Accessible and intuitive for everyday users

Unit4 Business World enables you to streamline and automate finance processes, embed best-practice operation and improve business visibility, compliance and corporate governance for even the largest, most complex or fast-changing enterprises.

Business World, (formerly Agresso) delivers financial management support as part of a suite of integrated and role-focused, agile applications, designed to help users easily adapt the system, in line with ongoing business or operational change.

It places effective financial management at the heart of your business systems and processes, delivering a fully integrated range of functions, including:

  • General Ledger
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Fixed Assets
  • Cash Management
  • Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting

Designed to be accessible and intuitive for everyday users, our ERP solution empowers people, and service-focused organizations, ensuring that you can make all the ongoing updates and adjustments yourselves, to keep your systems in step with business changes.

Change Ready

Today’s organizations need to continually adapt to structural “disturbance”, whether it is caused by a re-organization, merger, acquisition or a new line of business. The costs to adapt financial systems are material and strategically significant. What sets the Unit4 Business World solution apart is its continued agility and flexibility that lets you adjust it yourself to embrace change – long after initial implementation.

Multi everything

With multi-company, multi-lingual and multi-currency capabilities, Business World can meet the needs of global finance departments, and also provides the usability and flexibility that smaller or more specialized organizations demand. Better still, your teams will love it because it has been designed from the ground up to be a joy to use!

Core Functions

  • Control: The General Ledger is at the core of the Financials solution and is used to control and consolidate all the financial and statistical information from other parts of our unified ERP system, providing the financial department with full control and overview at all times.
  • Asset and liability management: With Unit4 Financials Business World Edition, organizations can manage their fixed assets, customers, suppliers and bank accounts simply, consistently and cost effectively.
  • Transaction processing: Business World’s architecture includes a powerful control management framework, tying other modules, manual processes and authorizations into one visible and auditable process flow.
  • Reporting: Business World provides a range of reporting tools that help users report on, model and analyse their business – in the ways that they need.
  • Planning and analysis: Business World provides organizations (in both the public and commercial sectors) with flexible tools for budget registration, consolidation, and analysis.

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The strengths of our Financials solution are multiplied by its tight integration and two-way data exchange with the rest of the Business World ERP solution. The solution allows you to capture, monitor and easily work with vast amounts of critical financial data. What’s more, it not only serves the requirements of finance managers, but also collects and collates a wealth of information to support more in-depth business analysis across the organization – helping to achieve overall strategic objectives as well as day-to-day tasks.

What will it do for you?

Unit4 Business World helps drive success, with unrivalled financial management, planning, reporting and support for future growth.

  • Safeguard business agility
    Business World is designed to be changed, developed and moulded on the fly without costly programming or consultancy. So, for example, the Finance department can easily integrate newly acquired organizations or quickly implement account structure re-organizations.
  • Minimize compliance risks
    It helps CFOs to overcome mounting regulatory pressures by enabling end-to-end compliance across a wide range of regulatory regimes, for example: Sarbanes-Oxley, multiple GAAPs and IFRS
  • Deliver better business visibility
    Unlike many of its competitors, Business World is purpose built to “get information out”. The data model can grow and be moulded in any way relevant to individual users or the whole organization (as it evolves in shape, size and structure).
  • Improve efficiency and productivity
    Business World is designed around helping its users streamline their day-to-day work, with clean and clear screens, role-focused tools, task-focused “Experience Packs”, new mobile apps and easy team collaboration. The results are well supported teams, who have more time to focus on value-adding, strategic work.

You Make the Rules with Unit4 Business World

Unit4 Business World is a cloud ERP solution that enables service-centric organizations in the public and private sectors to gain a significant advantage over their peers.   Its leading-edge architecture facilitates faster innovation at a lower cost and with less disruption. The result is more opportunity and smarter operations.

  • Easy Growth – Business World customers have the ability to scale up quickly and easily.
  • Effortless Innovation – Experimentation and innovation are built into Unit4’s flexible finance and accounting structures.
  • Seamless Mergers and Acquisitions – The system supports a streamlined integration of acquisitions, as it establishes controls and compliance without disrupting operations.
  • Efficient Divestiture – In times of change, you can scale back quickly and smoothly, as you effectively manage divestment scenarios.
  • Reduced Operational Costs – Users eliminate inefficiencies and spend more time and money on the customer and addressing risk.

Business World customers enjoy business flexibility* in addition to lower TCO** because they need a fraction of the usual resources required to operate and evolve the system.

*IDC Survey “The Financial Impact of ERP Architecture on the Annual Cost of Business Change”
**Eval-Source market comparison “Which ERP Architecture Best Handles Business Change?”