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Dematerialization: The Emilia Romagna Region awarded by Forum PA 2011

May 11, 2011

The online Official Bulletin Board of the Emilia Romagna Region stands out among the projects awarded in the frame of the "Less paper, more value" initiative.
Dematerialization: The Emilia Romagna Region awarded by Forum PA 2011

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As exhaustively illustrated in the description of the award-winning project on the website that Forum PA 2011 (the most important showkase for software in the Italian Public Sector) devoted to dematerialization, the Emilia Romagna Region obtained savings of more than 2 million Euros hanks to its online Official Bulletin Board, based on Plone as all the regional portal infrastructure and the Intranet.

The project, integrated with Adobe InDesign for the generation of digitally-signed PDF files, enjoys the sophisticated full-text search capabilities provided by Plone, and allows about 1500 editors, distributed among the regional offices, to provide Bulletin contents directly via Intranet, using automated paging functions granting stylistic consistency: system security is provided by the integration with the regional identity and access management system.

Further integrations include one, bidirectional, with the administrative acts management system, one with the ERP system used by Directors to approve publication, and one with the PA-RER, the digital Archival Pole of the Region, for long term storage.

The system offers huge advantages in terms of efficiency, time saving, accessibility and also environmentally, thanks to the saving of 240 tons of paper.

Another confirm of the quality of the Region's technical choices, whose appreciation for Plone was recently demonstrated also in the World Plone Day 2011.

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