New payroll system for British Transport Police

British Transport Police has signed a contract worth £655,000 for a hosted, flexible, auditable payroll solution from MidlandHR. Using Trent software, the law enforcement agency will for the first time be able to view all its staff on one system and compile detailed HR reports – something which is vital in terms of implementing important security profiles on individual employees.

Nov 16, 2006
By David Howell

British Transport Police has signed a contract worth £655,000 for a hosted, flexible, auditable payroll solution from MidlandHR. Using Trent software, the law enforcement agency will for the first time be able to view all its staff on one system and compile detailed HR reports – something which is vital in terms of implementing important security profiles on individual employees.

Linkhill Consultants led the formal procurement process and now manages the implementation project on behalf of the British Transport Police. Martin Onley, project manager for British Transport Police, comments: “Our current payroll system does not offer a great amount of flexibility and is resistant to change. We chose Trent as not only did the MidlandHR consultants go the extra mile to really understand our needs, but the system can be configured to specific requirements and grow and change as our organisation does. For example, in the future we are looking to take on self-service and potentially absence management modules, as well as to partner with MidlandHR in integrating this system with our central NSPIS HR solution, which is used by many other police services across the UK.”

The new system is due to go live in January 2007 for 1,000 of the British Transport Police’s staff, including all civilian employees and senior officers. It will be rolled out to the remaining 3,000 police officers in April 2007.

Lawrence Knowles, Managing Director at MidlandHR comments: “British Transport Police wanted an organisation that would not just provide it with payroll software, but whom it could partner with on an ongoing basis. This goes to show that organisations are increasingly looking for partners that can offer them a flexible service matched specifically to individual needs that will grow and change with them.”

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