MRD finance manager hones knowledge of new SIG payment system – Solomon Star News

Finance and accounting officers from the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) today (Wednesday 27 July 2022) are following a sensitization session facilitated by the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT) project team on the government’s new Financial Management Information System (FMIS), Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365).

The FMIS Upgrade Project was initiated in 2019 to upgrade the Solomon Islands Government’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system from Microsoft Dynamics AX to Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365).

The Treasury is leading the upgrade with financial assistance from the Australian Government through DFAT.

The sensitization presentation provided by the SIGF project team enabled the agents to learn how the new MIS payment system works and at the same time to improve their knowledge in preparation for the series of practical trainings that will be facilitated by the MoFT SIGF project team in the coming days.

The new ERP system, D365, went live in October 2021 and went live with the four largest government ministries (cluster one), namely the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MOFT), the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD), Ministry of Health and Medicine. Services (MHMS) and Ministry of Police, National Security and Corrections (MPNSCS).

As an introduction to Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365), the MoFT project team was able to discuss with MRD officers the new chart of accounts, procurement process workflow, benefits, challenges and the importance of the project (FMIS).

The MRD is the next ministry to soon go live with the new payment system.

Deputy Technical Secretary (DST), Hugo Hebala, while acknowledging the MoFT team for the important outreach presentation, said that the MRD is looking forward to using the new payment system.

The first training of MRD requisitioners is scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday 28e July 2022).

The MoFT SIGF project team includes project manager Gordon Denty, Steve Nunumae and Suzanne Orudiana.