South Wales Police to get new information management platform

South Wales Police (SWP) has signed a multi-million-pound contract with Atos Origin to deliver a new information management system to help it deal with crimes more efficiently.

South Wales Police (SWP) has signed a multi-million-pound contract with Atos Origin to deliver a new information management system to help it deal with crimes more efficiently.

The deal sees the consolidation of existing operational policing systems into a single record management system called Niche RMS.

SWP said that by improving the quality and accuracy of information stored, as well as eliminating the need to duplicate data entry, the new system will support intelligence-led policing.

Under the contract, Atos Origin, using data integration software from business intelligence software provider SAS, will manage the data cleansing, back record conversion, and the transfer of accurate and non-duplicated information from the existing operational systems to the new integrated system.

Superintendent Richard Lewis of SWP, who is responsible for the project, said, “We selected Atos Origin because it could supply a low risk and seamless solution, which combined skilled consultants with police systems experience.”

During the transition Atos Origin will ensure that all information held on the existing systems remains available for operational and business intelligence purposes.

Atos Origin will also review the business intelligence reporting model and make recommendations on the future structure.

This will include the Cross Regional Information Sharing Platform, part of the government's IMPACT programme to share police intelligence, as well as business intelligence reporting based on a central data warehouse.

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