VICTORIA, and MANCHESTER, NH, May 4, 2012 /CNW/ - UNIT4 Business Software (http://www.unit4software.com), developer of Agresso Business World, an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software platform for Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC), has been selected from among a strong field of nominees as a finalist for the Vancouver Island Advanced Technology Centre (VIATeC) 2012 Technology Awards in the "Technology Company of the Year" category. Shelley Zapp, president of UNIT4 Business Software has been selected as a finalist in the equally competitive "Executive of the Year" category.
The Technology Company of the Year award recognizes a Vancouver Island company that has demonstrated excellence in innovation and a commitment to the technology community while embracing sound business fundamentals. Correspondingly, the Executive of the Year award recognizes an individual who has had a significant impact on the success of an organization as a direct result of their leadership.
As the locally based subsidiary of a worldwide company, UNIT4 Business Software has been steadily expanding its business throughout North America. With annual revenues over $20 million, UNIT4 Business Software is a significant local employer of graduates in the technology, business and communications disciplines. The company competes successfully against multi-billion dollar giants such as SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft thanks to an exceptionally innovative ERP solution that allows fast-changing organizations to embrace the changes they face quickly and at an exceptionally low cost. The company categorizes these dynamic organizations as Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC)(TM).
UNIT4 Business Software's nomination was supported by one of its local British Columbia customers, the City of Port Moody. "The company delivers an exceptional product, world class service and the stability that organizations require in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) vendor," wrote Stephen Smith, divisional manager of information services.
VIATeC is an organization that emphasizes and promotes technology in Vancouver Island and British Columbia. Since the inception of VIATeC, The Greater Victoria tech sector has grown to over 800 technology companies, employing over 13,000 people and generating more than $1.95 billion in annual revenues, making advanced technology Greater Victoria's top private industry.
About UNIT4 Business Software
UNIT4 Business Software in North America (http://www.unit4software.com) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UNIT4, a $602 million enterprise resource planning (ERP) company and a top six mid-market ERP software player globally. The company helps 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). 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 and Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC) are registered trademarks of UNIT4 Business Software.
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