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The NYS Executive Forum: Statewide Financial System (SFS): Transforming the Way New York State Does Business

John CorbettOn Friday, October 14, members of the New York Statewide Financial System (SFS) Program addressed an audience comprised of government and corporate attendees interested in learning how New York State is transforming the way it does business. SFS featured presenters included Michael McDermott, Change Manager; Alison Pingelski, Deployment and Business Lead; Connie Rowe, Deployment Manager; and John Corbett, Assistant Director Bureau of State Expenditures, NYS Office of the State Comptroller.

The Statewide Financial System Program is a New York State government initiative to replace its over 25-year-old Central Accounting System and several agency financial management systems with one integrated statewide financial management system. Currently the largest public sector ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) implementation in the United States, the SFS will enable New York State to conduct its fiscal and business management tasks more efficiently, while enabling New York's control agencies, the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) and the Division of the Budget (DOB), to perform their constitutionally separate oversight functions - all within a single, integrated environment. The SFS will be deployed statewide in conjunction with business process improvements and standardized best practices to reduce state costs and improve government performance, integrity and accountability.

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