Accounting software and applications of Office of the Queen’s Printer for Scotland (OQPS)

FOI request reference: F0053055
Publication date: July 2018

Request

1. What financial accounting software do you use?
2. Who supplies your financial accounting software (name of vendor or supplier)?
3. What was the original date of purchase or contact start date for your accounting software?
4. When is the contact renewal or expiry date for your accounting software?
5. If relevant, what is the cost of annual support and maintenance (last financial year April 2016- March 2017) for your accounting software?
6. Is Your IT in-house or outsourced, if outsourced, who is it outsourced to, and when is this contract up for renewal?
7. Could you confirm if your organisation has any applications (computer systems) running on the Fujitsu (formerly ICL) VME operating system?
8. If so, please list the names of these applications and their main role within your organisation?
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. ?
b) Any operating system considered expensive or (technically) challenging to enabling digital transformation?
c) That are critical to the business but are at risk due to the scarcity of ageing support personnel or limited documentation?
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.

Outcome

No information held

Response

Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The Act gives you the right to see information held by Scottish public authorities. This right may only be overridden if the information you are looking for is covered by an exemption in the Act.

I can confirm that the OQPS does not hold the information you are looking for. This is because the OQPS operates from within The National Archives, therefore does not have its own finance or IT software. Section 92(5) of the Scotland Act specifies that the Queen’s Printer of Acts of Parliament shall hold the Office of Queen’s Printer for Scotland. The OQPS is based at The National Archives and the functions of the OQPS are carried out from within The National Archives.

Jeff James is the QPS and has overall responsibility for the Office of the QPS.

You may find the links below useful for further information about OQPS:

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/queensprinterforscotland/aboutqps
http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/queensprinterforscotland/annualreport