SOURCE: UNIT4 Business Software

UNIT4 Business Software

May 22, 2013 13:45 ET

UNIT4 Business Software Kicks Off UNIT4 Connects 2013

VICTORIA, BC and MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwired - May 22, 2013) -

  • First united and sold out UNIT4 Business Software's user conference
  • Close to 400 attendees registered to expand their knowledge of UNIT4 solutions
  • Innovation Excellence Awards winner recognized

UNIT4 Business Software, the North American subsidiary of UNIT4, the global leader in software that supports business change, today launched UNIT4 Connects, its largest conference and training event for customers in North America with close to 400 attendees at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa, San Diego, Calif.

UNIT4 Connects 2013 marks the first event since the merger of UNIT4 Business Software and UNIT4 CODA. Highlighting the theme of "Growing Together," UNIT4 Connects 2013 features more than 70 breakout sessions and workshops presented by Coda and Agresso experts. Customers enjoy the opportunity to grow their UNIT4 product knowledge and skills and hear more about product roadmaps. The conference offers networking opportunities to users of UNIT4 Business Software's four key products (UNIT4 Agresso, UNIT4 Coda Financials, UNIT4 Agresso Education and Sabre® CentralCommand with Agresso), provides access to management and product experts and allows attendees to earn CPE credits for professional development.

UNIT4 Connects opened with an executive address by Shelley Zapp, CEO of UNIT4 Business Software, Jeremy Roche, from the Managing Board of UNIT4 N.V. and Ton Dobbe, UNIT4 N.V. VP of Product Marketing. Executives spoke about initiatives, product plans and the future direction of the new combined company. The conference's keynote speaker, Giovanni Livera, took the audience through an enthusiastic, high-voltage performance emphasizing how anything is possible.

"This year's conference is about connecting our customers with our product experts, with each other and with the greater UNIT4 community. This is where our customers first hear about all the new capabilities and features of our four key products and learn how to get the most out of their investment with UNIT4 Business Software," said Zapp.

UNIT4 Connects 2013 introduced the Innovation Excellence Award. The award recognized a customer who demonstrated outstanding practices and accomplishments to embrace change within their organization and sector using UNIT4 solutions. Six finalists were chosen by UNIT4 Business Software: King County Housing Authority, Pinnacol Assurance, Royal Roads University, Superior Bulk Logistics, Inc., City of Kelowna and Travel Leaders Group.

During the opening session, Zapp awarded the 2013 Innovation Excellence Award to Superior Bulk Logistics. This transportation leader showcased innovation and a measurable, positive financial impact since implementing Coda Financials in 2011. Using Coda's ability to consolidate information from across systems, Superior Bulk Logistics realized significant savings by tracking both financial and non-financial data in one cohesive system.

Sessions highlighting each finalist's challenges, successes, innovative use of UNIT4 solutions and return on investment will be presented during the conference.

"What better way to share knowledge than to engage fully with leading customers and learn first-hand about their best practices and their innovative use of UNIT4 Business Software solutions," Zapp continued.

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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 -- delivered via the cloud or on-premise. 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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