Robert Morris University subscribes to UNIT4 Agresso to support academic excellence with a global perspective
$1.5M Cloud agreement replaces Oracle with more agile solution to better serve students, faculty and staff
North America and Netherlands, May 1, 2014. UNIT4, the global leader in software that supports business change, today announced a $1.5M (€1.08M) software as a service (SaaS) agreement with Robert Morris University (RMU) for UNIT4 Agresso Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The agreement includes access to a fully-integrated cloud solution including financial management and budgeting, HR and payroll, procurement, project costing and billing, process automation and comprehensive reporting.
RMU, located in Pittsburgh, PA is a private, comprehensive institution integrating liberal arts with a professionally focused, applied education that prepares students for leadership in a rapidly changing world. The University employs 200 full-time and 180 part-time faculty members to teach 5400 students enrolled from 37 states and 37 countries. Boasting a 93 percent undergraduate placement rate, RMU is a recognized leader for its quality programs and commitment to academic excellence.
RMU has seen record enrollment and fundraising growth, added new degree programs and facilities, increased academic rigor and it now draws students from across the country and around the globe.
“As an institution we are constantly changing and building for the future; our existing Oracle solution was broad but cumbersome and costly when changes needed to be made,” says Ellen Wieckowski, Vice President for Information Technology at RMU. “Our new strategic plan requires more business agility and we chose a subscription to UNIT4 Agresso to gain that agility and offer better services to our students, faculty and staff. Moving to the cloud alleviates the IT burden while delivering comprehensive, innovative ERP functionality that will keep pace with our needs,” she adds.
Worldwide, UNIT4 serves over 400 higher education institutions, and continues to expand its higher education and research customer base in North America. “We are seeing more organizations join us in the move to the cloud as they recognize the benefits of a SaaS model,” says Shelley Zapp, CEO of UNIT4 Business Software. “UNIT4 Agresso offers all the well-documented advantages of the cloud, comprehensive, fully-integrated functionality, and the ability to modify the system to accommodate business change,” she adds.
The university plans to go live on the system in 2015.
About Robert Morris University
Through 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate degree programs across five academic schools, Robert Morris University (RMU) in Pittsburgh, Pa., works to change its students’ lives so that they can go out and change the lives of others for the better. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate, nontraditional and online students from 37 states and 37 nations are enrolled at RMU, which sits on 230 scenic acres just 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Emphasizing experiential learning, Robert Morris focuses on professional development, service learning, global awareness, undergraduate research, campus leadership, and cultural experiences, all of which are documented on our innovative Student Engagement Transcript. More than 100 clubs and organizations help students to develop leadership skills, network professionally, and meet friends. RMU also has 16 NCAA Division I athletic programs, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s ice hockey, and men’s and women’s lacrosse. See more at: http://rmu.edu
UNIT4 is a global cloud-focused business software and services company aimed at helping dynamic public sector and commercial services organizations to embrace change simply, quickly and cost effectively. The Group incorporates a number of the world’s leading change embracing software brands including UNIT4 Agresso, our flagship ERP suite for mid-sized and large services intensive organizations; UNIT4 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 realized in 2013. UNIT4 is headquartered in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands and has over 4,000 employees. For more information on UNIT4 or any of its operating companies, please visit the website at www.unit4.com, follow us on Twitter @UNIT4_Group or visit our Facebook page