Unit4 forms Public Services Advisory Council to gather input on industry issues

Unit4 Connect 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 

Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for service organizations, today announced the formation of an Advisory Council dedicated to the Public Services sector. Formed as part of Unit4’s strategic focus on delivering leading solutions to Public Services organizations globally, the Council includes senior customer representatives and leading industry experts. 

The first Advisory Council meeting takes place today at Unit4’s global Connect Conference in Amsterdam. Council members will be encouraged to exchange knowledge and experience that will support Unit4’s sector approach to product development and ensure that all future innovation is prioritized based on real customer and sector need.

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Paul Bettison, Leader of Bracknell Forest Council in the UK

“Public Sector organizations are increasingly seeking ERP that can help them deliver better services at a lower cost,” said Paul Marriner, Global Industry Lead, Public Services and Not for Profit at Unit4. “They are looking for systems driven by the latest technologies, which support the digital agenda and can help automate processes through ‘self-driving’ administration so that employees can focus on strategic tasks. Unit4 is a leading supplier to public services organizations globally and through our industry Advisory Council we want to anticipate and meet their future requirements.”

Unit4 provides software solutions to more than 1,500 public services sector customers worldwide, including central government offices, local government, healthcare providers, and law enforcement. Customers include Coventry City Council, The City of Stockholm, 90% of local authorities in the Republic of Ireland, The Resort Municipality of Whistler, the Department for International Development, Norwegian Public Roads Administration, and The Scottish Qualifications Authority.

“Our primary goal is to service citizens better,” said Paul Bettison, Leader of Bracknell Forest Council in the UK. “We need to do more with less and we need the systems to support that. By better streamlining back-office functions we can focus resources on the front office, unlocking the potential of our people so the organization can accomplish more. We’re pleased to see Unit4’s commitment to the sector and to be involved in this initiative.” 

About Unit4
Unit4 is a leading provider of enterprise applications empowering people in service organizations. Unit4 delivers ERP, industry-focused and best-in-class applications. Thousands of organizations from sectors including professional services, education, public services, not-for-profit, real estate, wholesale, and financial services benefit from Unit4 solutions. Unit4 works with more than 1500 government customers worldwide and is a leading provider of back office solutions to government organizations across Europe with clients that include City of Surrey, Metro Vancouver, Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Local Government Management Agency (LGMA), Ireland, The City of Stockholm, and The State of Berlin. Our customers report rapid and extensive return on investment (RoI). Coventry City Council achieved RoI in just 154 days and reduced its ERP consultancy costs from £60,000 p.a. to zero. Unit4 is in business for people.
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