UNIT4 Business Software Signs Significant Deal with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Agresso Business World's Post-Implementation Agility Chosen Instead of SAP or Microsoft Dynamics NAV

VICTORIA, BC and DALLAS, Jan. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - UNIT4 Business Software (http://www.unit4software.com), the North American subsidiary of UNIT4, the world's leading provider of business software for Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC(TM)), has signed a significant deal with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). The $677,200 CAD contract in license and services will see TRCA reduce its need for IT resources and increase its ability to respond rapidly to change through the implementation of Agresso Business World's latest version called Route 66, epitomizing the next generation of fast, flexible and user-friendly enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. TRCA selected Agresso Business World's Financials, Procurement, Planner, Project Costing & Billing and Reporting modules ahead of large-market ERP solutions SAP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

TRCA controls over 40,000 acres of land in the Toronto region. It has a strong history in watershed management and leadership in applying sustainability practices. Offering knowledge, education and engagement for youth and communities through its facilities and programs, TRCA works alongside municipal partners, corporations and community groups alike to make the Toronto region a greener, healthier place to live. "We manage an ever increasing number of stakeholder relationships, business lines and projects that will likely grow and change in the future. We chose a system that could handle both this known and unknown change effectively while still providing us with timely and accurate information to support decision-making - now and in the future," says James W. Dillane, Director, Finance and Business Services for TRCA.

UNIT4 Business Software works with a number of nonprofit organizations in North America including Save the Children, TRIUMF, ACDI/VOCA, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, and the International Partnership for Microbicides. These organizations share a need to respond swiftly and cost-effectively to business change like changing funding levels, new funding structures and regulatory requirements while still delivering total accountability and transparency. "Like many of our nonprofit customers, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority wanted an accurate view of the big picture at all times. Agresso Business World delivers this in an integrated system that's founded on its differentiating VITA architecture which smartly couples data, process and reporting/analytics to move in lock-step. This fundamental capability guarantees meeting TRCA's needs now and going forward," says Shelley Zapp, president of UNIT4 Business Software.

With hundreds of nonprofit customers worldwide, UNIT4 thoroughly understands the needs of these organizations and provides them with the agility to operate efficiently with a low ongoing cost of ownership. This enables UNIT4's nonprofit customers to turn a far higher percentage of grants and other funding into services that best help their stakeholders and causes.

About Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

With more than 50 years of experience in the community, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment. TRCA's vision is for The Living City - where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature's beauty and diversity - and works with its partners to ensure The Living City is built on a natural foundation of healthy rivers and shorelines, green space, biodiversity and sustainable communities. For more information, please visit http://www.trca.on.ca.

About UNIT4 Business Software

UNIT4 Business Software in North America (http://www.unit4software.com) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UNIT4, a $576 million enterprise resource planning (ERP) company and a top six mid-market ERP software player globally. UNIT4 Business Software's leading ERP product for organizations living in change, Agresso Business World, is widely acknowledged as the business software solution that delivers the lowest Total Cost of Change. The software's unique VITA(TM) architecture allows for ongoing, post-implementation changes by business users, without the external IT costs typical of disparate systems.

Over 3,000 companies and organizations in 100 countries deploy Agresso Business World for both operational support and strategic management. The company's role-based, Web Services and Services-Oriented Architecture (SOA) enabled solutions include Financial Management, Human Resources and Payroll, Procurement Management, Project Costing and Billing, Reporting and Analytics, Business Process Automation, and Field Services and Asset Maintenance.

The names of actual companies or products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Agresso, Agresso Business World, BLINC and VITA are registered trademarks of UNIT4 Business Software.

SOURCE UNIT4 Business Software

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Media contact:   
Sarah Milner   
Marketing & Communications Manager   
UNIT4 Business Software   
P: +1-250-704-4484   
C: +1-250-516-2137   
E: sarah.milner@unit4.com   
Twitter: @UNIT4SoftwareNA

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