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Financial accounting software information

FOI reference - FOI 2018-07-02
Date - 02/07/2018

Request

1. What financial accounting software do you use?

2. Who supplies your financial accounting software (name of vendor or supplier)?

3. What was the original date of purchase or contact start date for your accounting software?

4. When is the contact renewal or expiry date for your accounting software?

5. If relevant, what is the cost of annual support and maintenance (last financial year April 2016 - March 2017) for your accounting software?

6. Is your IT in-house or outsourced, if outsourced, who is it outsourced to, and when is this contract up for renewal?

7. Could you confirm if your organisation has any applications (computer systems) running on the Fujitsu (formerly ICL) VME operating system?

8. If so, please list the names of these applications and their main role within your organisation?

9a. Please also confirm if you have applications operating on any other legacy platform such as OpenVME, IBM, iSeries or written inlegacy code such as Powerbuilder, COBOL etc?

9b. Please also confirm if you have any operating system considered expensive or (technically) challenging to enabling digital transformation?

9c. Please also confirm if you have applications that are critical to the business but are at risk due to the scarcity of ageing support personnel or limited documentation?

10. Please confirm if these applications have been developed in-house, ie they are bespoke to your organisation and that you own the source code?

Response

Thank you for your request for information, dated 8 June 2018, which I have dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act.

I can confirm that we hold the information you have requested. Please see a copy of your questions, along with our response to each question, in the table below.

Information we are able to supply

Number Question Response
1 What financial accounting software do you use? Sage 200
2 Who supplies your financial accounting software (name of vendor or supplier)? M2M Technology
3 What was the original date of purchase or contact start date for your accounting software? 1 April 2010
4 When is the contact renewal or expiry date for your accounting software? 30 June 2019 (Sage license)
5 If relevant, what is the cost of annual support and maintenance (last financial year April 2016 - March 2017) for your accounting software? £12,918.00 (inc VAT)
6 Is your IT in-house or outsourced, if outsourced, who is it outsourced to, and when is this contract up for renewal? In-house
7 Could you confirm if your organisation has any applications (computer systems) running on the Fujitsu (formerly ICL) VME operating system? No applications matching this description
8 If so, please list the names of these applications and their main role within your organisation? Not applicable
9a Please also confirm if you have applications operating on any other legacy platform such as OpenVME, IBM, iSeries or written inlegacy code such as Powerbuilder, COBOL etc? No applications matching this description
9b Please also confirm if you have any operating system considered expensive or (technically) challenging to enabling digital transformation? No operating system matching this description
9c Please also confirm if you have applications that are critical to the business but are at risk due to the scarcity of ageing support personnel or limited documentation? No applications matching this description
10 Please confirm if these applications have been developed in-house, ie they are bespoke to your organisation and that you own the source code? Not applicable