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Mergers & Acquisitions for Investment Firms

3 Considerations for Investment Firms Pursuing M&As

I regularly read news about the investment industry and have noticed the continued trend this year of mergers and acquisitions. With a stronger economic climate and firms’ limited ability to grow organically they turn to non-organic methods like M&As in order to extend reach, improve client base and increase revenue. Continue reading

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Pinnacol Assurance Success Story

How Pinnacol Assurance Stays Ahead VLOG

If you’re an insurance company and want to stay ahead of constant market and regulatory change, watch Pinnacol Assurance’s secret behind their success. Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, has significantly increased Return on Investment (ROI), gained significant time savings through automated allocations, and increased the speed of operations and streamlined the production of more accurate and timely reports. Watch Pinnacol’s Senior General Accountant, Catherine Beus, and Financial Analyst, Brandon Williams, discuss their success and how it’s achieved.

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Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud

Catering to the New Workforce

As I write this piece, I am at home with my work laptop. I have full access to all company files and programs and internet-based technologies to get my job done and remain connected to my team. My mobile is to the left, iPad to the right and my Mac laptop is in the kitchen. I have all devices in place to ensure a colleague can get a hold of me and I can simultaneously work on other priorities. Continue reading

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Your Finance System Needs a Pit Stop

Is Your System Ready for a Pit Stop?

Software systems, like race cars, need to be tweaked and tuned over time. In most forms of auto racing, scheduled pit stops can be one of the most important strategies in a race.

On the track, cars race at high speeds pushing the limits of performance. Aerodynamics, brake response, energy recovery systems, fuel efficiency, driver fitness and logistics all contribute to performance and, ultimately, the success of the race. The pit stop crew not only services the car during the race, they also evaluate their execution and make modifications for continuous performance. Continue reading

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Travel Weekly Powerlist 2014

Once Again, Cheers to Our Travel Management Companies

The 2014 Travel Weekly Power List has been published and once again, our customers are well represented. The percentage fluctuates from year to year – mostly due to mergers and acquisitions (M&As), but this year 35% of travel management companies listed are using Sabre® CentralCommand™ with Agresso as their travel ERP solution to manage their back offices, and three of them are in the top five. Congratulations to all of our Travel Power List customers! Continue reading

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Finance Systems the Missing Piece of IT Strategy

The Missing Piece of IT Transformation Strategies

As financial service firms evolve to realize the benefits of modern, cloud-enabled, core operational systems, IT transformation strategies are becoming a growing trend. This is a trend I have watched closely, in conversations with C-suite executives in finance, information technology, and operations. I have learned that often financial systems are excluded from these strategies. Continue reading

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ERP for NGOs

ERP for NGOs – We Have the Answers at InsideNGO

InsideNGO’s 2014 Annual Conference with the theme “Sustaining Excellence in a Changing World”, takes place July 29-31, 2014 in Washington, D.C. and UNIT4 Business Software team will be in attendance at booth 19. We’re excited to feature UNIT4 Agresso, our cloud ERP software, designed for NGO’s worldwide. Continue reading

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Cloud Computing for Transportation Companies

Is Cloud Computing Right for your Transportation Business?

Cloud computing has become popular for many transportation and logistics firms due to its affordability with reduced upfront investments and faster implementation. But is it right for your company? Continue reading

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Adecco's ERP System

Adecco, Agresso, Perfecto

Adecco, the world’s leading staffing and recruitment firm, provides staffing services for short and long-term projects, mainly by hiring out personnel on an hourly basis, and helps recruit permanent employees. Adecco is a prime example of an organization that is experienced in change and embraces it in order to remain competitive. Since its inception, Adecco has built its business on this model, focusing heavily on mergers and acquisitions. Continue reading

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ERP of Things to Come

The ERP of Things to Come

The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) market is experiencing a revolution as four major technology trends – social collaboration, mobile computing, analytics and cloud technologies – converge to transform business applications. ERP systems are moving from being purely transaction processing engines to becoming people-centric applications for organization-wide collaboration – what we call “Systems of Engagement.” Continue reading

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