CDPP in Australia Selects Agresso Business World ERP

Published on May 19, 2011 in Uncategorized


The Netherlands (May 19, 2011) – Agresso Australia, distributor of UNIT4’s Agresso Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite in Australia, announced today that it has been selected by the Australian Government Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) ( to supply Agresso Business World, following the conclusion of a comprehensive tender process.

This news follows an extensive evaluation of the Agresso product and organizational capabilities of the Agresso business. The Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) is an independent prosecuting service established by the Parliament of Australia to prosecute alleged offences against Commonwealth law, and to deprive offenders of the proceeds and benefits of criminal activity. As a dynamic organization with around 590 staff and offices in all Australian States and Territories, the CDPP plays a key role ensuring fairness and equity in Australian society through its prosecutorial role.

The CDPP plans to make extensive use of Agresso’s web based delivery and role based workflow in streamlining business process throughout the CDPP’s operations across the country. Agresso satisfies the CDPP’s objective to provide highly secure, reliable and low-maintenance Financial Management Information System (FMIS) that can be accessed anywhere, any time and that doesn’t require the ongoing, expensive change costs typical of ERP market solutions. The CDPP’s selection of Agresso underscores the company’s success against other tier one ERP vendors. Agresso will replace the current SAP Finance platform which the agency has used for some 10 years. Using Agresso’s agile implementation approach the project is scheduled to go-live in July 2011, 5 months after starting the implementation project.

“We are delighted to be working with such a high profile agency the CDPP, on this transformative project. I am proud of our team, their dedicated approach to ensuring all of the CDPP’s requirements were met with standard functionality was demonstrated throughout the evaluation process. The low total cost of ownership inherent in the Agresso Business World solution, a direct result of the underpinning easy-change architecture, once again allowed us to prevail in a hotly contested competition against other tier one vendors,” said John Catarinich – Chief Executive officer of Agresso Pty Limited.

This win follows on from the recent Government success with the Queensland Government – Department of Education. The CDPP is a particularly respected Commonwealth agency, highly credentialed and well connected to other Statutory, Legal and Law Enforcement agencies and Departments and represents a key plank of Agresso’s Government strategy in Australia.

About CDPP (

The Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) was established under the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983 (DPP Act) and began operations in 1984.

The CDPP is within the Commonwealth Attorney General’s portfolio, but for all practical purposes it operates independently of the Attorney General’s Department. The Director is a statutory law officer and is required to report annually to the Federal Parliament.

The CDPP operates in a similar fashion to a large law office. The CDPP has a Head Office located in Canberra and regional offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. There are also sub-offices of the Brisbane office in Cairns and Townsville.

About Agresso Australia (

Agresso Pty Limited is a dynamic organization providing innovative business information management solutions to leading organizations across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. We deliver and support UNIT4’s game-changing ERP Suite – Agresso Business World to help dynamic people and project-centric organizations manage their business needs effectively.

About UNIT4

UNIT4 ( ) is a global business software and services company aimed at helping dynamic public sector, and commercial services organizations to embrace change simply, quickly and cost effectively in a market sector it calls ‘Businesses Living IN Change’ (BLINC)(TM). The Group incorporates a number of the world’s leading change embracing software brands including Agresso Business World, our flagship ERP suite for mid-sized services intensive organizations and Coda, our best-of-class financial management software.

With operations in 17 European countries, as well as 7 countries across North America, Asia Pacific and Africa and sales activities in several other countries, its revenue was EUR421.7 million in 2010. UNIT4 is headquartered in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands and has over 4,000 employees. It is listed on Euronext Amsterdam and is included in the Amsterdam Midcap Index (AMX). For more information on UNIT4 or any of its operating companies, please visit the website at, follow us on Twitter @UNIT4_Group or contact:

Emma Hoyle
Group PR Manager

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