Easily access accurate financial information
Gain instant access to relevant and accurate real-time financial information
Have a single version of the truth
Eliminate silos and boost decision making by pulling data from other systems into a single information hub
Relevant financial information and reporting at your fingertips
These days most retail finance teams acknowledge the importance of financial information and reporting, but companies vary in how they deploy this information as a tool for strategic growth. With Unit4 Financials and Unit4 Business World retailers have the foundation of a robust, flexible information model, gaining the most flexible, scalable single financial modelling structure on the market.
You can benefit from an array of reporting tools to help all different users across your organisation classify, measure, report on, model and analyse financial and operational performance accurately and meaningfully to meet the needs of both internal and external stakeholders, while still providing a single reporting model or ledger that is always in balance.
No matter how demanding or complex the requirement, our solutions rise to the challenge; delivering the “multi-everything” (country, company, currency, language, deployment) capabilities needed, so that retailers can both meet specific local accounting requirements and maintain global consistency, visibility and control.
The retail landscape is evolving quickly; we live in an era of multi- and omni- channel retailing where we are trying to meet the changing demands of consumers and how they expect to purchase goods and services. Technology plays a key role in helping retailers like you respond to these changing customer and stakeholder demands and build sustainable and profitable businesses for today and the future.
Unit4 has a significant amount of experience and an impressive track record in the UK and global retail sectors and understand how retailers need to use customer data to shape their go-to market strategies. We work with them to adapt and improve system responsiveness, helping them to deal with the challenges they face in today’s fast changing and competitive trading landscape.
With our solutions you can generate reliable financial data, integrate your other line of business applications seamlessly, access comprehensive information at the right time, respond to emerging trends, identify issues and resolve them quickly. All of which combine to ensure you have an accurate picture of the internal and external drivers affecting your business and enable you to respond accordingly by making timely, informed and sound decisions across the organisation.
Over 350 leading retailers, including the world’s largest brands rely on Unit4 Financials for precise financial information and real-time reporting, better process automation and greater business performance. Through Unit4 Financials integration capabilities and agile architecture, these leading edge retailers are able to respond to change such as global expansions, mergers and acquisitions, and new regulations faster than their competitors. Unit4 Financials saves our retail customers’ time and money for increased profit margins.
“I know that Unit4 Financials has the rich financial management capabilities we require, combined with an ability to integrate with the other line of business applications that we use within Nando’s. It can be easily scaled as our business grows and helps us to make more informed decisions based on accurate and consistent financial and wider management information.”
- Finance Project Manager, Nando's
“We are confident that powerful, flexible and robust Unit4 Financials in the cloud will help us manage changes we will be faced with in the coming years.”
- Vice President of Finance, Jordan’s Furniture
“The Unit4 solution has grown with IKEA as it has evolved into a multi-national business. Of course, the software has changed and grown up over time. The technology is much more advanced than when we first started using it back in the ’90s. The fact that it has kept up with the requirements of a growing business like IKEA shows it can stand the test of time and is a good software investment for any organisation where speed and efficiency are key. “
Project Manager, IKEA
"As our range of applications continues to change over time, we know that they can be easily integrated, or removed, because of the sophisticated nature of Unit4 Financials' underlying architecture."
- Senior System Administrator, Reitan Convenience Norway
Gain Greater Insight
The volume and variety of data available for analysis is expanding exponentially and the wealth of information available is almost unlimited but very few offer real time access across the finance function.
Increasingly powerful technologies such as Unit4 Financials and Unit4 Business World have emerged which enable real time access to more sophisticated data information and analytics. For the first time, you can unlock and gain greater insight into the performance of the financial and operational aspects of your organisation.
You can benefit from real-time insight into finances, unparalleled agility to respond to changing economies and greater regulatory compliance.
Our scalable, people-centric solutions are perfectly suited for today’s forward thinking retail organisations. The great user experience with powerful capabilities are tailored towards your people, all combined with built-in reporting and analytics, providing the real-time insight you need, when you need it. You can improve visibility into utilisation, project future revenue and map "what-if" scenarios to ensure consistent, planned and predictable revenue while adhering to regulatory and legislative requirements. And you can be confident that you have system agility; so you can make any changes you need quickly and without incurring costly consultancy fees and minimising any disruption to their businesses.
To maintain competitive advantage, you need to efficiently manage the complex and extensive streams of business and financial information generated every day.
In a world where business change is a constant, whether it is caused by a re-organisation, merger, acquisition or new line of business, the disruption and cost of consolidating and adapting different systems to meet ongoing change can be significant and can have a major strategic impact if not handled effectively. Consolidating and integrating data from frequently disparate systems into a single version of the truth is paramount and our solutions have been designed to do just that.
Our outstanding integration and interoperability enable you to easily connect best-in-class applications, of all types, in a federated approach using our web services. This allows you to concentrate on adding value to your specialised systems, while simultaneously benefiting from the very best in financial management solutions and a range of other dedicated solutions from Unit4 to complement and extend your solution.
What does end-to-end retail success look like?
Its superior and agile architectural design, financial capability and ease of integration with other lines of business solutions make Unit4 Financials the sensible choice for the retail industry.
It combines great user experience with powerful capabilities tailored towards your people, all combined with built-in reporting and analytics, providing the insight you need. Improve visibility into planning, budgeting and forecasting and map "what-if" scenarios to ensure consistent, planned and predictable revenue growth and greater accuracy in decision making.
Unit4 Financials is a scalable, people-centric financial management solution for retail organisations.
Cloud at your Speed
Enabling your team to fully control your move to the cloud securely - at the speed you require.
- Flexible: you choose if and when to transition your solutions to the cloud, with minimal effort.
- Standardised: Easy to implement and use, with low implementation costs, and vastly reducing the time to value.
- Ready to use: Access your software anywhere, anytime, with any device without delay.
- Business continuity: Continually benefit from the latest innovations with our cloud options - without extra configuration or extensive testing.
With Cloud at your Speed, you have full control of what goes on the cloud, and when it gets there.