Business software for Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC™) provider UNIT4 Business Software has signed a significant deal with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). The $677,200 CAD contract in license and services will see TRCA reduce its need for IT resources and increase its ability to respond rapidly to change through the implementation of Agresso Business World’s latest version called Route 66, epitomizing the next generation of fast, flexible and user-friendly enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.
TRCA selected Agresso Business World’s Financials, Procurement, Planner, Project Costing & Billing and Reporting modules ahead of large-market ERP solutions SAP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV. TRCA controls over 40,000 acres of land in the Toronto region. It has a strong history in watershed management and leadership in applying sustainability practices. Offering knowledge, education and engagement for youth and communities through its facilities and programs, TRCA works alongside municipal partners, corporations and community groups alike to make the Toronto region a greener, healthier place to live.
“We manage an ever increasing number of stakeholder relationships, business lines and projects that will likely grow and change in the future. We chose a system that could handle both this known and unknown change effectively while still providing us with timely and accurate information to support decision-making – now and in the future,” said James W. Dillane, Director, Finance and Business Services for TRCA.
UNIT4 Business Software works with a number of nonprofit organizations in North America including Save the Children, TRIUMF, ACDI/VOCA, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, and the International Partnership for Microbicides. These organizations share a need to respond swiftly and cost-effectively to business change like changing funding levels, new funding structures and regulatory requirements while still delivering total accountability and transparency. “Like many of our nonprofit customers, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority wanted an accurate view of the big picture at all times. Agresso Business World delivers this in an integrated system that’s founded on its differentiating VITA architecture which smartly couples data, process and reporting/analytics to move in lock-step. This fundamental capability guarantees meeting TRCA’s needs now and going forward,” said Shelley Zapp, president of UNIT4 Business Software.