|Organisation||Wycombe District Council|
|Department||Planning and Sustainability|
|Collaboration Level||Open To Conversation|
|Budget||£50K > £100k|
|Key Contact||Emily Hadley|
|Phase start||15 September 2019|
|Phase Estimated end||31 March 2020|
Wycombe District Council are seeking interested Local Authorities to be partners on our Local Digital Fund application to explore the use of Business Intelligence (BI) within a planning department to better inform decision making.
Large quantities of data are recorded during the planning process, but this data is often difficult to access, interpret and use in decision making.
Currently, data reporting in planning is typically periodic, retrospective and time consuming. Data is retrieved from large databases through reports that show a snapshot in time. The reports are generally created manually using outdated software which suffers compatibility and forward compatibility issues. The reports are typically static representations, often just tables of numbers, with no useable link to the source data. The data shown in reports is often aggregated with no means to ‘drill down’, preventing the detailed analysis of performance or causes and effects. In summary, this wealth of data is massively underused in decision making.
The stakeholders who would gain most from planning BI include:
This is a discovery project which looks to create a demonstrator BI solution that can be adapted to the needs and aspirations of differing council areas. We are seeking interested Local Authorities to partner on our Local Digital Fund application.
If you would like to be a partner on our application, please contact me by 5pm on Friday 13 September 2019.