Decision details

Business Objects Business Intelligence System

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive Corporate and Commercial – Ray Ward

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Using Business Objects Business Intelligence systems to ensure that performance and management information continues to be rapidly deployed to Managers and Senior Leaders in Children and Adults Social Care.


Option D Implement Business Objects from a new procurement
This would mean
•Statutory obligations would be met
•Management and performance information would be provided to Managers and Senior Leaders and OFSTED
•Oldham would be compliant with PSN
•A barrier to the delivery of the ICT Strategy would be removed
•There would be no need for any significant investment in training as it is software that is current being used
•The upgraded version of Business Objects could be used to report from the Education System Synergy which would improve the access to Management Information
•It is potentially possible for the Business Objects to be used for reports from other database systems
•Oldham would retain rights to future upgrades of Business Objects which would be supported by a robust contractual arrangement

Reasons for the decision:

Option A Do Nothing
Option B End the contract with SCL
Option C Purchase the SCL Corius tool
Option D Implement Business Objects from a new procurement

Publication date: 07/01/2019

Date of decision: 09/08/2018

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