SOURCE: UNIT4 Business Software

UNIT4 Business Software

February 18, 2014 09:00 ET

UNIT4 Business Software Transforms Local Government ERP With New Partner ITP

VICTORIA, BC and MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2014) - UNIT4 Business Software, the North American subsidiary of UNIT4, the global leader in software that supports business change, has today announced that Interlocken Technology Partners (ITP) has been named preferred partner for the UNIT4 Agresso ERP suite. In addition to providing customers with access to specialized local government knowledge and project experience, this partnership supports UNIT4's focus on extending both market reach and growth through the formation of strategic alliances with sector experts like ITP.

In today's challenging conditions, it is more important than ever for organizations to get the best from their most important assets. UNIT4 Agresso gives local government managers a comprehensive range of tools to help them perform their essential functions more efficiently and effectively while gaining greater insight and control over their business processes. Founded in 2011, ITP is a leading local government solutions consulting firm working with a diverse range of customers including state governments and local governments, utilities and emergency services. ITP is ideally placed to assist UNIT4 in the delivery of its Agresso ERP solutions and services to public sector customers across the United States.

Shelley Zapp, CEO and president of UNIT4 Business Software in North America, added: "This partnership demonstrates our commitment to delivering full vertical-specific solutions supported by specialist partners. Our customers will now benefit from access to ITP's considerable knowledge and experience of enterprise-level ERP solutions as well as their expert business transformation and implementation programs. We are already working with ITP on several key UNIT4 projects including the City of Ventura and the Louisiana Supreme Court, and are looking forward to seeing this work extend further to new opportunities."

UNIT4 Agresso's solutions increase the accuracy and efficiency of Financial and HR/Payroll functions and allow business users to make ongoing modifications to the system when requirements change. With UNIT4 Agresso, customers only need to enter data once -- into the single shared information store -- where it can then be used across the wider organization to facilitate strategic thinking, effectively plan resources for projects, and respond to changes in the business or marketplace. The key benefits include opportunities to:

  • reduce administrative costs through automating workflow;
  • provide a complete picture for the organization's planning and management through support for all human resources, not just employees;
  • improve efficiency and save time with real-time reporting capabilities;
  • provide complete business support through the integration of all functional areas;
  • assist the organization in being more responsive to budget and constituent needs as well as changing regulatory requirements;
  • improve financial performance by providing comprehensive business analytics;
  • provide employees with the information they need to perform more efficiently.

Tim Wiens, ITP's CEO, said: "The ERP system is, without a doubt, a core function for all organizations today and we are seeing increased demand for solutions that can adapt quickly to both internal and external changes. More importantly, however, local government managers are recognizing that their existing legacy systems do not provide them with the functions needed to adapt and the ROI is not what was promised. Our partnership with UNIT4 allows us to respond to those managers as Agresso offers genuine post-implementation agility while reducing the overall cost of ownership. So we welcome the chance to extend our portfolio with UNIT4 Agresso and offer solutions and services that can really help organizations utilize their resources as effectively as possible."

Customer event -- UNIT4 and ITP are holding a customer information event at Denver Technical Center, on April 15th, 2014 from 8:30am to 12:00pm.

About Interlocken Technology Partners (ITP)

Founded in 2011, ITP is a full service information technology consulting firm that is focused on improving the operational efficiency of Public Sector organizations. ITP works with a diverse range of customers including state governments, local government, Utilities and emergency services. For more information, visit:

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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