FreeBalance Public Financial Management Awards of Excellence to be Presented in Istanbul, Turkey

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FreeBalance government customers to be recognized for governance accomplishments

FreeBalance, a leading vendor of Government Resource Planning (GRP) software, today announced the launch of the Public Financial Management Awards of Excellence for outstanding achievements in good governance. The first awards will be presented at the annual FreeBalance International Steering Committee (FISC) event taking place from January 16-18, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. The FreeBalance Public Financial Management Awards of Excellence recognize government successes beyond the implementation of Government Resource Planning (GRP) software. Award winners will be announced during the FISC event.

“FreeBalance government customers have made spectacular improvements in fiscal discipline, transparency and performance,” said Manuel Pietra, President & CEO of FreeBalance. “We believe that it is time to recognize these improvements internationally with awards every two years.”

GRP software, like the FreeBalance Accountability Suite, is leveraged by governments around the world to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Government and public service commitment is required to realize and sustain these governance improvements. The Busan High Level Forum committed international partners to increase the use of “country systems” such as configurations of GRP software used by FreeBalance government customers.

About the FreeBalance Public Financial Management Awards of Excellence
FreeBalance recognizes government customers who have achieved significant improvements in Public Financial Management (PFM). Presented every two years at the FreeBalance International Steering Committee meetings, the awards recognize important governance milestones.

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 http://www.freebalance.com.

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
molivier(at)freebalance(dot)com
Ph: +1 613 301-9653

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