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What is the Business Case for ERP in Government?


November 28, 2009

Imagine our surprise when we were invited to speak at the Financial Management Institute Professional Development Week about the value of ERP in government. Why? For one thing, FreeBalance is not an Enterprise Resource Planning vendor. We’re a Government Resource Planning (GRP) vendor, as we have spoken about frequently in this blog. ERP vendors operate in many vertical markets – FreeBalance provides software for governments only.

Nevertheless, we took up the challenge. The presentation was focused for Government of Canada financial managers, but it is applicable to many countries. We focused on three elements of the Treasury Board Secretariat Investment Planning Policy: value for money, total cost and project governance.

We think that we did a very good job presenting an objective viewpoint. We didn’t talk about FreeBalance and how our solutions are more applicable than generic software for governments.

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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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