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Criticized digital bet becomes a quarter of a billion more expensive

The much-criticized platform has had technical difficulties since it was launched in August last year and the consulting firm billed millions of dollars to piece together the Skolplattformen, which DN have previously written about.

the Project decided development budget amounts to eur 695 million. It ceases to apply when the platform leaves its so-called development phase, which is planned to take place only in the autumn because some parts of the platform have not yet been delivered.

the reported development budget has the city of Stockholm a so-called operating budget for Skolplattformen. The two budgets are managed completely separately and the money never counted it together which makes that the costs for the whole project far exceeds the previously known 695 million crowns.

In 2018, amounted to the operating budget to the 45.3 million dollars. In the year the cost is estimated to be 119,3 million, according to the Stockholm city budget.

for the operation not included in the previous budget to be confirmed by Anette Brifalk, head of unit at the stadsledningskontoret.

”in Addition to this, we have, in 2018, had two costs in the context of the operation, licensing, support and management; a one-time fee of 71,5 million of licenses for the children - and elevregistret as well as a cost of 22.3 million for the startup of the management cycle. These costs have been taken in equity,” she writes in an email to DN.

in Total, the operating costs and the additional costs to 139 million in 2018.

is expected to Skolplattformens operation have cost the lives of 258 million kronor, money which is not a part of the previously known budget.

There is no exact cost for skolplattformen after 2019 when the price according to the stadsledningskontoret may vary depending on, for example, how many active users the platform has, or if there is features.

personnel costs such as administration as a result of working with the platform will not be recognized by the city of Stockholm.

Susan Ottosen, press secretary at the Department of education, says to DN that it is not possible to find out how much her management pays for the operation because they themselves do not know how much time their staff devote to the work with the platform.

– We have 15 people working in the field of information and kommunikationstekniksavdelningen with the operational management of the platform, in addition, the 10 employees in the department who also work with the platform in one way or another. But since we do not use time recording so it is not possible to measure exactly how much time they spend on skolplattformen, " she says.

for 2019 is included instead, among other things, software licensing, such as Microsoft Office 365, and maintenance of the various detachable parts, which controls the platform's features.

The removable parts, called modules, checks, for example, scheduling and pupils ' absence/presence. Several teachers have been critical of the system, where different suppliers are responsible for different parts of the platform.

to get Skolplattformen to function fully will continue during the year and is a long-term and important investment, according to Anette Brifalk.

”We continue to work with to come to grips with the technical problems in the skolplattformens new parts: home page, Office 365 and the module planning and assessment. A measure that is a priority to solve is the guardians home page, which currently loads slow and causes problems at login. When it comes to ease of use, so we are continually working to develop the platform's various modules. New features will be introduced continuously.” she wrote in an email to DN in december.

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