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FOI Request: 89873

Received: 08 June 2018

Division: Serving Crofting

Status: Completed

Request for information on: What financial accounting software do you use? Who supplies your financial accounting software (name of vendor or supplier)? What was the original date of purchase or contact start date for your accounting software? When is the contact renewal or expiry date for your accounting software? If relevant, what is the cost of annual support and maintenance (last financial year April 2016‐ March 2017) for your accounting software? Is your IT in‐house or outsourced, if outsourced, who is it outsourced to, and when is this contract up for renewal? Could you confirm if your organisation has any applications (computer systems) running on the Fujitsu (formerly ICL) VME operating system? If so, please list the names of these applications and their main role within your organisation? Please also confirm if you have applications; a) Operating on any other legacy platform such as OpenVME, IBM iSeries or written in legacy code such as Powerbuilder, COBOL etc.? Any operating system considered expensive or (technically) challenging to enabling digital transformation? That are critical to the business but are at risk due to the scarcity of ageing support personnel or limited documentation? Please confirm if these applications have been developed in‐house i.e. they are bespoke to your organisation and that you own the source code.

Decision: Release 25 June 2018

What financial accounting software do you use? • The Crofting Commission uses Oracle financial applications software for its accounting requirements. 2. Who supplies your financial accounting software (name of vendor or supplier)? • The financial platform is fully hosted and supported by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), who the Commission has a financial system shared service level agreement with. 3. What was the original date of purchase or contact start date for your accounting software? • The Commission originally entered into the financial system shared service level agreement with SNH on 01 April 2012. 4. When is the contact renewal or expiry date for your accounting software? • The Commission financial system shared service level agreement is reviewed on an annual basis. The next date for review is scheduled for January 2019 (meeting date to be confirmed). 5. If relevant, what is the cost of annual support and maintenance (last financial year April 2016‐ March 2017) for your accounting software? • The cost of annual support for Oracle financial applications was £17,112 for 2016/17. 6. Is your IT in‐house or outsourced, if outsourced, who is it outsourced to, and when is this contract up for renewal? • All the Commission’s IT is in-house. 7. Could you confirm if your organisation has any applications (computer systems) running on the Fujitsu (formerly ICL) VME operating system? • The Commission has no applications running on this OS. 8. If so, please list the names of these applications and their main role within your organisation? • N/A 9. Please also confirm if you have applications; a) Operating on any other legacy platform such as OpenVME, IBM iSeries or written in legacy code such as Powerbuilder, COBOL etc.? • The Commission has none. b) Any operating system considered expensive or (technically) challenging to enabling digital transformation? • No, the Commission uses standard Microsoft stack for everything c) That are critical to the business but are at risk due to the scarcity of ageing support personnel or limited documentation? • The Commission has none. 10. Please confirm if these applications have been developed in‐house i.e. they are bespoke to your organisation and that you own the source code. • N/A

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