Details concerning types of accounting software/applications used: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/01627
Date received: 8 June 2018
Date responded: 18 June 2018

Information requested

Information on the types of accounting software and other applications used by Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB).

1. What financial accounting software do you use?

2. Who supplies your financial accounting software (name of vendor or supplier)?

3. What was the original date of purchase or contact start date for your accounting software?

4. When is the contact renewal or expiry date for your accounting software?

5. If relevant, what is the cost of annual support and maintenance (last financial year April 2016- March 2017) for your accounting software?

6. Is Your IT in-house or outsourced, if outsourced, who is it outsourced to, and when is this contract up for renewal?

7. Could you confirm if your organisation has any applications (computer systems) running on the Fujitsu (formerly ICL) VME operating system?

8. If so, please list the names of these applications and their main role within your organisation?

9. Please also confirm if you have applications:
a) Operating on any other legacy platform such as OpenVME, IBM iSeries or written in legacy code such as Powerbuilder, COBOL etc?
b) Any operating system considered expensive or (technically) challenging to enabling digital transformation?
c) That are critical to the business but are at risk due to the scarcity of ageing support personnel or limited documentation?

10. Please confirm if these applications have been developed in-house i.e. they are bespoke to your organisation and that you own the source code.


1. AIB uses Sage 50 Accounts Pro.

2. The software is provided by Sage (UK) Limited.

3. Licenses are renewed annually. The current licences commenced on 24 April 2018.

4. Licenses are due for renewal on 23rd April 2019.

5. Annual licence cost, including support and maintenance, was £2077.20.

6. AiB has an in-house IT Team.

7. AiB does not have any applications running on the Fujitsu VME platform.

8. AiB does not have any applications running on the Fujitsu VME platform.

9. Please also confirm if you have applications:
a) AiB has no systems running on legacy platforms or using legacy code.
b) AiB does not have any operating system that it considers as expensive or technically challenging.
c) AiB's business critical applications are not considered at risk.

10. The AiB business critical applications are bespoke to AiB and AiB own the source code. The exception to this is the finance systems detailed at point '1.' above

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