An it project of$ 17.5 Million, restarts finally

News 26 March, 2018
  • Pierre-Paul Biron

    Monday, 26 march, 2018 00:00

    Monday, 26 march, 2018 00:00

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    The tentative agreement reached between the government and its 18 500 professional employees will enable the RAMQ to complete a software project of almost$ 20 Million launched in 2015 and which should have already been completed in the past year.

    The passage of data from the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) to the cloud was expected to end in march 2017, but the slow pace of negotiations between Quebec and the Syndicat des professionnels du government (SPGQ) has delayed the completion of the project.

    Although the first phase of the construction it of $ 17.5 million, for the implementation of the software company Oracle, has been delivered in good time, that is the transfer of data to the new system that did not.

    “The second [component] requires two consecutive days to ensure the transfer of information. These two days must be made outside of business hours, in order to protect service levels, ” says the spokesperson for the régie Caroline Dupont, pointing out that the means of pressure of the SPGQ made it all impossible.

    “No work in regular time or in extra time could be supplied over the beaches of strike [that is, between 17: 31 and 7: 29 and every Saturday and Sunday], so it was impossible to achieve these two days without disrupting services to citizens. “

    No new timeline

    Now that the collective agreement is signed, for the first time since march 2015, the RAMQ is finally able to proceed with the conversion of its data to the new system. No new timeline, however, is not established. “The whole is re-evaluated considering the end of the period of strike,” simply say the spokesman of the RAMQ.

    The project “Changing Oracle” had already been talk in the past while the authority had awarded the contract to the company without even soliciting bids. The body was admitted to our bureau of investigation has to be placed in a situation where he had no other choice than to award the contract to otc.

    The RAMQ explained that after two decades of working with Oracle software, she was so dependent on these products than it would cost them nearly an additional $ 50 million to implement the solutions of another vendor.