Why Unit4?

  • At a glance

    Our HR & Payroll applications are core solutions in the Unit4 Business World On! ERP suite. They provide comprehensive support for all aspects of the organisation’s hire-to-retire cycle and payroll processes, with a fully integrated range of functions, including:

    • Training and development management
    • Payroll
    • Remuneration
    • Promotions and staff changes
    • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
    • Expenses
    • Shift patterns
    • Absence management

    Designed to be accessible and intuitive for everyday users, Unit4 Business World On! empowers people- and service-focused organisations, ensuring that you can make all the ongoing updates and adjustments yourselves, to tailor your systems to your organisation’s specific requirements and processes and to keep them in step with business changes.

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    Human Resources & Payroll Management
  • A better solution

    Unit4 Business World On! enables you to manage everyday tasks more effectively, and gain greater insight and control over your personnel and payroll processes.

    • Supporting agile and responsive service
      Business World On! enables a swift response to new organizational demands or legislation, so you can handle change, reduce ownership costs and keep HR & Payroll information organized and under control – no matter how disparate, fast-changing or intricate.
    • Acting as the central hub for all HR information
      Our solution is designed for comprehensive and flexible handling of employee records, with user-definable fields and easy attachment of relevant electronic documents. It also drives improved monitoring and control of HR processes, through user-defined workflow, ensuring effective communication and timely handling of tasks.
    • Delivering complete payroll support
      It’s never been easier to stay on top of the exact compensation arrangements for each individual employee. Our solution also offers full administration and tracking of roles and positions, plus sophisticated reporting and modeling, to handle the requirements of even the most complex, international organizations.
    • Helping employees take ownership
      Thanks to controlled, secure Internet access, employees can carry out common administrative tasks themselves. Data quality is maintained using workflow for approvals and verification (prior to updating personal records), to ensure efficient, accurate and consistent data entry.

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  • Cloud at your Speed

    Enabling your team to fully control your move to the Cloud securely - at the speed you require.

    • Flexible: you choose if and when to transition your solutions to the Cloud, with minimal effort.
    • Standardized: Easy to implement and use, with low implementation costs, and vastly reducing the time to value. 
    • Ready to use: Access your software anywhere, anytime, with any device without delay.
    • Business continuity: Continually benefit from the latest innovations with our Cloud options - without extra configuration or extensive testing.

    With Cloud at your Speed, you have full control of what goes on the Cloud, and when it gets there.


  • "Our Unit4 solution is the sole foundation for our entire group of more than 8,000 employees at 150 locations."

    - CIO, Bravida

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  • "Unit4's research management solution promises the control universities like Monash require to be world leading."

    - CIO, Monash University

  • “Unit4 Business World will allow Conservation International to track the grant information it needs, track any new information in the future, and easily fulfil new or changing reporting requirements.”

    - Conservation International

  • "The global Unit4 implementation will allow us to be true to one of our five core values which is Accountability – we take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results, and being accountable to supporters, partners and, most of all, children."

    - Save the Children

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Key advantages

Unit4 Business World enables organizations to ensure that their people are prepared to meet business demands as efficiently as possible, while nurturing and developing their employees as their organization evolves.

Keeping you ahead of change


Handling change is about more than just analyzing trends or keeping the numbers straight. It affects people, and how they deliver your organization’s strategies and goals. Whether the changes you face are large or small, internal or external, about capitalizing on growth opportunities or surviving through tough times, better people management systems will be crucial. What sets the Unit4 solution apart is its continued agility and flexibility that lets you adjust it yourself to embrace change – long after initial implementation.

Understanding and meeting your needs


Unlike more rigid systems, users can not only configure Unit4 Business World On! (on an ongoing basis) for the more common processes and requirements but just as easily handle those special or unusual processes and requirements unique to their organization. Better still, your teams will love it because we’ve designed it from the ground up to be a joy to use!

More comprehensive for clearer insights


The strengths of our HR & Payroll solutions are multiplied by their tight integration and two-way data exchange with the rest of the Unit4 Business World On! ERP suite. As a result, your organization is able to benefit significantly from lower administration costs, reduced need for cross-functional reconciliations, increased reliability of data, greater transparency of information across the organization and the associated peace of mind of having robust and reliable business systems. And all underpinned by a shared architecture designed to seamlessly manage ongoing changes in data, processes and information delivery.

Better connected – more collaborative and mobile


Unit4 Business World On! keeps vital information at your fingertips and enables you to work much more closely with colleagues, through a variety of built-in collaborative tools. Combine that with our new range of easy, convenient mobile apps and you’ll have all the answers you need, to stay in touch and up to date.

Key capabilities

Complemented by a range of task-focused capabilties and Mobile Apps, our HR & Payroll solution covers the entire employee lifecycle:

  • Employee management: fully covering employee records management, including applicant administration and the management of employee contract details, as well as document management and compliance management.
  • Talent management: including the identification and administration of employees’ competences and skills, employee development and learning, recording of employee performance and succession management.
  • Time and attendance: attendance and leave management, work schedules and timesheets are neatly handled and the Absences Experience Pack makes requesting and viewing absences really easy for employees.
  • Compensation and benefits: payroll, benefits, salary review and forecasting, cost analysis and pensions are all areas of HR that are easily managed within the Unit4 Business World On! solution.
  • Organization development: easy setup and modeling of different organizational structures for reporting and analysis, as well as "What if…?" planning and tools for managing all positions in the business.
  • Recruitment and staffing: easily identify if the required number of skilled staff are in place and comprehensively manage the recruitment process by identifying the best internal or external applicants.
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