From June 12th to June 15th 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Headquarters (NRDC-GR HQ), hosted in its premises in Thessaloniki, the 2017 SAGE Workshop and Training for GRF(L) HQ’s. The event was attended by representatives from the Graduated Readiness Forces (Land) HQs using SAGE 300 ERP as their financial software and the consulting company in charge of their support.
Chief of Staff (COS) of NRDC GR-HQ, Major General DRIVAS Christos, welcomed all the attendees underlining the role of the extended use of technology advancements within the financial procedures, whilst NRDC-GR/Financial Controller Col (HE A) RATSIKAS Georgios, chairman of the workshop, continued with the introductory statements.
The activity consisted of two parts aiming at fulfilling multiple objectives. Firstly, a discussion took place whereby all the attendees exchanged knowledge and experience gained via the use of SAGE 300 ERP. After the second day, during the training part of the event, the HQ’s delegates were trained on specific modules of the software.
NRDC-GR has accomplished in very short period significant milestones, such as successful customization of software in total compliance with NATO financial regulations, transition to Cloud environment and electronic archiving of supporting documents of accounting function. The latter achievement composes an innovation that NRDC-GR was the first to adopt within NATO Force Structure (NFS) community, demonstrating the future prospects for the upgrade of financial procedures within NATO.