SOURCE: UNIT4 Business Software

UNIT4 Business Software

November 07, 2013 09:00 ET

UNIT4 Acquires French Education Web Portal

Supports Strategic Focus to Deliver a Single International Software Solution for Higher Education and Research Organizations

VICTORIA, BC and MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2013) - UNIT4, the global leader in software that supports business change, announced the acquisition of Unify Education, a French education software solution, to support its aim to become the software vendor of choice for global education and research institutions.

Unify Education's portal technology, built on UNIT4's Agresso Education software, will be used to provide enhanced functionality to Agresso Education's robust self-service portal, a key component in UNIT4's global education offering -- UNIT4 Campus. It offers user friendly and efficient access to the heart of the education management system for each of the constituents who contribute to the academic fabric of an institution.

"Students, faculty and staff are demanding better service from their institutions, and they expect to perform activities online," said David Turner, Group Marketing Director, UNIT4. "They expect access to information at the touch of a button. This is driving institutions to let users perform more tasks online and remotely to suit their schedules. We aim to help institutions provide their students and staff with the tools they need to manage daily tasks successfully and to provide an integrated, online student experience from the moment they first enquire or apply, through to enrolling in their chosen program and throughout their time at the institution and beyond."

The acquisition gives UNIT4 ownership over a joint development initiative with Unify Education which extends the software functionality to meet the needs of institutions and their students. The solution provides an intranet for the administrative team and an extranet for students, teachers, companies and parents. This will be integral to UNIT4's new Education and Research solution, UNIT4 Campus, designed to exploit the unique change capabilities of the UNIT4 Agresso platform. UNIT4 Campus is well suited to a shared services environment and cloud delivery, and provides institutions the option to adopt the solution in a modular fashion, linking it via web services to existing legacy systems until they are replaced.

UNIT4 provides software solutions to more than 400 education and research institutions and is the leading supplier to the sector in the UK and Scandinavia, with an emerging presence in North America, France and other countries worldwide. In 2012 it established a global Center of Excellence for Education and Research solutions where it is combining its extensive domain expertise with the post-implementation change capabilities of the Agresso platform. The new enterprise solution suite, UNIT4 Campus, will better meet the needs of institutions than non-integrated, antiquated competitive offerings. This is particularly true for institutions opening international campuses and research centers, partnering with institutions abroad or actively seeking to attract international students.

About Unify Education

Unify Education is a company dedicated to the higher education sector which provides a global information system combined with a process oriented methodology and constant innovation to allow schools to overcome real challenges against worldwide competition. For more information on Unify Education, please visit www.unify-education.com

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.

Contact Information

  • Media contact:

    Asmaa Methqal, MA
    Marketing Communications Manager
    UNIT4 Business Software
    Phone: (250) 704-4484
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    Twitter: @UNIT4_NA