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 users business processes and routines within unique packages, that include budget books, absences, people planner, requisitions and more.
Unit4 Business World also offers Cloud Your Way which enables teams to switch between public cloud, private cloud and on-premise deployment. Support is offered via phone, email and a global support portal.
Jessica from MTSA
Specialty: Higher Education
Employees number: 11-50 employees
Not too sure about many pros with this one. I don't like it very much. The only pro I can think of is that I don't have to use it that much.
This program is kind of confusing. I'm not sure if its the way we have it set up or what. It in not very straight forward and requires extensive training.
Deb from Bluffton university
Specialty: Higher Education
Employees number: 501-1,000 employees
I looked at Unit 4 when evaluating ERP solutions for and educational institution. I think it is worth a look especially for smaller organizations. I think the price point is good and will work for a company that doesn't have a lot of exceptions.
I don't think the product was ready for bigger companies. It didn't seem like it could make many adjustments without modifications. Which are doable, I just didn't want to take the resources or money to do so.
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.