With financial support from Nordic Innovation, the Nordic collaboration on SmartGovernment started in 2016.
Today all five Nordic business registries are engaged in the collaboration, together with the Finnish Association of Accountants. The project is in an explorative phase, thus we are still trying to describe what SmartGovernment might become, without knowing all answers.
As business registries, we are concerned with the businesses’ annual reporting. The idea of SmartGovernment arose in Denmark, motivated by a wish to, in general, remove the businesses’ administrative burdens related to mandatory reporting to the government. In Denmark there is now a particular focus on making a POC on automatic reporting of financial data, under the name Automatic Business Reporting.
In the Nordic collaboration we have worked on describing the business layer of an ecosystem for efficient dataflow between the actors involved – both small and medium sized enterprises, as well as government authorities, service providers, creditors and other actors utilising financial and economic data in their business processes, services or products.
We believe in a new digital infrastructure with both privately and publicly owned solutions, where different actors work together to ensure efficient data flow. How precisely this should be, we do not know yet, but we wish to engage stakeholders in a dialogue to further explore this together with competent and innovative actors.
Next year, 2018, we hope to be able to demonstrate that we can realise the idea of SmartGovernment. We wish to engage key stakeholders and deliver solution concepts and hopefully early products which show the effects for in particularly small and medium sized businesses.
Nordic SmartGovernment is a collaboration between the following organisations and countries: