Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for service organizations, today announced the winners of its 2016 North American Customer Awards at the Unit4 Connect Conference in New Orleans. The awards recognize Unit4 customers for their innovative use of Unit4 solutions that delivered quantifiable results, business benefits, and service improvements.
The winners of this year’s North American Customer Awards are:
- Business Innovation: Travel Leaders Group
- Time to Value: Square Enix
- Growth Champion: Grayson College
- Best for People: Bastyr University
- Best in Cloud: City of Port Coquitlam and ACL Services
- Special Achievement/Social Impact: Heifer
“Every year, we are exposed to the stories of thousands of organizations that are leveraging Unit4 solutions in innovative ways in to deliver better experiences for their employees and to help make them more successful,” said Scott Kamieneski, SVP and Managing Director, Unit4 North America. “As a testament to the pace at which our customers are achieving results, we received a large number of applications this year. We are very pleased to congratulate the seven outstanding entries in six categories at this year’s Connect Conference.”
“Every year, we are exposed to the stories of thousands of organizations that are leveraging Unit4 solutions in innovative ways.”Scott Kamieneski, SVP and Managing Director, Unit4 North America
Following an increased focus on the North American market, this year’s Connect conference has attracted a record number of registrants. Event sponsors include Agilyx, Sabre, Capgemini, and In The Know. More information about the innovative ways the winners are using the Unit4 software is available below:
Business Innovation: Travel Leaders Group – Travel Leaders Group built a comprehensive web dashboard using Unit4 Business World capabilities that improves customer service and ROI by providing travel agents with extensive reporting tools and up-to-date information on customer sales trends.
Time to Value: Square Enix – In a span of six months, and all in the same fiscal year, Square Enix implemented Unit4 Consolidation at nine global offices, as well as upgraded to Business World Milestone 5 across six global locations. After the rapid implementation, reporting has become more accurate and streamlined, and staff are able to focus on higher-level tasks.
Growth Champion: Grayson College – To meet the goal of 2,020 graduates annually by the year 2020 (2020x2020), Grayson College implemented CAMS-Enterprise, and has already reached major milestones including the successful conversion of 50 years of data into the system. During the conversion, the college saw the highest course completion rate in a decade and the highest fall-to-spring retention in 16 years.
Best for People: Bastyr University – To better serve prospective applicants, Bastyr University implemented CAMS Enterprise and developed an innovative software matrix for automatically sorting applications, assigning recruiters, and scheduling a series of next steps. The new system has greatly improved the accuracy of recruiting activities and has freed up staff time, allowing them to dedicate more time to student-focused activities.
Best in Cloud: City of Port Coquitlam – Recognizing the benefits of the cloud to manage and store data, the City of Port Coquitlam developed a system to transfer historical and transactional data from the city’s external systems to their cloud-hosted Unit4 Business World solution. Using this bridge, Port Coquitlam is now the first Canadian municipal government in the cloud, while also remaining in compliance with data residency and privacy legislation laws.
Best in Cloud: ACL Services – Within two years, ACL Services rolled out and implemented Unit4 Business World in the cloud, as well as built a full API integration to Salesforce.com for bidirectional data transfer using Business World’s XML webservices. The integration includes validation and synchronization for accounts, sales order/invoices, processing, records, and projects.
Special Achievement/Social Impact: Heifer – In 2011, Heifer implemented Unit4 Business World to more efficiently and effectively manage business processes and to provide real-time financial information for decision-making. Since implementation, Heifer is saving an average of $125,000 annually and hundreds of hours of work, time and money that is given directly back to their mission of helping end world hunger and poverty through sustainable intervention strategies.