ABS engages Accenture for improved data collection

Tuesday, 25 October, 2016

ABS engages Accenture for improved data collection

Accenture has been engaged by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to deliver new data collection systems.

The ABS has undergone a $257m transformation, resulting in changes to the way the organisation collects, analyses and accesses statistics.

The engagement of Accenture is designed to reduce the survey burden on Australian households and businesses.

“Accenture will enable the ABS to issue statistical products more affordably, efficiently and with ICT stability — ultimately ensuring our long-term sustainability and statistical contribution to all Australians,” said Trevor Sutton, deputy Australian statistician of the Statistical Business Transformation Group.

The ABS will be implementing new management tools that provide greater capacity for automation. This will reduce cost and risk through the use of market-leading software, rather than bespoke internally developed systems.

“The Accenture engagement will enhance our digital data collection, reduce the manual handling, enable cost savings, reduce paper use and improve our reporting and processes,” said Sutton.

Installation, configuration and testing of the new systems will be completed by December 2017, with the solution in use from 2018.

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