Today I spent money from a research grant. Here is the process:
- I grab the form in Excel format.
- I fill it out.
- I print the form.
- I sign it.
- I give it to a secretary.
- The secretary gets the chair of my research center to sign it.
- The form is then sent to accounting, by internal mail (on paper).
- They review the form.
- They enter the data in a computerized database.
Suggesting that it could be improved using technology from this century is crazy talk.