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Unlock the power of Unit4 Business World innovations

According to Aberdeen Group, upgraded users consistently report reduction in operational costs, reduction in administrative costs as well as improvements in cycle time of key business processes. 

You already enjoy great benefits from your Unit4 solution; you could gain even more:
  • Reduce operational costs by an extra 6%
  • Reduce admin costs by an extra 4%
  • Improve business process speed by an extra 3%
Security is another important consideration. Whether you run your software on premise or in the cloud, keeping it up to date is best practice – helping you maintain compliance and safeguard your application suite from cyber-threats.
With the latest release of Business World, you don’t even need to upgrade your infrastructure to take on the enhancements if you are already on version 7. The underlying platform can remain constant, so you can introduce our latest advances straightaway and gain extra value for money more quickly. Localizations and add-ons are also readily available.

What’s new in the latest version?

To better meet the needs of our customers, we have invested many hours of product development time, added new applications and delivered enhancements to fine-tune existing capabilities.
There has never been a better time to upgrade your solution – explore this slideshare to discover the latest innovations in Unit4 Business World On!
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New and enhanced capabilities

  • Here are a few of the of the highlights in Business World 7.4:

    • Workspaces – a new user-experience that provides complete access to all the relevant information and functional capabilities that users need in their daily work. Learn more.
    • Absence Workspace – enables your people to monitor and measure absences with out-of-the-box KPIs.
    • Expenses Mobile App – availability on both Android and iOS mobile devices, enabling you to submit, change and follow up on your expenses from anywhere.
    • Information Browser – a single point for every operational request, now with the ability to use Pivot tables for analysis and with drill-through functionality that enables users to switch from chart to table view.
    • Managing project change – you can now change project relations, invoice rules, manager, cost center and dimensions, automatically applying those to work orders.
    • Project enhancements to web – you can now make enquiries based on historical invoice information.
    • Document expiry and partial data anonymization – enabling you to take a proactive approach towards GDPR, with anonymization of personal data and amendment logging.
    • Modeller (Organization Charts) – it is now easier to handle real-life organizational structures, enabling you to build organization charts that have uneven hierarchical levels.
    • Payroll – adding even more flexibility to your Payroll solution with 50+ new P&D Macros and updated Personnel API for easier integration with external systems.
    • Requisitions – everything you need to manage purchases, now with improved search and filter functionality.
    • Procurement – product alerts being shown in the requisition approval screen with tool tip description.
    • Subcontractor Management – end-to-end subcontractors order management, allowing you to handle the payment process all the way from a payment request through validation, to submitting the actual payment.
    • Report Engine – duplex printing and watermarks in Xtra reports.
    • Forms – showing all related documents data entered on a form is now optional.
       
    • LOCALIZATIONS
    • Norway
      • Secure supplier payments via PEPPOL – handling and transfer of supplier payments via the Peppol network according to one common market standard.
      • Extended PEPPOL compliance – support for Peppol BIS 3.0 across invoice processes and continued support for EHF 2.0.
      • Standard Audit File for Tax (SAF-T) – extended capabilities to provide optional data elements if the data is captured within Unit4 Business World.
    • United Kingdom & Ireland
      • Making Tax Digital for VAT – extended support for more complex VAT entity configurations, ability to run test proposals for Group VAT submissions, and possibility to include transactions from preceding periods.
    • Sweden
      • Extended PEPPOL compliance – support for PEPPOL BIS 3.0 across invoice processes, and continued support for Svefaktura 1.0, PEPPOL BIS 5A 2.0 and SimplerInvoicing 1.2.

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  • Discover a few of the highlights of Business World 7.3

    • Expenses – You can submit expenses fully from mobile device using native apps for Android (available Q4 2018).
    • Information Browser – As your one single starting point for all your operational reporting requests, we’ve added zoom from balance tables; plus we’ve added extend links, and enabled you to use contextual chart widgets in Workspaces, and you can now link objects based on tables to other objects.
    • Reference Projects – Your ideal tool to identify historical project experience as input for planning new projects. We’ve added extended options to search for projects, given you more relevant project KPI’s for project assessment, and improved automated creation of project details, work breakdown structure and project plan.
    • Project closure – To make it easier for you to manage the final step of the project, we added information that shows all the open transactions on a project, also you can automatically run queries across all project-related activities, and finally the open transactions provide more insight.
    • Organization Charts in Modeler – To help you to handle uneven organization charts, we’ve enhanced Modeler with a view to making it easier to handle real life organizational structures. You can now also build organization charts, which have uneven hierarchical levels.
    • Wanda, the Digital Assistant – Wanda is a Unit4 Cloud service and will continuously be enhanced with new and improved skills. We are making improvements of existing functionality, based on feedback from Early Adopters. We offer integration via the use of Unit4 Extension Kit. Organizations can now design a repository of questions and answers, using Wanda as a simple channel for employees to quickly get answers related to policies. And we also added availability via Microsoft Teams.
    • Extensions Kit (Early Access customers only) – Unit4 Extensions Kit delivers customization as a service, connecting new and existing capabilities, solving business challenges beyond the boundaries of the ERP.
    • Subcontractor Management (Early Access customers only) – A new module for customers, predominantly in the construction industry, that are looking to manage their relationship and use of subcontractors.
    • Security – Improvements to session management and security assessments for Cloud enablement.
    • Report Engine – Including a simplified UI, improved performance, and enhancements to Pivot Tables.
    • Accessibility Improvements – Includes improvements to selected web screens to comply with WCAG Accessibility guidelines.
    • New Payroll Features – including 50+ new P&D Macros to handle complex payroll calculations, and an Update Personnel API for easier integration to external systems.
    • Field Service Management – includes enhancements to the Field Service Mobile App: Display delivery address in app. Display estimated hours. Have a list of recently used products. Link to timesheets and tasks app. Enter references for orders and assignments.
       
    • LOCALIZATIONS
    • Norway
      • Standard Audit File for Tax (SAF-T), Norway – Ensure compliance with employer duties under the Bookkeeping Act to meet the new SAF-T reporting obligations, which will be mandated by 1st of January 2020.
      • Secure supplier payments via Peppol, Norway – handling and transfer of supplier payments via the Peppol network according to one common market standard.
      • Peppol BIS 3.0 EHF support for outgoing and incoming invoices - support for the new EU Directive 2014/55/EU in Norway with regards to e-invoicing.
      • Financials year end.
      • Payroll year end.
    • United Kingdom & Ireland
      • Making Tax Digital for VAT, UKI – A seamless digital journey for your UKI VAT filings to comply with the new UK “Making Tax Digital” regulations (enforced 1st of April 2019). A fully integrated web only solution to transfer VAT returns directly to HMRC.
      • Teachers Pensions Report (Pilot).
      • Changes for HESA 2018.
      • Fully HMRC Accredited.
      • UK Payroll in Web.
      • Payroll year end.
    • Germany
      • Z4 reporting to German national bank, Germany – Reporting of foreign payments related to services which are exceeding € 12.500 to the Deutsche Bundesbank (Z4 report).
      • Financials year end.
    • Sweden
      • Payroll year end.
      • Monthly income statements - support for new regulations regarding filing of monthly income statements to the Swedish Tax Authorities.
      • Peppol BIS 28A support for e-order – Peppol BIS 18A support for punch-out.
      • Enhancements to e-invoicing outbound 
    • Netherlands
      • World payments via ISO20022 payment standard (to replace BTL91)
    • Belgium
      • Financials year-end (fiches).
      • Intrastat 2019 year-end changes.
    • Denmark
      • World payments via ISO20022 payment standard.
    • North America
      • Financials year-end tax reporting – T4AGL report and 1099 reports.
      • Payroll mid-year changes and reporting changes.
      • Payroll year end.

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What our customers say...

 
Whistler

 


"Before [upgrading], our staff struggled to stay on top of work they didn't have time for; now we have been able to reallocate resources to other tasks, such as data analysis"
Ken Roggeman, Director of Finance,
Resort Municipality of Whistler