About Blue Wren

Blue Wren has been Acquired by Cayuse

We're pleased to announce that IT Works has been acquired by Cayuse

Cayuse and IT Works/Blue Wren have joined forces, forming one of the largest electronic research administration (eRA) solution providers in North America serving over 300 universities, hospitals, and research organizations. Together, Cayuse and IT Works will deliver on our shared vision of providing the industry and our customers with an open, modern, flexible eRA solution, one that supports the full life-cycle of a research grant from proposal to award to close out.

“Cayuse is a well-respected company whose vision of a modern end-to-end eRA solution and leading customer support align with our values and passion.” Jim Wrenn, IT Works President.

Blue Wren Software has been a leader in the development and implementation of grant management, research administration, and financial management and accounting software solutions for college, university, independent research, and healthcare institutions since 1987. Blue Wren combines experience in software system development with immense knowledge of the daily operations and functions of educational, nonprofit and research institutions in order to offer software management solutions for financial and research administrators. Our headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina near the renowned Research Triangle Park provides access to the best and brightest software engineers needed to develop innovative software solutions with leading edge technology.

At Blue Wren, all of our staff and resources are devoted exclusively to improving and perfecting grant, research, and financial management systems for independent research, educational and healthcare institutions. Our mission is to provide our clients with grant, research, and financial management systems that empower their faculty and research scientists to maximize their efforts for advancing the welfare of humanity.

We Partner with Administrators to Empower Scientists to Better Server Humanity

Why Blue Wren

Blue Wren provides the right software solution to lead your institution down the path to success.

At Blue Wren Software, we have spent over 30 years refining the development and implementation of software systems to enhance user experience and create efficiencies. Our software developers are well versed in the latest technologies. Our implementation team is experienced in financial management, as well as pre-award and post award grant management, and have previous experience in higher education and research intensive institutions.
The entire Blue Wren team is composed of in-house software development engineers, technical support specialists, and implementation staff completely dedicated to our mission. We are not, nor utilize third-party consulting firms or any offshore development services.
All of our solutions include software, implementation, and support services and offer:
  • off-the-shelf software,
  • the ability to modify it to meet unique customer needs,
  • personalized implementation services,
  • assistance with integrating policy and procedures associated with system use, and
  • long term support.

Our Clients

Blue Wren Software has been designed, fine-tuned, and improved based off of client needs and recommendations. Our software provides a financial, grants and research administration platform for efficiency and streamlining the reporting process.

  • Financial, Pre-Award and Post-Award Administrators
  • Deans, Department Chair
  • Principal Investigators, Faculty, Research Scientists
  • Central Administration of Finance, Contracts and Grants, and Sponsored Programs that report to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) or President at universities, colleges, hospitals, independent research institutes, non-profits, and school systems
  • Colleges, Departments, and Centers within large research intensive universities
  • In countries on five continents – North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Australia

We wanted access to data anytime from anywhere, and we needed to be confident about the validity of the data we were providing internally and externally. We chose Blue Wren over others because of its functionality and flexibility as the system allowed for quick and easy access to proposal data.

- Lisa Wilson - Fort Valley State University

Management Teams

Blue Wren’s management team is comprised of the CEO and the heads of sales and marketing, finance and administration, implementation and support, and software development. With a diverse professional and educational background, Blue Wren is managed by a team of professionals who provide and oversee objective goals to achieve quality performance and success in our products and service to our clients.

President/CEO: Jim Wrenn

Jim Wrenn

Directory of Sales and Marketing: Audrey Wrenn

Audrey Wrenn

Directory of Sales and Marketing
Controller: Laurie Shoulars, CPA

Laurie Shoulars, CPA

Director of Software Development: Aaron Reams

Aaron Reams

Director of Software Development