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Experience Awesomeness in 2015 from Technology

I love reading about the latest in technology and how consumer and business technology are starting to intertwine. Knowing how far it’s come, it’s a rush for me to hear where the tech space is taking us. Technology seems to always keep the world on its toes. Forbes recently summarized Gartner’s 2015 top 10 technology trends, “Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015” and Business Insider did a 2015 technology trends write up, “14 Tech Trends That Will Make Someone Billions of Dollars Next Year”. These great articles discuss very similar trends such as mobile, internet of things, social, analytics and cloud. At UNIT4, we’ve been discussing the very same topics and how we see those hitting the ERP mainstream. Here are the benefits to these trends as I see them and what you’ll be able to do in the New Year. Continue reading

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People-Centricity for Non-Profit ERP Software

How to Spot People-Centricity in an ERP System for Non-profits

Non-profit organizations rely heavily on human capital, the people necessary to fulfill a mission: employees, volunteers, constituents and supporters. This industry may be more “people-centric” than any other. To successfully fulfill a mission, these people need to be empowered and focused and the people-centricity must flow throughout the organization; resources must be focused on achieving the mission not bogged down by clunky IT systems and cumbersome processes. Furthermore, your systems must be agile and focused on achieving the mission and not bogged down by green screens, outdated program languages or expensive IT consultants making changes to them. Continue reading

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Innovative Travel Management Companies

Short’s Travel Management Conquers the Hotel Business with Sabre® CentralCommand with Agresso

We hear it again and again. In the travel industry, things change. Change will always be part of the industry. That’s true, which is why the right back office system can be instrumental in a travel management company’s ability to adapt processes in response to changing demands. Sabre® CentralCommand™ with Agresso has been helping top TMCs and large travel agencies make the most out of their travel management business since 2002.

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KCHA Innovation with UNIT4

KCHA is King of Affordable Housing Data

In September 2014, King County Housing Authority (KCHA) received the UNIT4 Business Software award for innovative use of Agresso ERP. CFO Craig Violante tells our readers how Agresso achieves so much more than it was designed for. Continue reading

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Growing Professional Services

Growing Your Professional Service Firm Isn’t What You Thought or Maybe It Is…

What is the single most important thing to building market share for your professional service business? Building good client relationships right? Not so according to Dr. Michael Treacy, an industry leader and bestselling author on growth strategies. What is according to Treacy? Thought leadership is the real driver of share gain – “Challenging the client with intellectual content that intrigues them to think differently about their business and their world,” Treacy explains in an interview by The Bloom Group. Continue reading

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