Cut the burden for taxpayers

Enjoy first-class capabilities at a significantly lower cost of ownership than our competitors can offer

Serve your citizens better

Connect intuitive, mobile technologies to powerful reporting and analytic tools to continuously improve outcomes

Unlock civil servants' potential

Enable employees to focus on more complex tasks, deliver greater value and increase job satisfaction with automation and self service

Use your data more securely

Provide transparency without risking data security with public, private or on premise hosting, at price you can afford

You make the rules for your Enterprise Software

Your organisation can benefit from flexible, scalable enterprise software that provides the best value anywhere. 

Unit4 Business World is an enterprise solution purpose-built for people-centric organisations. High-performance back-office capabilities include core financials, budgeting, procurement, HR, and payroll, with tools that work the way your people work. Streamline back-office functions to focus resources on front-office solutions so your organisation can accomplish more. Our solutions’ inherent flexibility quickly and easily enables reorganisations, deploying shared services and in and out-sourcing.

Unit4 Business World delivers unrivaled value to public services organisations, without compromising on capability. When you make the rules, you win.

What if you could get more capabilities from your software, while having more money for other projects?

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Unit4 solutions provide full, first-class capabilities, with significantly lower implementation and maintenance costs than traditional ERP solutions, and more than just a solid foundation of back-office processes.

It can help your people work more efficiently with intuitive tools throughout the organisation, such as self-driven expense claims and easy collaboration across projects. Business World will integrate with your existing software tools to maintain total data integrity and with every taxpayer dollar you save on your IT solutions, more of the services citizens demand will be protected.


Unit4 provides software solutions to more than 1,500 public services sector customers worldwide, including central government offices, local government, healthcare providers, and law enforcement.

  • “For the first time, managers have access to one set of real-time data…this improved visibility enables managers to make faster and better informed decisions on the deployment of budget and strategy in general.”

    - Head of GO Shared Services

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  • “Our demands go on increasing; our funding from central government will have disappeared completely within the next two years, so we have no choice but to find a different way of operating.”

    Andrew Couldrick, CEO of Wokingham Borough Council

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  • “Business World is now seen as a key enabler to support business processes. The improved visibility, workflow, flexibility, time and costs savings mean that our customers are ideally placed to meet the challenges they face today and in the future.”

    Duncan Trumper - Business and Corporate Applications Manager at Hoople

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  • "The major achievement that we have brought about with the help of Unit4 has been the transformation of financial management in Oldham."

    - Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

  • "Selecting Unit4 Business World means we have a fit for purpose system that the unitary authority will be able to rely on for accurate and up-to-date financial information.”

  • "The benefits of the Business World Local Government Platform have been round its flexibility and its adaptability to changes within the organisation."

    Bracknell Forest Council

  • “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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What if you could use the same set of tools to improve your organisation and report on its progress?

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Unit4 Business World helps you streamline processes internally, and share your success with accurate responsive reports on any information you need to present. Our tools provide real-time insight across all departments and projects, providing IFRS- and GAAP-compliant budget analysis to trace resource flows. Benchmark results in regular and ad-hoc reports that show your financial performance and measure KPIs. Gathering accurate data that tells the real story of your business has never been easier, whether for a weekly meeting or to fulfill financial reporting requirements.

Designed for people

Our inherently flexible applications are built for change, so you can reorganise, in or out source, add new functions, take on new responsibilities, or share services without costly and time-consuming systems changes. Intuitive tools help you do more with fewer resources and liberate your staff for higher-value tasks.

UNIT4 Business World provides a unique choice for public services ERP.

Adapt to changing conditions faster, more cost-effectively and without disruption. Deploy a complete set of tools on-premises or in the cloud, accessed in the office or on mobile devices, to cost-effectively modernise your agency’s digital strategy. Software that works the way your people work is the ultimate partner to public services organisations.

Liberate your staff for higher-value productivity

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Your people have to meet rising citizen expectations, and there’s no time to be distracted by repetitive administrative work. Software tools should make back-office functions and routine administrative tasks easier so that your organisation can focus on higher-value services. Unit4 Business World is the self-driving ERP that frees up your people’s time and resources for front-line services that benefit the public. And when regulations change or your core functions evolve, your tools will be ready to grow and adapt to meet tomorrow’s priorities.

Core Benefits

  • Financial Management

    Core financials enable to you track budgets in real-time and ensure compliance with expense requirements.

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  • Reporting Requirements

    Satisfy the reporting standards of regulatory agencies, and adapt to new requirements as they emerge.

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  • Real-Time Intelligence

    Accurately assess your financial and human resources at any time, from anywhere, to identify opportunities to reduce spending.

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  • Resource Management

    Plan and manage projects, directing the right people to the right projects, at the right time.

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  • Complete Data Integrity

    Deploy an enterprise system with robust security, controlled data access (by user or group) and full audit tracking.

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  • Secure Mobile Access

    Public services staff and citizens can view and enter data equally from desktop or mobile devices, with end-to-end security.

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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.