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Today Unit4 Delivers on its Promise of ERP for a Digitally Transformative Future

This blog first appeared on LinkedIn

As a business leader there are many milestones in my career that I have celebrated. Today is one of the most memorable and one I’m most proud of. Not only because we’re bringing something new and truly exciting to a 40-year-old industry, but because everyone at Unit4 has got behind this and been a part of bringing ERPx to market. We have an awesome team. THE team in the software industry.

Today is the culmination of 40 years of continuous innovation, people focus and industry specialism at Unit4. And the timing couldn’t be better as we mark the one-year anniversary of the most significant period in modern business. As businesses accelerate their transformation, I’m most excited that we can finally prove the value enterprise software delivers to customers and enable organizations to succeed and become more resilient. We’ve taken the opportunity to rethink and deliver better outcomes for our customers, for their people and the communities they serve.

We’re the first cloud vendor to create an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution that really delivers the building blocks for the mid-market people-based company of the future. These organizations are in a unique position - big enough to make an impact and move at scale, while small enough to stay nimble and innovate. As such, I truly believe we can help them lead the economic rebound with their ability to make the most of technology to enable innovation and growth.

A foundation for the foreseeable and unforeseeable

Available to customers now, our next-generation ERP solution, ERPx, delivers all the functionality from our work in people-centric industries over the last 40 years, with a completely new technological platform delivering ERP that changes the way people experience work.

Companies are looking for more than ERP. They are looking for the system to help them evolve in this changing world. Our ‘right for your business’ approach provides a comprehensive, fully integrated out of the box information infrastructure, delivered at scale, and enabled by breakthrough technology.

It's not just a new technology offering. Our approach is multi-dimensional, to ensure we’re giving our customers everything they need to be successful, through rapid industry implementation models, and the infinite opportunities provided by API-enabled applications. Our ERP, HCM and FP&A share a single cloud platform and real-time information delivering better insight so people can be more effective. A single source of data right across the business that reflects the realities of a changing market, delivering mature functionality combined with the ability to add fresh 21st century services.

We’re taking a fresh approach to the way we work with partners, providing them with simple access to build on and extend the Unit4 platform through our new partner developer program. We want our partners and customers to take advantage of all our work to invent and innovate in ways that weren’t previously possible.

This year, it's imperative that we help customers build the digital foundation that ensures their people and organizations achieve their potential.

Thank you to everyone that has been involved in getting us to where we are today. With ERPx we’re breaking away from ERP convention and really showing the enterprise technology market what’s possible.

You’ll see a lot of content from us today – we’re incredibly proud to deliver ERPx to the market. This blog from our CTO, Claus Jepsen explains exactly what makes ERPx different, and how we’re disrupting a 40-year-old industry.

Also sharing this ERP Today Live interview with Paul Esherwood in which he interviews myself and Dmitri Krakovsky, Unit4’s chief product officer, who talks about why he feels his whole career has been building up to the launch of ERPx.

And finally, hear more from Dmitri and Claus on the future promise of ERPx in this LinkedIn Live broadcast.

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Mike Ettling - Chief Executive Office at Unit4

Mike Ettling

I’m a CEO, Investor, builder of world class teams, champion of diversity and continuous learner, and I’m passionate about people. From my first leadership role in the Boy Scouts, to exec positions in the tech industry, my career has revolved around elevating, engaging and enabling people. I joined Unit4 to get the market as excited in our unique approach to enterprise tech as I am. We’re building systems that change how people experience work, and the impact will be huge.

Outside of work I’m a family man, a Liverpool supporter, and a proud South African.