Unit4 Named Sample Vendor in Gartner Hype Cycle For ERP, 2020
This year’s Hype Cycle shows fast maturation of the emerging technologies and approaches needed to transform ERP platforms. It is compiled for CIOs planning a strategic roadmap, to help them understand trends in technologies and approaches relating to ERP. Unit4 is one of ten vendors recognized in the “Cloud ERP for the Public Sector” category.
The Gartner report states that, “Cloud ERP for the public sector has moved beyond the trough into mainstream adoption as vendors have improved functional scope and addressed previous inhibitors such as data residency and security. Interest is elevating as public-sector entities seek to replace expensive and aging legacy business systems while optimizing precious IT resources through cloud deployment. Public-sector adoption of cloud ERP suites has increased significantly but remains behind the private-sector organizations due to policy constraints and procurement methodology.”
Unit4 has a proven track record in helping public sector organizations around the globe achieve their digital transformation goals to become efficient and effective modern enterprises. Customers include NHS East of England Ambulance Service, Forest Research, Magnox, Hoople, and hundreds of local government organizations including LGSS, Halton Borough Council, City of Stockholm, Wokingham Borough Council, Metro Vancouver and City of Port Coquitlam.
Unit4 recently announced that it has been selected as part of a £30 million contract by Surrey County Council for the replacement of its legacy SAP ERP system. The implementation will enable the Council to achieve its ambitions to transform services, drive efficiencies, improve management decision making and to fully enable a flexible and mobile workforce.
Mark Gibbison, Global Head of Public Sector at Unit4 said: “Public Sector organizations are facing many challenges in the current social and economic environment. In order to increase transparency, deliver measurable value and be agile in a time of change, it’s essential that they invest in modern cloud ERP systems. Unit4 ERP is the solution of choice for service-orientated, people centric organizations and is ideally suited to deliver the strong functionality and transparency of process combined with the embedded flexibility that is essential for the public sector. We are very pleased to be recognized in the Gartner Hype Cycle report which to us reinforces the importance of the right ERP strategy for achieving standardized processes, better analytics, and state-of-the-art user experiences.”
Customer stories & additional resources:
- See how Wokingham Borough Council has built one of the most digitally enabled back offices in the UK.
- Read how the City of Port Coquitlam is saving costs and improving operations with Unit4’s cloud ERP.
- Read more about how Unit4 is helping public sector organizations globally deliver better citizen service.
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Gartner “Hype Cycle for ERP, 2020,” 19 November 2020.
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Unit4’s next-generation enterprise solutions power many of the world’s most people-focused mid-market services organizations. Our cloud ERP, HCM and FP&A applications transform work to be more meaningful and inspiring through software that's self-driving, adaptive and intuitive, intelligently automating administrative tasks while providing easy access to the answers people need. Unit4 serves more than 5,000 customers in industries including professional services, public sector, nonprofit, and education.