The Salvation Army, Canada and Bermuda, selects Agresso ERP to provide control over a complex, changing organisational structure
Agresso will deliver organisation-wide financial agility, optimising efficiency and valuable resources
Software required to respond to both internal and external change
Systems consolidation and process elimination will streamline operations to focus on core mission
Bristol, UK, 28th February 2014, UNIT4, the global leader in software that supports business change, today announced a new contract with The Salvation Army, Canada and Bermuda, to consolidate its financial management systems by implementing a single instance of Agresso ERP to support change and drive process efficiencies to almost 500 operating units.
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organisation that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world.
As a dispersed organisation with complex financial, reporting and receipting requirements, The Salvation Army requires distributed access to systems while maintaining central control for reporting and analytics. It has to account for multiple currencies, languages and countries, each with their own reporting requirements. Not only that, but it is exposed to both internal and external drivers of change including changes to funding levels and structures.
Agresso was chosen because it is well suited to the complex structures inherent in such non-governmental organisations. Its Vita architecture is uniquely designed to allow central change to organisational structures without time consuming, expensive re-coding. This agility is key to The Salvation Army achieving best practice and optimising valuable resources.
“The organisation has grown over the years and with it the need to be accountable across the whole organisation, made up of nearly 500 individual operations,” said Paul Goodyear, CFO, The Salvation Army, Canada and Bermuda. “We have obligations to a number of stakeholders and it was clear, through references we obtained, including The Salvation Army in the UK, that Agresso could best meet our needs for a single system that is future-proof against organisational change while providing the best functionality for accounting, reporting and planning.”
UNIT4 is the leading provider of ERP to international not-for-profit and non-governmental organisations around the world. Customers include Save the Children International, CGIAR, The British Red Cross, ACDI/VOCA, Marie Stopes International and Conservation International.
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 organizations; 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.
In the UK we focus strongly on the public sector, where we are the leading provider of ERP systems to local government and post-16 education organisations, as well as having a considerable presence in the emergency services and health sectors. We also focus strongly on professional services organisations and a range of commercial sectors including Financial Services, Retail and Media and Publishing. Overall we aim to be the UK’s foremost business software company, providing solutions that transform the delivery of public services and comprehensively support commercial organisations in their ability to adapt and prosper in rapidly changing environments.
UNIT4 is headquartered in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands and has over 4,000 employees. It is listed on Euronext Amsterdam by NYSE Euronext and is included in the Amsterdam Midcap Index (AMX).
For more information on UNIT4 or any of its operating companies, please visit the website at www.unit4software.co.uk