Q&A with Mark Bloomer, Managing Director at Integra Associates
As a Unit4 partner, Integra Associates celebrates 25 years of providing expert Unit4 ERP services and solutions to organizations across the globe. We sat down with their Managing Director, Mark Bloomer to discuss all things Unit4 ERP and what has changed since they first started out back in 1995.
Can you tell us a bit about Integra Associates?
We are an official Unit4 partner who provides Unit4 ERP expertise to organizations to help them achieve maximum benefits from the full range of Unit4 ERP solutions. We also offer a range of system development add-on solutions for Unit4 ERP, in the form of our Expert Solutions.
During our 25 years of partnering with Unit4, we have worked with over 300 organizations across 34 countries, and have vast experience of working across different industries.
What initially attracted you to working with the Unit4?
I’ve always been impressed with the flexibility and scalability of Unit4 ERP, even back in 1995 when that wasn’t something you could say about many software applications.
Every organisation has different requirements, so the fact that the software can be configured and developed to meet a wide range of needs is very important and something that I know customers value very highly.
You can clearly recognize that the solution has been designed to adapt and scale for business growth, a factor that makes it an attractive proposition to organizations no matter what stage of their lifecycle they are in.
Of course, the functionality available within the software also makes it a perfect fit for organizations in a number of industries, such as higher education, professional services, nonprofit, central & local government and healthcare, all sectors which we have worked in extensively over the last 25 years.
How was your relationship with Unit4 developed over the last 25 years?
We’ve always had a great relationship with Unit4 and have always felt really valued in terms of what they see we can offer to their customers.
Over the years, we have worked together on a number of successful projects, including the recent Unit4 ERP implementation at South Yorkshire Housing Association, and we continue to work with them to offer the best level of service to our joint customers.
How much has Unit4 ERP evolved since 1995?
During our 25 years, we have worked with a number of other ERP systems, but we have always found Unit4 ERP to be one of the best.
I think this is because it has proven to be a solution that has consistently been able to offer organizations cutting-edge technology, and as a result, a competitive advantage.
Customers like the fact that they can see Unit4 ERP has a proven track record for innovation and agility, and that is one of the key reasons why so many organizations rely on it to help them manage and grow their business moving forward.
To celebrate their 25th birthday, Integra Associates have complied a list of 15 things they have learnt about Unit4 ERP, and business in general, which you can view via their dedicated page to mark the occasion.