It will enable future policy changes to be delivered in a more cost-effective and timely manner. Katrina Casey, Ministry of Education\nThe Ministry of Education is working with Unisys to design and support a new digital Education Resourcing System (ERS).\nThe ERS aims to deliver funds more efficiently for early childhood, primary and secondary school education providers.\nKatrina Casey, deputy secretary for sector enablement and support at the Ministry of Education, says the new system will modernise and improve resourcing processes within the ministry and throughout the wider education sector.\n\u201cIt\u2019ll also enable future policy changes to be delivered in a more cost-effective and timely manner,\u201d says Casey, in a statement.\n\u201cWe\u2019ll be working with the sector over the coming years as we\u2019re committed to ensuring the system works for all users.\u201d\nThe Ministry\u2019s move to APaaS is in line with the New Zealand Government\u2019s measures to accelerate the adoption of public cloud services by government agencies.\nNo caption\nWe\u2019ll be working with the sector over the coming years as we\u2019re committed to ensuring the system works for all users. Katrina Casey, Ministry of Education\nUnisys will replace the manual, paper-based system with a cloud-based system that provides an online digital services channel and streamlined automated workflow to enable the efficient delivery of funding for schools and early learning providers. \nThe new system will offer the ministry greater flexibility to enact policy changes more rapidly, model the effects of proposed changes and provide greater policy insights, says Unisys, in a statement.\nThe 10-year digital transformation engagement covers the design, development and support of the system, which will be delivered via an application-platform-as-a-service (APaaS) model. \nThe system has been developed and will be deployed using the Microsoft Azure App Service and the Oracle Policy Automation Cloud Service, each of which will be delivered from Australia.\nUnisys and the Ministry of Education will work as a joint team using Agile and DevOps methodologies. The team will be co-located at the ministry\u2019s offices to drive collaboration and respond quickly to changes.\n\u201cWe look forward to helping to digitally transform the New Zealand Ministry of Education\u2019s resourcing system so it can take advantage of best-of-breed digital and cloud-based technologies toward this end,\u201d says Lysandra Schmutter, vice president public sector, Unisys Asia Pacific.\n\nSend news tips and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org\nFollow Divina Paredes on Twitter:@divinap\nFollow CIO New Zealand on Twitter:@cio_nz\nJoin us on Facebook.