ThoughtSpot Analytics and Business Intelligence Tool

Reference code: 
PCD 433
Date signed: 
31 July 2018
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

This paper seeks approval to implement a search driven analytics and business intelligence tool that will enable self-service access to information by police officers and staff. 

Recommendation

The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime is recommended to:
•    Approve procurement and implementation of ThoughtSpot, a search driven analytics and business intelligence tool with capital spend of £971k and 2018/19 revenue spend of £201k fully funded from MOPAC approved Digital Policing budgets.
•    Agree that the revenue budget shortfall from 2019/20 of £242k per annum is added to the Medium Term Financial Plan as a pressure for 2019/20 and that in the budget scrutiny sessions in 2018/19 savings are found to mitigate this funding gap.
 

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

1.    Introduction and background

1.1.    This tool is intended to support the Met’s aim of becoming an information driven organisation where people will value, manage, protect and exploit the data and they will be equipped with information they can trust when making key decisions.

2.    Issues for consideration

2.1.    Digital Policing have identified the Application Management Service Tower as the preferred route to procure the requested solution. It is the most expedient route to market and is compliant to Public Contract Regulations, as the delivery of this solution is within the scope of the service provided by the AMS Tower supplier.

3.    Financial Comments

3.1.    The capital cost of £971k is fully funded from the Innovations Programme in the MOPAC approved 2018/19 capital plan. 

3.2.    The 2018/19 revenue spend of £201k is fully funded from MOPAC approved Digital Policing budgets.

3.3.    The future years’ revenue costs of £242k per annum are an unfunded pressure and it is intended that in the budget scrutiny sessions in 2018/19 savings are found to mitigate this funding gap.

4.    Legal Comments

4.1.    The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) is a contracting authority as defined in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the Regulations). Awards of public contracts for goods and/or services valued at £181,302 or above must be procured in accordance with the Regulations.  

5.    Equality Comments

5.1.    The project will also ensure compliance with regulations and law. To achieve this they will ensure that the configuration of the tool meets Equality act requirements, and that necessary assessments are undertaken.

6.    Background/supporting papers

6.1.    Report