Integrated Financial Management Information Systems: Guidelines for effective implementation by the public sector of South Africa

South African Journal of Information Management


 
 
Field Value
 
Title Integrated Financial Management Information Systems: Guidelines for effective implementation by the public sector of South Africa
 
Creator Hendriks, Christoffel J.
 
Subject Public Management; Financial Management; Information Technology Information systems; financial management; accountability
Description Background: Integrated Financial Management Information Systems (IFMIS) can improve public sector management by providing real-time financial information to managers in order to enhance their decision-making capabilities. The South African Public Service is currently busy with the implementation of an IFMIS. However, the implementation of such a project has proved to be a very demanding undertaking and has not been met with resounding success.Objectives: The research was conducted in order to identify the challenges and risks that are involved in the implementation of the IFMIS in South Africa. After identification of the challenges and risks, solutions or guidelines were developed that may make the implementation more successful.Method: The methodology that was used is that of a literature study where theories were explored and used to solve a research problem. Based on the theoretical research, solutions and guidelines were developed to solve challenges and risks experienced.Results: The results indicated that there are a number of challenges involved with the implementation of an IFMIS. A set of best practice guidelines was developed that may make the implementation more successful.Conclusion: The sheer size and complexity of an IFMIS poses significant challenges and a number of risks to the implementation process. There are, however, critical success factors or best practices that can be used for the project to succeed. It is recommended that these best practices be used by the South African Public Service. 
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
Contributor
Date 2012-12-12
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Literature analysis
Format text/html application/octet-stream text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajim.v14i1.529
 
Source SA Journal of Information Management; Vol 14, No 1 (2012); 9 pages 1560-683X 2078-1865
 
Language eng
 
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