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Enterprises' IT expenditure

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The purpose of the survey is to illustrate IT development in the Swedish business sector. The results are used to produce Swedish official statistics. Swedish official statistics, which forms the basis for decision-making, debate, and research, will be produced using the collected data. A good statistical basis is needed for decision-makers to follow and encourage IT development. The results are also used by the National Accounts at Statistics Sweden to calculate Gross Domestic Product, GDP. In addition to study the development of productivity in Sweden.

The data is collected from a sample of just over 4,500 enterprises. 

The sample survey covers enterprises with 10 employees or more in November 2021. All responses are important to the quality of the survey. Therefore, even enterprises that have not had any IT expenditure must respond.

BAS account references are available. The main purpose of the BAS references is to facilitate the submission of data. Please note that it may be only parts of the accounts we refer to. One and the same account may occur several times.

Instructions

Please note that the information provided should only relate to the corporate entity whose name and organization number are on the form.

For enterprises that have operations in several countries, the answers should only relate to the Swedish part of the business.

Survey timetable

The requested information is needed before 22nd of September.

Frequently asked questions

Which enterprises are included in the survey?

The data is collected from a sample of just over 4,500 enterprises. All enterprises with 200 or more numbers of employees are included in the survey. A sample will be drawn from a list of enterprises with 10 or more employees.

What to do if I lost login details? 

Contact us and you will receive the information again.

Can we get a respite?

Contact us by e-mail or telephone if you are not able to send the survey in on time. We may help you by extending the response time. Do not forget to mention your corporate identity number.

We use broken fiscal year.  What do I do?

The first question in the form you report for the accounting period. Either you choose to report for the calendar year 2021 or a broken fiscal year. Note that when choosing a broken fiscal year, we ask you to choose the accounting period that most corresponds to 2021.

Can I change my answers?

Yes, you can log in to the web form and change or add information. Remember, however, that you must “Submit” at the end of the form when you are finished.

Do we have to report on activities performed abroad?

No, enterprises that operate in several countries, should only answer for the Swedish part of the business.

Is the survey mandatory?

The obligation to provide information applies accounting to the Act (2001:99) on the official statistics, since the survey included in Sweden’s official statistics.

What information do we need to provide if the enterprise is a part of a group?

The answers should only relate to the individual enterprise, i.e., the legal entity whose name and organization number is on the form. This means that enterprises that are part of a group consisting of several legal entities will only be responsible for the legal entity to which the survey is addressed

Our company is the parent company of a group of enterprises, we supply other enterprises within the group with IT resources and then invoice the subsidiaries. Should we report the entire sum? 

Yes. Report only the expenses the enterprise has for joint hardware/software within the group. Do not include IT resources that is further invoiced directly to another company within the group.

Our enterprise is a group of enterprises, we purchase joint IT resourses from the group that another company within the group provides.  Should we report those expenses?

Yes. Report the expenses under C section about IT services from another company, within the group or from external suppliers.    

We purchase all IT resources to a special (external) IT company. Should we report those expenses?

Yes. Report the expenses under C section about IT services from another company, within the group or from external suppliers.    

Can we submit information on a paper form?

We do not use any paper forms anymore, but within the web form is a pdf-form that you can fill out and send to us by e-mail or regular mail.  

Publishing of the results

The results of the survey are published in October on www.scb.se/nv0802

View the final statistics

Legal Information

The obligation to provide information is mandatory under the Official Statistics Act (2001:99). The statistics for this survey are also regulated according to the Official Statistics Ordinance (2001:100) and SCB's Regulation (SCB-FS 2022:16).

The information that is submitted to Statistics Sweden is protected according to chapter 24 section 8 of the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (2009:400). When the information is published, no single workplace or enterprise will be able to be identified. Consultation has taken place with the Swedish Better Regulation Council.

 

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