MONTREAL (Quebec), February 23, 2010 – Alphinat Inc. (TSX Venture: NPA) is pleased to announce that the “Direction Générale de la Modernisation de l’État” (DGME) has launched new online government services in less than 12 weeks thanks to the Alphinat SmartGuide™ suite and Bull’s professional services.
Acquired by the DGME following a public tender process that saw 15 companies submit proposals, Bull’s bid which included the SmartGuide™ suite was retained for the design, creation and execution of online administrative processes.
The first e-government services went online on December 16, 2009 on the “Mon.Service-public.fr” website, the French government’s main public services portal which is proving to be a great success with tens of millions of hits in its first year of operation.
Eric WOERTH, Minister of the Budget, Public Accounts, the Civil Service and Reform of the French State declared during a press conference held on February 12, 2010:
“Today, all French citizens can store their supporting documents on www.mon.service-public.fr in order to make them accessible to various public services. From their account on this government portal, they can also access various public services such as notifying all ministries and agencies of a change of address.
With minimal publicity, registered accounts on Mon.Service-public.fr numbered 150,000 in October whereas today, close to 400,000 have been created. We are now aiming for 3,000,000 accounts by the end of 2010 and 11,000,000 by the end of 2011. That is ambitious but attainable”.
Mr. Arnaud LACAZE, Head of Service, inter-ministerial projects at the DGME declared:
“We chose the SmartGuide™ solution based on its promises of quick and simple building of e-government services; we are pleased that these promises have been upheld.”
SmartGuide™ version 4, now available, greatly increases productivity in deploying e-government services by allowing line of business personnel to translate their know-how of government services and processes into intelligent Web applications that adapt to the specific context of each user.
“With each release of SmartGuide™, we aim to continually improve on usability and to incorporate features that further increase productivity by reducing the need for custom programming in order to respond to specific business needs of clients. We are proud that SmartGuide™ helped the DGME meet its ambitious deadlines.” concluded Philippe Lecoq, President and CEO of Alphinat.
About the DGME
The French State Modernisation Agency, the DGME (Direction Générale de la Modernisation de l’Etat) is part of the Ministry for the Budget, Public Accounts, the Civil Service and Reform of the French State. The DGME oversees the general revision of public policies and supports other government Ministries in their transformation and modernization strategies. Paying careful attention to users’ expectations, the DGME also leads structured inter-ministry initiatives in the fields of e-government, simplification of administrative processes, improving citizens’ interactions with government and the quality of public services.
At Alphinat, we are driven by the passion to make application development easy for everyone. It always struck us as odd that the people with the vision of how a finished application should look and behave would only be involved at the start of the process. After all, what better way to ensure a favourable outcome than to provide those closest to an application’s end-users with a vested interest in its success throughout its development?
That’s why we bring you new ways to empower the right people at the right time in the application development process. At the same time, we’re constantly working to reduce the need to code in order to make application development and maintenance simpler and less error-prone.
So whether you choose to develop your applications with the help of our low-code platform SmartGuide®, kickstart your project using one of our pre-built apps or engage us or one of our partners to do the work for you, we’re here to help you deploy better applications in record time. Visit http://www.alphinat.com for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.
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