We live in the era of the Digital Revolution. Business models are transforming, customer expectations are surging, and the way we operate and compete is turning upside down. Ambitious service-centric organizations need an Enterprise Resource Planning backbone built to capitalize on new opportunities. People drive these organizations and they need solutions that help them excel.  Unit4 Business World is such a solution. It helps you unlock your team’s potential to tackle the challenges and capture the opportunities.

A People-Centric Solution

Legacy ERP systems were built to serve manufacturers and product-based industries. They were not designed to cope with the dynamics and aspirations of service and government organizations, which thrive by empowering their people to drive excellence and innovation.

The ERP needs of people-centric industries are clear – a solution with intuitive user experience and a flexible architecture that moves at the speed they do.  Otherwise, innovation is hampered and the costs to adapt explode. Unit4 Business World meets and exceeds those needs by offering consumer-grade experience combined with enterprise strength. No longer do your people and business processes have to conform to your software.  With Unit4 Business World you make the rules - and can adapt to new opportunities faster, at a lower cost and without disruption.

Empower Your People

Outstanding usability and accessibility, on any device

Deliver Excellence Together

Collaborate throughout your whole enterprise

Simplify and Streamline

Integrated solutions to simplify complex tasks

Cloud that works for you

Benefit from the Cloud Your Way

Enterprise technology that drives engagement

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Unit4’s “self-driving” ERP applications provide an outstanding user experience. 

And when technology drives engagement, business happens.

Unit4 Business World empowers everyone in your organization to make a difference by freeing people from time-consuming manual tasks and allowing them to focus on accomplishing their mission. 

The latest innovations in pattern recognition, predictive analytics and sentiment analysis are employed to streamline processes, automate tasks, suggest actions, and provide context-relevant insight.


Examples like prefilled expense reports or approval lists that highlight invoice anomalies, these do more than save time. When so many tasks are executed with minimal or even no user input, your people are free to focus on what they were hired to do:  solve problems and achieve goals.

You Make the Rules with Unit4 Business World

Unit4 Business World is a cloud ERP solution that enables service-centric organizations in the public and private sectors to gain a significant advantage over their peers.   Its leading-edge architecture facilitates faster innovation at a lower cost and with less disruption.   The result is more opportunity and smarter operations.

  • Easy Growth - Business World customers have the ability to scale up quickly and easily.
  • Effortless Innovation – Experimentation and innovation are built into Unit4’s flexible finance and accounting structures.
  • Seamless Mergers and Acquisitions - The system supports a streamlined integration of acquisitions, as it establishes controls and compliance without disrupting operations.
  • Efficient Divestiture – In times of change, you can scale back quickly and smoothly, as you effectively manage divestment scenarios.
  • Reduced Operational Costs – Users eliminate inefficiencies and spend more time and money on the customer and addressing risk.

Business World customers enjoy business flexibility* in addition to lower TCO** because they need a fraction of the usual resources required to operate and evolve the system.

*IDC Survey “The Financial Impact of ERP Architecture on the Annual Cost of Business Change”
**Eval-Source market comparison “Which ERP Architecture Best Handles Business Change?”

Enterprise software that enhances collaboration

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Collaboration drives every organization, and Business World makes it happen through a range of online chat, screen sharing, team workspaces, and other built-in social capabilities that keep colleagues close, information accessible, and group solutions managed and achieved.  Queries and issues that used to be cumbersome are resolved easily and quickly thanks to Business World’s clear user interfaces, role-specific tools, task-focused “Experience Packs” and other collaborative systems built into its foundation.

Don’t waste your people’s time and creativity on data entry and unwieldy software tools. Liberate them.  Let them work better and smarter, and they will provide optimal service across your organization.

Core Capabilities

  • Financial Management

    Business World meets the needs of global finance departments with multi-company, multi-lingual and multi-currency capabilities, while providing the usability and flexibility that small organizations demand.
  • HR & Payroll

    Business World gives human resources and payroll managers a comprehensive range of efficient and effective tools.  Its unrivaled agility meets the constant and rapid demands of organizational and legislative change.
  • Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting

    Core modules make budgeting, planning and forecasting more flexible, database-driven, and fully integrated - no more multiple, diverse, and unlinked spreadsheets.
  • Procurement Management

    Business World automates all the back-office processes for purchasing, from requisition to invoicing to posting. The system streamlines procurement, improves accuracy, and delivers valuable cost savings across your organization.
  • Project Costing & Billing

    Powerful tools streamline administrative tasks and provide in-depth information for maximum visibility and control of people, processes and costs across your organization.
  • Field Service & Asset Management

    A single module contains the full range of tools for asset maintenance, service team management, inventory management, contract management, resource allocation, regulatory reporting and time/billing invoicing.
  • Reporting & Analytics

    Business World's integrated information delivery tools provide quick, easy and inexpensive analysis. So, as business scenarios change rapidly, your reports will stay ahead of your challenges.

Four-Layer Architecture

Personal Experience – The clean user experience delivers all the information you require to all your devices for a simple interaction with the software.

Business Capabilities – Industry-specific functionality enables end-to-end business processes tailored to your front- and back-office needs.

Smart Context – Our self-driving ERP and state-of-the-art predictive technology simplifies decisions, processes and collaboration by providing the relevant information that your organization needs.

Elastic Foundation A smart information model captures the essence of your business, no matter how simple or complex, and then drives your business processes with powerful and flexible business rules, reporting and analytics.

Empower your teams with flexible enterprise software that tackles complex tasks

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In the age of the Digital Revolution, change is constant. The need to routinely access information, to add to it, publish and consult on it is unparalleled. But many organizations are still using old, inflexible ERP systems.

Unit4 Business World is different.

It is a solution which empowers your organization to focus on high-value tasks that deliver quality service. Providing complete control, it liberates your people from data entry and unwieldy software, so that they can focus on delivering outstanding service. and when projects evolve and new demands arise, your people can make changes without the customary IT bottleneck.

Business World’s Experience Packs provide 24X7 access to dedicated mobile apps.  Now individuals can complete their tasks on their preferred devices – when they want, where they want, how they want. These separate, task-focused Experience Packs mean you can tailor your solution to your specific finance, HR and project requirements, ensuring you can:

  • Empowered Finance Planning

  • Smart Team Work

  • Successful People Management

  • Strategic Estate Management


Over 3,500 organizations in over 100 countries already use Unit4 Business World for operational support and strategic management across an impressive range of core business functions.

  • "Unit4’s low-cost, easy-change way to support these organizational changes has allowed us to improve both our top and bottom line."

    Controller, Waiward Steel

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  • "Moving off premise to the Unit4 cloud deployment option is a significant budget advantage."

    IT Systems Administrator, Södertörn University

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  • "Business World is clearly the best for complex businesses like ours on multiple fronts: business change support, comprehensive feature/ functionality, security of data, and the ability to rapidly perform data restoration as required.”

    - Project Team Leader, ATG

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  • "We can respond more quickly to the ever-changing environment in which we operate, make more informed decisions and work more productively, using accurate and organization-wide data."

    Finance Manager and Project Manager, Trócaire

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  • "We chose the Unit4 Local Government ERP platform to replace Oracle because it had the best fit for our procurement criteria."

    - Transformation Programme Delivery Manager

    Read how Coventry City Council saved £3m a year with Unit4 Business World.
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Control upgrades and Cloud any way you want

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Business World sets the standard for choice and flexibility.  Whatever the device, whether cloud or on-premise, Experience Packs meet your needs today and enable your upgrades tomorrow.  Imagine the freedom to move your solution forward at your pace, and to upgrade - including our upcoming Milestone release - when you want and in the order you want, independent of the core platform or other Experience Packs.

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What does the next-generation ERP look like?

Change happens fast, and your systems need to extend and transform as rapidly as your business.

As a scalable, people-centric ERP solution designed for the unique demands facing service organizations, Unit4 Business World puts change completely under your people’s control, from the highest executive to the individual front-line user.

The latest version of Unit4 Business World helps you unlock the best from your team and adapt to new opportunities and challenges – faster, more cost-effectively and without disruption. Business World leverages the latest innovations of the Digital Revolution, such as predictive analytics and sentiment analysis, to transform complex information into smart information. It helps make the concept of “Self-Driving ERP” a reality, empowering your people to make informed decisions, collaborate better and focus on the tasks that matter.

Cloud Your Way

Our unique Cloud Your Way design empowers your team to move solutions in whole or in part between public cloud, private cloud and on-premise deployment.  You achieve compliance and security as you control what goes on the cloud and when it gets there. That is the power of Business World’s Cloud Your Way.

The solution that we deliver has the same functional depth, no matter how you choose to deploy it.

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