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UNIT4: The (Largely) Untold Story - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog post series started with my invitation by UNIT4 (formerly Unit 4 Agresso), the second largest business applications provider in continental

blinc unit4  flamboyant marketing slogans (i.e., BLINC, VITA, Ready4Change, etc.). Conversely, this swagger is a matter of course and a critical success factor in North America. Possibly the best example of cultural differences across-the-pond would be the company’s recent re-branding initiative that took place in early 2010, slightly preceding the UK user conference. In a nutshell,  at the corporate level, Unit 4 Agresso became UNIT4, with all the individual products adding the “UNIT4” prefix to their name

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UNIT4 Agresso Cloud Platform Spotlight


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UNIT4 Coda Financials Is Now TEC Certified


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blinc unit4  “Businesses Living IN Change” (BLINC). The change-friendly design runs through all of UNIT4’s applications. Similarly to UNIT4’s other flagship product, Agresso ERP, which offers flexibility and adaptability through VITA architecture, Coda Financials’ LINK architecture combines three core capabilities in to one design: a single Financial Model, a framework for control, and, last but not least, superior connectivity and integration with other business packages. In fact, more and more businesses Read More

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blinc unit4  Largest Deals to Date, BLINC Business Solutions In 2011, UNIT4 made two important acquisitions : Exie (a vendor of corporate and sales performance management solutions) and Prosoft (a software-as-a-service provider of payroll and human resources software). Exie will be integrated with UNIT4’s Agresso and CODA product lines, but is also the base of a new product line (described below). Prosoft also offers outsourcing services for human resources and has its headquarters in Singapore, which allows UNIT4 Read More

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blinc unit4  Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC) this facilitates adapting to new colleagues and organizational structures, new processes, new ways of doing things, and new rules and regulations. Agresso’s VITA architecture can smooth over these disruptions, while the social collaboration engine and mobility make it immediately actionable. Figure 2 As part of Milestone 4, UNIT4 is also delivering a new ERP release concept that puts an end to the common “all or nothing” upgrade approach of many vendors. Instead Read More

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blinc unit4  Multi-tenancy SaaS Delivery Model Accreditation Organizations seeking the services of a value-added reseller (VAR), channel partner, implementer, vendor, or consultant require an evaluation of what this service provider has to offer. This report will assist organizations looking to determine the best-fit service provider for their implementation needs. Based on information provided to TEC by UNIT4 and its clients, this report focuses on real-life implementation projects delivered by the service Read More

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