Press Release: Inauguration of Official Travel Information System (SIMPEL) and Socialization for Universities

Tuesday morning (24/4), the Ministry of State Secretariat held the "Inauguration of Official Travel Information System (SIMPEL) and Socialization for Higher Education" in Krida Bhakti Building, Ministry of State Secretariat. The activity was attended by the Minister of State Secretary, Pratikno; Minister of Administrative Reform and Bureaucratic Reform, Asman Abnur; and 145 Rectors / Higher Education Leaders.

SIMPEL is an online licensing application developed in the framework of improving the quality of public services in the issuance of government approval letter on foreign official trip (PDLN) carried out by State Officials, other Officials, Civil Servants, State Owned Enterprises / BUMD and Tenaga Indonesia assigned by State Institution or Government Agencies, funded by APBN / APBD as well as by technical cooperation partners.

The event begins with a report from the Secretary of the Ministry of State Secretariat, Setya Utama and followed by the simulation (role play) of SIMPEL application by the Rector of Diponegoro University, Rector of Syiah Kuala University, Vice Rector of Gadjah Mada University, Secretary of Directorate General of Science and Technology Science Dikti Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education) and Head of Foreign Technical Cooperation Bureau (Ministry of State Secretariat)

In his speech Minister of State Secretary, Pratikno, said that SIMPEL application development is not limited to the process of digitizing the working mechanism which has been done manually changed into electronic process, but also accompanied by the effort of debirokratisasi by simplifying the business process of handling the administration of the foreign service trip.

Furthermore, the Minister of State Secretary also said that in the future the SIMPEL application will be continuously developed to improve the quality of foreign travel licensing service. Further development will, among other things, be done through further study of SIMPEL's business processes and possible service acceleration by utilizing Artificial Intelligent / Machine Learning.

Prior to delivering the keynote speech, Pratikno also had the opportunity to download the SIMPEL MOBILE application which is an additional feature built to improve accessibility for service users. This SIMPEL MOBILE application can be downloaded via Android Play Store and iOS App Store.

SIMPEL's development is one of the efforts undertaken in improving the effectiveness of foreign travel services. The presence of SIMPEL is not limited to efforts to improve the quality of the PDLN licensing services that is fast, transparent, accountable and accessible, but also comes with features that can simplify the process of monitoring the effectiveness of PDLN implementation. These features include executive dashboard to perform trend mapping PDLN implementation. It also provides a report submission feature of the implementation of PDLN through a standardized online form in order to facilitate the process of effectiveness analysis of the implementation of PDLN.

The presence of SIMPEL is expected to improve the foreign travel licensing governance system, so that every rupiah spent by the government to finance foreign service trips in various international forums can provide maximum benefits for development.

Jakarta, April 24, 2018

(Kemensetneg Public Relation)