Unit4's Next Generation Applications Gears Up Businesses

By CIOReview | Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Unit4, provider of applications for service organizations has rolled out 3 new solutions - ‘Business World On!’, ‘Professional Services Automation (PSA)’ and ‘Digital Assistant’. Unit4 delivers robust ERP and other industry-focused applications to various sectors like professional services, education, public services, not-for-profit, real estate, wholesale, and financial services. 

Business World On! - the next generation Cloud ERP solution supports PSA and Student Management solutions. While, PSA is designed to address all the core processes of service organizations; it allows project teams to collaborate and share knowledge on projects and opportunities, minimizing the repetitive mistakes. Further, a Digital Assistant transforms the flow of work with enterprise software and eases the job.

Business World On! displays a predictive, event-centric and pattern recognition-based approach to enable self-driving capabilities. Built on Unit4’s People Platform Premium Edition, the fundamental technology for building any of their applications, the solution efficiently handles back and front-office business processes. The People Platform Premium Edition presents customers with an open integration layer and an app development kit to build applications on top of the existing applications, enabling collaborative work environment across departments and partners.

The second solution – PSA works with several ERP systems and gains a cutting-edge as it offers a 360 degree view and control over project insights, making it simpler to achieve high margin targets through the responsive dashboards. Integrating with tools such as Slack.com brings all communication in a single window, eliminating the need for in-team email. It further facilitates open channel communication specific to a project, team or customer; thereby, increasing productivity. Being mobile-friendly, the solution eases processes including project assignments, resource management, time and expense management via Unit4Me app. The solution is expected to be commercially available by the second half of 2016.

Finally, the Digital Assistant solution works on natural language processing, providing intelligent recommendations to address complex tasks; it also speeds up repetitive or low-value tasks. Latest technologies like pattern recognition are embedded into the solution to understand user behavior, analyzing data from different sources. Similar to ‘Business World On!’, the Digital Assistant solution is built based on Unit4’s People Platform Premium Edition.