FreeBalance Government Customers Seek Breakthrough Performance at Annual Steering Committee

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2012 FreeBalance International Steering Committee in Istanbul, Turkey includes Ministers of Finance and senior government officials from 12 countries.

FreeBalance, a leading vendor of Government Resource Planning (GRP) software , announced that the annual FreeBalance International Steering Committee (FISC) event takes place on January 16-18, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. FISC is held annually, with Ministers of Finance participating every two years. The event is designed to share good governance practices among countries and is critical to the FreeBalance customer-centric approach of social responsibility. Government transparency and public sector performance management are the main themes for FISC 2012.

“The international community agreed to a new deal for aid effectiveness with developing countries at the Busan High Level Forum last year. Knowledge shared at FISC 2012 will strengthen Public Financial Management (PFM) to enable donors to confidently use country systems,” said Manuel Pietra, President & CEO of FreeBalance. “The use of country systems will improve government effectiveness and performance.”

FreeBalance will be blogging and live tweeting during FISC 2012 to share good PFM practices with the international community. International experts in Public Financial Management, good governance, economics and country development will be discussing recent trends and good practices. Presentations and workshops cover timely subjects, including:

  •     Trends in Government Performance Management
  •     Performance Management Techniques in Government
  •     Breakthrough Transparency Options
  •     Use of Social Media to Improve Public Financial Management and Transparency
  •     Methods for Sequencing Public Financial Management Reform
  •     Methods for Improving International Governance Assessments
  •     Public Service Performance Management
  •     Capacity Building in Public Financial Management

FISC is a Steering Committee that sets FreeBalance product direction. The unique “designed for government” FreeBalance Accountability Suite Version 7 software was developed based on workshops with customers. Unlike software vendor user groups, FISC adjusts and re-aligns the FreeBalance product roadmap. Customers have full access to FreeBalance executives during the event to discuss product, service and support improvements. These activities, combined with other aspects of the ISO-9001/2008 certified “customer-centric” processes, ensures that FreeBalance products meet changing international government PFM needs in a financially sustainable fashion.

About FreeBalance
FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance is a recognized as 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

About FISC
The annual FreeBalance International Steering Committee (FISC) conference runs from January 16 – 18, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. 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 Government Resource Planning (GRP) product direction. Previous FISC events were held in Madeira, Portugal (2011); Mt. Tremblant, Canada (2010); Prague, Czech Republic (2009); Cascais, Portugal (2008); and London, United Kingdom (2007).

FreeBalance Media Contact:
Matthew Olivier
Email: molivier(at)freebalance(dot)com
Ph: +1 613 301-9653

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