GBP2.5 Million Contract Delivers Flexibility and Supports Business
SLIEDRECHT, The Netherlands and BRISTOL, England, June 14, 2011 /CNW/ -
UNIT4 (http://www.unit4.com/), the world's leading provider of business software for Businesses
Living IN Change (BLINC(TM)), today announced that it has secured a new
contract with nuclear power specialist Magnox Ltd. The contract is
worth approximately GBP2.5million in software and services to UNIT4 and
will see Magnox replace its SAP system and implement Route 66, the
latest version of UNIT4's Agresso Business World ERP suite.
Magnox Ltd operates 10 of the UK's first generation of nuclear power
stations on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority - including
Oldbury, the world's oldest operating nuclear power station. As the
sites reach the end of their generating lives, Magnox is going through
a transition from being an electricity generator into being a nuclear
decommissioning and clean-up organization.
UNIT4 was selected because it would allow Magnox to adapt core systems
and processes in a timely and cost effective manner, to reflect the
ongoing programme of change across the organization.
"Like many organizations we are always looking to drive greater
efficiency, boost performance and make cost savings through our choice
and use of technology," said Andrew Taylor, Head of Project Delivery
for Magnox. "We were feeling increasingly limited by our existing
system as we could not make the changes required at the speed of change
we were experiencing. Agresso Business World's architectural design
makes it simple to respond to business change in the
post-implementation phase, without spending or relying on external
consultants. It will interface with all our other systems, including
those used by our HR and commercial divisions and is essential for
managing the business through challenging times, enabling crucial
business process redesign. We'll benefit from accurate and timely
financial and management information both now and in the future, while
also reducing the cost of change and the long term cost of ownership
when compared to reinvesting in the current system we use.
"In selecting UNIT4 we have found not only our solution of choice but
also a close and productive working partnership with the wider team.
Agresso's Route 66 release is functionally advanced, change embracing,
easy to use and allows us to focus future upgrades in the area which we
specifically prioritise. In addition the UNIT4 team has impressed us
with its open and honest approach to the project. In fact we view UNIT4
as a trusted advisor. The team knows our business and the wider
environment and has helped us find a solution that meets our needs
today and for the future."
Photography to accompany this announcement is available here (http://www.magnoxnorthsites.com/news/image-library/Wylfa)
UNIT4 (http://www.unit4.com/) is a global business software and services company aimed at helping
dynamic public sector, and commercial services organizations to embrace
change simply, quickly and cost effectively in a market sector it calls
'Businesses Living IN Change' (BLINC)(TM). The Group incorporates a
number of the world's leading change embracing software brands
including Agresso Business World ( http://www.unit4.com/products/agresso-business-world), our flagship ERP suite for mid-sized services intensive organizations
and Coda (http://www.unit4.com/products/coda), our best-of-class financial management software.
With operations in 17 European countries, as well as 7 countries across
North America, Asia Pacific and Africa and sales activities in several
other countries, its revenue was EUR421.7 million in 2010. UNIT4 is
headquartered in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands and has over 4,000
employees. It is listed on Euronext Amsterdam and is included in the
Amsterdam Midcap Index (AMX).
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