Finance system

Andy Gilbert made this Freedom of Information request to Cleveland Police

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Dear Cleveland Police,

1) What Finance system do you use for Finance management?
2) What system do you use for Planning and Budgeting?
3) Which vendor/System Integrator (SI) implemented your current Finance System?
4) Who is your current Finance system support partner?
5) When is the contract for the current Finance System expiring?
6) Are you planning to renew your current finance System or tender for a new system upon expiry?
7) If tender, when are you planning to publish for a tender?
8) Which framework do you use for procurement?
9) Are you planning to join a Shared Service in the next 1-2 years?
10) Are you planning to collaborate/join with another Police Force in the next 1-2 years?

Yours faithfully,

Andy Gilbert

Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

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Cleveland Police

Dear Mr Gilbert,

Enquiry Ref : 2017/8534

I acknowledge receipt of your enquiry dated 20.04.17 requesting information concerning finance systems.

As set out by the Freedom of Information Act it will be our aim to respond to your request by 19 May 2017. In some cases, however, we may be unable to achieve this deadline and I would hope to contact you should this be the case.

If you have any questions regarding your request please contact this office on 01642 306825 or 01642 306832.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs M Cuthbert
Freedom of Information Decision Maker
Cleveland Police
Shared Service Centre
Ash House,III Acre,
Princeton Drive
Stockton-on-Tees
TS17 6AJ

Cleveland Police

Dear Mr Gilbert,

Enquiry Ref: 2017/8534

I write in connection with your request for information dated 20th April 2017 which was received by Cleveland Police on that date. Please accept our apologies for the late response caused by staffing issues within this office resulting in a considerable backlog of requests, your patience is appreciated. I note you seek access to the following information:

1) What Finance system do you use for Finance management? – Oracle
2) What system do you use for Planning and Budgeting? – Excel for planning and Oracle for budgeting
3) Which vendor/System Integrator (SI) implemented your current Finance System? – SopraSteria via Strategic Partnership
4) Who is your current Finance system support partner? – SopraSteria via Strategic Partnership
5) When is the contract for the current Finance System expiring? – Strategic Partnership is due to expire 2020 with an option to extend for 5 years
6) Are you planning to renew your current finance System or tender for a new system upon expiry? – Unknown at this time
7) If tender, when are you planning to publish for a tender? – N/A
8) Which framework do you use for procurement? – Depends on what we are procuring
9) Are you planning to join a Shared Service in the next 1-2 years? – Collaboration is being looked at across the organisation however Finance system tied into Strategic partnership
10) Are you planning to collaborate/join with another Police Force in the next 1-2 years?
Collaboration is being looked at across the organisation however Finance system tied into Strategic Partnership

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If I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact this office on 01642 306825 or 01642 306832.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs M Cuthbert
Freedom of Information Decision Maker
Cleveland Police
Shared Service Centre
Ash House,III Acre,
Princeton Drive
Stockton-on-Tees
TS17 6AJ