Get your shared services operation off the ground – fast!
In the drive to reduce costs and increase value for money, organisations are increasingly looking to share services across divisions and companies or even between separate entities.
What is Shared Journey?
Shared Journey is a cloud-based deployment option of either Agresso Business World or Coda Financials designed for organisations looking to set up a shared services operation that is quick to establish, easy to grow and responsive to change.
It allows for groups of companies, public sector bodies or not-for-profit organisations to work together to drive down the cost and increase the added value of their back-office operations.
The solution is unlike competitive options in that it allows each organisation or division within the shared service operation to benefit from cloud computing while maintaining the highest level of independence and identity, without sacrificing the benefits for the group.
Key to the UNIT4 Shared Journey is affordable subscription-based pricing that includes the shared licence, maintenance, plus technical IT and operational support services.
Flexibility and cost – Key drivers of Shared Journey
Over the past decade, UNIT4 has implemented in excess of 100 shared services solutions, across central and local government as well as commercial companies in all industries. In each case, the organisations were seeking to gain better control, reduce costs and increase their ability to respond to change.
Those that need a full enterprise-wide ERP solution were able to exploit the core strengths of the Agresso Vita architecture, which supports ‘do-it-yourself’ change. If they needed a central finance platform to form the heart of their shared services centre, serving as the hub for multiple operational systems, they benefited from the Coda Link architecture which allows easy integration to multiple systems.
More recently, advances in technology and trends in deployment have seen the cloud emerge as a model offering rapid deployment, instant scalability and almost limitless flexibility. UNIT4 has respond by developing Shared Journey – a unique, standardised solution that offers organisations an unprecedented fast start to a uniquely agile, low cost future.
To find out how Shared Journey helps overcome typical Shared Service challenges, download the brochure or read the independent analyst report.