A more agile State through far-reaching technological transformation

Ministries at the centre of State development

Citizens and businesses lead and pace governments and ministries. Playing a key role, they both originate numerous reforms and are responsible for their implementation. Their actions must therefore be tangible, rapid, effective and generate results in record time.

These complex challenges mean that Ministries undergo in-depth transformation while meeting their budgetary constraints. To be successful, this type of transformation must be based on three factors:

  • Innovation and new technologies must contribute to digitalising administrations, giving them greater agility and operational efficiency.
  • Change must be explained, helped and guided through all operational and decision-making levels to make sure it is accepted and adopted by both users and civil servants.
  • Discussion and cross-fertilization between administrations and compliance with information system constraints, etc. ensure that any transformation generates value.

A State vision focussed on efficiency

Sopra Steria helps the State achieve greater agility and efficiency. Our experts build creative and disruptive solutions based on citizens’ issues and viewpoints. This vision makes it possible to identify areas for improvement and to bring citizens and public services closer together. Using an approach that transforms people and technology, the State is fully rooted in the reality of citizens and private-sector players.

Building the State of the future together

At Sopra Steria, we have recognised experience in supporting Ministries, Public Agencies, Pensions and Social Security Departments such as the French Ministry of Finance (Customs, IS Directorate, Treasury, etc.), French Ministry of Education, French Ministry of the Environment, inter-ministerial organizations, urban centres (in particular the Paris City Hall) and German federal administrations.

This experience enables us to streamline best practices and solutions in infrastructure management, cybersecurity, Cloud, AI, Blockchain, enterprise automation, drones, IoT and many other technologies.

As a trusted partner, we provide you with a comprehensive approach and service: including strategic advice, systems integration implementation and transformation design.

Our Sopra Steria experts work closely with your teams on a geographical, cultural and linguistic level. Whatever your territorial reach, they apply the appropriate technology and create tailored value-added solutions to your current and future challenges.

A results-oriented value proposition for the State

Sopra Steria helps public institutions evolve towards a new generation of administration, making each transformation an opportunity for progress. By genuinely focusing on the needs of citizens and businesses, we combine the most relevant advisory services and technologies to modernise the State while respecting its constraints and budget.


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AIFE - (Agency for State Financial Information Technology) Chorus

Nov 29, 2019, 16:31 PM
Title : AIFE - (Agency for State Financial Information Technology) Chorus
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Chorus: deployment in the French Ministries of National Education, Higher Education, and Research.

Chorus: deployment in the French Ministries of National Education, Higher Education, and Research.

A contract between €6 and €10 million for the operational assistance for the deployment, training and start-up assistance. More than 3,000 users are involved.

Background & Challenges

Chorus is the new information system for the management of the French State’s financial system. This system requires modernisation.

Accompanying the implementation of the LOLF (Organic Law on the Finance Laws of 1 August 2001), this major programme of the Ministry of Finance forms part of a determined effort to improve the performance and transparency of public governance.

It constitutes a key step in the general overhaul of public policies and represents a powerful lever for the rationalisation of processes and the pooling of resources.

Sopra Steria tasks

After having made a commitment at the highest possible level and mobilised its best experts for the successful design and implementation of an exchange system between Chorus and the various Ministries, Sopra Steria has been chosen at the beginning of 2009 to carry out a new mission in the State finance modernisation programme (the Chorus programme) in partnership with BearingPoint.

The mission concerns the global deployment of Chorus in the Ministries of National Education, Higher Education, and Research. It consists of operational assistance for deployment (batch 2), training, and start-up assistance (batch 4). It involves all the districts of continental France as well as the French overseas departments and communities, consisting of more than 3,000 users.

These two batches, come to a total of between €6 and €10 million and will cover a period of 18 months.

Sopra Steria is teaming up with the Agency for State Financial Information Technology (AIFE) in order to ensure this new operation exemplifies best practice in the field of managing administration transformation projects.

Sopra Steria is teaming up with the Agency for State Financial Information Technology (AIFE) in order to ensure this new operation exemplifies best practice in thefield of managing administration transformation projects. This new mission will provide Sopra Steria with an opportunity to confirm its expertise in major public-sector modernisation projects and its deep sense of commitment.

Customer Benefits

Chorus manages State non-fiscal income, payments and accounts in accordance with the requirements of the LOLF.

Chorus interfaces to more than 200 ministerial and inter-ministerial accounting and financial applications. It will be gradually deployed in all central and local State Administrations from 2009. The management of the Chorus project was entrusted to the AIFE (Agency for State Financial Information Technology) which fulfils its responsibilities in close collaboration with the Ministries and other stakeholders concerned.

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Nicolas Conso

Director - Public sector, Sopra Steria Next