UNIT4, has been awarded “approved supplier status” under the G-Cloud framework following a lengthy application and review of its SaaS offerings. Four of its solutions are listed in the Government’s CloudStore - Agresso Business World (ERP), Coda Financials, Business Collaborator (web-based project collaboration) and Agresso XRM.
HM Government is committed to the adoption of cloud computing to help public sector organisations reduce costs and quickly take advantage of new technologies via a flexible delivery methodology. As an approved supplier under the G-Cloud framework UNIT4’s solutions are immediately available for the public sector to procure and use via the Software as a Service lot in the CloudStore.
In Sweden, UNIT4 provides 150,000 users with cloud ERP operating in a single instance, believed by UNIT4 to be the largest full-scale cloud ERP implementation. 150 of the 170 organisations involved are government bodies. In the UK UNIT4 is a leading provider of ERP solutions to local government and post-16 education.
“Stockton & Darlington have been using UNIT4’s Agresso Business World to deliver shared services to academy schools,” said Ian Coxon, Head of Transactional Services at Xentrall Shared Services. “We have found it flexible and easy to use. Starting from scratch Xentrall, the councils shared services venture, has provided 21 schools with a new financials solution in less than eight months. Looking at the G-Cloud programme I think Agresso delivers on all the G-Cloud programme objectives.”
“The G-Cloud initiative will open up the software market and provide flexibility and choice to public sector organisations,” said Anwen Robinson, Managing Director of UNIT4 Business Software Ltd. “The fact that the CloudStore is up and running so quickly is a clear indication that things are truly changing. It’s about delivering software deployment flexibility to enable cost cutting, while delivering limitless scope to change and evolve. We’ve been providing cloud-based solutions since 1998, and as the leading supplier of cloud-based shared services to local government in the UK, we’re confident the G-Cloud initiative can help open up competition and innovation in the sector.”