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The Federal Computing Centre (BRZ) is the IT service provider and market-leading e-government partner of the Austrian federal administration.

12.01.2015 ELAK (AUSTRIAN ELECTRONIC FILE RECORDING SYSTEM): ONE SYSTEM, MANY SOLUTIONS

The members of the BFÜ forum at the BRZ offices

The management executive forum (BFÜ forum) is an actively used communication platform for operators of electronic record files. Managers from Austria, Germany and Switzerland got together at the BRZ offices to exchange their experiences.

Once a year, the BRZ organizes a "get-together" to exchange information about the federal electronic filing system. The agenda included presentations on current tasks of the operators, such as project work on e-files in Bavaria, version upgrades, infrastructure switches and general questions concerning architecture.

Due to different installations and different environments operators are usually not confronted with identical problems. As a consequence they support each other with know-how, exchange views on current and future topics related to software and its best possible use.

In its ninth round the BFÜ forum was represented by the Bavarian IT service centre and the document management system CC DMS, the Swiss ISCeco, the Province of Lower Austria, City Administration Linz, City Administration Vienna, the Province of Salzburg and Upper Austria.

WHAT IS THE ELAK?

The ELAK is a web-based file and document management platform of the Austrian federal government based on the Fabasoft eGov-Suite. The ELAK simplifies and expedites the processing of business transactions and sets the basis for standardized and improved process documentation. This solution was developed to transfer paper-based documentation into electronic data and to support all work processes of the federal administration by electronic data processing in Austria.

The consortium ELAK, consisting of BRZ and BIT-S, was entrusted by all federal departments and the Federal Chancellery (BKA) with the technical implementation of the ELAK. Its core competencies are central management, ensuring data security, the establishment and operation of the network structure and also service and support.