University of Bristol aims to improve administrative services in significant contract with UNIT4
Bristol, UK, 30 January, 2014. UNIT4 Business Software Ltd, the global leader in software that supports business change, today announced that University of Bristol is to implement the UNIT4 Campus solution. The University, which is ranked in the top 30 globally* and which has one of the highest number of applicants per place, will implement UNIT4 Campus to support the Institution’s objective for this project to – ensure efficient use of staff time; deliver improved use of management information and data analysis; and, establish an improved IT systems architecture.
In providing UNIT4 Campus in support of finance, procurement, HR and payroll to over 5,000 users, the University expects to deliver better services to its staff, reduce administration overheads, and provide greater clarity on valuable data from which better informed decisions can be made.
“The University of Bristol is a significant and complex organisation and so requires the best administrative systems to support its strategic goals.” said Andrew Nield, Finance Director at University of Bristol. “Given the financial challenges faced by the higher education sector, the efficiency and effectiveness of key processes is increasingly important.”
The current systems evolved from their various areas of focus and operation which led to duplication of data between core HR, finance and payroll applications. UNIT4 Campus will replace these separate systems with an integrated solution. A Principle Investigator for instance will be able to use the system to check on and allocate budget, view staffing levels, and receive automatic alerts.
“Given we operate in such a dynamic sector, UNIT4 Campus’ flexibility is a considerable advantage,” said Luke Taylor, Assistant IT Director, University of Bristol. “Not only does it provide the rich functionality we require to deliver efficient and effective services, but when we need to reconfigure the solution to meet a change in circumstance, we can configure it ourselves. Critically this will result in a lower cost of ownership and faster reactions to changing strategy.”
UNIT4 is the leading provider of business systems to higher education in the UK, counting over 100 institutions as customers.
“Hot on the heels of Cambridge and Oxford we are proud to add another world-leading Russell Group University to our list of clients,” said Anwen Robinson, Managing Director (UK & Ireland) of UNIT4 Business Software Ltd. “It is representative of the momentum we continue to build in the sector. Clients and prospects can see the investment we are making in higher education and this commitment is paying dividends.”
Darren Hunt, Sales and Marketing Director (UK & Ireland) of UNIT4 Business Software Ltd added “We are delighted to be working with the University of Bristol. Its management are clearly driven to provide the very best technology, infrastructure, facilities and services to all its stakeholders.”
* QS World University Rankings
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 €469.8 million was realised in 2012.
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
Content Type: Press Release
Release Date: January 30, 2014