Financial services automation progressing

Shared Services SA is continuing to support agencies to transition to an electronic purchase card management system and is pushing ahead with its project to automate financial reconciliations.

Approximately 2,500 users from eight SA Government agencies are now using the ANZ Expense Management System (EMS), following the recent transition of the Department of State Development and Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.

These agencies – together with the Attorney-General’s Department, Defence SA, Department of Primary Industries and Regions, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Department of Treasury and Finance, and the Emergency Services sector – now manage their purchase card reconciliations electronically via EMS.

The EMS project team is currently working with the Department for Correctional Services, TAFE SA and Housing SA to transition to the ANZ EMS by June 2017, with other agencies to follow.

Shared Services SA’s project to automate account reconciliations is also progressing following last year’s ‘Agile’ pilot.

A team is currently being established to progress the implementation of the new automated reconciliation tool within Financial Services during 2017-18. The project is targeting 90% auto-matching for all reconciliation items as an outcome of this project.