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2011 FreeBalance International Steering Committee (FISC) Drives Sustainable Public Financial Management (PFM) Solutions
Attendees for 2011 FISC event include international delegates from Afghanistan, Antigua & Barbuda, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Mongolia, Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste, and Uganda
Ottawa, Canada (January 17, 2011) – FreeBalance, a Government Resource Planning (GRP) software company, today announced that the annual FreeBalance International Steering Committee (FISC) event will take place January 16 – 19, 2011 in Madeira, Portugal. FISC is an opportunity for public financial managers to share lessons learned. To discuss emerging trends. And, to set company direction. FISC drives the FreeBalance Accountability Suite product vision to direct FreeBalance GRP solutions. Previous FISC events were held in Mt. Tremblant, Canada (2010); Prague, Czech Republic (2009); Cascais, Portugal (2008); and London, United Kingdom (2007).
The program and agenda for the 2011 FISC meetings provide an effective and interactive venue in support of shared goals and objectives. The sessions and workshops provide FreeBalance with an opportunity to update international customers on product, technology, and corporate developments from 2010. The steering committee is strategically driven, not sales driven. Customers gain access to FreeBalance executives providing listening opportunities.
"The FISC continues to play a key role in the alignment of FreeBalance products and services with our customer needs. The committee provides public sector thought leadership and product vision to direct FreeBalance solutions," said Manuel Pietra, President & CEO of FreeBalance. "The FISC ensures that our customers achieve sustainability and helps align customer goals and objectives and FreeBalance product priorities and initiatives."
The FISC meets annually and through conference calls each quarter, and is an important part of the global FreeBalance community. FreeBalance customers span the globe and the user community includes PFM 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, and also manages a quarter trillion ($US) annual budgets worldwide. FISC helps ensure that the FreeBalance vision for GRP is aligned with government customer needs.