Unit4 establishes Government Advisory Team; appoints former UK Cabinet Office shared services strategy director

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  • Global team led by experienced technology advisor to government
  • Team will specialize in leading transformation through shared services, IT and ERP deployments
  • Deep understanding of sector challenges combined with Unit4’s market- leading solutions will benefit customers worldwide

Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for service organizations, today announced the establishment of a global Government Advisory Team and the appointment of Paul Marriner, former director for the UK government’s shared services strategy and technology advisor for government procurement.

Paul takes the role of Global Head of Government Advisory. He will lead a team of public sector specialists focused on working with customers on ERP and Shared Services strategies to help them deliver maximum value for their taxpayers.

Paul has vast experience within the sector, specializing in leading transformation through shared services, IT and ERP solutions. During his time at the UK Cabinet Office, Paul was successful in delivering the strategy to reduce back office costs by US$204 million annually through the adoption of shared services. This was achieved through maximizing performance of the centers, promoting the adoption of services and delivering shared ERP solutions.

“Public sector is looking for alternatives to costly, static #ERP systems.” Paul Marriner, Global Head, Govt Advisory #govtech

Paul Marriner, Global Head of Government Advisory, Unit4

Other roles included Client Partner for the UK Home Office working for Fujitsu, and leading the development of the UK National Health Service HR and Payroll system which has paid 1.3 million employees for over 10 years. He began his career in accountancy and has utilized that experience to deliver expert consultancy in both the public and private sectors to global organizations of all sizes.

“Unit4 prides itself on its deep understanding of global vertical markets and the requirements of our customers,” said Jose Duarte, Unit4 CEO. “The government sector is feeling the pressure of changing work patterns and heightened expectations to cut costs, drive efficiency and embrace new technology. Paul will be a great asset to our global public sector team. His proven experience working on the ground with these organizations, helping them meet their efficiency targets, will directly benefit our customers.”

 Unit4 works with more than 1,500 government customers worldwide. It offers a complete ERP solution for the sector that is purpose-built for service organizations. Its new breed of agile enterprise applications built on The People Platform help people work smarter, faster and more collaboratively. 

“The public sector is looking for alternatives to the costly, static ERP systems of the past that were built with product, not people and processes, in mind,” said Paul Marriner. “Unit4 is building on years of public sector expertise helping organizations create efficiencies and deliver taxpayer value. Its sector focus and knowledge through a dedicated team delivers an attractive proposition at a critical time of transformation in the public sector.”

Photography of Paul is available to download from the Unit4 corporate newsroom.



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