North Yorkshire Police hires Atos, predicts £9.7m savings

North Yorkshire Police will implement a performance and information management programme in order to improve predictive analysis of crimes and cut costs.

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North Yorkshire Police will implement a performance and information management programme in order to improve predictive analysis of crimes and cut costs.

The force has signed a contract with Atos Origin to implement SAS performance and information management software, as well as a new business intelligence reporting model. The software will integrate data from multiple sources, helping provide better quality data more quickly to decision makers, said the suppliers, Atos Origin and SAS. The value of the deal has not been disclosed.

With the software, North Yorkshire Police expects to boost crime detection and officer efficiency, using improved predictive analysis of crimes and more effective officer deployment.

It also predicts a saving of £9.7m over five years through additional efficiency and productivity gains.

Atos Origin will manage the data cleansing and transformation of accurate and non-duplicated information, from a number of North Yorkshire Police’s existing operational systems to a new corporate data warehouse. During the transition of the data, it has vowed to ensure that all information held on the existing systems remains available.

Project director superintendent Lewis Raw said the specific police systems experience of Atos Origin and SAS was a key reason behind their selection. He added: “We were able to re-use routines and mappings they had developed for South Wales Police as well, which provided cost and timescale advantages.”

The force has 36 police stations and employs 2,500 people.

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