Case study: Bravida

Pricing, invoicing and reporting are done seamlessly, and in lockstep

ERP software for more than 8,000 employees, across 150 locations

Unit4 Business World’s data model serves as the primary information and reporting hub

Creating a solid technical foundation, a universal way to process all transactions

Current Situation

In the 10-year period since Bravida first selected and began implementing the Unit4 Business World ERP software, through to mid-2013, the company has been experiencing rapid financial and geographic expansion.  During this period Bravida has transitioned through more than 20 mergers, including one large acquisition of about (two billion Swedish Krona or more than $300 million).

When Unit4 Business World was first deployed in 2003 the company was not yet consolidated in terms of culture, processes or ERP systems, and it was facing the complexities that accompanied being a multi-segment professional services organization with disparate geographic locations.

A key priority throughout the Business World deployment has been to create a solid technical foundation for the company, a universal way to process all of the organisations transactions and manage its business needs.

The Roll Out

Norway had the first of Bravida’s offices to come online with Business World, followed by Denmark and, ultimately, Sweden. The company is using Business World’s accounting, time and project, field service management and electronic invoicing capabilities.

Today, Unit4 Business World’s data model serves as the primary information and reporting hub throughout the three countries, including integration into third- party systems as needed. Pricing, invoicing and reporting are done seamlessly, and in lockstep.

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The Benefits

When pressed for the primary software value of the Unit4 Business World ERP solution, Petter Håkanson of Bravida firmly states that “business as usual” is the top priority for any company operating with multiple moving parts and a changing organisational structure. “For us, our  goal is  stability and minimised disruption,” Håkanson said. Bravidas merger with Siemens was done surprisingly fast and smoothly, partly thanks to Unit4 Business World.  For us it’s not a surprise that Business World can do this – we’ve successfully handled more than 20 other merged companies.”

“Business World is the sole foundation for our entire group of more than 8,000 employees at 150 locations,” Håkanson said. “It neatly supports companies like ours who have aggressive growth plans.”

Bravida realised other ERP solutions would not so seamlessly handle change on this magnitude without major disruption to sync the data pools, people resources, billings systems, etc.
Bravida realised other ERP solutions would not so seamlessly handle change on this magnitude without major disruption to sync the data pools, people resources, billings systems, etc.