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Departmental ICT

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 15 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent implementing the ATLAS enterprise resource planning system. (162227)

DFID’s enterprise resource planning system is called ARIES (Activities Reporting and Information E-System).

Further to the answer given to the hon. Member for Eastleigh (Chris Huhne) on 14 May 2007, Official Report, column 487W, we have agreed two contract amendments, increasing the contract value to £16 million to finance additional work on testing, compliance with disability equality standards for the accessibility of the system and the training of users. The total expenditure to date, including internal and supplier costs, is £18.1 million.