Monday, 17 November 2014 13:10

Skilled looks for cost savings with Unit4 ERP deployment


Australian workforce solutions provider Skilled has deployed an ERP solution from Netherlands-based Unit4 to underpin an organisation-wide program aimed at achieving significant and sustainable cost reductions.

The latest UNIT4 ERP software is designed specifically to meet customer demands around social, mobile, analytics and cloud for service-intensive organisations.

Gary Kent, Skilled Group Chief Financial Officer, said the Unit4 solution was central to Skilled’s expansion and growth into the future.

“Above all else, Skilled aims to deliver the best service and experience to its employees and clients which means implementing the best technology,” Kent said.

“UNIT4 delivers us a world class enterprise business system that supports our people and ensures efficient processes that drive customer value supporting rapid, sustainable growth. The new solution, based on Agresso, combines all the qualities of a market leading ERP with the technology and features required by today’s service-intensive organisations. Designed for a mobile future, to support and connect people, we are confident it will meet our demanding requirements well into the future.”

Goncalo Leitao, Executive Vice President at UNIT4, said Skilled Group’s rapid growth and diversity of service offerings drives a need for consistency across business units and UNIT4’s ability to support a rapid change business environment is key as it delivers SKILLED “the assurance that future strategic initiatives can be quickly and cost-effectively implemented company-wide”.

“It’s a great example of a company that is modernising to meet the new technology and service demands of a young workforce. ERP is evolving to incorporate the benefits of cloud and mobile technologies. The depth of functionality our ERP solutions deliver, combined with a simpler, friendly user experience closes the gap between consumer and traditional enterprise software experiences.”


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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).



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