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 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
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
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
There has been much talk on how the Internet has changed the way we do business. How social media has turned the relationship between organisations and their target audience into an interactive one. Mobile devices have opened up new ways to engage with consumers, and by gathering and analysing data we can better deliver the services they want. Continue reading