Why Unit4?

  • At a glance

    Our HR & Payroll applications are core solutions in the Unit4 Business World (formerly Agresso) ERP suite. They provide comprehensive support for all aspects of the organisation’s hire-to-retire cycle and payroll processes, with a fully integrated range of functions, including:

    • Training and development management
    • Payroll
    • Remuneration
    • Promotions and staff changes
    • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
    • Expenses
    • Shift patterns
    • Absence management

    Designed to be accessible and intuitive for everyday users, Unit4 Business World empowers people and service-focused organisations, ensuring that you can make all the ongoing updates and adjustments yourselves, to tailor your systems to your organisation’s specific requirements and processes and to keep them in step with business changes.

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    Human Resources & Payroll Management
    Unit4 HR & Payroll Business World Edition – solutions for the Office of HR as part of an integrated ERP suite for your whole enterprise.
  • A better solution

    Unit4 Business World On! enables you to manage everyday tasks more effectively, and gain greater insight and control over your personnel and payroll processes.

    • Supporting agile and responsive service
      Business World On! enables a swift response to new organisational demands or legislation, so you can handle change, reduce ownership costs and keep HR & Payroll information organised and under control – no matter how disparate, fast-changing or intricate.
    • Acting as the central hub for all HR information
      Our solution is designed for comprehensive and flexible handling of employee records, with user-definable fields and easy attachment of relevant electronic documents. It also drives improved monitoring and control of HR processes, through user-defined workflow, ensuring effective communication and timely handling of tasks.
    • Delivering complete payroll support
      It’s never been easier to stay on top of the exact compensation arrangements for each individual employee. Our solution also offers full administration and tracking of roles and positions, plus sophisticated reporting and modeling, to handle the requirements of even the most complex, international organisations.
    • Helping employees take ownership
      Thanks to controlled, secure Internet access, employees can carry out common administrative tasks themselves. Data quality is maintained using workflow for approvals and verification (prior to updating personal records), to ensure efficient, accurate and consistent data entry.

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  • Cloud at your Speed

    Enabling your team to fully control your move to the cloud securely - at the speed you require.

    • Flexible: you choose if and when to transition your solutions to the cloud, with minimal effort.
    • Standardised: Easy to implement and use, with low implementation costs, and vastly reducing the time to value. 
    • Ready to use: Access your software anywhere, anytime, with any device without delay.
    • Business continuity: Continually benefit from the latest innovations with our cloud options - without extra configuration or extensive testing.

    With Cloud at your Speed, you have full control of what goes on the cloud, and when it gets there.

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  • "All in all, Unit4 has delivered and we have a powerful financial and business solution that helps us to adapt to organization changes as well as those in wider world."

    Group Director of Finance and Company Secretary, The Conservation Volunteers

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  • "Our Unit4 solution is the sole foundation for our entire group of more than 8,000 employees at 150 locations."

    - CIO, Bravida

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  • "Moving off premise to the Unit4 cloud deployment option is a significant budget advantage."

    IT Systems Administrator, Södertörn University

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  • “The rationalisation of legacy systems and integration of HR, payroll and the general ledger underpins considerable organisational flexibility. We can make changes once, rather than multiple times with little or no disruption to the business. It has also driven considerable labour and ICT cost savings and improved the speed and integrity of our Payroll.”

    - Head of ICT Services, New Forest District Council

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Key advantages

Unit4 Business World enables organisations to ensure that their people are prepared to meet business demands as efficiently as possible, while nurturing and developing their employees as their organisation evolves.

Keeping you ahead of change


Handling change is about more than just analysing trends or keeping the numbers straight. It affects people, and how they deliver your organisation’s strategies and goals. Whether the changes you face are large or small, internal or external, about capitalising on growth opportunities or surviving through tough times, better people management systems will be crucial. What sets the Unit4 solution apart is its continued agility and flexibility that lets you adjust it yourself to embrace change – long after initial implementation.

Understanding and meeting your needs


Unlike more rigid systems, users can not only configure Unit4 Business World (on an ongoing basis) for the more common processes and requirements but just as easily handle those special or unusual processes and requirements unique to their organisation. Better still, your teams will love it because we’ve designed it from the ground up to be a joy to use.

More comprehensive for clearer insights


The strengths of our HR & Payroll solutions are multiplied by their tight integration and two-way data exchange with the rest of the Unit4 Business World ERP suite. As a result, your organisation is able to benefit significantly from lower administration costs, reduced need for cross-functional reconciliations, increased reliability of data, greater transparency of information across the organisation and the associated peace of mind of having robust and reliable business systems. And all underpinned by a shared architecture designed to seamlessly manage ongoing changes in data, processes and information delivery.

Better connected – more collaborative and mobile


Unit4 Business World keeps vital information at your fingertips and enables you to work much more closely with colleagues, through a variety of built-in collaborative tools. Combine that with our new range of easy, convenient mobile apps and you’ll have all the answers you need, to stay in touch and up to date.

Key capabilities

Complemented by a range of task-focused capabilities and Mobile Apps, our HR & Payroll solution covers the entire employee lifecycle:

  • Employee management: fully covering employee records management, including applicant administration and the management of employee contract details, as well as document management and compliance management.
  • Talent management: including the identification and administration of employees’ competences and skills, employee development and learning, recording of employee performance and succession management.
  • Time and attendance: attendance and leave management, work schedules and timesheets are neatly handled to make requesting and viewing absences really easy for employees.
  • Compensation and benefits: payroll, benefits, salary review and forecasting, cost analysis and pensions are all areas of HR that are easily managed within the Unit4 Business World solution.
  • Organisation development: easy setup and modelling of different organisational structures for reporting and analysis, as well as "What if?" planning and tools for managing all positions in the business.
  • Recruitment and staffing: easily identify if the required number of skilled staff are in place and comprehensively manage the recruitment process by identifying the best internal or external applicants.
HR Employee Lifecycle