FreeBalance Government Resource Planning (GRP) Technology on Display at CLAD 2009 in Brasil

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FreeBalance technology supports public administration reform and improved services in Latin America & the Caribbean

FreeBalance is very active in Latin America and the Caribbean and we are looking forward to the opportunity to share the latest developments in our GRP solutions.

FreeBalance , a leading global provider of software solutions for public financial management, will be showcasing its Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology at the XIV International Congress of CLAD on State and Public Administration Reform. The CLAD event takes place in Salvador de Bahia, Brasil from October 27-30. The annual gathering of CLAD is an important event for governments in Ibero-America and the Caribbean. Public Financial Management experts from around the world will provide insight and share experiences in the field of public administration reform.

CLAD participants and speakers from more than 20 countries will have the opportunity to network and share good practices for the modernisation of public administration. The high profile XIV International Congress of CLAD on State and Public Administration Reform event is being hosted by the Federal Government of Brasil, through its Ministry of Planning, Budgeting and Management and the Government of the State of Bahia. Previous CLAD events have been held in Guatemala, Santiago, Madrid, Panama, Lisbon, Buenos Aires, Mexico, Madrid, Isla de Margarita, and Rio de Janeiro. FreeBalance has been participating in CLAD events since the 2006 Congress in Guatemala.

"The annual CLAD event provides a unique forum for the public administration community in Ibero-America. Attendees have the opportunity to share experiences and innovative new ideas for government modernisation," said Manuel Pietra , President & CEO of FreeBalance. "FreeBalance is very active in Latin America and the Caribbean and we are looking forward to the opportunity to share the latest developments in our GRP solutions."

The 2009 CLAD event is well aligned with the FreeBalance vision for financial management in governments in Latin America and the Caribbean. The FreeBalance Accountability Suite is designed specifically for public financial management and covers the entire budget cycle including budget preparation, budget execution and civil service management. FreeBalance solutions are built using technology that supports the unique and evolving requirements of government, including the need for enhanced Government Resource Planning (GRP), Government Performance Management, and fiscal decentralisation.

Unlike most Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) vendors, FreeBalance provides a technical and government platform for the development of custom financial management applications. The FreeBalance Accountability Platform enables governments to leverage a comprehensive set of planning, budget, accounting, expenditure, assets, procurement, human resources and payroll components. This approach accelerates the development of unique government financial management systems.

What is CLAD?
The Latin American Centre for Development Administration (CLAD) is an international public entity with an intergovernmental character. Its mission is to promote the analysis and sharing of experiences and knowledge surrounding the State reform and the modernisation of Public Management, through specialized international meetings, publications, providing documentation and information services, studies and researches and the execution of joined technical activities between the member countries and other regions. (http://www.clad.org.ve).

About FreeBalance
Founded in 1984, FreeBalance is a for-profit social enterprise and leading global provider of software solutions for public financial management. FreeBalance solutions support government modernisation, fiscal decentralisation, and public finance reform. Public financial management reform is a key element of good governance and sustainable development.

FreeBalance is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with sales and support offices in Washington, DC (United States), Lima (Peru), Lisbon (Portugal), London (Great Britain), Pristina (Kosovo) and St. John (Antigua and Barbuda). FreeBalance solutions have been implemented in countries across the globe, including Canada, United States, Sierra Leone, Guyana, Pakistan, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Antigua & Barbuda, Timor-Leste, Republic of Kosovo and Panama. http://www.freebalance.com

Media Contact:
Matthew Olivier
Director, Global Marketing & Alliances
FreeBalance     
Tel: +1 (613) 236-5150 ext.129
Mobile: +1 (613) 301-9653    
http://www.FreeBalance.com

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