June 30, 2009 09:01 ET

Agresso and Coda Present Strategy to 24 Global Analysts

Unit 4 Agresso presents at global analyst meeting in Boston Unified message reaches influential audience Innovation and research at core of Group's strategy for the future

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 30, 2009) - Unit 4 Agresso, the global business software developer and parent company of the Agresso and CODA product families, has announced its newly aligned positioning and its desire to deliver an enhanced user experience. The announcement was made in Boston at an annual analyst event which drew 24 influential market analysts from around the world, including Gartner Group, Forester Research, International Data Corporation (IDC), AMR Research, Aberdeen Group, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), TechVentive, Ventura Research, Deal Architect and PWR.

Among the highlights of the announcement were:

- Unit 4 Agresso believes that with its new international go-to-market strategy, aligning its Agresso and CODA product families, it has further differentiated itself in the market. With the post-implementation agility offered by Agresso and the interoperability delivered by CODA it is well placed to extend its market reach and position as the preferred global business supplier for Businesses Living IN Change.

- Agresso's new user experience R&D activities, presently code-named Agresso X2, are being undertaken in cooperation with a U.S.-based technology innovator. Together they plan to redefine the user experience via a three-part strategy that combines Agresso's product features and functionality, corrects competitor/standard user interface shortfalls and that leverages the benefits of Agresso's inherently flexible VITA architecture.

- The new Unit 4 Agresso Spanish R&D facility will become one of the top 3 development hubs for Unit 4 Agresso, along with Norway and the UK. It will also be Spain's largest software R&D facility.

About Unit 4 Agresso

Unit 4 Agresso, the parent company of Agresso North America is headquartered in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands. Unit 4 Agresso was founded in 1980. Today Unit 4 Agresso is a leading international producer of business software for public and private sector organizations. The group has 3,500 staff in 14 European countries, 5 countries outside Europe and sales activities in other countries around the world. It is also publicly quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (Symbol: U4AGR). Unit 4 Agresso develops, sells, implements and supports business software for the management, support and optimization of business operations and for the optimization of the operational management.

About Agresso North America

Agresso ( or is one of the top five providers of ERP solutions for professional services and public sector organizations. Agresso offers a uniquely integrated data/ process/ delivery architecture designed specifically for Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC)™. Agresso is known as "The ERP Market's Definition of Agility" as it allows an unlimited amount of ongoing, post-implementation changes without the typical external IT costs and intervention that nets billions of dollars in revenue to the market leaders. Over 2,900 companies and organizations in 100 countries deploy Agresso Business World for both operational support and strategic management. The company's role-based, Web Services and Services-Oriented Architecture (SOA) enabled solutions include: Financial Management, Human Resources and Payroll, Procurement Management, Project Costing and Billing, Reporting and Analytics, Business Process Automation, Field Services and Asset Maintenance, and CRM.

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