Lithuania’s public administrations will soon be able to store and track their documents using the document management solution included in SIRIP, the country’s central eGovernment services solution. The DMS will be offered to the country’s public administrations for free.
“Out of 3500 public administrations and government institutions in the country, 2500 do not yet have a DMS”, says Aurelija Orlova, a specialist working for Lithuania’s Information Society Development Committee. “By including this in SIRIP, we expect an increase in the use of e-documents, boosting electronic government services.”
The State Information Resources Interoperability Platform (SIRIP) is also being revamped, to make its web services respond automatically to the type of computing device used, says Ms Orlova. “This means the system will work smoothly on smart phones, tablets as well as PC workstations.”
Ms Orlova presented SIRIP at a workshop in Brussels, on 3 December.
Functionality offered by SIRIP includes:
- national and cross-border identification and authentication services;
- electronic payments, both direct and via payment brokers;
- centralised data-exchange between public administrations;
- design, building and testing of e-government services;
- monitoring, auditing and administration of e-government services.
“In fact, Lithuania’s public administrations are told to use SIRIP components, and not build or procure services that are already offered in SIRIP”, Ms Orlova said. SIRIP was launched in 2009, and is today used by 191 government institutions. The system now offers 511 e-government services, 130 of which were built on the platform itself.
The centralised service system makes it easy to share and re-use eGovernment services. Public administrations add new services faster and at lower costs, according to a government report published this summer. “The SIRIP solution for identification alone, which has been used by institutions providing various e-services, has saved LTL 4.8 million (About EUR 1.4 million).”
The platform is built with a mix of proprietary and open source components. It runs the open source Apache Tomcat Java application server, and also uses ZKOSS for building Java web applications. Using virtualisation, the system allows each service to be deployed and scaled independently.