Government Resource Planning

GRP Solutions for Optimal Government Performance Management

The FreeBalance Accountability Suite™ is a configurable and scalable GRP solution for all levels of central, regional and local government.

Today, FreeBalance GRP solutions are implemented globally within governments across the world. Customers include the governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kosovo, Laos, Liberia,Mongolia, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Suriname, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Uganda, and the USA.

The software can be easily localized and configured for international deployment. FreeBalance supports multiple countries with different localization and modernization needs for optimal government performance management.

The FreeBalance Accountability Suite™ automates the management of the entire government budget cycle, including policy-based budgeting, medium-term expenditure frameworks (MTEF), budget transfers, spending priorities, external resource management, special project accounts and fiscal decentralization.


Why are GRP Implementations Different?

FreeBalance’s GRP software is designed exclusively for government. The software is applicable only in the public sector. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software was initially designed for the private sector.

GRP is software designed for the unique requirements of public financial management. GRP software is budget-driven through the use of Commitment Accounting, where the budget is the legal embodiment of government objectives. Commitment Accounting is used only in government and other forms of public financial management.

Governments carry complex mandates. Improving results requires mechanisms in GRP software for planning and analysis throughout the Budget Cycle with an emphasis on improving government services.

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What is the Role of Resource Planning in Government?

Resource planning is essential to government and is a fundamental tool for the delivery of services to citizens and the achievement of national development goals. Having an effective GRP solution is a vital part of a country’s PFM reform journey.

The benefits of resource planning in government include:

  • Fast implementation thanks to the configuration approach
  • High adaptability to government reform and modernization over time thanks the “progressive activation” configuration nature of GRP, that includes multiple year Charts of Accounts
  • Low middleware and equipment costs thanks to open systems that support a wide range of open source and proprietary underlying software
  • Future government-specific feature sets because of the 100% focus on the public sector market
  • Willingness to adapt software to meet emerging customer requirements
  • Ease of use and reduced training costs
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