Unit4, the global leader in software solutions that enable business change, has been chosen as one of the 10 most powerful technology companies in government by CIO Story in its annual listing published this month.
Unit4 is recognized as being at the forefront of tackling government technology challenges and impacting the government sector. It provides software solutions to 1,500 public sector customers worldwide.
The growing list of public sector customers in North America includes the State of Wisconsin Investment Board; the City of Whistler, BC; King County Housing Authority, City of Surrey and more. European customers include 24 central government departments in the UK, 70% of central government in Norway, and a project supplying 150 government bodies in Sweden via a single instance cloud ERP implementation.
Unit4’s strategy is based on its extensive understanding of the market. Its software is designed specifically for people and service focused organizations. As it is the most flexible enterprise planning system in the market it is ideal for constantly changing environments like governments.
CIO Story’s annual list of companies is selected by a panel of experts and members of CIO Story’s editorial board to recognize and promote technology expertise in the government sector.
“Public sector organizations face constant pressure to better serve citizens, improve access to information and contain costs,” says Ivo Totev, CMO at Unit4. “With an increasing emphasis on achieving value for money, organizations must leverage technology in the best possible way to achieve these goals. The rich functionality, flexibility and ease of deployment our solutions offer makes them a perfect fit for public services organizations that need agility. It’s great to be recognized specifically for our work in this sector.”
What customers say
“Unit 4 Agresso provides the agility we need to respond to unexpected changes in the future. Public Housing and the Section 8 program are both highly regulated and Congress often tweaks the regulations from one year to the next. Some of these tweaks can be…an enormous burden on our financial team. With Agresso, we are able to adapt to changes like these with ease, and focus our time and attention on our mandate.” - Craig Violante, Director of Finance, King County Housing Authority, Seattle, WA
"When you add all the savings up, we’re talking about collectively saving what amounts to hundreds of thousands of dollars, and supporting growth needs using resources once spent elsewhere.” - Bev Burnette, Manager, Financial Business Support and Accounts Payable, Township of Langley
“Moving to a financial system like Unit4 Agresso will eradicate inefficiencies and help us see one single version of the truth while managing budgets, which translates into faster and better decision making and improved service to the public. Because Agresso’s architecture was designed from the ground up to be flexible, it offers the post-implementation agility necessary to support the City’s future requirements and growth.” - Colin Fisher, Controller, City of Penticton
“We needed a new finance system. The incumbent was heavily customized and as a result so inflexible we couldn’t even upgrade it, let alone align it to the new ways of working…” (Unit4’s Agresso ERP Local Government Platform underpins a transformation program at Coventry City Council that has saved over £3M to date.) - Barry Hastie, Assistant Director: Financial Management, Revenues and Benefits, Coventry City Council
“We are confident our decision to consolidate to a single system will reduce costs significantly, even helping us become more profitable, and improve efficiency across the City.” - Gunnar Björkman, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, City of Stockholm