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What’s New in Version 6.2.1

Version 6.2.1 of Aren Payroll and Aren Register is a minor revision of version 6.2. It was released in December 2019. The main changes as of Update 6 are listed below (post-release changes are shown in blue).

Employee Details

  1. Space available for ID numbers was widened to accommodate 20-digit NIDA card numbers.
  2. WCF card numbers for both the employer and employees are captured.


  1. WCF report was modified to include WCF and NIDA card numbersĀ and to show the revised contribution rate from July 2022 onwards.
  2. Output file format for WCF and SDL reports was changed from tab-separated text to Excel 2003 XML.
  3. A new NSSF return in Excel 2003 XML format was added.
  4. Output file format for several reports—absence sheets, leave sheets, control account, muster roll, payroll variance, payslips and the remaining monthly statutory reports—was changed from tab-separated text to Excel 2003 XML.
  5. Grid lines in reports were made lighter to improve appearance.