Ontario’s University of Waterloo is the latest university to acquire Unit4 Business World to handle its financial accounting and reporting needs. Announced today by Unit4 and ERP Connex, the University joins a global list of higher education customers that includes Royal Roads, Robert Morris, Sodertorn and Oxford-Cambridge Universities.
“As one of the world’s top innovation universities we expect innovative enterprise systems,” says Bruce Campbell, Chief Information Officer at the University of Waterloo. “By moving to Business World in the cloud, we are looking forward to improving the user experience, transitioning from paper-based to electronic processes, and improving reporting and analytics.”
The University of Waterloo is based on a 1,000-acre campus with satellite locations in Kitchener, Cambridge and Stratford. With more than 35,000 students and around 1,500 faculty members, it is globally recognized as a top research university, ranked in the top 25 in the world for mathematics and computer science (Quacquarelli Symonds). There will be approximately 2,300 users of the Business World system.
“As 1 of the world’s top innovation unis we expect innovative enterprise systems” #EnSW #EduIT @Unit4globalBruce Campbell, CIO, Uni of Waterloo
“Business World is a highly configurable solution that allows universities to adapt quickly by implementing system changes with agility and simplicity in response to the highly competitive and fast paced higher education environment,” says Scott Kamieneski, Unit4 Managing Director for North America. “Our customers gain further competitive advantage through end-user driven ad hoc and customized reporting that does not require IT support. The simplicity, agility and speed of the Business World solution is a powerful combination for universities.”
The University of Waterloo will deploy the Business World Procurement module, along with Unit4’s standard ERP financial solutions. Its implementation will be assisted by Unit4 partner ERP Connex, who is quickly becoming a leading Unit4 implementation partner and reseller.