Our ambition is to make life simpler for SMEs in the Nordic Region

Goal: The objective of the program is to provide a roadmap by 2020, including legislative and technical implementation across the Nordic countries, to the Nordic Ministers of Business.

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The Smart Government vision is that of a data driven Nordic region, where data and digitisation enable value creation by sharing data across the region in an automatic, intelligent and secure manner.

The vision can be realised through interoperable ecosystems of digital solutions. The ecosystem provides real time business data for Business-to-Business and for Business-to-Government, and meets the need of Nordic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for less administrative burdens, innovation and growth.

Nordic Smart Government is thus a driver of an integrated Nordic region, which is the ambition of the Nordic Prime Ministers. The programme was launched by Nordic Ministers of Business in May 2018, and is supported financially by Nordic Innovation.

Smart Government is an idea of making digital solutions a part of a digital ecosystem, which supports exchange of data between a multitude of systems and authorised parties, both public and private system. Digital book keeping and accounting systems are central to the ecosystem, as the programme is not making any central government databank. The ecosystem supports work processes and replaces manual entering of data with automatic processes, which increases the quality of data, and saves time for the SMEs. Such an ecosystem enables easier access to data for innovation, as data becomes available for development of new products and services.

The value of making financial data available to B2B in the Nordic region is estimated by EY to be approximately 200 billion DKK yearly from 2027.

The Nordic Smart Government project has the SMEs financial data in focus. However, in principle, the Smart Government vision encompasses all kinds of data which is now reported from businesses to government authorities.

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Watch this video for more details on how the SMEs may save time by an automated data flow between businesses and government.