Unit4, world leader in enterprise applications for services organisations, strengthens its leadership team with two senior appointments, in response to demand for end to end industry-specific cloud solutions in Australia and New Zealand.
Dan Ussher and Jeff Arnold have been appointed as sales directors for ANZ, where Unit4 delivers modern solutions to meet the challenges faced by traditionally high growth industries with complex business requirements. Successful, high profile projects in the region include Queensland Government’s One School Program and a business transformation program at New Zealand Post where Unit4’s Business World ERP solution has been integral. The company is particularly successful in professional services and education, which will be a big focus in ANZ, drawing on Unit4’s global footprint and domain expertise.
Unit4 brings a new approach to enterprise systems to address the global productivity challenge. An independent global study commissioned by Unit4 and published in June, found that Australian office workers waste around one third of the working year completing administrative or repetitive tasks. The survey estimated the cost of lost productivity to the service industry in Australia at more than AUD $300 billion annually.
To help reduce this immense waste, Unit4builds self-driving systems that use machine learning and predictive analytics to change the way enterprise software serves people in business. And earlier this year, Unit4 released Wanda, the first enterprise digital assistant that delivers a new out-of-the-box ERP user experience, taking over many routine daily tasks and providing a new layer of intelligence, so people can focus on what’s important and on tasks where people beat machines.
“New technologies have the potential to deliver massive productivity gains for people-centric industries. At the same time, we’re seeing big changes to enterprise software strategies in our industries, thanks to new digital, mobile and cloud technologies,” said Jeff Arnold. “Particularly in government and other high cost/low margin industries that are currently revisiting their ERP roadmap as the trend towards SaaS continues.”
"There is a huge opportunity for #Unit4 as orgs look for a new approach to enterprise software”Dan Ussher
On the new role, Dan Ussher said: “Unit4 continues to innovate to meet the needs of its customers at a time of rapid cloud adoption and digital transformation. There is a huge opportunity for Unit4 as organizations look for a new approach to enterprise software. I’m looking forward to working closely with our clients as they move to end-to-end industry cloud applications that help them differentiate the services they offer. Our reseller and implementation partner channel is key to our growth and will be our go to market strategy for delivery of solutions. We will continue to grow and develop this channel to support our impending growth in the region.”