The Pensions Dashboards Programme has appointed Capgemini as the supplier of the project’s central technical architecture.
The appointment sees the project move into its development and test phase.
The programme will now be focusing on building the software elements that will make the pension dashboards work and testing the ecosystem with the volunteer organisations that have signed up to be part of the testing phases.
Over the coming months, Capgemini, in partnership with fintech Origo, will deliver the pension finder service, consent and authorisation services, and governance register, which will form a key part of the pensions dashboards ecosystem.
Richard James, programme director of the PDP at the Money and Pensions Service, said Capgemini and Origo had impressed the programme officials with “the quality of their bid”, adding their “deep pensions industry expertise coupled with extensive experience of delivering major programmes makes them superb partners for the programme”.
He said: “PDP now formally moves into its delivery phase, and I am looking forward to working with our new supplier, and across the industry, to make a success of pensions dashboards and enable individuals to take control of their retirement planning.”
Guy Opperman, minister for pensions and financial inclusion, noted the appointment was a "crucial milestone for the dashboards programme, taking things to the next phase, where the concept starts to become a reality”.
He said: “We’ve already put in place the primary legislation needed to pave the way for pensions dashboards.
“Now the programme, in partnership with Capgemini and Origo, can start to implement the technical elements, bringing the delivery of the first functioning dashboards even closer.”
As reported by FTAdviser's sister publication Pensions Expert in April, the PDP launched a tender looking for a supplier to provide the digital architecture for the project.
At the time, the programme officials stated that finding a supplier would be an important milestone in the implementation of the dashboards, as the chosen provider will be responsible for creating the systems that allow people to find and view their pensions, as well as consent and authorisation processes.
Rolhat Zen-Aloush is a reporter at FTAdviser's sister publication Pensions Expert