May 25, 2010Matthew Olivier
New Departmental Individual Standing Offer (DISO) provides Government of Canada with extended product choices and licensing options
FreeBalance, a global software company that helps governments leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth, today announced it has renewed and updated its DISO for the Government of Canada. The FreeBalance DISO (E60ET-9-0010/001/ET) is a standing offer for software products negotiated with Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). The DISO provides a supply arrangement with standard pricing available to an estimated 350,000 computer users in the Government of Canada.
The FreeBalance Accountability Suite is designed specifically for public financial and human resource management. The GRP software provided by FreeBalance through the DISO covers the entire budget cycle including budget preparation and budget execution. FreeBalance solutions are built using technology that supports the unique and evolving requirements of government, including the support of modern Government Resource Planning (GRP), Government Performance Management, Government 2.0, Shared Services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) needs.
“We are very pleased to announce the new DISO pricing for the Government of Canada,” said Manuel Pietra, President & CEO of FreeBalance. “We’ve worked closely with our Government of Canada clients to ensure that the latest FreeBalance DISO provides the necessary pricing and deployment flexibility to move forward with the next generation of FreeBalance technology.”
The FreeBalance DISO is effective as of May 1, 2010. The FreeBalance DISO provides simplified categories for pricing and expanded product pricing options. FreeBalance is one of the few vendors in the market who offer a concurrent user license model. Canadian government organizations can combine named user, concurrent user and cloud pricing. Enterprise level pricing is also available. The FreeBalance DISO pricing is aligned with the expanded product choices available to the Government of Canada, including the web-based FreeBalance Accountability Suite Version 7. The DISO maintains the FreeBalance classic product offering with a firm commitment to continued support. The FreeBalance DISO also includes the ability for customers to transition to web-based products in a phased and hybrid manner.
The FreeBalance Accountability Suite is one of the most widely deployed financial management systems inside the Government of Canada. More than 60 government departments and agencies use FreeBalance software for enhanced public financial management. Twenty eight of these government departments and agencies, including the government of Nunavut, are members of the FreeBalance Government of Canada Cluster (GCC). The FreeBalance GCC meets regularly with special committees assisting specific product initiatives. FreeBalance works closely with the FreeBalance GCC to set product directions, review product specifications, provide beta testing and certify new versions of the FreeBalance Accountability Suite.
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