UNIT4 Group

February 10, 2014 08:00 ET

African Research Organization Replaces Administrative Systems With Agresso ERP

SLIEDRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2014) -

  • Benefiting from experience and blueprint implementing Agresso in other international NGOs
  • Proven functionality and the ability to make cost savings will optimize valuable funds for research

UNIT4 Group, the global leader in software that supports business change, today announced a new contract with African research organisation, ICIPE, to replace its administrative systems including project accounting, finance and HR. ICIPE, which researches ways to better control and benefit from tropical insects and other arthropods, will be the latest of many international NGOs (non-governmental organizations) to implement Agresso ERP.

The project capitalizes on experience from a similar project where UNIT4 is implementing a single international research management system for CGIAR, an international consortium of non-profit agricultural research organizations. CGIAR is currently rolling out Agresso across 10 global research organizations to create a single research management IT backbone across the consortium. ICIPE will leverage the knowledge and experience of these NGOs to ensure processes are optimized and cost savings are delivered.

"We chose Agresso because it was the only single ERP solution providing market leading functionality across Projects, Finance, Procurement, HR and Payroll," said Roger Finan, Director of Finance at ICIPE. "In working with the CG Centers and other organizations like us UNIT4 understands what we do, how we do it and the constraints within which we have to work. Utilising the NGO blueprint developed by CGIAR allows us to be up and running with the core system very quickly giving time to concentrate on those areas that are particular to ICIPE. This means we can concentrate our valuable funds and resources on research whilst Agresso helps us deliver efficiencies and savings in administration."

ICIPE was established in 1970 in direct response to the need for alternative and environmentally friendly pest and vector management strategies. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, ICIPE is mandated to conduct research and develop methods that are effective, selective, non-polluting, non-resistance inducing, and which are affordable to resource-limited rural and urban communities. ICIPE's mandate further extends to the conservation and utilization of the rich insect biodiversity found in Africa.

Photography is available to download illustrating the ICIPE Head Office campus in Nairobi and an indigenous fruit fly.

About UNIT4

UNIT4 is a global cloud-focused business software and services company aimed at helping dynamic public sector and commercial services organizations to embrace change simply, quickly and cost effectively. The Group incorporates a number of the world's leading change embracing software brands including Agresso, our flagship ERP suite for mid-sized and large services intensive organizations; Coda, our best-of-class financial management software; and, the cloud applications company formed with investment from

With operations in 26 countries worldwide, revenue of EUR 469.8 million was realized in 2012. UNIT4 is headquartered in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands and has over 4,000 employees.

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