Category Archives: ERP

This category looks at issues dominating all aspects of deployment – best practice and evaluation sits alongside comment.

Spooky ERP facts about UNIT4

How is your accounting department handling month end so far? Has the fear of the upcoming year end or quarter close gone way past Halloween spookiness? For non-UNIT4 customers this time of year can be quite a shock to the system, considering these spooky statistics for traditional and morbid enterprise systems. Continue reading

The new UNIT4 – 5 reasons to get excited about the future

At its UK customer conference in Edinburgh earlier this month UNIT4’s CEO José Duarte made no secret of the business’s ambition to lead the way in making technology more aligned with the seamless, convenient and easy to use digital lives we all enjoy in our home and leisure time. This move supports the fact many of us face the daily frustrations and challenges of ineffective, non-integrated and collaboration resistant business systems and solutions that seem to inhibit our ability to work optimally in any location, at any time, with disparate teams, or on any device. Continue reading

UNIT4 ERP underpins transformation programme at Coventry City Council

UNIT4 Agresso ERP Local Government Platform underpins a transformation programme at Coventry City Council that has saved over £3M to date

Coventry City Council provides a wide range of services to over 320,000 citizens, aiming to improve the city as a place to live, work and play.

In the wake of the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review and the subsequent funding cuts to the sector that will last for the foreseeable future, council leaders began an organisational transformation programme – ‘ABC’ (A Better Council for a bolder Coventry). Continue reading

2 ways UNIT4′s cloud approach benefits customers

The cloud market is confusing. Some newer vendors offer a public cloud only approach, some offer products that are either on premise only or public cloud only (usually acquired), but very few provide a quality hybrid cloud model that has developed organically, which empowers businesses to run a solution based on the same code base all the way from public cloud to private cloud to on-premise. Continue reading

How Middlesbrough Council went to G-Cloud to replace SAP with UNIT4

Yesterday’s Computing magazine in the UK ran a case study following an interview with UNIT4 customer, Middlesbrough Council. Steve Fletcher, corporate programme manager discusses the Council’s search for economies in its IT systems with the main focus on an SAP finance and payroll system “that seemed to require more resources to maintain than an organisation the size of the council ought to be spending.” Continue reading