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Ctgb can rely on ‘Best of Suite’
The combinatie OpenIMS with SugarCRM for Ctgb is the best solution to optimize her critical business processes. ,,Because”, according to information manager Peter Verboort of the Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), ,,OpenSesame ICT not only told us they could meet our full package of functional demands, they showed it.
Bart Bosveld, secretary / director of Ctgb, and Wieger Kunst of OpenSesame ICT signed the contract. Verboort: ,,In OpenSesame we have chosen a partner and a solution we can rely on. We are now able to design and support our business processes in an optimal way.”
Ctgb: Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides
The Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products has the duty of taking decisions on the authorisation of pesticides; based on the 2007 Plant Protection Products and Biocides Act. The Board takes decisions on the authorisation of pesticides within the framework of the rules and legislation concerned. The Board is an independent administrative body. The general framework and supervision is provided by the Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture & Innovation (Plant Protection Products) and the Minister of Infrastructure & Environment. Other departments involved are the Ministry of Health, Welfare & Sports and the Ministry for Social Services & Employment. For more information: www.ctgb.nl.
Many organisations, with many different interests, are dependent of Ctgb’s judgements. Time is an issue too, for the products can’t be put on the market without Ctgb’s authorisation. The judgement has to be good: the legislator demands only products will be allowed that are proven safe for the consumer, public health and the environment. Therefor the Board has to offer a great diversity of expertise and competences. The combination OpenIMS with SugarCRM supports how this expertise and competences lead to an optimal judgement.
The choice for OpenSesame was not made because it’s open source software. Verboort: ,,We strictly valued how the software meets the functional demands. We are pleased that it’s open source though, because it matches government policy.”
OpenSesame ICT’s offer was picked as the winner after the demo. Unanimously. ,,Because it’s a professional team”, Verboort experienced, ,,with belief in their abilities. They presented the information in their DMS. Remarkable. They turn words into deeds right away. Not only told us they could deliver a special functional demand, but showed us - on the spot - how they designed it for another of their customers. The way they staged our processes in their demo was impressive. The demo really was all about us. Our team and management recognized that and grew confident OpenSesame was the partner to help us improve our service.”
The Ctgb is an autonomous administrative decisions based on relevant policies of five departments: Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV), Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) and Transport (Transport and Water Management).
The Ctgb decides on the authorization of plant protection and biocidal products based on harmonized European legislation. For resources derived from 'new substances' regime is operational. For resources derived from "existing" substances is re-evaluation program established, so there is a transition. For PPP, which lasts until 2008 and until 2010 for biocides. It takes as Ctgb national assessment authority participates in the EU evaluation of substances.
For more information, visit www.ctgb.nl.
About OpenSesame ICT
OpenSesame ICT is a Dutch software company that focuses on the creation of knowledge intensive business solutions based on the Open Source platform. These solutions are delivered under the name OpenIMS and SugarCRM. With several projects on Content, Document, Knowledge, CRM and Workflow Management OpenSesame ICT has proven to deliver outstanding solutions for knowledge and information management. For more information please contact Mr. H.W.W. Kunst (Business Development Manager) firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the websites www.osict.com and/or www.openims.com.