What is new about the e-PP?
The e-PP is a tool designed to facilitate the auditor's work. It automatically provides as much information as possible in one place to support auditors in understanding audit issues and making knowledge.
The platform works as an aggregator of information originating from the jurisdictions and the control itself. It is a repository that contains the main information necessary to monitor public policies and other control objects with details from a budget perspective, including data on purchases, tenders, contracts, parliamentary amendments, voluntary transfers, payments and, in the future, bank statements.
As a result, access to information will no longer require a high level of technical knowledge, allowing more auditors to use information and the knowledge made immediately available to other auditors.
What is expected with the use of the e-PP?
With the e-PP, the TCU intends to gradually improve its way of acting in the digital context and aims to leverage the impact of control actions for society.
The e-PP is one of the tools that the Court is developing to allow auditors to migrate from the current model, based on static information contained in documents, to an integrated data model made possible by the technological platforms used by various public administration entities.
The platform is the result of five years of consultations carried out with actors at different levels, inside and outside the TCU, and became a priority project for the Court two years ago, when it began to be detailed to be developed in 2021.
How was the auditor's work before the e-PP?
The auditor had to combine information from several non-integrated systems and databases, requiring knowledge in:
• various data processing systems;
• the public budget and
• specific systems of other entities.
This discourages more frequent use of these data by limiting the number of auditors who can easily use the information available. In addition, the information processing work done by an auditor is rarely used by other colleagues. Making the e-PP an Information Management tool.