Why Unit4?

  • At a glance

    Unit4 Business World (formerly Agresso Financials) is a top-tier, global accounting system.

    As a core solution in the Unit4 Business World (formerly Agresso) ERP suite, it places effective financial management at the heart of your business systems and processes, delivering a fully integrated range of functions, including:

    • General Ledger
    • Accounts Payable
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Fixed Assets
    • Cash Management
    • Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting.

    Designed to be accessible and intuitive for everyday users, it empowers people and service-focused organisations, ensuring that you can make all the ongoing updates and adjustments yourselves, to keep your systems in step with business changes.

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    Unit4 Financials Business World Edition – solutions for the Office of the CFO as part of an integrated ERP suite for your whole enterprise.
  • A better solution

    Unit4 Business World (formerly Agresso Financials) helps drive success, with unrivaled financial management, planning, reporting and support for future growth.

    • Safeguarding business agility
      Business World is designed to be changed, developed and molded on the fly without costly programming or consultancy. So, for example, the Finance department can easily integrate newly acquired organisations or quickly implement account structure re-organisations.

    • Minimising compliance risks
      It helps CFOs to overcome mounting regulatory pressures by enabling end-to-end compliance across a wide range of regulatory regimes, for example: Sarbanes-Oxley, multiple GAAPs and IFRS.

    • Delivering better business visibility
      Unlike many of its competitors, Business World is purpose built to “get information out”. The data model can grow and be molded in any way relevant to individual users or the whole organisation (as it evolves in shape, size and structure).

    • Improving efficiency and productivity
      Business World is designed around helping its users streamline their day-to-day work, with clean and clear screens, role-focused tools, task-focused Experience Packs, new mobile apps and easy team collaboration. The results are well supported teams, who have more time to focus on value-adding, strategic work.

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  • Cloud Your Way

    Our unique Cloud Your Way design empowers your team to move solutions in whole or in part between public cloud, private cloud and on-premises deployment.  You achieve compliance and security as you control what goes on the cloud and when it gets there. That is the power of Business World’s Cloud Your Way.

    The solution that we deliver has the same functional depth, no matter how you choose to deploy it.

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  • “We view our relationship with Unit4 as a trusted partnership and whichever way our strategy takes us, we consider Unit4 Business World to be a core part of any changes we make.”

    - Maintenance Manager, Finance, Coor Service Management

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  • “We are a textbook model for an organisation that lives in constant change, and our software systems did not have the agility to keep up. We wanted the ability to make changes ourselves, quickly, which we can get from the Unit4 solution, but that we didn’t see elsewhere in the market.”

    - Director of Finance, Cranfield University

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  • “Thanks to the flexible structure of Unit4 Business World, we were able to incorporate the entire French reporting content into the system quickly and easily.”

    - Finance Director, Norbert Dentressangle

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  • “For the first time, managers have access to one set of real-time data…this improved visibility enables managers to make faster and better informed decisions on the deployment of budget and strategy in general.”

    - Head of GO Shared Services

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  • “We are very busy around here; things are constantly changing and we are continually making changes in Unit4 Business World. But that’s exactly why we bought it!”

    - Finance Director, King County Housing Authority

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Key advantages

With Unit4 Financials Business World Edition, you can not only meet all your statutory accounting and reporting duties but also gain the rapid financial insights and answers you need to minimise risks, respond to change and seize opportunities.

Keeping you ahead of change

Today’s organisations need to continually adapt to structural “disturbance”, whether it is caused by a re-organisation, merger, acquisition or a new line of business. The costs to adapt financial systems are material and strategically significant. What sets the Unit4 Business World solution apart is its continued agility and flexibility that lets you adjust it yourself to embrace change – long after initial implementation.

Understanding and meeting your needs

With multi-company, multi-lingual and multi-currency capabilities, Business World can meet the needs of global finance departments, and also provides the usability and flexibility that smaller or more specialised organisations demand. Better still, your teams will love it because we’ve designed it from the ground up to be a joy to use!

More comprehensive for clearer insights

The strengths of our Financials solution are multiplied by its tight integration and two-way data exchange with the rest of the Business World ERP solution. The solution allows you to capture, monitor and easily work with vast amounts of critical financial data. What’s more, it not only serves the requirements of finance managers, but also collects and collates a wealth of information to support more in-depth business analysis across the organisation – helping to achieve overall strategic objectives as well as day-to-day tasks.

Better connected – more collaborative and mobile

Business World keeps vital information at your fingertips and enables you to work much more closely with colleagues, through a variety of built-in collaborative tools. Combine that with our new range of easy, convenient mobile apps and you’ll have all the answers you need, to stay in touch and up to date.

Key capabilities

Over 3,000 organisations, in over 100 countries already use Unit4 Business World for both operational support and strategic management, across an impressive range of core business functions:

  • Control: The General Ledger is at the core of the Financials solution and is used to control and consolidate all the financial and statistical information from other parts of our unified ERP system, providing the financial department with full control and overview at all times.
  • Asset and liability management: With Unit4 Financials Business World Edition, organisations can manage their fixed assets, customers, suppliers and bank accounts simply, consistently and cost effectively.
  • Transaction processing: Business World’s architecture includes a powerful control management framework, tying other modules, manual processes and authorisations into one visible and auditable process flow.
  • Reporting: Business World provides a range of reporting tools that help users report on, model and analyse their business – in the ways that they need.
  • Planning and analysis: Business World provides organisations (in both the public and commercial sectors) with flexible tools for budget registration, consolidation, and analysis.

Find out more

Here is a selection of our case studies and for further information please complete the form opposite to receive our brochure for Unit4 Business World.

Case studies