VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA and MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE--(Marketwire - Sept. 26, 2012) - UNIT4 Business Software, the North American subsidiary of UNIT4, the global business software group, has signed a significant agreement to provide The Nature Conservancy with the Agresso Business World Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution to help them manage their financials. With new funding sources, changing donor reporting requirements and an expansion into more international projects, The Nature Conservancy has seen its business requirements change significantly over the years. A key consideration in their selection was the integration of grant management with financial information, international accounting capabilities and the degree to which ad hoc reporting could be performed by end users.
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. "For The Nature Conservancy, the value of a finance system is not just how the core functions work but how it presents information that allows us to make better decisions and how easily it can adapt to the way we change," states Jean-Louis Ecochard, Chief Information Officer for The Nature Conservancy.
The Nature Conservancy joins UNIT4 Business Software's rapidly growing list of non-profit customers. "We've seen a trend in the requirements of these organizations," says Shelley Zapp president of UNIT4 Business Software. "Many are tasked with new international operations, new types of funding, and ever-changing donor reporting; Agresso helps them respond to these changes without resorting to external consultants or re-implementation. With the correct information in the correct hands, they can make better decisions to ensure they deliver on their mission," she adds.
About The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.
About UNIT4 Business Software
UNIT4 Business Software in North America (www.unit4software.com) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UNIT4, a $580 million global cloud-focused business software and services company. UNIT4 Business Software helps dynamic public, private, non-profit and higher education organizations embrace change simply, quickly and cost effectively in a market sector it calls "Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC)™". Agresso Business World is widely acknowledged as the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 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 traditional ERP systems.
More than 3,000 companies and organizations in 100 countries deploy Agresso Business World for both operational support and strategic management. Agresso is a role-based, Web Services enabled solution that can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud. It includes Financial Management, Budgeting and Forecasting, Human Resources and Payroll, Procurement Management, Project Costing and Billing, Reporting and Analytics, Business Process Automation, and Field Services and Asset Maintenance.