UNIT4 Expands Down Under

UNIT4, the provider of the Agresso ERP and Coda Financials software solutions supporting business change in public and services sectors, has officially launched in the Australian market. Peter Simons has been appointed as Director of UNIT4 for Australia and New Zealand. This move is aligned with the company’s global cloud strategy to grow the business significantly over the coming years. Having had a presence in the Australian market through a number of specialist distributors over the past decade, UNIT4 will now seek to expand its client base, initially by setting up a local head office in Sydney.

Until now, UNIT4 has worked with the following specialist distributors to build and support its Australian and New Zealand customer base: Agresso Pty Limited, Connexxion Business Solutions, and S1 Consulting & Software Services Pty Ltd (S1). These partners will continue to be the key in taking UNIT4 solutions to market and providing services around them as they have built up a customer base of more than 30 companies in the region including the Queensland Government (a massive ERP deal in higher education), Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP), Kinetic IT, and Save the Children.

As a direct team, UNIT4 will focus its efforts on driving increased uptake for its cloud solutions among organizations in the government, higher education, not-for-profit, and commercial sectors. Globally, UNIT4 has an impressive track record of providing solutions to large public and commercial enterprises that have, or are looking to establish, a shared services center.

Large monolithic ERP systems are time-consuming to implement, hard to change, and difficult to integrate with other applications, meaning that Big ERP is often not the right choice for organizations looking to obtain efficiency from a shared services environment. Setting up a shared services center can also be a great opportunity to move to a secure cloud environment, and standardize processes across the entire business. UNIT4’s larger competitors with traditionally stronger global presence, i.e., SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, and Infor, should start looking over their shoulders.
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