and ICT solutions that increase the social and economic potential of citizens, and looks forward to collaboration with the Institute and with other innovative industry actors in the future."

The Cúram Research Institute is committed to cutting-edge research in partnership with social enterprises, not-for-profits, academia and other social research organizations, with a focus on the cross-over from policy to service delivery. "By collaborating with research partners around the world, we are able to glean insight from effective and proven service delivery models and expand access to emerging best practices," Martin Duggan, Vice President of Market Strategy, Cúram Software. "This innovation is essential to improve the social and economic potential of individuals and families."

The Cúram Research Institute's partnership with NCCD's Children's Research Center (CRC) is a collaboration focused on expanding evidence-based practice and making it more accessible to the social enterprise. The initial collaboration enables family service organizations to realize a faster time to value when implementing CRC's Structured Decision Making® ystem, a globally proven decision-support methodology for improving outcomes in child welfare. "We look forward to our future endeavours with the Cúram Research Institute as we continue to spread evidence-based practice through our joint research and development program," said Alex Busansky, President of NCCD. "Our pioneering partnership model enables social service agencies to quickly and cost effectively put research-based practices into the field. It provides an innovative and effective means for agencies to improve safety and well-being for children." NCCD promotes just and equitable social systems for individuals, families, and communities through research, public policy, and practice.



Workforce services agencies will also benefit from the Institute's on-going investment in both practice and products with access to new research capabilities. The Cúram Research Institute's recent partnership with the Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences, a global educational and research center in British Columbia, supports the creation and dissemination of workplace health information with an international focus. The Pacific Coast University places emphasis on the fields of workplace safety, health promotion, return to work, disability management, comprehensive rehabilitation and disability leadership studies. "Education is a key factor in reducing the social, human and economic costs associated with workplace disability," said Wolfgang Zimmermann, Executive Director, National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR). "By partnering with organizations like the Cúram Research Institute to leverage industry research and expertise, we can lay the foundation for a safer work environment and the reintegration of disabled workers into the workforce."

Output from the Cúram Research Institute is expected to consist of research papers, position papers, industry consultations and input to the Cúram solution. For more information on the Cúram Research Institute, visit www.curamresearchinstitute.com.


About Cúram Software

Cúram Software is the leading provider of Social Enterprise Management (SEM) software solutions, delivering best-in-class applications for social enterprises globally including, health and human services, workforce services, and social security organizations. Using the Cúram Business Application Suite™ agencies can immediately reap the benefits of client-centric business processes and an outcomes-driven integrated service delivery model. The Cúram Business Application Suite, underpinned by the Cúram Enterprise Framework™, combines the advantages of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software, an enterprise platform and service-oriented architecture with the business and technical flexibility required to allow agencies to implement solutions to meet their strategic objectives. Cúram Software is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and India. For more information, visit www.curamsoftware.com.


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