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Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Selects Unit4 and Embridge Consulting to Deliver ERP for the 21st Century

London, UK

June 15, 2021

Unit4, a leader in enterprise cloud applications for people-centric organizations, today announced that Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council based in Hampshire, UK, has selected Unit4 ERPx and Talent Management solutions to deliver a flexible, next generation finance, HR and Payroll system that can develop with the needs of the council. They are also part of Unit4’s ERPx early adopter program.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council employs 580 people and serves a population of circa 176,000 citizens. The council operates a budget of £170 million and is responsible for providing and commissioning a significant range of services. Through an industry best practice implementation approach, the council will replace legacy finance and HR systems that were no longer fit for purpose, with an integrated, intuitive and agile next-generation cloud ERP platform.

The council will improve operational efficiency and reduce costs by streamlining processes and optimizing projects in the face of mounting budget pressures. ThroughUnit4’s Public Sector implementation model, they can ensure rapid time to value with the generally accepted financial and personnel controls and standards which adhere to UK policy and regulations including GDPR out of the box. By implementing Unit4 ERPx and Talent Management, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council will benefit from:

  • The ability to free up resources and time to focus on frontline service delivery by automating transactions and back-office functions.
  • A modular approach to digital transformation so they can evolve at their own pace, in line with priorities and budgets, using proven industry best practices.
  • Increased collaboration, transparency, predictability and accountability using robust budgeting tools that involve and engage all relevant teams to ensure ownership and buy-in across the entire organization. ​
  • The ability to better understand dependencies and save time through predictive analytics and in-context information allowing to plan for the future more effectively. ​
  • Modern and intuitive recruiting and talent management tools will ensure better visibility to forecast and allocate people and resources effectively, with simple access to data and insights for faster, better-informed decisions.

With a proven-track record of supporting council transformation projects and with a one-team approach, the council and Unit4 will collaborate with elite implementation partner Embridge Consulting to deliver the implementation and deployment of the Unit4 solutions.

Through our transformation programme, we were looking for an agile ERP platform that would help us to adapt quickly and grow whilst maintaining stability for our customers and optimising our resources and we are pleased to be working with Unit4.

Sue Cuerden

Executive Director of Corporate Services, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

"As a council, we are committed to delivering excellent services for our residents and customers and speeding up our processes through the use of new technology," said Sue Cuerden, Executive Director of Corporate Services, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. "Through our transformation programme, we were looking for an agile ERP platform that would help us adapt quickly and grow whilst maintaining stability for our customers and optimising our resources and we are pleased to be working with Unit4."

“Unit4 helps government bodies to realize their transformation goals, with agile solutions to boost productivity, reduce costs, and allow them to effectively plan for the future, which enables them to improve citizen value,” said Chris Richards, Regional President, UKI at Unit4. “Our solutions not only support the council to transform how their people work, but also deliver on their collaboration and digital strategies, freeing up resources to focus more on the work that matters – serving their citizens.”

Emma O’Brien, Founder and CEO, Embridge Consulting said: “We are excited to be working alongside Unit4 and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council on this project. Our combined industry experience will help transform the Council’s digital future with Unit4’s people-centric solutions, so that they can better serve their people and citizens.”


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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, FTI Consulting, and Surrey County Council.

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About Embridge Consulting

Embridge Consulting was founded in 2009 as an independent digital transformation consultancy, born from a need to help businesses leverage their technology and business systems.  Embridge Consulting is Unit4’s Global Number One Elite Partner 2021, and has reached the prestigious position as the preferred go-to-market implementation partner focusing on Public Sector in the UK.   

Respected for their expertise in ERP, Embridge Consulting also provide strategic advice on a comprehensive range of solutions that transform business. Working with clients across multiple sectors to understand, design and deliver pragmatic technology and learning solutions along with robust business change programmes, using proven business, project, and technical skills quite often exceeding clients’ expectations.

For more information please visit, follow us on twitter @Embridgeconsult, or visit our linkedin page

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