As you are aware, we were supposed to “go-live” with the new system of record software, Shelby Next, effective July 1, 2020, the beginning of the new Fiscal Year. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Shelby Systems shut down their offices and began working remotely from home, much like our diocese and parishes, leaving us unable to move forward with much needed training and the conversion.
Due to these circumstances, Shelby has updated the software we are currently utilizing, Shelby v5, through December 31, 2020. This update will allow us to complete our fourth quarter and year-end taxes by January 31, 2021. In the interim, should you experience any issues with Shelby v5, please call Shelby Support at 1 (888) 697-4352.
Bishop Coerver has discerned about the new go-live date for Shelby NEXT and he has decided that our new go-live date will now be January 1, 2021. I will restart the conversion process at the beginning of November 2020 when I return to work from my maternity leave.
I greatly appreciate your patience and understanding during these trying times. It is my hope that we will be able to move forward soon and begin using this great new software. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the conversion process or timing. Have a blessed day and stay safe!