Unit4

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Unit4
Private
IndustryInformation technology, software
Founded1980
HeadquartersUtrecht, Netherlands
ProductsERP and accounting software
Revenue€490.5 million (2013)
Number of employees
4,100 (FTE)
Websitewww.unit4.com

Unit4 is a software company that designs and delivers enterprise software and ERP applications and related professional services for people in services organizations, with a special focus on the professional services, education, public services, and not-for-profit sectors. Headquartered in the Netherlands, it has subsidiaries and offices in 26 countries across Europe, North America, the Asia-Pacific region and Africa.

The company is best known for its Unit4 Business World (formerly Agresso) ERP suite and Unit4 Financials (formerly Coda) accounting software. In 2015, Unit4 announced a partnership with Microsoft to build self-driving business applications on the Microsoft Azure cloud.[1] Unit4 is the major shareholder of FinancialForce.com, a cloud applications company based in San Francisco.

History[edit]

Unit4 was founded in 1980 and listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange in 1998.

In 2000, Unit4 merged with the Norwegian ERP software house Agresso Group ASA[2] and the company name was changed to Unit4Agresso.

In 2008, it purchased the UK-listed accounting software company, CODA.[3]

In 2010 it bought Polish software company Teta.[4]

In August 2011 it expanded its Asia-Pacific operations further with the acquisition of HR Software provider PROSOFT.[5]

In March 2014 Unit4 was acquired by international venture capital firm Advent International.[6]

Software[edit]

Unit4's software is available in either cloud or on-premises setups.[7]

Unit4 Business World is an Enterprise Resource Planning solution. The company states that it was developed for professional service providers, academia and the voluntary sector, rather than for manufacturing companies.[8]

Unit4 Financials is a financial management software package.

Unit4 Student Management is a student information system for colleges and universities.[9]

Unit4 PSA Suite is a Professional Services Automation solution on Microsoft Dynamics CRM.[10]

Unit4 prevero Performance Management is a Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solution for planning, budgeting, forecasting, data analysis, dashboarding and reporting.[11]

Unit4 People Platform was launched in 2015 as the foundation for Unit4 business applications using Microsoft Azure technology.

Acquisitions[edit]

Acquisition number Acquired company Acquisition date Specialty Country of origin Acquisition costs
35 JSKS Software-development May-19 software development Netherlands
34 Intuo Mar-19 Workforce Management Belgium
33 Assistance Software Apr-17 Professional Services Automation Netherlands
32 Prevero Jul-16 Performance Management Germany
31 Three Rivers Systems Jun-16 ERP USA
30 Adata Nov-12 HR software Germany
29 MentecPlus Feb-12 software distributor Ireland
28 Prosoft Aug-11 HR software Singapore
27 pFact Feb-11 costing, pricing UK
26 Exie Jan-11 Performance Management Norway
25 Teta Aug-10 HR software Poland
24 IBS Consist Feb-10 Finance and HR Sweden
23 Coda Feb-08 ERP UK
22 Unipessoal Jul-05 IT services Portugal
21 Amercom Jul-05 eCommerce Netherlands
20 Next Learn Jun-05 HR software Sweden
19 ÈFDÉCÉ Software Jun-05 Financial services Netherlands
18 Amedia Jun-05 Financial services Netherlands
17 Lopac Jun-05 Payroll Netherlands
16 Nextgen Computing Jun-05 Analytics for travel industry UK
15 KIRP Jun-05 ERP for Public Sector in Germany Germany
14 DOGRO-Partner ProFiskal Software Jun-05 ERP for Public Sector in Germany Germany
13 CCS Professionales Jun-05 IT services Spain
12 Sistemas Informaticos Profesionales Jun-05 IT services Spain
11 MAP Skandinaviska Jun-05 Construction and real-estate Sweden
10 Foundation ICT Solutions Jun-05 IT services Netherlands
9 MicroCompass Sytems Jun-05 Finance and Student Mgt UK
8 Centro de Cálculo de Sabadell Jun-05 ERP software UK
7 Ampersand Jun-05 Reseller UK
6 IZAR Calculo y Proyectos ? IT services Spain
5 Distinction Systems ? Student software UK
4 Logicale ? ? UK
3 MicroComputer Associates ? ? UK
2 UNM ? ? Austria
1 NOXS Austria IT Distribution ? ? Austria


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unit4 picks Microsoft Azure for 'self-driving' ERP vision". enswmu.blogspot.co.uk.
  2. ^ "Company news: "Unit 4 will offer NOK 20.56 per Agresso share"". NYSE Euronext. 29 Dec 2000. Retrieved 22 Oct 2010.
  3. ^ "Press release: "CODA offer declared unconditional in all respects"". Unit4. 26 Feb 2008. Retrieved 20 Oct 2010.
  4. ^ "Press release: "UNIT4 complets acquisition of Teta"". Unit4. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Press release: "UNIT4 extends Asia presence with acquisition of PROSOFT"". Unit4. 26 Aug 2011. Retrieved 23 Sep 2011.
  6. ^ "press release: "Advent declares offer for Unit4 "unconditional"". Unit4. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  7. ^ "People Platform to Take Center Stage in Unit4 Re-branding". Gartner.com.
  8. ^ McKenna, Brian (8 May 2017). "Unit4 adds machine learning to services-centric ERP system". Computer Weekly. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Unit4's Three Rivers Buy Heats Up Competition in Next-Generation SIS Market". Gartner.com.
  10. ^ "Unit4 buys Assistance PSA to mine Dynamics ecosystem". Diginomica.com.
  11. ^ "Unit4 buys prevero, expands footprint in CPM and Germany". Diginomica.com.

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