Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for service organizations, today announced a partnership with SpendRight, a procurement and supply chain consulting company with decades of experience working with off-highway machinery dealerships, specifically in finance, procurement, and project management. For over 25 years, Unit4 has been the financial management software of choice for Caterpillar dealers worldwide, and this partnership solidifies SpendRight and Unit4’s relationship to provide best-in-class support for implementing enterprise finance and procurement systems for equipment manufacturing facilities and dealerships in the off-highway manufacturing space.
With over forty years of experience working with manufacturing facilities, SpendRight’s founders have helped dealerships around the world to streamline financing and purchasing procedures through training, support, and best-practice implementation of enterprise systems, including Unit4 Financials. SpendRight has led numerous teams and projects in cost reduction and spend analysis initiatives and has helped its clients to save tens of millions of dollars through the strategic overhaul of risk, project and supplier management processes, including alignment with ERP implementations. SpendRight President Jennifer Albright is an industry leading consultant who served on the procurement advisory council for North American CAT dealers for over a decade and continues to advise CAT dealers on software implementation and best practice processes.
“As a long-time partner to CAT dealerships looking to streamline their financing and purchasing procedures, we’ve worked extensively with their preferred solution provider, Unit4, to develop customer-specific solutions,” said Jennifer Albright. “I am thrilled to solidify our long-term relationship with Unit4 in an official partnership, and look forward to collaborating closely with Unit4 on cost reduction and spend analysis initiatives that improve my client’s businesses – and their bottom line.”
SpendRight brings the following expertise to customers implementing Unit4 Financials in the off-highway machinery space:
- Process re-engineering services for best practice implementation, including strategy development, supplier categorization, cross-functional process mapping and gap analysis, metric development, and change management procedures
- During implementation of Unit4, SpendRight provides data cleansing, catalog creation, configuration design support, supplier readiness, and system testing
- Continued support for departmental set-up, cutover execution, and key user training, including training materials and tools
- Best-in-class expertise from leading specialists in the CAT dealer space for procurement and spend analysis
“For decades, Unit4 Financials has provided the industry-leading accounting solution dealers need to succeed, including a top performing architecture and ease of integration with operational systems,” says Jim Millard, Vice President Sales and Strategic Alliances at Unit4 North America. “Through our partnership with SpendRight, we will be able to offer best-in-class software solutions for our customers in the off-highway space, as well as consultation from leading experts in the space.”
This announcement comes during the 2017 North American Dealer Information Technology Association (NADITA) Conference, which gathers Caterpillar Dealer technology leaders and personnel from around the world to discuss the latest industry trends. The event is currently being held at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, April 24-27. Stop by Unit4’s booth at the event, booth number 47, for more information about this partnership and Unit4 ERP software.