Dublin, 12 June 2015 - Leading management and technology consultancy, BearingPoint, and Unit4, a fast-growing leader in enterprise applications for service organisations, have signed a partnership agreement they announced today.
Unit4 has chosen BearingPoint to support the delivery of consulting, implementation, integration and support services to existing and new clients. The focus is on implementing new-generation, agile enterprise resource planning (ERP) from Unit4, using the company’s People Platform to extend and adapt Unit4 solutions to specific customer requirements.
BearingPoint operates via a global consulting network and is initially establishing delivery capability for Unit4 applications in the UK and Ireland. Its focus will be on providing a broad range of consulting, implementation and systems integration services for clients across the Government, commercial and financial services sectors, as well as BPO organisations, to deliver business and technology transformation solutions, enabled by Unit4 Business World.
This agreement builds on Unit4 and BearingPoint’s existing relationship. Both organisations are currently jointly engaged to implement Unit4 Business World at 27 of Ireland’s 30 local government authorities. Leveraging Unit4 and BearingPoint’s established track record in public services, the Government segment will be a key focus area, along with specific verticals in other sectors.
Commenting, Andrew Montgomery, BearingPoint Ireland Partner, said:
“We are delighted to enter a new partnership with Unit4, one that offers strong potential to develop and grow new business in both our existing account base, and with new clients, both in Ireland and globally.
“BearingPoint and Unit4 are similar in terms of overall scale and global reach. We both share the same view of the key trends and drivers in the global enterprise applications market and the need to provide agile and adaptive business solutions.
“The fast-changing dynamics in particular market segments demand flexibility and responsiveness from both service providers and enabling technologies. Both BearingPoint and Unit4 are thought leaders in designing and delivering innovative, technology-enabled business solutions and together, we can create powerful business synergies that deliver real results to our customers.”
Headquartered in The Netherlands, Unit4 employs over 4,000 people globally, with annual revenue exceeding €500 million. Clients in Ireland include NOONAN and Trócaire and in the public sector, the Department for Transport, Tourism and Sport and the Courts Service.
BearingPoint employs 3,500 people worldwide, with 245 based in Dublin. In Ireland, BearingPoint provides management and technology consulting services to Government organisations, financial services companies and a broad range of commercial services companies, including in the telco, technology, manufacturing and consumer sectors. In 2014, BearingPoint recorded strong global growth with revenues of €558m.
“Services organisations are looking for an alternative to legacy enterprise software that is simple to use and saves time spent on repetitive and unnecessary tasks,” said Anwen Robinson, SVP Global Partner Ecosystem, Unit4.
“BearingPoint recognises the need for simpler, more agile systems that can be implemented quickly without risk. Through systems designed specifically for services and people centric organizations we offer something new and valuable to the industry specifically now when they need that,” she said.
BearingPoint consultants understand that the world of business changes constantly and that the resulting complexities demand intelligent and adaptive solutions. Our clients, whether in commercial or financial industries or in government, experience real results when they work with us. We combine industry, operational and technology skills with relevant proprietary and other assets in order to tailor solutions for each client’s individual challenges. This adaptive approach is at the heart of our culture and has led to long-standing relationships with many of the world’s leading companies and organizations. Our global consulting network of 9,700 people serves clients in more than 70 countries and engages with them for measurable results and long-lasting success.
Unit4 is a leading provider of enterprise applications empowering people in service organizations. With annual revenue north of 500M Euro and over 4,000 employees world-wide, Unit4 delivers ERP, industry-focused and best-in-class applications. Thousands of organizations from sectors including professional services, education, public services, not-for-profit, real estate, wholesale, and financial services benefit from Unit4 solutions. Unit4 is in business for people.
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