Get your business processes in order FIRST!
January 19, 2018

Get your business processes in order FIRST!

Michelle Mangum | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Unit4 Business World

At Heifer International we are using Agresso globally for consolidation of financial information. We run several modules: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Fixed Assets, Human Resources, Planner, Project, and Reporting. This allows us to manage our project funding clearly around the globe, with each country office having their own client to manage their projects, and a consolidation client to give management a clear overview of our portfolio.
  • Since the software is built with your needs in mind, it can be tailored to your specific needs.
  • System security is also created with your specific needs in mind and can be extremely detailed for various roles within the organization.
  • The various modules integrate well, if thought through system processes when building.
  • Consistent consultants has been an issue - trying to get someone that can help alleviate a problem when creating a new workflow was most challenging.
  • The "smart client" and "web client" versions have items that cannot be done in both (not due to security setup) and causes users to work in both clients to perform their work.
  • Our business processes were in flux when the initial build of our system was taking place - this made lives very difficult. Make sure processes are set!
  • Time - beyond what could have been imagined - this is a huge project, that needs proper resources assigned to it within a company when planning to install.
My main suggestion - as with any software implementation - is that the business itself MUST have business processes CLEARLY defined to use this software effectively. It needs to be installed trying to hit the main functionality of the process and not focus on exceptions to the rule. Remember that the exceptions will always happen and just make sure you have a manual way around it.

Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (formerly Unit4 Business World) Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
9
Accounts receivable
8
Global Financial Support
7
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Not Rated
Intercompany Accounting
8
Localizations
6
Journals and Reconciliations
6
Enterprise Accounting
7
Configurable Accounting
9
Centralized Rules Framework
Not Rated
Standardized Processes
7
Automated Invoice Processing
Not Rated
Shared Services Payments
Not Rated
Billings Management
Not Rated
Customer Receipt Applications
Not Rated
Customer Collections
Not Rated
Revenue Recognition
Not Rated
Cash Management
Not Rated
Asset Management
Not Rated
Travel & Expense Management
Not Rated
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Not Rated
Period Close
Not Rated
Transactions Tax
Not Rated
Subledger Reconciliations
Not Rated
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Not Rated
Inventory tracking
Not Rated
Automatic reordering
Not Rated
Location management
Not Rated
Manufacturing module
Not Rated
Pricing
Not Rated
Order entry
Not Rated
Credit card processing
Not Rated
Cost of goods sold
Not Rated
Order Orchestration
Not Rated
End-to-end order visibility
Not Rated
Order exception Resolution
Not Rated
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Standard reports
5
Custom reports
5
API for custom integration
6
Plug-ins
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
9
Single sign-on capability
9
Award Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Spending Control
Not Rated
Indirect Cost Management
Not Rated
Billing
Not Rated
Budgeting and Forecasting
Not Rated
Project Costing
Not Rated
Cost Capture
Not Rated
Capital Project Management
Not Rated
Customer Invoicing
Not Rated
Customer Contract Compliance
Not Rated
Project Revenue Recognition
Not Rated
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Not Rated
Project Financials Dashboard
Not Rated
Real-time Financial Reporting
Not Rated
Embedded Business Intelligence
Not Rated
Project Planning Collaboration
Not Rated
Project Planning and Scheduling
Not Rated
Project Manager Dashboard
Not Rated
Resource Manager Dashboard
Not Rated
Task Insight for Project Managers
Not Rated
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Team Member Task Collaboration
Not Rated
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Project Candidate Search
Not Rated
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Talent Profiles
Not Rated
Real-Time Project Reporting
Not Rated
Absence Management
Not Rated
Product Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Not Rated
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Not Rated
Sourcing Analysis
Not Rated
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Not Rated
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Not Rated
Contract Authoring
Not Rated
Contract Compliance Management
Not Rated
Contract History
Not Rated
Contract Renewal Automation
Not Rated
Contract Repository
Not Rated
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Not Rated
Electronic Signatures
Not Rated
Invoice Automated Matching
Not Rated
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Not Rated
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Not Rated
Spend Compliance Management
Not Rated
Supplier Assessment
Not Rated
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Not Rated
Supplier Management
Not Rated
Supplier Portal
Not Rated
Risk Repository
Not Rated
Control Management
Not Rated
Control Mapping
Not Rated
Control Efficiency Assessments
Not Rated
Automated Control Assessments
Not Rated
Assessment Capture
Not Rated
Issue Detection
Not Rated
Automatic Notification
Not Rated
Remediation and Certification
Not Rated
Not Rated
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Not Rated
Transportation Sourcing Management
Not Rated
Transportation Process Integration
Not Rated
Transportation Execution Management
Not Rated
Freight Payment Automation
Not Rated
Trade Management
Not Rated
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Not Rated
Customs Entry Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Collaboration
Not Rated
Fulfillment Management
Not Rated
Inventory Visibility
Not Rated
Warehouse Workforce Management
Not Rated
Not Rated
Production Process Design
Not Rated
Supply Chain Business Flows
Not Rated
Production Management
Not Rated
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Not Rated
Configuration Management
Not Rated
Work Definition
Not Rated
Work Execution
Not Rated
Advanced Fulfillment
Not Rated
Manufacturing Costs
Not Rated
Not Rated
Forecasting
Not Rated
Inventory Planning
Not Rated
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Not Rated
Performance Monitoring
Not Rated
Ideation Management
Not Rated
Requirements Management
Not Rated
Proposal Management
Not Rated
Innovation Portfolio Management
Not Rated
Product Master Data Management
Not Rated
Vendor Portal
Not Rated
Project Portfolio Management
Not Rated