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FreeBalance wins Canada Export Acheivement Award

 

November 28, 2009

We were excited to learn that FreeBalance won a Canada Export Achievement Award for our Government Resource Planning. When you have the ability to sell a product that you know is going to improve conditions in a country, you really participate in shaping a nation. We’ve seen the transformation of countries that use our software.”

Of course, there is a little bit of hyperbole in the article in Profit Magazine. Manuel’s quote sums up what all of us at FreeBalance feel: “

There are some key points captured in the article and our press release:

  • Customer-centric initiatives like the FreeBalance International Steering Committee and the FreeBalance Customer Exchange have helped us to get closer to our customer needs and set product priorities
  • Re-organizing the company in 2006 to better address our International and Canadian market has resulted in high growth with new customers in Canada, Pakistan, Panama, Palestine, and Uganda
  • Sustainable solutions require a local support model – that’s why FreeBalance hires locally, provides regional support and helps build government capacity
  • FreeBalance built products that adapt to the country context: from post-conflict through emerging nations to the G7
  • FreeBalance software avoids private sector functionality to achieve fast implementation in government

As Manuel said in the press release: ““his award is a reflection of the difference that FreeBalance is making in the world and our commitment to ensuring success and sustainability in each and every customer country. Governments around the world are undertaking significant public sector reform and modernization initiatives to support accountability, transparency and country growth. We are proud to be a part of this process.”

The past chair of the FreeBalance International Steering Committee, David Mathais, from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, was quoted in the magazine article. “They’re well aware of the external and internal politics that impact some of the decisions that we, as business managers within government, have to deal with,” says Mathias. “It was said at a World Bank meeting that I attended once that ‘where there’s a crisis, there’s FreeBalance.’”

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Doug Hadden

Doug Hadden

Executive Vice President, Innovation at FreeBalance
Doug is responsible for identifying new global markets, new technologies and trends, and new and enhanced internal processes. Doug leads a cross-functional international team that is responsible for developing product prototypes and innovative go-to-market strategies.

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