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Transforming how we produce statistics – an inside perspective

Michelle Feyen Statistics New Zealand

October 2014

Outline

Statistics 2020 Micro-Economic Platform Standardising Automation Culture Collaborative team Benefits Challenges Ongoing work 2

Statistics 2020 – Te Kāpehu Whetū

Organisation-wide business transformation programme Increase our relevance to government and public Reduce the cost of producing statistical outputs 3

Micro-Economic Platform

Progamme of work • IT system - BESt • Migration of surveys to platform • Support of surveys already on platform • Development of platform Store and process data on the same system Integrated data warehouse Standard statistical analysis tools Reports 4

Timeline

2009 -IR10 Tax 2010 -GST Tax 2011 -Overseas Trade 2012 Manufacturing Wholesale 2013 -Agriculture -Annual Enterprise 2014 -Business Register -Update Surveys -Buildings -Retail Trade 5

Standardising

Set of standard tools • BANFF – Statistics Canada • Quality Stage Generic Edit and Imputation Workflow • Standard set of steps to follow • Configuration visible to analysts 6

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Configuration

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Automation

Increased efficiency Understand structure and relationships of data Analysts can focus on more complex issues Consistent, repeatable processes 9

Example – Annual Enterprise Survey

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Culture

Transforming the way we work New system is a powerful driver for change Environment that allows for innovation Culture change initiative 11

Collaborative team

Key to successful migrations Platform team • Configuration experts • Methodologists • Business analysts • Developers • Testers • Subject matter experts Co-location 12

Benefits

More automation Analysts doing less processing Only one system to learn Standard set of tools Shared functionality between collections Efficiency gains Easy to build new configurations, transparent 13

Challenges

Standardising very different collections Matching old system results with new system Fully understanding current business processes 14

Challenges

Constructively engaging with survey teams Achieving expected efficiencies Changing the way analysts view the data 15

Timeline – ongoing work

2011 -Overseas Trade 2012 Manufacturing Wholesale 2013 -Agriculture -Annual Enterprise 2014 -Business Register -Update Surveys -Buildings -Retail Trade 2015 -Accommodation -Statistical Architecture for Economic Statistics 16

Thank you

IAOS IOS Press

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