Marie Stopes International improves HR and Payroll efficiency with Agresso Business World software

Published on June 16, 2010 in Computer & Electronics, Computer Software, Internet, Technology


* Key component of business-wide process enhancements * Agresso will improve visibility and control of HR and Payroll data

Bristol, UK (June 16, 2010) –

UNIT4 Business Software, the UK division of UNIT4, the world’s leading provider of ERP for fast changing organisations, today announced that the sexual and reproductive healthcare charity and service provider Marie Stopes International, has selected Agresso Business World as part of a business-wide drive to improve process efficiency.

Marie Stopes will use Agresso’s integrated Human Resources (HR), Payroll and e-Recruiter solutions to centralise HR and Payroll information into one database, allowing the organisation to decrease administration, reduce costs and focus on more strategic HR and Payroll tasks.

“Out of the box, Agresso matched our requirements very closely. We liked the clear, intuitive functionality and the ease with which it can be configured, which is very important in helping the organisation adapt to change quickly and with minimal investment.” said Sharon Hynes, Vice President and People & Development Director at Marie Stopes.

HR and Payroll executives will have rapid access to information on training and development management, payroll, remuneration, staff changes, disciplinary procedures, recruitment and absence management, allowing them to make better informed decisions regarding workforce strategy. Crucially, self-service portals will allow managers and employees across the organisation to administer their own ever-changing personal HR data. The information will be stored on a single database, removing a considerable administrative burden from the HR & Payroll departments.

“Agresso will give us excellent visibility and control over our HR and Payroll data,” Hynes continued, “both departments will now be able to collaborate more effectively, reduce costs, improve employee productivity, remove unnecessary administration and focus on more strategic tasks. Agresso will help us promote best HR and Payroll practice.”

With more than 75 customers in the Third Sector, including eight of the top 50 UK charities, UNIT4 thoroughly understands this vertical and provides solutions that directly address the challenges it faces.


Notes to editors:

About Marie Stopes International

Marie Stopes International delivers family planning and sexual healthcare to women throughout the world. In many countries that means providing contraception, safe abortion and mother and baby care to the poorest and most vulnerable. We want to make sure that women everywhere have a choice when it comes to having children.

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About UNIT4

UNIT4 is a global business software and services company aimed at helping dynamic 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 and CODA financial management software.

For mid-sized services intensive organizations, UNIT4 markets the Agresso Business World ERP suite that is widely acknowledged as the business software solution that delivers the lowest Total Cost of Change. This is achieved thanks to its VITA(TM) architecture which allows for ongoing, post-implementation changes without the typical external IT costs and services that cost firms huge sums of money each year.

CODA Financials is our award-winning suite of best-of-class financial management software designed to integrate with your industry- and company-specific applications. CODA’s LINK(TM) architecture sets it apart from ordinary accounting systems by providing a financial information backbone for companies with fast-changing and mixed application environments. It is a global accounting solution for mid-to large sized organizations, offering a “no compromise” approach to financial modeling, process control and application choice.

In the UK we focus strongly on the public sector where we are a leading provider to Local Government, Further and Higher Education and Health organisations. In the commercial sectors Financial Services, Retail and Media and Publishing are key markets. Overall we aim to be the UK’s foremost business software company, providing solutions that transform the delivery of public services and comprehensively support commercial organisation in their ability to adapt and prosper in rapidly changing environments.

UNIT4 is a top six mid-market ERP software player globally and the 2nd largest European ERP supplier. With offices in 13 European countries, as well 6 countries across North America, Asia Pacific and Africa and sales activities in several other countries, a revenue of EUR379.4 million was realized in 2009. UNIT4 is headquartered in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands. The company has 3,456 employees (31 December 2009).

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Chris Quinn
Interim UK PR Manager
+44 (0)7961 017 007

Source: UNIT4

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