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South Kesteven District Council

South Kesteven District Council Selects Unit4 ERP Financials and FP&A to Underpin Effective Financial Management and Financial Control

London, UK

May 17, 2023

London, May, 17, 2023 -- Unit4, a leader in enterprise cloud applications for people-centric organizations, today announced that South Kesteven District Council has selected Unit4 Financials, and  FP&A to meet the Council’s financial management needs, with high volume transactional activities, and complex forecasting requirements.

South Kesteven is a local government district in Lincolnshire, England, forming part of the traditional Kesteven division of the county. It covers a population of 145,000 made up of Bourne, Grantham, Market Deeping, and Stamford.

A key factor of successful financial management for the Council is the provision of real-time quality information to enable managers to make informed decisions, in order to effectively manage budgets. Therefore, the Council was looking for a modern, integrated system that would allow for comprehensive financial planning and analysis. Previously, managers were provided with high-level information in spreadsheets to help with setting budgets, with no option to drill down to transactional information. The process was time-consuming and reduced the time available to scrutinize the budgetary information produced.

With Unit4 ERP Financials and FP&A, South Kesteven District Council can expect benefits including:

  • Increased speed and accuracy, real-time access, and deeper insight into operational and financial information for informed decision making
  • Access to data analytics and trend analysis
  • The ability to model future year budgetary information for financial planning
  • Automation to reduce the time spent on administrative tasks
  • Visualizing data for reporting purposes, through the use of dashboards and graphs
  • The ability to drill down to identify root causes and dependencies for financial planning
  • Integrated asset tracking with accounting, procurement, and other financial functions for full financial control and visibility

Unit4 has been helping public sector organizations to increase citizen value for many years, and understands the need for efficiency, predictability, and to effectively plan for the future. South Kesteven District Council is among more than 100 councils in the UK which have recently selected Unit4, including a third of English local authorities, including St.Helen’s Borough Council, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, and North Warwickshire Borough Council.

The time was right for us to invest in a new financial management system that will provide the Council with all the technical infrastructure and support we need.

Richard Wyles

Chief Finance Officer, South Kesteven District Council

“The time was right for us to invest in a new financial management system that will provide the Council with all the technical infrastructure and support we need,” said Richard Wyles, Chief Finance Officer, South Kesteven District Council. “The combination of Unit4’s solution as well the company’s experience in this sector, made them a natural fit.” 

“As public sector organizations continue to navigate economic uncertainty and adapt to changing business and citizen needs, it’s vital that they have the right tools to enable them to do so,” said Chris Richards, Regional President UKI, Unit4. “We are delighted that South Kesteven District Council has selected Unit4 to help streamline and automate processes and become more agile.”


Further Reading

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About Unit4

Unit4's next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions power many of the world's mid-market organizations, bringing together the capabilities of Financials, Procurement, Project Management, HR, and FP&A to share real-time information, and deliver greater insights to help organizations become more effective. By combining our mid-market expertise with a relentless focus on people, we've built flexible solutions to meet customers’ unique and changing needs. Unit4 serves more than 5,100 customers globally across a number of sectors including professional services, nonprofit and public sector, with customers including Southampton City Council, Metro Vancouver, Buro Happold, Devoteam, Save the Children International, Global Green Growth Institute and Oxfam America. For further information visit

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