SLIEDRECHT, the Netherlands (November 17, 2010) – UNIT4, the world’s leading provider of ERP and financial management software for fast changing organizations, today announced the formation of a corporate Hybrid Computing division dedicated to delivering services that mix on-premise, private and shared cloud services for Businesses Living in Change.
UNIT4 Hybrid Computing is the service provider behind UNIT4’s Agresso Business World and CODA Financials cloud deployment options for customers around the world. Clients pay per use and have one point of contact for service levels, billing, contracts and support irrespective of how their solutions are physically deployed.
UNIT4 is seeing growing interest in its cloud services and recently achieved the highest security certification from the British Standards Institute: ISO 27001. ISO 27001 is an international best practice standard for information security and proves that UNIT4 Hybrid Computing meets the security requirements of the Code of Practice for Security Management. The standard specifies requirements for the identification, execution, control and improvement of documented Information Security Management Systems covering business risks.
“We have recognized for some time that most clients, especially medium and large organizations, want to take a hybrid approach to cloud computing,” said Ton Dobbe, VP Product Management, UNIT4. “They want some specific applications or functions to be delivered via a hosted or cloud service to give them flexibility in areas that may have unpredictable demand, for example, or need particularly high availability and uptime. But they also have many questions about the security of data and processes. Organizations want to be sure that their data is secure, which is why UNIT4 aimed to achieve the highest possible certification. Besides a hosted or cloud service, organizations inevitably have specific areas that make more sense to keep in house. Companies should exploit technology that gets the most out of existing core IT infrastructures and enables them to adapt quickly to external drivers, which a hybrid approach readily facilitates.”
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UNIT4 is a global business software and services company aimed at helping dynamic organizations to embrace change simply, quickly and cost effectively in a market sector it calls ‘Businesses Living IN Change’ (BLINC)™. The Group incorporates a number of the world’s leading change embracing software brands including Agresso Business World and CODA financial management software.
Agresso Business World is our flagship ERP suite for mid-sized services intensive organizations. It is widely acknowledged for delivering ongoing, post-implementation changes without the typical external IT costs and services that cost firms huge sums of money each year. This is achieved thanks to its powerful VITA™ architecture which is unmatched in the ERP world.
CODA Financials is our award-winning suite of best-of-class financial management software designed to integrate with your industry- and company-specific applications. CODA’s LINK™ architecture sets it apart from ordinary accounting systems by providing a financial information backbone for companies with fast-changing and mixed application environments. It is a global accounting solution for mid-to large sized organizations, offering a “no compromise” approach to financial modeling, process control and application choice. UNIT4 is a top six mid-market ERP software player globally and the 2nd largest European ERP supplier. With offices in 17 European countries, as well as 7 countries across North America, Asia Pacific and Africa and sales activities in several other countries, a revenue of €379.4 million was realized in 2009. UNIT4 is headquartered in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands. The company has 4,160 employees.
UNIT4 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.unit4.com.