Sliedrecht, The Netherlands and Stockholm, Sweden, 23 June 2013, UNIT4, the global leader in software that supports business change, today confirmed details of a 130 million SEK (€14.3 million), 15-year agreement with the City of Stockholm to transfer all City departments to UNIT4 Agresso Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for improved efficiency and performance management.
Project teams have been put in place within all departments to ensure a smooth transition and effective user acceptance. The project will affect around 10,000 users who will be trained on the software. System deployment will be managed by the City using its own resources, supported by UNIT4 and service provider Tieto. It is expected that all departments will be running on the UNIT4 system by May 2015.
“We are confident our decision to consolidate to a single system will reduce costs significantly, even helping us become more profitable, and improve efficiency across the City,” said Gunnar Björkman, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, City of Stockholm. “It’s important that we manage our finances effectively so we can deliver the most efficient services to citizens. Transparency is crucial as is ensuring our systems and processes are subject to the highest levels of corporate governance. Visibility of performance data across the City will improve performance and maximize use of the resources available to us.”
The City previously worked with an older version of Agresso across some departments alongside a number of other disconnected systems. Those systems will be phased out as the new system is rolled out.
“We are extremely proud to be supplying the core system that will be the future platform for financial and performance management across the departments and companies within the City of Stockholm,” said Jeremiah Jansson, Managing Director for UNIT4 in Sweden. “This is a clear sign that our long-term commitment to the local government sector is paying off.”
UNIT4 is a leading provider of business systems to local government around the world. It has extensive experience delivering its transformational systems to the sector and is passionate about improving efficiency and helping deliver value to its customers and their citizens.
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