Flex Digital

A comprehensive e-government solution

10:00 | 27/12/2020 Information Technology

(VEN) - The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) recently launched the Flex Digital platform to support development of digital government. This is part of the “Make in Vietnam” initiatives under the National Digital Transformation Program to 2025 with a vision to 2030 approved by the Prime Minister.

a comprehensive e government solution
Official launch of the Flex Digital e-government platform

Flex Digital is developed by the FOSS Development and Services Joint Stock Company (FDS) based on open source technology, supplying a comprehensive solution for digital government development. It includes OpenCPS, a platform serving as a public service portal and one-door information system for ministries/sectors and cities/provinces; FlexMobile, a platform providing an integrated interface on mobile devices for staff to look up information, receive notifications and interact with other internal operations and management applications. Other platforms include FlexView for developing various types of web applications, portal/data and a smart management center; FlexData, a platform used to manage reference data and master data shared within agencies, develop specialized management databases and share open data of ministries, sectors and cities/provinces; and FlexMap, used to manage spatial data infrastructure and provide web-based map data (WebGIS).

Chief Executive Officer of FDS Tran Kiem Dung said Flex Digital is built on the basis of open source technologies, thereby accelerating the completion of solutions and products to meet the needs of digital government development in Vietnam.

“To date, the components of the platform have been effectively deployed in 11 ministries/sectors, five provinces and two international organizations. Vietnam will continue to develop more specific software to serve the digital transformation process of other ministries and localities,” said Dung.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Huy Dung says that Flex Digital meets the needs of digital government development and will be a focal point of Vietnam’s digital transformation over the next five years.

Deputy Minister Nguyen Huy Dung added the open source technologies help reduce copyright costs and enhance system security. The technologies are not just open sources, but also open standards, open data and open culture, which the MIC has identified as breakthrough solutions.

Born in the context of a sweeping digital transformation process, the government development platform Flex Digital is based on open source software as a comprehensive solution for digital government development.

Quynh Nga