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Alliance with Evans Incorporated to Improve International PFM Change and Capacity Management

 

October 1, 2013

Public Financial Management (PFM) reform and Government Resource Planning (GRP) success rates to be improved through change management partnership


Washington DC, USA (September 20, 2013) – FreeBalance, a leading vendor of Government Resource Planning (GRP) software, is pleased to announce a new alliance with Evans Incorporated that will help to improve Public Financial Management (PFM) reform in governments using FreeBalance GRP software.

Many studies show that change management is considered a critical factor for GRP success particularly in developing countries and emerging economies. “Context is critical in GRP implementations, especially human capacity and political incentives,” said Manuel Pietra, FreeBalance President and CEO, “This partnership gives our advisory services additional skills to enable PFM reform.”

Evans Incorporated, based in Falls Church, VA, right outside Washington, DC, provides holistic change management services to the public sector with its certified experts and CAARMA™ methodology designed to “increase performance with minimum downtime” during project implementation. “We look forward to working with FreeBalance’s international customers to better manage change and effectively adopt PFM reform efforts,” said Dr. Susan Evans, CPE, President and CEO of Evans. “We share the FreeBalance commitment to build public sector IT and PFM capacity as critical to implementation success and PFM reform success.”

Governments around the world often lack program management capacity. Change management “is the process of helping people understand the need for change and of motivating them to take actions which result in sustained changes in behavior”. Evans applies a diagnostic driven, human-centered, intervention-based approach utilizing our proprietary CAARMA™ methodology. Most software manufacturers are not directly involved in project governance. FreeBalance is directly involved in government implementations with certified partners like Evans Incorporated.

About Evans Incorporated
Evans Incorporated delivers high performing teams that bring deeply perceptive insights and problem-solving abilities in human-centered change management, process improvement, and technology implementation. Our insights and methodologies help clients address root causes of organizational challenges on their road to improved performance. We look at challenges through a different lens. We solve not only the problems THEY see, but the problems WE anticipate. Our clients hire us because of our distinctive ability to assess organizational dynamics, identify underlying issues, and develop a blueprint for creative solutions.

About FreeBalance
FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance software solutions for public financial and human resource management support reform and modernization to improve governance, transparency and accountability. Good governance is required to improve development results. FreeBalance solutions are active in 20 countries managing more than a quarter trillion ($US) in annual budgets worldwide. For more information, visit the FreeBalance website.

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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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