Information relating to a number IT software solutions

FOI request reference:
Publication date: November 2016

Title: Information relating to a number IT software solutions

FOI request reference: F0047254

Response sent: November 2016

Outcome: Successful

Request:

Hi i have previously requested this information but the contracts have now expired if the contract has just been rolled over from the expiry date and all contract information is the same please just state this, i will also attach the freedom of information request if the contracts have changed.

To the organisation’s Freedom of Information Officer,

This is an email to request information under the FOI Act.

I want to apologise in advance for the length of this request but can you please read all the information within the request this is an urgent request so if you could please provide me with the information before the 20 working days this will be greatly appreciated.

I require the organisation to provide me with the following contract information relating to the following corporate software/applications:

  1. Enterprise Resource Planning Software Solutions (ERP)
  2. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Solutions
  3. Human Resources (HR) and Payroll Software Solutions
  4. Finance Software Solutions

Along with the actual contract information for the above can you also provide me with the maintenance and support contract associated with each of the categories above if it not already within the existing contract.

For each of the categories above can you please provide me with the relevant contract information listed below:

  1. Software Category: ERP, CRM, HR, Payroll, Finance
  2. Software Supplier: Can you please provide me with the software provider for each contract?
  3. Software Brand: Can you please provide me with the actual name of the software. Please do not provide me with the supplier name again please provide me with the actual software name.
  4. Contract Description: Please do not just state two to three words can you please provide me detail information about this contract and please state if upgrade, maintenance and support is included. Please also include the modules included within the contract.
  5. Number of Users/Licenses: What is the total number of user/licenses for this contract?
  6. Annual Spend: What is the annual average spend for each contract?
  7. Contract Duration: What is the duration of the contract. Please include any available extensions within the contract.
  8. Contract Start Date: What is the start date of this contract? Please include month and year of the contract. DD-MM-YY or MM-YY.
  9. Contract Expiry: What is the expiry date of this contract? Please include month and year of the contract. DD-MM-YY or MM-YY.
  10. Contract Review Date: What is the review date of this contract? Please include month and year of the contract. If this cannot be provide please provide me estimates of when the contract is likely to be reviewed. DD-MM-YY or MM-YY.
  11. Contact Details: I require the full contact details of the person within the organisation responsible for this particular software contract (name, job title, email, contact number).

If the organisation have an outsourced provider that looks after all software can you please request this information from your provider?

If any of the information is not available please can you provide me with the notes on the reasons why?

If possible can you please input the information on the spreadsheet provided. Please download the file via the link.

Response:

Thank you for your enquiry of 20th October 2016, in which you asked for information concerning software contracts at The National Archives.

Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

I can confirm that The National Archives holds information relevant to your request and we are pleased to be able to provide some of this information to you.

Please see below for answers to your questions for each software contract. As requested, I have also attached the excel spreadsheet containing the contract information.

Enterprise Resource Planning Software Solutions (ERP):
We have no software/applications contracts in place and are therefore unable to provide further information.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Solutions:
We have three contracts in place as follows. Please note that the Microsoft Dynamics Software Licensing and Assurance is supplied as part of a wider Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, as opposed to being a separate contract in its own right:

Category – CRM
Software Supplier – Pythagoras
Software Brand – Microsoft Dynamics
Description – Support Contract
Number of Users/Licenses – N/A
Annual Spend – £4,000 (ex VAT)
Contract Duration – 3 Years, with option to extend for a further 2 Years
Start Date – Quarter 3, 2013-2014
End Date – Quarter 3, 2016-2017 (excluding extension option)
Contract Review Date – Quarter 3, 2016-2017

Category – CRM
Software Supplier – Pythagoras
Software Brand – Microsoft Dynamics
Description – Support Contract
Number of Users/Licenses – N/A
Annual Spend – N/A (call off contract with no expenditure commitment)
Contract Duration – 3 Years, with option to extend for a further 2 Years
Start Date – Quarter 3, 2013-2014
End Date – Quarter 3, 2016-2017 (excluding extension option)
Contract Review Date – Quarter 3, 2016-2017

Category – CRM
Software Supplier – Microsoft (via Computacenter as a reseller)
Software Brand – Microsoft Dynamics
Description – Software Licensing and Assurance
Number of Users/Licenses – 190 user licenses, 3 server licenses
Annual Spend – £25,339 (ex VAT)
Contract Duration – 3 Years, with option to extend for a further 3 Years
Start Date – Quarter 2, 2015-2016
End Date – Quarter 2, 2018-2019 (excluding extension option)
Contract Review Date – Quarter 1, 2018-2019 (anticipated)

Human Resources:
We have one contract in place as, follows:

Category – HR
Software Supplier – NorthgateArinso UK Ltd
Software Brand – Resourcelink & Optimum
Description – Software Licensing, Maintenance & Support
Number of Users/Licenses – 4 Licenses, up to 650 employees
Annual Spend – £9,500 (ex VAT)
Contract Duration – 3 Years
Start Date – Quarter 1, 2015-2016
End Date – Quarter 4, 2017-2018
Contract Review Date – Quarter 1, 2017-2018 (anticipated)

Payroll:
Our payroll services are outsourced to a contractor, CGI Limited, who use their own software in performing payroll tasks. The National Archives does not hold contract information for this software. You may wish to contact the contractor directly for this information at:

CGI Limited
Chaucer House,
The Office Park,
Springfield Drive,
Leatherhead,
Surrey,
KT22 7LP
www.cgi-group.co.uk

Further information about outsourcing and freedom of information is available here: https://ico.org.uk/media/1043530/outsourcing-and-freedom-of-information.pdf

Finance:
We have one contract in place as follows:

Category – Finance
Software Supplier – Sapphire Systems Ltd.
Software Brand(s) – IPOS, Vision and Spindle
Description – Software Licensing, Maintenance and Support
Number of Users/Licenses – IPOS = 105 users, Vision = 25 Users, Spindle = 5 Users
Annual Spend – £41,049 (ex VAT)
Contract Duration – 1 Year, renewable annually thereafter with a 90 day notice period to terminate
Start Date – Quarter 4, 2015-2016
End Date – Quarter 4, 2016-2017
Contract Review Date – Quarter 3, 2016-2017 (anticipated)

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http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/F0047254-information-relating-to-a-number-it-software-solutions.xls