UNIT4 sponsors People & Planet’s Green League 2010

Published on June 10, 2010 in Computer & Electronics, Computer Software, Internet, Technology


* Ranks green credentials of UK universities * Aligned to UNIT4’s business and corporate responsibility strategies

Bristol, UK (June 10, 2010) –

UNIT4 Business Software, the UK division of UNIT4, the world’s leading provider of ERP for fast changing organisations, today announced that it is sponsoring People & Planet’s Green League 2010 which will be announced in the Times Higher Education supplement on Thursday, June 10th.

The People & Planet’s Green League 2010, which measures and ranks the green credentials of 139 UK universities, is organised by student groups at universities, colleges and schools, plus many other individual supporters. UNIT4 is the leading supplier of business software to Higher Education and more than 75 UK universities are clients, so the company has a history of involvement in initiatives such as this. UNIT4 is also investing heavily in its own environmental solutions and will shortly announce a significant offering that will help universities and other organisations measure and improve environmental performance.

“The Green League is very important. Existing and prospective students increasingly care about the green credentials of the universities they attend. The healthy competition it creates between the institutions is a force for good and something we are pleased to support,” commented Anwen Robinson, managing director of UNIT4 Business Software.

UNIT4 was also impressed by the rigorous and comprehensive criteria by which the universities were judged. People & Planet’s Green League takes a dual approach to environmental management; it looks at both commitment to systemic improvement and at actual performance. The performance indicators reveal how well an institution is performing on the ground. The management and policy criteria demonstrate whether an institution has a systematic means of improving its performance.

In 2009 six of the top ten universities in People & Planet Green League were UNIT4 customers.


Notes to editors:

About People & Planet
People & Planet is the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment. It consists of groups at Universities, Colleges and Schools, plus many other individual supporters, supported by an office staff team.
For more information, please visit: http://peopleandplanet.org/greenleague

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).

For more information, please visit: www.unit4software.co.uk

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

Source: UNIT4

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