IT Systems

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Forestry Commission should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Forestry Commission,

o What Applications are you running for:
o Finance?
o HR?
o Payroll?
o Project?
o CRM?
o Manufacturing?
o Sourcing?
o Invoice Scanning Tool?
o Are you using Config Snapshot?
o What BI Tool are you using?

o What versions of the above Applications are you running?
o When was your last Application upgrade?
o Are you planning another upgrade in the next 12-18 months?
o Do you have an Oracle support partner for applications? If so who?
o Do you have an SAP support partner for applications? If so who?
o What kind of support is included in the contract/s (functional/technical/etc.?)
o What is the value of the SAP application support contract and when does it end?
o What is the value of the Oracle application support contract and when does it end?
o When does the SAP and/or Oracle contracts expire?

o Are you running any Oracle Databases, if so what versions are you running?
o Are you running any SAP Databases if so what versions are you running?
o What applications are being run on these Databases?
o Are you planning another Database upgrade in the next 12-18 months?
o Do you have an Oracle support partner for Databases? If so who?
o Do you have an SAP support partner for Databases? If so who?
o What is the value of the database support contract for SAP and when does it expire?
o What is the value of the database support contract for Oracle and when does it expire?
o Where are the databases held? Hosted, onsite/offsite?
o If not, how many in-house DBAs do you have?

o Where do you advertise any Oracle and/or SAP procurement opportunities?
o Who is responsible for looking after the contract for the Oracle and/or SAP estate?
o Who is responsible for looking after the licenses for the Oracle and/or SAP estate?
o How much do you pay annually for Oracle Support & Maintenance and when does it renew?
o How much do you pay annually for SAP Support & Maintenance and when does it renew?
o Do you work with off-shore partners?

Yours faithfully,
Paul Athoe

Dear Forestry Commission,

I am contacting you to chase up my email regarding information on your IT Systems.

Please could you reply with the answers to the following questions at your earliest convenience:

o What Applications are you running for:
o Finance?
o HR?
o Payroll?
o Project?
o CRM?
o Manufacturing?
o Sourcing?
o Invoice Scanning Tool?
o Are you using Config Snapshot?
o What BI Tool are you using?

o What versions of the above Applications are you running?
o When was your last Application upgrade?
o Are you planning another upgrade in the next 12-18 months?
o Do you have an Oracle support partner for applications? If so who?
o Do you have an SAP support partner for applications? If so who?
o What kind of support is included in the contract/s (functional/technical/etc.?)
o What is the value of the SAP application support contract and when does it end?
o What is the value of the Oracle application support contract and when does it end?
o When does the SAP and/or Oracle contracts expire?

o Are you running any Oracle Databases, if so what versions are you running?
o Are you running any SAP Databases if so what versions are you running?
o What applications are being run on these Databases?
o Are you planning another Database upgrade in the next 12-18 months?
o Do you have an Oracle support partner for Databases? If so who?
o Do you have an SAP support partner for Databases? If so who?
o What is the value of the database support contract for SAP and when does it expire?
o What is the value of the database support contract for Oracle and when does it expire?
o Where are the databases held? Hosted, onsite/offsite?
o If not, how many in-house DBAs do you have?

o Where do you advertise any Oracle and/or SAP procurement opportunities?
o Who is responsible for looking after the contract for the Oracle and/or SAP estate?
o Who is responsible for looking after the licenses for the Oracle and/or SAP estate?
o How much do you pay annually for Oracle Support & Maintenance and when does it renew?
o How much do you pay annually for SAP Support & Maintenance and when does it renew?
o Do you work with off-shore partners?

Many thanks for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Athoe

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