A Solutions Delivery unit of agap2IT joined INE to be the technological partner of the 2018 Census Tests and to prepare for the next Censuses in 2021. The consultant's intervention allowed the operational and control gains and efficiency to be added to the information collection process. resource utilization.
Lisbon, September 24, 2018 - The Solutions Delivery unit of agap2IT was selected by the National Statistics Institute (INE) to be the technological partner of the 2018 Census Tests. With a view to introducing improvements to the 2021 Census, INE decided to introduce new elements of digital transformation capable of bring gains in the operationalization and control of this information collection process having, in collaboration with agap2IT, developed and tested improvements in the 2018 Census Tests, whose operationalization took place between April and May 2018.
The implementation involved identifying with the Department of Methodology and Information Systems and the 2021 Census Office the definition of features to be included in the online questionnaire for citizens to answer, back office management and control of the operation, as well as the development of a mobile application for use by enumerators to control and support the operation on the ground, integrated with the ArcGIS geographic solution, from the ESRI partner.
The project involved a team of 10 Consultants in the areas of Project Management, Functional Analysis, Architecture, Web and Mobile Development, Tests, Quality and Training, having been developed in Microsoft technologies (C #, ASP.NET, MVC and Xamarin Native) based in service cloud Microsoft Azure, also a partner in this project.
For Ricardo Amado, Director of Solutions Delivery at agap2IT, “Digital Transformation intervention remains a fundamental part of agap2IT's DNA and we permanently associate goals for the integration of strategic synergies with the development of complex and innovative projects. The partnership established with INE makes it possible to face a process of high dimension and complexity, as well as of enormous importance in the national context, from the point of view of more agile and effective processes and of improvement of the information obtained. ”
According to António Alcobia Portugal, Director of Information Infrastructure Service at INE's Department of Methodology and Information Systems, “for INE, agap2IT's participation in the 2021 Census project was extremely effective and produced decisive results for the project. It was possible in the planned calendar and budgets to integrate the functionalities necessary for the success of the project. Highlighted the mobile App that allows the use of the enumerator's smartphone for management and information collection jobs. It is with great satisfaction that we see the results of the contribution of partners in INE's projects".
The developed intervention brought the novelty of the creation of a mobile application to be used by the enumerator, making it possible to create and change the positioning of buildings on the presented map, to identify validation goals for the questionnaire and to assign citizens new PIN cards for accessing the online questionnaire. The application can work disconnected from the data network or Wireless and the fact that all Microsoft Azure components (web.api, web e-Censuses, web backoffice, database) are housed on a App as a Service ou Database as a Service, ensures automatic scalability as you use it.
The 2018 Census Tests involved a total of 7 parishes, including the autonomous regions of the Azores and Madeira, in a total of about 20 thousand accommodations, 35 thousand residents and 10 thousand buildings.
The population census takes place every 10 years, being a major operation in terms of information management and of fundamental importance for the country's governance.
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