Profile

GFA B.I.S. offers comprehensive ICT solutions for International Development Cooperation projects and Not for Profit Organizations with the focus on financial management systems and digital services.

Over the past sixteen years, GFA B.I.S. has implemented software solutions in over 100 projects in the area of International Development Cooperation, the NGO sector and for private customers. Our clients include a wide range of donors such as The Global Fund (TGF), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), GAVI, CDC Foundation and European Commission.

GFA B.I.S. offers both commercial and open source-based solutions individually customized in response to the needs of projects and organizations funded by major Official Development Assistance (ODA) agencies worldwide. We guide our work with principles of transparency, sustainability and efficiency, and build long-term partnerships with our clients.

In the area of financial management software, GFA B.I.S. cooperates with Infor and SAP, two of the leading vendors of international ERP systems.

The total fund volume managed by software solutions implemented by GFA B.I.S. exceeds five billion US Dollars.

In digital services, GFA B.I.S. relies on leading open source software tools. Our core competency lies in careful selection of the appropriate software modules and their integration according to the project requirements.

Our team of experienced and dynamic consultants and IT experts has worked with sector-relevant software systems and has a detailed knowledge of each product’s features. In addition, by applying optimized remote assistance facilities, we effectively support our clients across continents.

Harald Litterscheid, Managing Director

Solutions

The commercial solution portfolio for financial management is based on Infor SunSystems and Infor Query & Analysis, a professional standard software package that combines powerful analysis capabilities, ease of configuration and a fully customizable online reporting tool based on MS Excel®. In addition, our inhouse-developed, excel-based B.I.S. Fund Reporting tool meets the requirements of reconciliation for small fund projects.

Besides software implementation, our services include as well the analysis and optimization of existing accounting systems including SAP installations.

Besides the commercial solutions, open source-based standard software builds the other pillar of our portfolio. These software packages are well suited for International Development Cooperation as they are reliable, used by thousands of customers and come without license costs. Based on a worldwide user community, local IT staff can manage the further development, increasing the sustainability of the implementation.

During the system design, we combine the open source tools to an integrated product reflecting the project requirements in the most effective way. Our software developers are well versed in agile development methods such as scrum, and for the documentation and the source code management we use the GIT system.