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Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils Select Unit4 ERP to Add Value, Support Financial Best Practice, and Deliver Business Benefits

London, UK

November 1, 2022

London, UK, November 1, 2022 -- Unit4, a leader in enterprise cloud applications for people-centric organizations, today announced that Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils have selected Unit4 ERP to introduce a modern finance and procurement platform that will automate manual processes, driving efficiencies, predictability and empower employees.

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are working together sharing a workforce, vision, and joint strategic plan. With around 200,000 citizens, the Councils are focused on developing and delivering high quality services for its residents. With Unit4, the Councils will replace their legacy system that was no longer fit for purpose, whilst reducing the need for manual entry into spreadsheets. The Councils will also be able to generate greater efficiency from their current resources, as well as benefit from improved system resilience, flexibility and streamlined processing through self-service, automation, workflow, and real-time reporting.

Furthermore, the Councils required a system that could provide an audit log to give a secure record of all access and updates. One that provides flexible and robust security and the ability to apply security rules to ‘drill down’ access.

By selecting Unit4 ERP, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils will also benefit from:

  • Automated transactions & back-office functions
  • The ability to put finance at the centre of strategic decision-making
  • More informed decision-making
  • A modern solution that enables staff to be more self-sufficient and not rely on accountants for basic financial information
  • Robust data integrity controls and reports, with rapid drill-down query and reporting capabilities back to the source data
  • Improved response time to changing resident needs by rapidly reconfiguring processes and services.

Unit4 has extensive experience in helping more than 100 Local Government customers in the UKI - including Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Cherwell District Council and Southampton City Council – to boost productivity, reduce costs, effectively plan for the future, and improve citizen value. The company’s industry model approach provides finance and HR teams in the Public Sector with solutions that transform how people work, helping to deliver more responsive government services, achieve regulatory compliance, and transform public service delivery.

By partnering with Unit4, we will have a modern, integrated cloud based ‘as a service’ solution that is suitable for our shared services

Rebecca Hewitt

Corporate Manager – Finance, Commissioning & Procurement at Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils

“By partnering with Unit4, we will have a modern, integrated cloud based ‘as a service’ solution that is suitable for our shared services. We will truly benefit from having introduced a smart, flexible, and unified finance and procurement platform to automate manual processes, with a single source of truth, providing our cost centre managers with the tools they need to self-serve, and improve the way budgets are managed.” said Rebecca Hewitt, Corporate Manager – Finance, Commissioning & Procurement, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils.

“We are pleased to be working alongside Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils to enable them to minimize manual intervention, reduce administration costs, and deliver quantifiable business benefits,” said Chris Richards, Regional President, UKI, Unit4. “With Unit4 the Councils can take advantage of more powerful, and user-friendly specialized reporting tools, and a system that works on push principles with greater automation of communications with users.”

Further Reading

  • Discover how Unit4 helps Public Sector organizations increase citizen value
  • Read how staff and citizens at Halton Borough Council come first with an agile and adaptive Unit4 finance system


About Unit4

Unit4’s next-generation enterprise solutions power many of the world’s most people-centric mid-market organizations. Our state-of-the-art cloud platform, ERPx, brings together the capabilities of Financials, Procurement, Project Management, HR and FP&A onto a unified cloud platform that shares real-time information and is designed with a powerful, people-centric approach, so employees can benefit from better insight and become more effective and increasingly engaged. It supports rapid and continuous change while delivering individualized fit for customers at scale, delivering the right tools to unify the processes across their organization, and connect their people. Unit4 serves more than 6,000 customers globally including, Bravida, Havas, Migros Aare, Americares, Save the Children International, Action against Hunger, Metro Vancouver, Forest Research, Southampton City Council, Selkirk College, and FTI Consulting.

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