2013 Report details for project: Central Payment System

Project name: Central Payment System - there are 2 reports for this project: 2013, 2014
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Organisation: DWP (D10) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2013 (data is from Sept 2012)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: The implementation of the Central Payment System (CPS) will provide DWP with a fully integrated payment and accounting solution which will handle in excess of £130bn of annual expenditure. It will bring with it significant improvements in the level of customer service, deliver the flexibility needed to support future methods of payment and provide opportunities to identify instances of fraud and official error. It will also introduce higher levels of resilience to our business, reduce our dependency on old systems and deliver a flexible platform to meet future business needs.
DCA (RAG): Green
DCA text: Following re-launch in 2009, the Programme made good progress against milestones. Although there were some changes to plan, the costs remained broadly in line with original estimates and the Programme successfully implemented two major releases, the second of which went live in January 2012. This was followed by an extensive roll out to offices and feeder systems which was completed successfully in August 2012. The Programme Board agreed to formal closure in August and a Lessons Learned Report was produced covering the key learning for DWP. Now well established as a critical component of live operations, CPS is in good shape. It has processed more than one billion customer payments and will form the payment and accounting platform for the new Welfare Reform processes.
Start date: 2008-09-01
End date: 2012-06-21
Schedule text: Final programme closure took place in August 2012 to ensure full and effective handover to DWP Finance teams, responsible for managing "business as usual".
Baseline: £23.50m
Forecast: £22.32m
Variance: -5.04%
Variance text: There was a reduction of 5% against 2012/13 budget allocation, as the risks associated with the activation of the final payment feed were managed successfully and were not realised.
Whole Life Cost: £284.90m
WLCost text: Project now complete
Sourcefile: DWP_2013.csv

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