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, February 8, 2012

Ordina successfully finalises integration of financial administrations for the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation

Systems from the former Ministries of Economic Affairs and Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality successfully linked in Oracle E-Business Suite

Ordina has successfully finalised the implementation of an integrated financial administration for the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation. This implementation entailed linking two separate financial systems from the former Ministries of Economic Affairs and Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. The result is an integrated financial system for the new Ministry, based on the Oracle E-Business Suite. The duration of the project was under 6 months thanks to the close cooperation between The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, its National Service for the Implementation of Regulations and ICT Implementation, Oracle and Ordina. Ordina is preferred supplier for implementation and management activities regarding Oracle E-Business Suite to the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation.  

The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation was formed by consolidating the former Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. The financial administration of both ministries had to be integrated as result of the ministries’ amalgamation. With the introduction of the Oracle E-Business Suite, 1,200 employees from the newly formed Ministry will be using the integrated system for all financial administration and procurement. Oracle E-Business Suite offers many efficiency advantages: many processes are automated, this means that orders, procurement orders and invoices can be linked to each other automatically and processed very fast, without requiring human intervention. This ensures that fewer mistakes are made in the order and payment process and it saves employees time.  

“We are proud of the fact that we were able to finalise such a large implementation in such a short time and within budget”, says Barend de Zoete, Director Professional Services & Projects for Ordina. “We cooperated closely with the former ministries of Economic Affairs and Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality as well as the National Service for the Implementation of Regulations and ICT Implementation. Besides the new system that needed to be implemented, the work processes within the Ministry needed to be adjusted. With our client, we first mapped what the ideal process would be and which implications this held for the system. Once this was done, we implemented the system with Oracle and with Sogeti as responsible party for the testing. In such a large-scale project, collaboration is crucial to ensure a successful implementation. An implementation that all parties can be proud of.”  

“We are also very proud and pleased with the results”, says Bart Seesing, Program Manager at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation. “It was absolutely imperative that the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation would begin the financial year 2012 with one single integrated administrative system. Everyone involved shared this sense of urgency. Thanks to the good cooperation betweed te management of Financial Economic Affairs, the National Service for the Implementation of Regulations and ICT Implementation and our implementation partner Ordina, we managed to turn this project into a success.”

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