2016 Report details for project: Electronic Data Collection (EDC)

Project name: Electronic Data Collection (EDC) - there are 4 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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Organisation: ONS (D303) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2016 (data is from Sept 2015)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: The Electronic Data Collection (EDC) programme will change the way ONS collects its data by implementing an online capability for data collection using electronic questionnaires (eQ). Initially this will enable businesses to interact with us more securely and efficiently. Subsequently it is also intended that this service should be used for our household surveys and made available as a data collection service for other government departments.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: Departmental Narrative on RAG rating: Improvement in delivery confidence following: 1. The implementation of many recommendations from the "EDC Assess" review. 2. The standing up of an electronic Questionnaire (Discovery and Alpha) following GDS spend approval. 3. Continued good progress with the Monthly Wages and Salaries Survey pilot. Recent successes include: 1. The standing up of an electronic Questionnaire (Discovery and Alpha) following GDS spend approval. 2. Good early progress with the Alpha development, including Show & Tell progress. 3. Continued good progress with the Monthly Wages and Salaries Survey pilot - now reaching 4,500 respondents. 4. Agreement of EDC product definition and matching with the wider ONS service model. Actions on Delivery Confidence: 1. Overcoming issues in shifting from the software development from static to cloud-hosting. 2. Baselining and reporting against a new "value plan", which will set out the path to first surveys online by April 2016. 3. Resolving resource challenges, following organisational changes. 4. Proving the linkage of the EDC products and with downstream processing systems. 5. Moving the eQ development into Beta following a GDS service standard assessment. 6. Placing first simple surveys online. 7. Agreeing finance and resourcing plans for 2016-17.
Start date: 2014-01-27
End date: 2019-11-01
Schedule text: Following internal approval in December 2015, work is underway to initiate the new Data Collection Transformation Programme early in 2016/17 which will subsume EDC. Formal initiation and closure of the EDC Programme from the GMPP will involve suitable assurance and is being discussed with IPA.
Baseline: £6.03m
Forecast: £6.11m
Variance: None%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%.
Whole Life Cost: £23.70m
WLCost text: Changes in Whole Life Costs are due to the Programme focussing on online business data collection (and not social data aswell) and optimising the solution as a government wide platform creating cross government efficiencies. The changes to Whole Life Costs and Benefits will be incorporated into the Data Collection Transformation Programme Business Case
Notes1: Budget variance less than 5%.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2016.csv

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