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New Human Resources software for the Church of England

A new human resources database software for the Church of England is launched today (19th Oct). When fully operational, Resourcelink Aurora will enhance the efficiency and management of much of the central administration of people systems, replacing software which is now 20 years old.

The software, developed by NorthgateArinso, one of the world's leading Human Resources service providers, will manage payroll for all the Church's clerical staff, and the stipends of clergy. It also offers greatly enhanced efficiency for the management of the selection and training of clergy and recording their movement between posts. Finally, the new system will be used to produce the directory of Church of England clergy, Crockford.

"Resourcelink Aurora will update the systems we use to support our people and offers the Church immediate access to high quality information," says Andrew Brown, Chief Executive of the Church Commissioners. "The new system will enable much easier contact between the dioceses and the National Church Institutions in running pay and other people systems."

Jonathan Legdon, NorthgateArinso's Sales Director said, "NGA are delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Church of England to deliver a transformational solution and we look forward to reviewing the benefits after implementation".

Payroll payments for all National Church Institutions administrative staff in April 2012 will be the first phase of the project. Management of clergy stipend payments and the compilation of Crockford's Clerical Directory will follow in summer 2012. Ministry selection processes will come online in the autumn of 2012 and systems to support clergy training and development will complete the enterprise in April 2013.