January 19, 2011Doug Hadden
Matthew Olivier, FreeBalance Director of Global Marketing and Alliances, opened the last day of the FreeBalance International Steering Committee (FISC) conference in Madeira Portugal. Day 3 includes customer knowledge-sharing presentations and panels. Topics for the panels are government performance, capacity building and public sector reform.
Customer requests have adjusted the schedule for longer demonstrations of modules of the FreeBalance Accountability Suite, particularly the Transparency Portal, e-Procurement Portal and the Chart of Accounts Builder.
The key deliverable today will be the FISC vote on the FreeBalance product roadmap. FreeBalance customers have analyzed draft plans and have added important feature requests. Voting this afternoon will adjust this roadmap to align FreeBalance product direction with customer goals.
FISC members will also select the Chair and the location for FISC 2012. The current FISC Chair is Mr. Lulzim Ismajli, Treasury Director, Kosovo Ministry of Finance & Economy, who was also elected in 2009.
The annual FreeBalance International Steering Committee (FISC) conference runs from January 16 – 19, 2011 in Madeira, Portugal. FISC provides an interactive forum to exchange Public Financial Management (PFM) good practices among international customers and PFM thought leaders. FISC drives the FreeBalance Accountability Suite product vision to direct FreeBalance GRP solutions. Previous FISC events were held in Mt. Tremblant, Canada (2010); Prague, Czech Republic (2009); Cascais, Portugal (2008); and London, United Kingdom (2007).
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