Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Ceisteanna (169)

Louise O'Reilly


169. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the financial shared services project being delivered under the National Shared Services Office; if the project is being fully resourced in both financial and human terms; and if the project will be delivered on time. [16588/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

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.