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Aug, 2016

News Bulletin Issue 28 (July 2016)

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FMIS Project Management Working Group (FMWG) from IT department had successfully finished onsite support for the second time to strengthen the capacity of the FMIS end-users at all 25 Capital-Provincial Treasuries. On July 22, 2016 the FMIS top management and experts have also given a presentation to delegates from European Union, who have long been vital development partners, about the progress of FMIS implementation in the Ministry of Economy and Finance. In addition, under provision of H.E. Dr. Aun Pornmoniroth, Senior Minister of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, FMWG had sent the delegates on a study tour mission in Jakarta, Indonesia, to gain more insight about the successful implementation of Indonesia Financial Management Information System known as SPAN.

Various meetings and discussions with relevant stakeholders were conducted throughout the month with an aim to discover solutions to solve challenges and complaints interfering FMIS operation as well as to enhance the report formats as needed.

Technology team has successfully launched FMIS Bank Statement function at Canadia Bank Plc., and data interface integration function between FMIS and ASYCUDA. Furthermore, the team has also developed more report formats to fit with requirements from end-users in General Departments-Departments. Meanwhile, Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) function testing period at the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has come to an end, pending for the approval of official launch. Meanwhile, Change Management team has been overseeing the changes and impacts brought by the implementation of FMIS and communicate with all stakeholders to improve the progress of FMIS development through various means such as meetings, events, website, and social media. The team is also working with a media agency to produce three videos about the system as another outlet to promote the system to relevant audiences, especially officials from line ministries and agencies where FMIS Phase II will be implemented.

As for Training and Capacity Building, the team is preparing Focal Person Training Course and ready to provide 75 focal persons from all 25 Capital-Provincial Treasuries with standard knowledge concerning FMIS five modules – General Ledger, Account Receivable, Account Payable, Budget Allocation, and Cash Management; and Chart of Account by General Department of National Treasuries (GDNT). The focal persons are expected to be able to share their knowledge to other users at their own institution after the course completion in early September.

In this stage of FMIS implementation, FMWG calls for, as well as, encourages the key stakeholders to continue supporting the FMIS with strong commitment and activeness. The working group will continue providing coordination in timely manner to solve all problems interfering the implementation of FMIS. Your comments and suggestions are important inputs for us to improve the system and the project as a whole.

Please download the News Bulletin issue 28 at http://fmis.mef.gov.kh/contents/uploads/2016/08/160809OV_Bulletin_28_Eng.pdf