Unit4 announces the launch of Unit4 Industry Mesh – a new multi-tenant cloud service available as part of the ERPx cloud platform that delivers industry-specific ERP and packaged integrations for mid-market organisations.
Industry Mesh builds upon the value of ERPx by providing customers with pre-built data flows between applications, data sources, and the industry ecosystem. By delivering business-critical dataflows out-of-the-box, Industry Mesh will significantly reduce the cost burden and time-to-value of integration, while also bringing richer and more consistent data sharing across the enterprise.
Unlike typical industry solutions that simply offer templated best practices or an integration toolkit that leaves the burden of development with the customer, Industry Mesh does the work for you, delivering the pre-built integrations as a service.
The initial release will have capabilities that include a host of general data flows with leading providers such as Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Slack, Oanda, D&B, Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Outlook. Other integrations include tax filing, e-invoicing, banking, document management and credit card transactions.
Dmitri Krakovsky, chief product officer at Unit4, said: “Despite recent advances in technology, organisations are spending too much time building and maintaining integrations across disconnected systems. These efforts overwhelm teams and distract them from delivering impact, costing money, creating data errors and frustrating people. By providing and maintaining a bundle of lightweight data flows to both internal and external apps and data sources, we make them more efficient, more collaborative and more productive.”
The first release of Unit4 Industry Mesh will be available in January, designed for service- and project-focused businesses around the world, with optional support for IT and software consulting organisations. A core package of data flows will be included as part of the ERPx cloud platform, with a premium package available by subscription. Additional data flows for Unit4’s focus industries, including the public sector, will be released over the next 12 months.