Unit4 Business World –
people-centric cloud ERP

Unit4 Business World is a uniquely people-focused ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software solution. It delivers a fully integrated suite of enterprise applications and technologies that improve people’s daily work lives by reducing or even eliminating lower-value administrative tasks. This enables users to refocus their energies on more worthwhile, fulfilling activities. Business World boosts institutional effectiveness and promotes financial transparency. It is easy to deploy, highly adaptable when business needs change, and less expensive to maintain than traditional “production-centered” ERP systems.


We live in an era of rapid technological and business change. Customer expectations continue to increase, and the way we all operate and compete is being turned upside down. But one thing remains constant for service-centric organizations: your people are still the key to continued success. So, you need an ERP that frees them to excel – for themselves and for your organization to achieve its goals.


Unit4 Business World helps you unlock your teams’ potential to tackle fresh challenges and seize new opportunities.

Its key capabilities include:
Financials | Procurement | Project Management
HR and Payroll | Field Service Management.


You can liberate your staff to be more productive, more creative, more engaged and more successful at their work. Best-practice-led, automated processes improve your organization’s efficiency, accuracy, consistency and compliance. New technologies and smarter data handling offer you new ways to solve complex problems and real-time insights to make better-informed plans and decisions.

Building customer success

Global not-for-profit organization, Heifer International, has already saved $2.3million with Unit4 Business World in the first 6 years.

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Using Unit4 Business World, I – as controller – feel very confident we can easily provide financial reporting in different ways according to our donors’ and users’ requirements. I am also confident that we can respond, very quickly, to a change in our business.

Jesus Pizarro, VP of Enterprise Accounting

Time for a change

Heifer International operates in 33 countries, with thousands of donors and 900+ full-time employees. It targets hunger and poverty, assisting over 3 million families each year.

Heifer needs to deliver full and continuous transparency to donors but its multiple accounting systems meant long manual processes. As a result, annual audit close took over six months; consolidated financial reports were prepared just once a year.

A better way to work

With Unit4, Heifer was able to roll out a global ERP solution with a central database, allowing for instant reporting across departments and countries.

Its service- and project-focused design, competitive total cost of ownership and flexibility for international operating made it an ideal match for Heifer’s business model and needs.

Delivering for Heifer's people

Instead of financial reports taking two months, the team have instant visibility for rapid, responsive, informed decision-making.

Savings on admin and reporting and a 27% reduction in expenses have underpinned a 57% increase in program impact.

With monthly consolidated reports and 15-day close cycle, Heifer can now provide the financial transparency that donors require.