FreeBalance to Live Blog and Tweet from FreeBalance International Steering Committee Meeting (FISC) 2011

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FreeBalance leverages Web 2.0 tools to provide knowledge transfer to the Public Financial Management (PFM) community

I look forward to opening FISC 2011 as it is an opportunity for public financial managers to share lessons learned

FreeBalance, a Government Resource Planning (GRP software company, today announced that it will be live blogging and tweeting from the FreeBalance International Steering Committee (FISC) event taking place January 16 – 19, 2011 in Madeira, Portugal. Attendees for FISC 2011 include international delegates from Afghanistan, Antigua & Barbuda, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Mongolia, Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste, and Uganda.

“I look forward to opening FISC 2011 as it is an opportunity for public financial managers to share lessons learned,” said Manuel Pietra, President & CEO at FreeBalance. “Using Web 2.0 tools during FISC allows us to be transparent about good practices in PFM and in vendor-to-customer communications. People will learn about the achievements that FreeBalance customers have made in PFM regardless of whether FreeBalance assisted or not.”

The program and agenda for FISC 2011 provides an effective and interactive venue in support of shared PFM goals and objectives. The sessions and workshops provide FreeBalance with an opportunity to update international customers on product, technology, and corporate developments from 2010.

Presentations at FISC 2011 include PFM Reform & Donor Funding in Post-Conflict Countries, FreeBalance Software & Capacity Building, Solutions for Government Performance & Transparency, and Accelerating E-Government Development & Public Sector Transparency. Customer presentations and panels will discuss Government Budgeting & Performance, Capacity Building, and Civil Service Reform.

To follow FreeBalance during FISC 2011, visit:

The FISC meets annually and through conference calls each quarter. The FISC is an important part of the global FreeBalance community. FreeBalance customers span the globe and the user community includes public financial management professionals in 18 countries. FreeBalance operates in 15 customer time zones. FreeBalance has more than 60,000 users around the world. FreeBalance software manages a global civil service workforce of 1,500,000. FISC helps ensure that customers are informed and aligned with the FreeBalance vision for Government Resource Planning (GRP).

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FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance software solutions for public financial and human resource management support reform and modernization to improve governance, transparency and accountability. Good governance is required to improve development results. For more information, visit

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