SOURCE: UNIT4 Business Software

UNIT4 Business Software

January 30, 2014 09:00 ET

Medicine Hat Selects UNIT4 Agresso as Demonstrated Leader in Canadian Municipal Sector

Oracle Unable to Match Agresso's Responsiveness to Change

VICTORIA, BC and MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwired - Jan 30, 2014) - UNIT4 Business Software, the North American subsidiary of UNIT4, the global leader in software that supports business change, today announced a $2.3M agreement with the City of Medicine Hat to provide UNIT4 Agresso Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. The agreement includes delivery of a fully-integrated solution including financial management and budgeting, HR and payroll, procurement, project costing and billing, field asset management and comprehensive reporting.

Medicine Hat is a dynamic, full service Alberta city that strives to be "a community of choice" for its over 61,000 residents. In an effort to improve decision making and optimally allocate resources, the city elected to replace its existing Oracle/JD Edwards solution to gain access to more timely information. Following a comprehensive review, Medicine Hat chose UNIT4 Agresso over other Tier I ERP providers because of Agresso's demonstrated success in the Canadian marketplace and its ability to respond to business change quickly and inexpensively.

"UNIT4 Business Software has an impressive track record in the Canadian public sector," states Brian Mastel, general manager of finance at the city of Medicine Hat. "Agresso has helped many other cities adapt to the same challenges we face -- access to the right information in a timely manner leading to informed and sound decision making across the organization. Agresso will provide what we need and is agile enough to continue delivering as our requirements evolve," he adds.

With 13 municipal government customers in Western Canada, UNIT4 Business Software continues to expand its presence in the public sector. "Local governments choose Agresso because they can operate it themselves without costly external consultants and they can enjoy efficient, enterprise-wide visibility across their resources," notes Shelley Zapp, CEO of UNIT4 Business Software. "The public sector is under constant pressure to deliver services and control costs even when frequent changes are required and that is the environment in which Agresso thrives," she adds.

The city expects to go live on the system in 2015.

About the City of Medicine Hat

The City of Medicine Hat is a thriving city of approximately 61,180 (2012 Municipal Census) residents. Located in the beautiful South Saskatchewan River Valley, residents enjoy the beauty and peace of the coulees and rolling prairie which boasts many species of wildlife. Medicine Hat is a community alive with vibrancy and spirit few communities witness. The community enjoys the values that are intrinsically tied to our history and quality of life. Medicine Hat strives to achieve City Council's vision of being "a community of choice" where people come to live, work and play.

About UNIT4 Business Software

UNIT4 Business Software is the North American subsidiary of UNIT4, a $624 million global business software and services company that creates, provides and supports software for Businesses Living IN Change. It offers solutions that help these fast-changing public, private, non-profit and higher education 'BLINC' organizations embrace business change -- simply, quickly and cost-effectively. UNIT4 Agresso, the company's flagship Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite and UNIT4 Coda Financials, its best-of-class financial management software, are used by 6000+ organizations in more than 100 countries. For more information visit our website or follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn and our company blog.

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