About Unit4 Business World

Unit4 Business World is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that helps organizations to manage and integrate their business processes and activities. It offers multi-lingual and multi-currency support and caters to higher education, nonprofits and NGOs, professional services, public sector, real estate and wholesale organizations.

Unit4 Business World integrates information, workflow and analytics which allows updates to populate automatically throughout the solution.The solution's internal memory and predictive capabilities help teams manage their time and prioritize tasks.

Unit4's modules include core financials, HR, budgeting and forecasting, procurement, asset management and reporting and analytics. Business World also offers...


Read More

Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic)

7 Reviews of Unit4 Business World

Average User Ratings

Overall

3.71 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

3.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(4)

4

4 stars

(1)

1

3 stars

(0)

0

2 stars

(0)

0

1 stars

(2)

2

Likelihood to Recommend

Not likely

Very likely

Filter reviews by:

Sort by: Most Helpful | Most Recent

Showing 1 - 7 of 7 results

Do you use this product?Write a review

July 2018

Raman from City of Port Moody

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Government Administration

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2018

Very flexible and includes a wide range of modules for many business needs

Pros

Business World is very customizable. More times than not, you can tailor the software to meet your business process, rather than changing your processes to match the software. Business World has a wide array of modules including core financials, payroll, hr and more. Since first purchasing Business World in 2005, the product has been able to grow with us and we have purchased many additional modules to fit our needs.

Cons

Because the software is so customizable, we run into issues when performing upgrades as we're not always running things in "default" mode.

Response from Unit4

Replied July 2018

Thank you very much for your review! We greatly appreciate it. We look forward to continuing to work with you.

March 2019

Rich from SIUE

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2019

Flexible, User-friendly, well-designed accounting software

Automated large journal entry processes, automated investment allocation procedures, gave web-based access to end users minimizing calls and questions, improved state and federal reporting using attributes assigned at payables level. Would recommend highly to a mid-size or larger organization.

Pros

Powerful inquiry options both instant and report-based; flexible setup able to capture multiple unique attributes needed for our reporting; importing and exporting to/from excel very straightforward.

Cons

Could be more flexible from a display standpoint (changing display size/colors). Only a few other clients in the University Foundation field so few peers to network with.

Response from Unit4

Replied March 2019

Thank you for your review, Rich! Customer experience is very important to us, so we're happy to hear that you are pleased with Unit4 Business World. We're always working toward improved flexibility in our solutions, and would of course be happy to welcome more of your peers to the Unit4 family.

November 2019

Rachel from Aston Business School

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Functionality

1.0

November 2019

Using Agresso is painful!

Pros

Absolutely nothing, using Agresso is a complete nightmare and wastes my time whenever I have to use it.

Cons

Glitches, grinds to a halt and gives error messages when using via Chrome - colleagues tell me it's slightly better with IE. The welcome screen retains an old password instead of updating it so you always have to put the new password in once you've changed it. Completely counter-intuitive; one small but representative example is that you have to hit the "search" button instead of the return key to search. Weird, meaningless terminology in error messages; eg Costc: Direct relation-connection not retrievable since parent field dim_2 is not filled in! Value for field dim_1 is fixed. Project: Direct relation-connection not retrievable since parent field dim_4 is not filled in! Value for field dim_2 is fixed Impossible to find eg. requisitions for PO numbers that you've made previously. Impossible to find a way to get a list of outstanding requisitions or PO numbers.

Response from Unit4

Replied November 2019

Dear Rachel, I'm sorry to hear that you have been having a hard time using Business World in your role. Aston has been a valued customer of Unit4's for a long time, so we are excited that your organisation is currently upgrading from a very old version to our latest cloud generation very soon! We are confident that you will see significant improvements that will improve your experience in short order. Please don't hesitate to reach out to your account manager with any further issues as we want to ensure that you are getting the most out of Business World for your role.

August 2018

Craig from King County Housing Authority

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Government Administration

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2018

A Happy Unit4 Business World Customer

With reliable access to all of our data, we have been able to harmonize projects, departments and service delivery.

Pros

We chose Business World because it enables us to modify the system quickly and easily as needed to meet our changing needs. It has improved our overall accountability with accurate budgeting, simply by enabling staff to access the information they need when they need it. It also gives us the flexibility we need to meet our unique needs.

Cons

For new hires, Business World comes with a learning curve but the Unit4 support team is always there to help us.

August 2018

Robin from City of Port Coquitlam

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Government Administration

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2018

City of Port Coquitlam likes ERP in the Cloud

The City has had a very good overall experience with Unit4 Business World providing the core financial systems for the city along with supporting products such as Inventory, Purchasing, Project Costing and Payroll.

Pros

Very configurable solution which can easily match most business processes and requirements. Easy and intuitive to use for many end users. Reporting is easy and straight forward. Cloud upgrades are much easier and cheaper than on premise solutions compared to many other ERP software solutions.

Cons

Some functionality is only available in a 'fat" client and not in a web browser.

November 2017

Trude from Agilyx Solutions (formerly Agresso)

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2017

I have used the product since 1996

Pros

It is flexible and can be built to suite any business need. It has a robust data model and can easily interface with other applications.

Cons

Because the application is so flexible it can come across as complex when it is initially introduced.

Response from UNIT4 Business Software

Replied November 2017

Thank you for your review, Trude! We're so glad you are happy with our ERP's flexibility - and for so long!

March 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

1.0

March 2018

Terrible Product, clunky, inflexible and definitely not value for money

Pros

The one thing that this product has going for it is that is is cloud-based - albeit extremely slow and unreponsive

Cons

Slow, inflexible, un-intuitive and generally clunky. It might cost lest than tier-one systems but is definitely not value for money