Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils drive growth with Unit4


Unit4, a leader in enterprise cloud applications for people-centric organizations, has been selected by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils to introduce a modern finance and procurement platform that will automate manual processes, driving efficiencies, predictability and empower employees.

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are working together sharing a workforce, vision and joint strategic plan. By selecting Unit4 ERP, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils will benefit from: automated transactions, the ability to put finance at the centre of strategic decision-making, more informed decision-making, a modern solution that enables staff to be more self-sufficient and not rely on accountants for basic financial information, robust data integrity controls and reports, and improved response time.

With Unit4, the Councils will replace their legacy system to focus on developing and delivering high quality services for its residents. Both councils will be able to generate greater efficiency from their current resources, as well as benefit from improved system resilience, flexibility and streamlines processing through self-service, automation, workflow, and real-time reporting.

Chris Richards, regional president, UKI, Unit4, said: “We are pleased to be working alongside Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils to enable them to minimize manual intervention, reduce administration costs, and deliver quantifiable business benefits. With Unit4 the councils can take advantage of more powerful, and user-friendly specialized reporting tools, and a system that works on push principles with greater automation of communications with users.”

Rebecca Hewitt, corporate manager – finance, commissioning and procurement, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, said: “By partnering with Unit4, we will have a modern, integrated cloud based ‘as a service’ solution that is suitable for our shared services. We will truly benefit from having introduced a smart, flexible, and unified finance and procurement platform to automate manual processes, with a single source of truth, providing our costs centre managers with the tools they need to self-serve, and improve the way budgets are managed.”