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News Release

MidlandHR's iTrent unites HR and payroll at Farnborough College
Released: 4th August 2010
Publisher: MidlandHR

Nottingham, 4 August 2010 - Farnborough College of Technology has appointed HR, payroll, talent management and workforce planning specialist MidlandHR for a five-year iTrent software contract.

The College provides vocational and technical education and training from basic skills programmes and GCSEs to degree and Post Graduate courses. Having previously operated on disparate HR and payroll systems from different suppliers, the College selected MidlandHR's iTrent, a single solution for HR, payroll, talent management and workforce planning, to manage its people.

Jim Malyon, Farnborough College accountant, comments: "The College will implement iTrent using a phased approach, with phase one comprising core HR and payroll which are set to become live in July. These initial modules will be followed by further phases with phase two including Absence, Occupational Health, Recruitment and Employee and Manager Self Service. As well as the standard functionality we have also adopted iTrent's pre-configured, education-specific elements including automated Staff Individualised Records (SIR), flexible term time calculations and multiple employments, to help speed up implementation time and allow us to become operational from the word go.

"Having the iTrent solution in-house, on our own internal IT infrastructure, was the perfect option for us. MidlandHR will be responsible for ensuring that through iTrent we remain compliant with the ever-changing payroll legislation, and we have also passed on responsibility for BACS payments and payslip printing and distribution. This will allow us to benefit from considerable cost savings and reduce the associated risks surrounding payroll."

With the College's ambitious implementation schedule, MidlandHR's Education Business Pack will help the HR and payroll teams to hit the ground running. With a number of pre-configured sector-specific options, the business pack will facilitate a quicker and smoother implementation to enable a faster return on system benefits and efficiencies.

Lawrence Knowles, managing director of MidlandHR, comments: "This new partnership reinforces MidlandHR's strength in the education sector and highlights the benefits of our industry expert approach. Farnborough College will soon experience all the benefits of using iTrent as a single solution. These range from increased accuracy, efficiency of process and reductions in administration, to instant access to real-time workforce information, supporting the college's strategic workforce decision-making to drive organisational performance."


About MidlandHR
MidlandHR is a leading supplier of HR, payroll, talent management and workforce planning solutions and services. With a wealth of industry experience, MidlandHR's solutions support some of the largest and most successful organisations in the UK, from both public and private sectors.
Whether organisations require an in-house solution, HR and payroll outsourcing services, or a hosted application service, MidlandHR's strength lies in its cutting edge iTrent technology and a commitment to providing the highest quality service to meet the needs of every customer.
MidlandHR's customers include: Friends Provident, Severn Trent Water, Chesterfield NHS, QVC, Cambridge University, Oxford University, Lincoln College, Gateshead College, Oxfam, The Salvation Army, Brighton & Hove City Council, Oxford City Council, TK Maxx, Liverpool Football Club, Humberside Police, Law Officers Departments, Laing O'Rourke and more.

Claudia Kellermann / John Machin
Portfolio Communications Ltd.
Tel: 020 7240 6959. Fax: 020 7240 4849

REF: 10-066 DATE: 04.08.10

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