Unit4

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Unit4
Private
Industry Information technology, software
Founded 1980
Headquarters Sliedrecht, Netherlands
Products ERP and accounting software
Revenue €490.5 million (2013)[1]
Number of employees
4,100 (FTE)
Subsidiaries CODA
Website www.unit4.com

Unit4 is a software company that provides enterprise software and ERP applications and related professional services to organizations in professional services, education, public services, not-for-profit, real estate, wholesale, and financial services. Headquartered in the Netherlands, it has subsidiaries and offices in 26 countries across Europe, North America, the Asia-Pacific region and Africa.[2]

The company is best known for its Unit4 Business World (formerly Agresso) ERP suite and Unit4 Financials (formerly Coda) accounting software. It is also 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[3] In 2008, it purchased the UK-listed accounting software company CODA.[4] In 2010 it bought Polish software company Teta.[5] In August 2011 it acquired HR Software provider PROSOFT[6] covering Asia Pacific. In March 2014 Unit4 was acquired by international venture capital firm Advent International.[7] In June 2015 Unit4 acquired U.S.-based student management solution provider, Three Rivers Systems, Inc.

Software[edit]

Unit4's software is available in either cloud or on-premises setups.[8]

Unit4 Business World is an Enterprise Resource Planning solution.

Unit4 Financials is a financial management software package.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual Report 2013" (PDF). Unit4. 
  2. ^ "Unit4 About page". 
  3. ^ "Company news: "Unit 4 will offer NOK 20.56 per Agresso share"". NYSE Euronext. 29 Dec 2000. Retrieved 22 Oct 2010. 
  4. ^ "Press release: "CODA offer declared unconditional in all respects"". Unit4. 26 Feb 2008. Retrieved 20 Oct 2010. 
  5. ^ "Press release: "UNIT4 complets acquisition of Teta"". Unit4. 29 Nov 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Press release: "UNIT4 extends Asia presence with acquisition of PROSOFT"". Unit4. 26 Aug 2011. Retrieved 23 Sep 2011. 
  7. ^ "press release: "Advent declares offer for Unit4 "unconditional"". Unit4. 5 Mar 2014. Retrieved 23 Jun 2015. 
  8. ^ "People Platform to Take Center Stage in Unit4 Re-branding". Gartner.com. 

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