Government commissioned research published earlier this year values local information systems (or Data Observatories) at up to £500K per year, significantly above development and ongoing costs. However, costs are high, with average running costs for local information systems at £63,000 per year (ranging up to £160,000).
Key findings from the “Understanding the value and benefits of establishing a local information system” research include:
By far the bulk of annual spend (ranging up to £130K) were staff costs, and system managers identified that the main area for potential saving was in reducing the time spent obtaining and loading data. OCSI have been working with many local information system teams to save time and resources spent on inputting data and setting-up performance reports and needs assessments (for local economic assessment, joint strategic needs assessment and other work). The Data and Report Packs load straight into standard local information systems, providing a rich range of indicators and high quality reports and other outputs.
To find out more, see the information on this blog, download an information pack, orcontact us for a demonstration of how the OCSI Data and Report Packs can help you deliver the information you need and save you money.
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