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IndustryInformation technology, software
HeadquartersUtrecht, Netherlands
ProductsERP and accounting software
Revenue€490.5 million (2013)
Number of employees
4,100 (FTE)

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.


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]


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.


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


  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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