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IT Projects

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which information technology projects are being undertaken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies; what the (i) start date, (ii) original planned completion date, (iii) expected completion date, (iv) originally planned costs and (v) estimated costs are of each; and if he will make a statement. (95863)

The information requested is as follows:

‘Core’ DTI information technology projects:

Matrix2 (Electronic Document Records Management) (i) January 2006; (ii) April 2007; (iii) April 2007; (iv) £3.5 million; (v) £3.5million.

Flexible Computing (Provision of appropriate business tools for mobile workers) (i) September 2004; (ii) January 2007; (iii) March 2007; (iv) £9 million; (v) £9.5 million.

HR (Oracle based personnel system) (i) March 2006; (ii) Q3 2007; (iii) Q3 2007; (iv) £4.2 million; (v) £4.2 million.

Companies House information technology projects:

CHIPS (Mainframe replacement) (i) February 2001; (ii) April 2005; (iii) January 2007; (iv) £22.7 million; (v) £43 million.

Insolvency Service information technology projects:

ISolv (web based self-service capability that allows citizens to enter petitions directly. Part-funded by an Invest to Save Budget (ISB)) (i) November 2003; (ii) July 2006 (Support period ending June 2007); (iii) April 2008 (Support period ending March 2009); (iv) £2.4 million (inc. £1.8 million HM Treasury ISB funding); (v) £3.1 million (inc. £1.8 million HM Treasury ISB funding).

ISCIS (replacement of LOIS and Central Index applications, providing process management efficiencies) (i) July 2004; (ii) June 2006; (iii) December 2007; (iv) £8 million; (v) £3 million.

CHAMP (replacement for CHIRPS Redundancy Payment system, funded by HMRC) (i) September 2005; (ii) August 2007; (iii) April 2008; (iv) £1.6 million; (v) £1.3 million.

Corporate Reporting (enterprise-wide management reporting tool across all applications, providing improved management information and scorecard) (i) June 2006; (ii) December 2008; (iii) March 2009; (iv) £1.35 million; (v) £1.35 million.

ICM (integrated electronic document and records management environment and scanning service) (i) February 2006; (ii) September 2008; (iii) September 2008; (iv) £1.7 million (plus migration costs); (v) £2.3 million (now for running costs for a scanning bureau which are £630,000 p.a.).

Technology Refresh (replacement of the technology infrastructure) (i) October 2005; (ii) June 2008; (iii) June 2008; (iv) £5 million to £7 million (estimated costs to complete); (v) £5 million to £7 million (estimated costs to complete).

EAS (replacement banking system) (i) June 2001; (ii) April 2004; (iii) June 2008; (iv) £l8.5 million; (v) £18.5 million.

National Weights and Measures Laboratory information technology projects:

NWML’s total IT budget for 2006-07 is £171,000 running costs and £100,000 capital expenditure. A major project to improve website and internal communications is being considered, but is currently still at the planning stage.

The Patent Office information technology projects:

Patent Electronic Case File System Phase 4 (i) June 2006; (ii) March 2007; (iii) March 2007; (iv) £1.13 million; (v) £1.13 million.

Trade Mark Modernisation Programme Definition Phase (i) June 2005; (ii) October 2006; (iii) February 2007; (iv) £2.93 million; (v) £3.56 million.