ABS Accenture partnership to transform data collection

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24 October 2016
Embargo: 11:30 am (Canberra Time)
ABS and Accenture to transform data collection

The Australian Bureau of Statistics today marks a significant milestone in its $257m transformation, announcing the engagement of global consultancy Accenture.

Deputy Australian Statistician of the Statistical Business Transformation Group, Trevor Sutton, said the engagement will deliver new data collection systems that 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,” Mr Sutton said.

Accenture won the $19.9m (GST Incl) open tender contract to help the ABS to develop the next generation of statistical infrastructure and transform the way the ABS collects, analyses and accesses statistics.

“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.

“We will be implementing new management tools that will give us a greater capacity for automation, reducing cost and risk through the use of market leading off-the-shelf software rather than bespoke internally developed systems,” Mr Sutton said.

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

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