Non-profit Vinfen selects Cloud ERP solution UNIT4 Agresso
Rapidly growing list of services sparks need for change-supporting business software
Bristol, UK 6th March, 2014 – UNIT4, the global leader in software that supports business change, today announced a significant agreement with Vinfen to provide a cloud deployment of UNIT4 Agresso Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. The agreement includes delivery of a fully-integrated solution including financial management and budgeting, procurement, project costing and billing, HR, and comprehensive web reporting. Vinfen’s short list included Microsoft, Serenic and Intacct, with UNIT4’s Agresso securing the business based on its ability to accommodate business change and its fully-integrated platform.
Vinfen is a private, non-profit health and human services organisation providing services to people living with psychiatric conditions, developmental disabilities, behavioral health disabilities, and brain injuries. Vinfen currently offers 205 different programmes in areas spanning residential services, vocational services, outpatient services and programmes targeting adolescents. With an annual budget of $130M, and new programmes being launched or modified at a fairly steady pace, Vinfen sought a functionally rich, flexible system that could operate in the cloud.
“We offer a wide range of services and often take on new programmes unexpectedly,” states Glen Mattera, CFO at Vinfen. “We needed an agile system that could help us respond to change efficiently so we could focus on more strategic, analytical thinking. Our organisation and industry are evolving and Agresso will help us scale operations, streamline regulatory reporting and improve our process flow. We chose a cloud deployment for similar reasons – to alleviate demand on IT staff to concentrate on our core mission,” he adds.
Vinfen is the latest non-profit organisation to choose Agresso, joining The Nature Conservancy, MAP International, The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda, and Save the Children, among others. “We offer non-profits the right combination of fully-integrated functionality and the flexibility to meet the needs of the future,” states Shelley Zapp, CEO of UNIT4 Business Software in North America. “Non-profits tend to be dynamic organisations that value self-sufficiency; Agresso lets business users make changes to the system so they don’t have to rely on us or on external consultants. By deploying in the cloud, organisations like Vinfen can also reduce their need for internal IT expertise,” she adds.
Vinfen plans to go live with UNIT4 Agresso in the cloud at the end of 2014.
UNIT4 is a global, cloud-focused business software and services company aimed at helping dynamic public sector and commercial services organisations to embrace change simply, quickly and cost effectively. The Group incorporates a number of the world’s leading change embracing software brands including Agresso, our flagship ERP suite for mid-sized and large services intensive organisations; Coda, our best-of-class financial management software; and FinancialForce.com, the cloud applications company formed with investment from salesforce.com.
With operations in 26 countries worldwide, revenue of €490.5 million was realised in 2013.
UNIT4 is headquartered in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands and has over 4,000 employees.
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Established in 1977, Vinfen is a nonprofit, health and human services organization and a leading provider of community-based services to individuals with disabilities. Each year, Vinfen provides a comprehensive array of services to adolescents and adults with psychiatric conditions, developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries, and behavioral health challenges. Vinfen’s 2,600 dedicated employees are experienced, highly-trained professionals who provide a full range of supportive living, health, educational, and clinical services in more than 200 programs throughout eastern Massachusetts and Connecticut.