Unit4 Business World is a scalable ERP solution designed to address the unique demands service organizations face. It offers multi-lingual and multi-currency capabilities, and is a fit for higher education, nonprofits and NGOs, professional services, public sector, real estate and wholesale organizations.
Most system changes can be made from the system's user interface, which helps eliminate the costs and delays typically required to customize an ERP system.
Unit4 Business World integrates information, workflow and analytics so each update populates automatically throughout the system. In-system memory and predictive capabilities help free up teams so they can focus on higher value work.
Modules include core financials, HR, budgeting and forecasting, procurement, asset management and reporting and analytics. Business World also offers fundamental business processes within unique packages, including Budget Books, Absences, People Planner, Requisitions and more.
Unit4 Business World also offers Cloud Your Way, which enables teams to move betwen public cloud, private cloud and on-premise deployment.
Renato from The Judge Group
We needed a mid-market full ERP product with a strong payroll module. We process our own payroll internally. We are one of the largest professional services staffing companies in the United States. Agresso is a truly modern ERP package, because it's based upon modern object-oriented code, not based upon COBOL, like most other mid-market offerings. Agresso can be hosted in the cloud or run on premise, but most important, Agresso can be extended and customized unlike purely cloud based solutions, which do not offer customization features, since all customers run on the same cloud version (that makes upgrades easy, but you cannot handle complex situations with one-size-fits all solutions). With Agresso, you can add user-defined objects, not merely user-defined fields using the Agresso Flexi-Field Groups feature. This is the most elegant ERP design in the world today.
The only downside with Agresso is that it is just starting to catch on in the United States, so even though it is the number 1 mid-market ERP in the U.K. and other parts of Europe, there are not yet that many consultants working with it here. That's unfortunate, since it's such a great software for large people centered organizations, like not-for-profit, professional services, education, etc. I believe that Agresso will continue to rapidly expand its customer base in the United States over the next decade.
I highly recommend that you evaluate UNIT4 Agresso for any people-centered service-oriented ERP needs. The combined ledger is wonderful, the batch input makes it super easy to import data into the system without using web services or XML (you can just insert rows into the Agresso batch input SQL staging tables directly, and run an import program from inside the application). This is very flexible, powerful software, that is easy to install, and has a small footprint. There is a web based front-end, so you don't need Citrix or Remote Desktop or to install it on all the user's desktops.
Rodrigo from Swedish Museum of Natural History
The interface is easy to use and full of good functions.
Its implementation in a workplace promotes a work philosophy that is neither productive nor inspiring for employees.
Make sure you let others know how unproductive it is to use tools like this to control working time.