Unit4, a fast-growing leader in enterprise applications for service organisations, has announced that the University of London is to upgrade its Unit4 Business World Finance solution and implement Human Resources, Payroll and Research. Hosted in the university’s private cloud, the project will support a modernisation strategy and a push to be a “high performing organisation that thrives in a changing environment”.
The University of London is the third oldest in England, with a student community of 170,000, it consists of 18 self-governing member institutions and 9 specialist research institutes. Having a single ERP platform will streamline the pursuit of common objectives and co-ordinated processes for staff across multiple campuses.
Initially the platform, which is to be implemented by Unit4 partner G7 Business Solutions, will be used by 3,000 fulltime and 500 temporary staff, and the 2,000 academic contractors who mark, invigilate and write exams.
“Our staff are vital to the success of the university and its students,” said Stuart Brown, Director of ICT at the University of London. “Unit4 Business World will save them time by providing a range of tools to easily interact with important operational information. Its flexibility means we can configure the systems so the University can quickly adapt its strategy.”
“Unit4 is moving from strength-to-strength in the sector and we are delighted that a world-renowned institution like the University of London is expanding its Unit4 footprint,” said Derren Nisbet, Managing Director of Unit4 UK and Ireland. “It’s another indication that we are providing the right digital solutions for the shifting Higher Education landscape.”
Unit4 is already the leading provider of back office systems to UK Higher Education; 65 percent of the sector uses its Unit4 Business World Finance ERP platform.