I am informed by the National Shared Services Office that a design review of the new financial management technology platform was completed recently. This has highlighted a number of process and technical opportunities for improvement of the single finance platform for Government to ensure a quality shared services solution. The programme team are now assessing these opportunities to see what changes may be needed, which is not unusual in a programme of this scale and complexity that will replace 31 existing different systems with one new finance system for Government.
The service was originally due to commence in September 2018. I am informed by the National Shared Services Office that a revised roll-out date will be determined once the programme team’s assessment is complete, most likely by July of this year. A revised timeline for implementation across all clients will then be worked through in consultation with each Public Service Body.
I am informed by the NSSO that the programme has the necessary financial and human resources required for this year.