Bristol, UK, 19th February, 2015 – UNIT4, the global leader in software that supports business change, today announced that it is a finalist in the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015 in the ISV (Independent Software Vendor): Government/Utilities Solution of the Year category for a highly successful project completed in partnership with Coventry City Council. The European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015 recognises best practices in customer solutions across Europe. Finalists showed understanding of the customer’s requirements and the ability to deliver software to specification and time scale while meeting or exceeding agreed customer targets.
Coventry City Council implemented UNIT4’s Agresso ERP solution on time, under budget and has subsequently achieved Return on Investment (RoI) in less than six months.
“We are delighted that the project is being recognised in this way as it has been a real success,” said Joe Sansom, Transformation Programme Delivery Manager at Coventry City Council. “Agresso ERP is integrated into 24 separate systems and is now core to all financial planning decisions made at the council. It gives us new levels of visibility so that employees are making better informed finance decisions; in fact Agresso ERP has underpinned £3.8m savings in under a year. Additionally as Agresso is so flexible, since go-live, we have been able to manage all systems changes internally without spending a penny on external consultancy.”
Coventry City Council provides a wide range of services to a population of over 320,000 citizens which is growing each year. Although it is experiencing an increase in demand for services, it is estimated that its budgets will be cut by up to 17% from 2010 to 2015/2016; the Agresso ERP project is already addressing this by providing the council’s employees with the tools they need to do more with less.
“We are really pleased to be nominated for our work with Coventry City Council,” said Helen Sutton, Managing Director of UNIT4 for the UK and Ireland. “The council is a credit to the sector; it has carefully implemented the solution and then measured the results so that it can demonstrate to tax payers a technology project that is making a real and tangible difference.”
The Gala Awards Dinner will take place at the Lancaster London Hotel on the 25th March 2015.