January 28, 2013Dora Villa
Government Resource Planning (GRP) partnership will enable governments to leverage technology to improve government effectiveness and citizen engagement
Ottawa, Canada (January 28, 2013) – FreeBalance and everis today announced a global product and services alliance focused initially on Government Resource Planning in Latin America & the Caribbean. The alliance will scale over time to address the growing demand for GRP solutions worldwide. The product and services partnership scope includes public financial management, civil service management, open government transparency and public procurement software and solutions. The alliance provides an opportunity for FreeBalance and everis to collaborate on initiatives that will empower citizens and transform government services through proven technology.
The alliance leverages FreeBalance GRP technology to provide governments with an accelerated approach to public administration reform. The approach is bolstered with Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) GRP solutions and services based on good practices. “Governments are looking for ways to drive modernization and reform efforts with flexible solutions that take the country context into account,” said Tom Helou, FreeBalance’s Vice President, Global Alliances & Channels, “This new alliance builds on the synergies between our companies to provide Public Financial Management (PFM) solutions that can be introduced incrementally to address complex problems and achieve results.”
everis, based in Madrid, Spain, provides a variety of services to the public sector, such as business and strategy advisory, transformation programs, solutions integration, technological applications maintenance and outsourcing service. “This is an important alliance for everis as we aim to increase the footprint of our public sector business and support governments around the world,” said Eva Labarta Herraez, Public Sector Partner at everis. “We are very much committed to helping governments take advantage of technology to improve service delivery to citizens and provide new levels of engagement and accountability.”
The FreeBalance and everis alliance includes joint GRP business development to governments in Latin America & the Caribbean. FreeBalance and everis have extensive experience providing GRP solutions and related services to governments in the region and around the world. The companies share a commitment to making the world a better place by transforming government through technology. FreeBalance and everis have both achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification.
everis is an employee-owned multi-national consulting company offering business and strategy advisory, transformation programs, solutions integration, technological applications maintenance and outsourcing services. everis works within the banking (Retail, Corporate, TCM and Wholesale), consumer goods and retail, energy and utilities, healthcare, insurance, media, manufacturing, public administration, telecommunications and tourism sectors. More information is available on the everis website.
FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance is a recognized leader in fast, adaptable and successful GRP implementations. FreeBalance software manages a global civil service workforce of 1,500,000, and a quarter trillion (US$) annual budgets worldwide. FreeBalance provides software solutions for public financial and human resource management, and supports reform and modernization to improve governance, transparency and accountability. Good governance is required to improve development results. For more information, visit www.freebalance.com.
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