2017 and beyond
A product revolution and a community evolution was put into action, with the launching of the new .Stat Suite on the product side, and on the community side a concept for an Extended Model to support a federation of support communities that are leveraging and contributing to a common stack of open source software built by the SIS-CC and the open source community at large.
"The Agile Data Factory: Create and Combine Data Experiences" was introduced as a continuation of the concept launched in 2015 where the Community becomes part of a broader Open Innovation ecosystem. Looking more inwardly into the functioning of the community, with a reinforcement to further operationalise the concept of open innovation in the context of SIS-CC.
The 2014-19 Strategic Directions for the SIS-CC has been in place since May 2014, providing a 5 year strategic vision for both the Product (.Stat) and the Community (SIS-CC), building on the existing framework and ensure it continues to support the needs of members and that developments are being executed in-line with the 5 year Strategic Directions.
The Community has steadily expanded since its inception at a rate of around 2-3 new members a year. There are now nine nine members with a number of other organisations lined up to join. The achievements of the Community include the implementation of improved and customised versions of .Stat and valuable information-sharing during the annual SIS-CC Workshops.
The SIS-CC is a community of .Stat users which was setup so that participating members could benefit from a broad collaboration, sharing experiences, knowledge and best practices, and to enable cost-effective innovation in a minimal time.
In addition to the bilateral agreements, in 2010, the OECD set up the Statistical Information System Collaboration Community (SIS-CC). The SIS-CC was officially launched in March 2011 at the occasion of the first annual workshop when the Community came together for the first time. In 2011, the OECD implemented a governance framework in consultation with the SIS-CC members, to oversee the community related elements and work plan.
A set of bilateral relations were then established (with IMF, SNZ, ISTAT and ABS). These bilateral agreements have enabled organisations to use.Stat in combination with their own branding (e.g. ABS.Stat). At the same time, the OECD has retained the leadership role in .Stat development to ensure that the product continues to evolve and meet its own business objectives.
Following requests by several other organisations, the OECD began sharing OECD.Stat in 2007. These organisations were interested in OECD’s successful experience of building a corporate-wide unified data warehouse, wanting to benefit from the OECD experience and avoid duplicative costly efforts of building similar but separate systems.