Government of Saskatchewan
Facilitating informed decision making
When the Government approached us, they had a problem: ministers were overwhelmed with binders full of documents in their cabinet meetings, which they’d typically get with very little time to review before their meetings. The first phase of our project was rapidly producing an iPad app that allowed ministers to read, annotate, and mark up their documents—leading to their first paperless cabinet meeting five weeks after starting the project.
The next stage of the project was tackling the speed of document production. Their existing process meant that when people from different branches of government needed to collaborate, or when they needed sign-off from other departments, printed documents were being couriered to those locations. Our solution is a digital replacement of their old paper system, allowing government workers to create documents, collaborate with their peers, and benefit from a streamlined approval process. Using an iterative development cycle, we were able to quickly get core functionality into use, and continue to augment this system.
Cabinet is now able to effectively receive documents and render decisions in a secure environment.Fredrick D. Mantey, Cabinet Secretary