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Ayesa to oversee new applications that provide support to the Andalusian policy for R&D+i

Ayesa has been awarded one of the four lots put for tender by the Andalusian public administration to provide IT services to the Regional Ministry of Economy, Knowledge, Enterprises and University. The other three lots, incompatible with the lot awarded, consist of the management of infrastructures, development and support for the working post.

Thus, from January onwards, the company has been entrusted with the office of quality standards and project management, functional support, testing and security of the applications in the department run by Rogelio Velasco. This means that Ayesa will act as the technological consultant that will perform supervisory tasks in the new developments for the applications used by the Regional Ministry for its everyday operations, both with regard to citizenship, as well as its employees.

One of its duties will be the management of IT projects, to ensure that these are performed in line with quality standards and in compliance with the client’s requirements, in other words, within the delivery timeframe and as per the specifications.

Presently, this Department is responsible for the Paidi 2020 Project (Andalusian Plan for Research, Development and Innovation), which is the main instrument driving the R&D+I policy in the region and is forecast to allocate up to 16.7 billion euros from both public and private funding.

Amongst the applications included are the electronic filing systems that the Regional Ministry of Economy makes available to citizens and the management of subsidies such as grants for university or research studies. When the new share of powers is published within the sphere of the Regional Government, other applications will also enter into the scope of this contract that require evolutive maintenance, amongst which the area of Trade is worthy of special mention.

 

Functional support

As part of the awarded lot, the area of functional support also stands out. This involves the detection of the necessary corrections to the applications, depending on the incidents notified via the service desk. Jose Luis Rodríguez Criado, manager of Ayesa, stresses that this contract is highly relevant for the company, given that “normally in the IT projects we undertake for the Regional Government see us involved in the development stage, while the tasks the technical office entails are differentiating, above all on this scale, owing to the global and strategic outlook of the client’s IT activity.”

Mariló Segura, the project’s leader, adds that the same will require a proven team of twelve people for a period of three years, extendable for a further two. “Plus, it will allow for us to put into practice the management methodology for projects in a technical office, whilst at the same time specialising in the management of software quality, ongoing integration, automated testing processes and IT security.”