The Commission on Filipinos Overseas’ Administrative Request Information System (ARIS) is a web-based application that provides CFO with a computerized request system on various administrative and finance services. It eliminates the use of paper during requisitions; however, the users may opt to print copies of their request forms. The ARIS is an innovation that was initiated in 2013 and is a joint project by the Administrative and Finance Division (AFD) through the technical assistance of the Management Information Systems Division (MISD).
Background and Problem
The Project was initiated in order to automate employees’ request system on various administrative and finance services. It also eliminates the use of paper during requisitions. No more printing of forms and manual submissions. As it is a web-based application, employees and their supervisors can file and approve requests anytime and anywhere.
Solution and Impact
From the traditional and longtime practice of filling up manually different forms by employees to request every administrative request, a web based/online platform was developed to automate the administrative requests of employees. The project came about when it was initiated by the Administrative and Finance Division (AFD) Director Maria Angela Galias in cooperation with the Management Information Systems Division (MISD) Director Engr. Romeo Rosas II. It was created in 2013 under the term of Secretary Imelda M. Nicolas and Undersecretary Mary Grace A. Tirona. The system was authored by the MISD team of programmers – Mr. Jordan Domanais, Mr. Gerlan Jaula, Ms. Annaliza Nebres, and Mr. Rustico Perez, Jr. under the supervision of Mr. Allen Dennis Pu Ima. The ARIS automated the CFO’s requisition processes i.e. for requisition issuance, general services, administrative and finance records, purchases of supplies, service vehicles, borrowing of equipment, emergency supply request, messengerial service, and document reproduction. It also eliminated the use of paper.
Establishment of an online/web-based application that is available 24/7. Internally developed by CFO and was not subcontracted outside.