Northampton BC adds Agresso's HR and payroll
Northampton Borough Council, the largest non-unitary local authority in the country, has added the HR and payroll modules to its AGRESSO business information system.
The council, which employs 1,500 people, is aiming to make cost savings and increase efficiency by having HR and payroll fully integrated with its financial system. It will also improve information sharing, streamline processes, reduce data entry work and end duplication.
AGRESSO payroll will replace the current Rebus system from Northgate plus separate Access databases for reporting absence, sickness and training. Payroll will be implemented during spring 2005 with HR following in the final quarter. From 2006 council employees will be able to use the 'self service' features to view their payslip, enter timesheets and update other personal information over the web.
Councillor Liz Tavener, portfolio holder for community safety and e-government said: 'This is another step in updating our 'back-office' systems. It will provide us with improved web services such as e-recruitment, as well as improved employee management information to managers and Council members.
Nick Wood, head of accounting services for Northampton Borough Council, said: 'Having a fully integrated system will make it much simpler to share information between the different parts of the Council. Putting an end to duplicate data entry will also give us 'one version of the truth' and make the way we work much more efficient.'
Northampton Borough Council has already seen significant time and cost savings through using AGRESSO Business World. Month end budget reports are distributed electronically and the Council has introduced web requisitioning and electronic invoice authorisation and approval.
Northampton chose AGRESSO Business World because of the system's flexible reporting, its web services capabilities and its extensive track record in the public sector. The company now has over 70 local government customers as well as wide-ranging users in central government, higher education and healthcare.
Editor's Notes: Unit 4 Agresso Group
Unit 4 Agresso NV is a rapidly growing international developer and distributor of integrated business information and management systems and security solutions, employing over 1,400 professionals and staff. With a turnover of £159 million in 2003, the group is headquartered in the Netherlands and serves its worldwide customer base from offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Canada and the United States. It also has a subsidiary and distributor in Italy and a distributor in Ireland.
Agresso's wide-ranging UK customer base encompasses both commercial and public sector organisations including House of Commons, Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Southampton City Council, the Royal Marsden NHS Trust, University of Nottingham, Cranfield University, Cancer Research UK, RAC, MORI, LogicaCMG, Cheshire Building Society, Chime Communications, Halcrow, Wessex Water and United Co-op.
AGRESSO Business World is a highly flexible, integrated business information system which offers a complete solution for finance, project accounting, purchasing, human resources and payroll, plus web, e-commerce and mobile capabilities. The system provides medium and large people-centric organisations with easy access to all the critical information they need to analyse, manage and plan their resources more efficiently and adapt and change.
It is a multilingual, multicurrency, multicompany system which is easily configurable for different operating environments. AGRESSO Business World is available on Windows 2000, Windows NT and most Unix Server platforms and supports Windows 2000, NT 4.0 Workstation, Windows 98 and Internet Explorer client interfaces.
In 2001 AGRESSO Business World was named Microsoft® 'Best Packaged Application of the Year' worldwide. It has been Windows 2000 logo certified and accredited with the Designed for Microsoft® BackOffice' logo. In 1998/9 AGRESSO won the prestigious BASDA Accounting Software Award for Best Corporate Accounting Software application for the second time.
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