January 18, 2011Doug Hadden
Aldo Segastume, FreeBalance Director of New Products, described how knowledge management tools could be used to augment capacity building in developing nation governments at the FreeBalance International Steering Committee conference. Mr. Segastume described how training can be augmented by current FreeBalance products – Civil Service Management (Talent and Training modules), Capacity Building (e-Learning and Adaptable Help) and Performance Management (Document and Records Management). He described other modules that are in development available for roadmap voting tomorrow.
Mr. Segastume pointed out that people learn differently. It is important to capture courseware and use collaborative tools to accelerate capacity building. He emphasized that software vendors typically provide training systems only for their software. Developing nation governments require IT, accounting, human resources and management capacity building, as shown in the recent FreeBalance Customer Survey.
The product vision for additional modules was described in detail. Mr. Segastume described the technical vision that enables integrating the content across knowledge management tools and ease of navigation among these tools.
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).