Statistical opinion 2021/09


Bank of England OSCA to BEEDS – UAT and integration survey

As we move forward with the migration of statistical reports to BEEDS, we will need additional information from each company and each software vendor to facilitate the integration and testing phases.

We will contact all companies shortly with a link and password for the key survey via email.

All surveys for all reporting companies must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 29.

Some fields of the survey are mandatory. Please ensure you provide complete answers for each question including full company name (as currently used on OSCA), Electronic Filer Code (OSCA), LEI (non-parent and based in United Kingdom) and the consolidation status of your reporting company.

Please note that you can only assign one primary user and up to nine additional users per company.

Each must be assigned a phone number and we recommend that you use a mobile phone number, as a security code will be sent to the user allowing them to access BEEDS upon login. The contact details provided will be added to BEEDS as part of the onboarding process, however, in the future the primary user will need to keep any additional users for their business.

There is a separate SMMA Reporting ONLY section which must also be completed by all non-consolidated companies. We are aware that SMMA contacts may differ from our usual statistical contacts, so please provide the correct SMMA reporting contacts (one primary user and up to 9 additional users) before the end-December 2021 reporting cycle.

Additional information can also be found throughout the investigation by hovering over the “? »Icon in each section.

Please note that if you are reporting multiple businesses and have multiple Electronic Reporting Codes (OSCA), you must complete separate surveys for each business / reporting code, using the same link and password as found in the email.

We would also like to assess interest in the first UAT Statistical Report window (details below) and which onboarding phase you plan to use to join BEEDS.

This information is needed to ensure that all statistical reporting companies are installed on BEEDS for two basic steps.

Step 1 – The UAT statistical reporting window scheduled for November 15 to 26, 2021.

Please confirm in the survey whether your company will participate in this test window before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 29.

This will allow us to prepare accurate company information, user account and login information in BEEDS before the UAT window. If the confirmation is not received before 5 p.m. on Friday, October 29, your firm will not be able to participate in this first UAT window on BEEDS.

If you are a software vendor and would like to participate in the November UAT window, please email OSCA Queries ([email protected]) to let us know by 5pm on Friday 29 October .

Step 2 – The phases of integration of statistical reports.

  • The first phase of integration is scheduled for March 2022, ready to report data from the end of March to April 2022.

  • The 2nd phase of integration is scheduled for June 2022, ready to report data from the end of June to July 2022.

Please indicate in the survey which phase your company will participate in. Early integration is recommended.

If you have any questions regarding the requirements requested above or as part of the investigation, please contact OSCA Queries [email protected]


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