The original planned completion date for the ARIES Finance, Procurement and Reporting System was end of October 2008. The original contracted cost of the project was £11 million. Built into the original contract were a number of additional cost options (such as usability improvements, improved compliance with Accessibility and Disability Equality standards and a major software upgrade) which were subsequently taken up. This further work has extended the project time and cost. The current total contract value is £17.6 million, and is now due to complete in September 2009.
The Web Transformation project is on track to complete in July 2009. The original projected budget was £2.0 million and the current forecast is £2.5 million.
The Knowledge and Information Management Programme is at an early stage but is on track to complete in March 2011. The original cost estimate of £6.8 million is still accurate.
The Information Technology Infrastructure Programme (ITIP) is on track to complete in March 2011. The original estimate of £5.0 million is still accurate.