First data collections migrate to new system in summer 2024  

The reform of the data collection system concerns all Bank of Finland statistical data collections. The data collections will migrate to the new platform gradually during the summer and autumn of 2024. According to a tentative schedule, reports are to be submitted in the new system starting from the reporting periods below. The final schedule will be confirmed in early 2024.  

Reporting period

Data collection

2024H1 MAPE (H)
2024M8 SAVE
2024M9, 2024Q3 KOTI, LUOTI (M, Q), MAPE (Q), RATI (M, Q), PEF
2024M12, 2024Q4, 2024A MAPE (A), MURA (Q, A), SIRA, TIHA

New user interface for reporters  

The user interface and functionalities of the data collection platform are changed for the new system. Training will be provided before roll-out. Reporters will also be provided an opportunity to participate in testing the system before the first actual reporting round. More information on the training sessions and testing periods will be given closer to the relevant dates.  

Reports to be submitted through user interface or API  

Reporting will continue to be available both on a form and as a file transfer, either through the browser interface or an SFTP connection. The structure of the report files, however, changes from the CSV file format to XML. To facilitate the migration, reporters will be provided a temporary tool in winter 2024 for the conversion of CSV files to XML. However, it is important to note that reporting must be made in the XML format at the latest in connection with the next update of the record structure. We will communicate the deadline in good time before the entry into force of the change.  

The data collections will be transferred in their present form, and changes to the content of the reports will be kept as minimal as possible.  Survey-specific XML schemas will be published at the Bank of Finland website in February–March. During the winter and spring, also survey-specific instructions will be published to complement the XML schema.    

New system requires login via Suomi.fi e-identification  

Logging in the new data collection system requires authentication using a Suomi.fi mandate. This authentication method is already used in the current DCS2 service, and therefore we recommend that all reporters start using it already. Instructions for granting reporting mandates are available here. In the new data collection system, Suomi.fi authentication will also be required from users without a Finnish personal identity code. These users must use the Finnish Authenticator application. More information on how to start using the application is available here.  

Instructions and training  

Instructions and records of training sessions concerning the reform of the reporting system will be collated on this page. Reporters will be informed of the progress of the systems reform, both via email and on the website, as new information becomes available. Should you have any questions about the reform of the reporting system, we request you to contact ReportingSupport(at)bof.fi