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Tambellini Group’s profile Unit4 in the 2022 analyst market share and trends report

from  June 30, 2022 | 4 min read

Insight for HE business leaders in this independent report from Tambellini on Unit4 FP&A and HCM solutions

The Tambellini Group is the leading independent technology research, analyst, and advisory firm dedicated exclusively to higher education. They advise higher education institutions to carefully review solutions and providers to understand those that might provide the best fit for them. Unit4 is one of the vendor profiles accompanying Tambellini’s 2022 ‘Financial Management and Human Capital Management Systems US Higher Education Market Share, Trends, and Leaders Report.

Tambellini Group has profiled Unit4 and its products to aid institutions that seek to evaluate finance and HCM vendor solutions. The report looks at the Unit4 ERP Suite, company background, market share, 2021 finance and HCM selections, product portfolio, technology, implementation approach, roadmap, and strategic direction.

About Unit4 ERP for Education

As a global provider of enterprise applications focused on empowering people in service organizations, we have successfully deployed enterprise applications to more than 200 colleges and universities globally.  Our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) includes finance, procurement, project management, human capital management (HCM), and financial planning and analysis (FP&A).  Our ERP solution suite is a functionally rich, collaborative and extensible, offering strength around multiclient and multicurrency and advanced account-rule setup, as well as support for complex accounting and a high volume of transactions.

What to consider when sourcing Finance and HR software for Higher Education

  • Key trends in the finance and HCM higher education market.
  • How leaders are turning to technology investments to modernize infrastructure
  • Solutions ease of deployment and usability
  • Total cost of ownership
  • Solutions extensibility – connectivity with other best in class solutions
  • Built with industry best practice and knowledge

Customer Case Studies

Logan University is a private institute focused on chiropractic and health science education with a world-class faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. The business leaders were looking to move away from some of the old-fashioned manual and paper-based processes in place that they felt were holding them back when it came to agility and efficiency.

A switch to Unit4’s ERP residing on Azure cloud has allowed them to automate resource planning and cut out the manual work required to maintain their information system. As a growing university, it needed upgraded capabilities to increase automation and efficiencies. They have now shifted away from time-consuming manual and paper-based processes to an agile, flexible, and automated system, providing an even more exceptional student experience. 

Logan University is now using Unit4 Financial Management to power its finance function, including accounts payables, receivables, and requisitioning – all modelled for higher education. And because Unit4 is built on a native Azure cloud platform, the ERP platform can adapt, expand, and be integrated across the entire university. HR, payroll, and recruitment are all on their agenda for a move to ERP modules, but for now, they are relishing being able to spend more time concentrating on student needs.

Cranfield University’s aging ERP system wasn’t coping with existing pressures and challenges such as changing regulatory and compliance requirements, new fee and funding models, management and process reorganizations, and increasing competition was adding an urgent need to find a better solution.

Unit4 not only worked as partners to provide the right software capabilities but, crucially, Cranfield gained genuine ownership. Its own teams can now implement and keep adapting the solutions to meet changing needs, and end-users can carry out sophisticated, flexible reporting themselves.

Cranfield has saved around 20 days per year of expensive external IT support and more than £1,000,000 in accumulated savings.

How can Unit4 help your organization?

Unit4 has a long history of helping higher education institutions, so our next-generation smart ERP and FP&A software solutions are right for your business. With us, you can ‘Experience Real Purpose’ with an adaptable solution that’s right for you, now and in the future.

Check out the Unit4 People Experience Suite or book a demo here.

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