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Dear Royal Veterinary College,

1. Please provide the following information regarding your Finance solution:
• Do you have any planned upgrades of the Finance software? If so, when?
• Are you planning to go to market for a different Finance system? If so, when?
• Who is the person responsible for your Finance system? Please provide full name, title and contact information if possible.

2. Please provide the following information regarding your HR & Payroll solution:
• Do you have any planned upgrades of the HR software? If so, when?
• Are you planning to go to market for a different HR & Payroll system? If so, when?
• Who is the person responsible for your HR & Payroll system? Please provide full name, title and contact information if possible.

3. If you were to go to market for a different solution, which procurement framework would you be likely to use?

Yours faithfully,

Laura Williams

FOI, Royal Veterinary College

Dear Laura Williams,

Thank you for your request for information dated 21/02/2024 (reference 1533). Your request is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within 20 working days.

You can find out more about Freedom of information at The RVC, and view our Publication Scheme here. For further information about FOI please visit the Information Commissioner’s office here.

Yours sincerely

FOI Officer

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FOI, Royal Veterinary College

Dear Laura Williams,

 

Having conducted a search of the RVC’s records, we can confirm that it
does hold information relevant to your request and accordingly have
annotated your questions below in red.

 

1. Please provide the following information regarding your Finance
solution:

• Do you have any planned upgrades of the Finance software? If so, when?
Upgrades and updates are planned, performed and delivered by the SaaS
provider at their own development schedule, typically containing two
updates per year with patches and fixes delivered monthly.

• Are you planning to go to market for a different Finance system? If so,
when? No such plans at the present time. No such plans at the present
time.

• Who is the person responsible for your Finance system? Please provide
full name, title and contact information if possible. The Director of
Finance is the person responsible for the Finance system.

 

2. Please provide the following information regarding your HR & Payroll
solution:

• Do you have any planned upgrades of the HR software? If so, when? We do
carry out planned upgrades to the system to take account of annual
legislative changes and to upgrade the functionality of the system. These
are scheduled in line with business requirements as well as statutory
requirements.

• Are you planning to go to market for a different HR & Payroll system? If
so, when? No plans to do this at this stage.

• Who is the person responsible for your HR & Payroll system? Please
provide full name, title and contact information if possible. The Director
of HR is ultimately responsible for the HR and payroll system, but any
recommendations for new purchases would also involve a range of colleagues
across the University.

 

 

The RVC is satisfied that in making this response, it has complied with
the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act. If, for any reason,
you are not satisfied with this response, you should request an internal
review by writing within 40 working days of receiving this response to The
Chief Operating Officer and Secretary to the Council, Royal Veterinary
College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, AL9 7TA ( Email:
[email address] ), who will ensure that this is dealt with
accordingly. There is no charge for such a request. Should you still be
dissatisfied with the outcome, you have the right to make a complaint via
the Information Commissioner, pursuant to Section 50 of the Freedom of
Information Act, via The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF [Tel: 0303 123 1113].

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI Officer

 

The Royal Veterinary College

 

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