Ministry of Mines, Industry & Energy in Equatorial Guinea Entrusts UNIT4 to Improve Public Administration

Pilot Phase of Ambitious Government Change Project in Equatorial Guinea

SLIEDRECHT, The Netherlands, Feb. 7 /CNW/ - UNIT4, the world's leading provider of business software for fast changing organizations, today announced that The Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy in Equatorial Guinea, a public body that contributes to the formulation of government policy on research, development, promotion and marketing of energy resources, has chosen to work with UNIT4 to develop software to improve the recording and management of public records.

The Ministry project is the first phase of an ambitious change program to improve management of public administration in Equatorial Guinea and once successful, the solution will be extended to other government agencies in subsequent phases.

The objective of the project is to address all document and records management requirements from indexing to storage, archiving and fast-search.

During the pilot project, UNIT4 will:

  • Provide The Ministry with a state of the art pilot solution for the registration and control of communications with energy sector organizations
  • Reduce time spent filing, categorizing and searching for documents
  • Install and maintain a pilot solution that could be deployed as part of a wider project
  • Train officials and departments that deal with business registration
  • Simulate the computer system capabilities and benefits to the Ministry

The Ministry is committed to the modernization of its systems and processes and will work with UNIT4 to automate the registration and management of records and documents. It hopes to achieve a better level of security and compliance by securely recording, storing and indexing original documents which can easily be searched and located.

Carlos Sanchez, general manager of UNIT4 in Equatorial Guinea said: "The Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, coordinates and directs the inspection and oversight of energy companies and mining, and those engaged in related activities. It has a vital role to play in this sector and has a responsibility to the companies it represents and the public to manage information to the best of its ability."

UNIT4 established itself in Equatorial Guinea in 2006 and has increased its presence across Africa, today working with customers in Morocco, Cameroon, Mozambique, Ivory Coast, South Africa and Ethiopia. UNIT4 Group has operations in 24 countries and customers in over 100 countries.

About The Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy

The Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy is the regulatory and legislative agency which has responsibility for all matters relating to minerals, petroleum, industry and energy supplies in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

In addition, The Ministry is responsible for generating studies, evaluation and recommendations for the Council of Ministers, relating to proposed energy projects, mining and other natural resources under their jurisdiction.

About UNIT4

UNIT4 (http://www.unit4.com/) is a global business software and services company aimed at helping dynamic organisations 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.

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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, revenue of EUR379.4 million was realised in 2009. UNIT4 is headquartered in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands. The company has around 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 http://www.unit4.com or contact:

Emma Hoyle
Group PR Manager
UNIT4
+44(0)1423-537977
emma.hoyle@unit4.com

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Emma Hoyle, Group PR Manager, UNIT4, +44(0)1423-537977, emma.hoyle@unit4.com

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