UNIT4 Opens New Operation in Italy

Published on July 7, 2010 in Computer & Electronics, Computer Software, Internet, Technology

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* Expanding coverage of UNIT4 software across Italy and Europe * Helping organizations meet very complex Italian accounting requirements

Sliedrecht (July 07, 2010) –

UNIT4, the world’s leading provider of change-embracing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business software, today announced UNIT4 Business Software SRL, a new Italian operation set up to support existing customers and to expand coverage of UNIT4 software across Italy and Europe, as well as supporting multinational organizations with a presence in Italy.

The new operation will be based in Via Torino, Milan and will initially employ six people to market, sell, and support UNIT4 software with a focus on the Agresso Business World ERP suite and the best-of-class CODA Financials accounting product. The new company began operating on June 21st and is already working with child protection NGO Save the Children, to help its Italian operation based in Rome implement the Agresso Business World ERP suite. Save the Children already uses Agresso in a number of its operations across Europe.

The Italian operation is headed by Country Manager Daniel Acton-Bond, who has over 15 years’ experience: originally supporting and reselling the CODA product suite; more recently as a UNIT4 partner; and now as a fully fledged UNIT4 operation, focused on the business software needs of Italian customers. In particular, UNIT4 offers the in-depth experience and understanding required for successful implementation and localization projects – both for Italian organizations and for multinationals – carrying out international roll-outs for companies such as Ernst and Young Italy, Avis, Alliance Boots, Arval Phh, Spicers and IKEA.

UNIT4 already works with 50 CODA and five Agresso customer organizations in Italy. In addition, the team has been heavily involved in developing and maintaining the Italian localization of the CODA Financials product. This brings considerable benefit to UNIT4 customers operating in Italy and the reassurance that they can trust UNIT4’s solutions to comply with the very complex Italian accounting requirements.

“It is important to us that we can support our Italian customers and our multinational customers operating in Italy with local knowledge and expertise,” said Chris Ouwinga, President & CEO, UNIT4. “Daniel and the team have extensive experience in this market and will continue to expand coverage of UNIT4 products across the region as well as building awareness of the Agresso and CODA product brands. Italy is an important market for us and we see a lot of opportunity for a local presence to enable sales on a European level. Organizations in Italy are subject to the strictest accounting rules in the world and our software can help them meet those requirements and therefore any other country specific rules.”

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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.

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 as 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).

For more information, please visit: www.unit4.com, or call:
Emma Hoyle
Group PR Manager
UNIT4
+44 1423 537 977
emma.hoyle@unit4.com

Source: UNIT4

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