The first phase, valued at NOK 2.7 million, will be followed by a four-year frame agreement aimed at identifying more automation potential, and at expanding the use of software robotics in the agency. The total value of the agreement is NOK 10 million. NORIAN will play a key role in supporting DFØ to become best in class in RPA in the Norwegian public sector by establishing a future-proof automation environment for the agency in cooperation with their IT provider.
“Our main goal is to increase efficiency and productivity for our customers, the Norwegian governmental organizations, and to contribute to the efficient use of resources in the public sector,” says Rune Bjerkås, Director of Strategy and Shared services at DFØ. “We are continuously working toward digitalization and automation. With the use of software robotics, we are able to apply automation across different systems, and take advantage of completely new opportunities to streamline and increase productivity,” continues Bjerkås.
DFØ provides around 200 Norwegian governmental organizations with financial services and systems for accounting, budgeting, and human resources. In the first phase, the cooperation with NORIAN includes several processes in finance and accounting, and payroll.
The agreement covers process analysis, programming and implementing of software robots, and maintenance and support for the solution. NORIAN consultants will work with both DFØ and its customer organizations to identify additional automation potential in their processes, and to train DFØ personnel to be able to take care of further process optimization and development of robotic automation.
NORIAN has extensive experience in implementing Robotic Process Automation for various organizations. In Finland, the company pioneered public sector use of software robotics with a leading solution for Finnish Government Shared Services Center for Finance and HR (Palkeet).
“I am excited to see a central Norwegian public sector organization such as DFØ move forward with Robotic Process Automation. We have witnessed major progress in the use of software robotics in the Finnish public sector, for example, and I am expecting the same development to happen all over Northern Europe very soon,” says Knut Anders Opstad, CEO of NORIAN Regnskap AS. “We are thrilled to be DFØ’s automation partner for the future, and to provide both our proven technology and our experience to benefit the Norwegian governmental organizations,” Opstad continues.
The Norwegian Government Agency for Financial Management (DFØ) is a central administrative agency under the Ministry of Finance, and was established on January 1, 2004. They have 420 employees and are located in Oslo, Stavanger and Trondheim. Read more on their website.