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Avans selects Unit4 Business World On! to transform finance and project administration

Dutch higher professional education institute adopts Unit4 Business World in the cloud to support vision for 2020

Utrecht, Netherlands, 

Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for service organizations, today announced that Avans University of Applied Sciences has selected Unit4 Business World On! ERP.

With more than 29,000 students and 2,600 employees, Avans is one of the biggest higher professional education institutions in the Netherlands with nine campuses and 54 study programs. The solution will support financial administration and student invoicing, financial reporting and project administration.

The selection of a new ERP solution supports Avans’ vision for 2020. “We have the ambition to develop the financial department; not only the system, but also our processes and people,” said Gerdinand Bosch, Vice President Finance and Student Administration at Avans. “With a lean customer focused approach we want to continuously improve ourselves, unify and simplify our processes. This will transform the role of the financial department from registration to orchestration; we will focus on making transactions and reporting as easy as possible, so we have a reliable basis to support strategic choices.”

Avans’ search for an integrated financial solution started in March 2016, followed by a European tender in April. Suppliers were evaluated based on user tests, interviews and quality of support. Unit4 will implement the solution together with its strategic partner Improven. Gerdinand Bosch: “We didn’t just evaluate the system, but also the team who we will be working with; we are confident that Unit4 will be a long term partner. We truly believe that Unit4 can help us realize our ambition; to be in control and be a business-minded advisor to our internal customers.”

“Avans is a role model for higher education in the Netherlands,” said Martien Merks, Executive Vice President and Managing Director Benelux at Unit4. “We are proud that Avans has selected Unit4 Business World to support the transformation of their financial department.”

About Avans

With more than 29.000 students and 2.600 employees, Avans University of Applied Sciences is one of the biggest higher professional education institutions in the Netherlands with 9 campuses and 20 academies. The institute focuses on education and applied research. 

About Improven

Improven is an independent advisory organization, which optimizes processes, information provision and projects from a Finance-, IT- and Risk perspective. Their promise “it can always be better” is in the DNA of the employees. Together with 100 enthusiastic consultants and their clients, Improven optimizes performance with demonstrable results and a proven track record and approach. No thick reports but working solutions and implementation power. For more information, please visit the website at www.improven.nl or visit www.linkedin.com/company/improven.nl.

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