SOURCE: UNIT4 Business Software

UNIT4 Business Software

November 21, 2013 09:00 ET

World's Largest Supplier of Cake Decorations Selects UNIT4 Coda Financials

Interoperability of Coda Financials Chosen as a Deciding Factor by DecoPac

VICTORIA, BC and MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwired - Nov 21, 2013) - UNIT4 Business Software, the North American subsidiary of UNIT4, the global leader in software that supports business change, announced today that DecoPac, the world's largest supplier of cake decorations, has teamed up its tailored IBM Application System/400 (AS/400) software with UNIT4 Coda Financials management software.

Over several decades, DecoPac's development team carefully built a custom AS/400 software solution to manage a high volume of transactions and distribution centers as well as produce tailored reports. As part of a system modernization, the company required a flexible accounting system that could provide a solid financial backbone to the existing application environment.

A key consideration in DecoPac's selection of Coda Financials over a PeopleSoft upgrade was Coda's significant track record of supporting AS/400 deployed environments and its integration capabilities. "It became apparent that our internal system alone was not able to keep pace with the reporting and analytical requirements of our expanding business," says Val Arntson, Information Technology Director at DecoPac. "The integration with Coda Financials as the back-office system enhances our custom system, and maximizes levels of visibility and collaboration throughout our company. Having the two systems tightly integrated will fulfill the changing needs of our business," she adds.

UNIT4 Business Software has been providing financial management applications to the AS/400 community since 1988. "Our long term partnership with IBM proves our dedication to ensure our Coda Financials customers are getting the most from their custom systems," says Shelley Zapp, CEO of UNIT4 Business Software. "Coda Financials is a great fit for distribution and wholesale companies thanks to its flexible integration capabilities and low total cost of ownership. This translates into more freedom for companies to link their choice of existing operational applications to the financial systems," she concludes.

DecoPac expects to be up and running on the Coda Financials system by late Q2 2014.

About DecoPac
DecoPac began as part of McGlynn Bakeries, which started as a single retail bakery in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1919. Today, DecoPac is the world's largest supplier of cake decorations to professional cake decorators and bakeries. Headquarters is in Anoka, Minnesota a suburb of Minneapolis, DecoPac operates three factories in North East England and have offices in Bentonville, Arkansas and Hong Kong. For more information, visit,, or Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

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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