The objective of the project is to contribute to the development of IMC (Inter Municipal Collaboration) in Macedonia in support of the achievement of one of the main objectives of decentralization i.e. the efficient provision of affordable and quality public services to citizens and to ensure the institutional and professional capacities needed.
The overall strategy of the project is to create the necessary human and institutional capacities for implementation of IMC and develop financial scheme that will enable implementation of IMC on a national scale.
The project was executed in several stages. Firstly, the business process analysis stage took place. Gord Systems conducted a thorough business process analysis thus identifying the stakeholder and project needs and goals. Based on the analysis, Gord designed an initial web portal design and several integrated application solutions in order to achieve the established goals. The solutions included a knowledge database, database of IMC practices, Trainee database, a functional user-friendly design incorporated with various modules (event management, news management, forum, gallery etc. The databases are designed to be accessed and searched with an integrated interface through the portal. This was actually developed in the next stage. Afterwards the applications and portal were tested and documented, and a presentation was made for the stakeholders. Before the portal launch, Gord Systems’ specialists performed trainings for the different users of the new systems (administrators, instructors, content managers). After the launch, Gord Systems provided troubleshooting, web management services and
Implemented functionalities: Web Design, CMS/DMS, Registered Users database, Forum, Newsletter subscription, Data and Application integration module (Knowledge Base, IMC Practices Database, and Trainee Database).
The ID Management system allows user and group management, depending on their responsibilities and granted property rights.
Development-Testing: WAMP (Windows Server 2008, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Java); Joomla CMS.
Hosting: LAMP (Linux SUSE Enterprise Ed., Apache, MySQL, PHP/Java); Joomla CMS.