Innovative Local Company Nominated for Prestigious Technology Awards

Launch of pioneering direction for enterprise software contributed to recognition

VICTORIA, BC, April 28 /CNW/ - UNIT4 Business Software (, the world's leading provider of business software for fast changing organizations, today announced its nomination for two Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATeC) awards - Innovative Excellence and Technology Company of the Year. Headquartered in Victoria, BC, UNIT4 Business Software's recent launch of its latest product, Agresso Business World Route 66, has catapulted the company into a new direction in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software - one that competitors like Oracle and SAP cannot duplicate.

Agresso Business World Route 66 - a bold new approach to ERP ownership that marks the end of all-or-nothing software upgrades - puts customers on the path to independence. "Our millions of users worldwide have made it clear that they want to embrace a new direction in ERP. This has fuelled accelerated growth at UNIT4, contributing to our VIATeC award nominations," said Shelley Zapp, president of UNIT4 Business Software.

Local technology company Metamend, which specializes in search engine marketing, supported UNIT4 Business Software's nominations. "Having worked with UNIT4 for over two years, we've been party to the type of ground-breaking work they're doing in the field of back-office enterprise-level software," says Todd Hooge, president of Metamend. "We couldn't be happier that UNIT4 was nominated for not one but two VIATeC awards," continued Todd.

UNIT4 Business Software has further contributed to the higher technology industry in British Columbia through its suite of ERP products for people and service-oriented organizations, higher education institutions and travel management companies that experience frequent ongoing change. Customers in British Columbia include BC Pension Corporation, City Of Kelowna, City of Langley, City of Port Moody, City of Powell River, DP World Vancouver, Steve Nash Fitness World, Justice Institute of British Columbia, Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Investment, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Royal Roads University, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, Teck Resources Ltd., Township of Langley BC and Travel Underwriters.

About UNIT4 Business Software
UNIT4 Business Software in North America ( 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 Businesses Living IN Change (BLINCTM) , Agresso Business World, is widely acknowledged as the business software solution that delivers the lowest Total Cost of Change. The software's unique VITA™ 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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