Sliedrecht - UNIT4 N.V. ("UNIT4"), the world's leading provider of ERP and financial management software for fast changing organizations, and NCCW, provider of software and consultancy services to social housing organizations, have agreed to cooperate to provide a joint Software as a Service (SaaS)-solution for social housing organizations.
NCCW serves about 200 social housing organizations with 270 employees and realizes a revenue of approximately Euros33 million over 2011. NCCW is the developer of Corporatie Cloud, a cloud platform that places important applications for social housing organizations in the cloud, where they will be fully integrated with each other. As a result, the organizations are guaranteed of actual and optimal functionality across all processes. Besides, the platform enables them to focus on business goals instead of IT. UNIT4 delivers a number of applications to support the business processes of the organizations, starting with HRM & Payroll. In order to give the intensive collaboration shape, UNIT4 will acquire a minority interest of 49% in NCCW.
Wibo Pollmann, general director of NCCW: "Thanks to this partnership with UNIT4 we can count on reliable and qualitative business software and the support of a leading party in the Netherlands. UNIT4 has an excellent reputation and, just like NCCW, has a service record of several decades. Continuity, reputation, and quality are very important to our customers. By making use of the UNIT4 SaaS-solutions, we expect to be able to deliver functionality in the Corporatie Cloud faster to our clients."
Jos Andeweg, Director Benelux with UNIT4: "NCCW is a partner who is working on a very interesting process with Corporatie Cloud, resulting in an innovative lead gain in this market segment. The fact that 15 social housing organizations started using Corporatie Cloud within a very short time, proves that it works. Both globally and in the Benelux, we see many opportunities in cloud computing. Our position as a SaaS provider is increasing and the cooperation with NCCW fits this perfectly. We see great opportunities for growth, about 30 organizations are using UNIT4 applications (mostly financial) and thanks to the intensive cooperation with NCCW we can extend our activities with social housing organizations considerably."
NCCW delivers ICT-solutions for the social and commercial property market. More than half of all social housing organizations uses one or more of the services of NCCW. In 2010 NCCW introduced Corporatie Cloud and via this platform social housing organizations can handle their processes from several systems via web-services through one user-interface.
UNIT4 is a global business software and services company aimed at helping dynamic public sector, and commercial services organizations to embrace change simply, quickly and cost effectively in a market sector it calls 'Businesses Living IN Change' (BLINC)(TM). The Group incorporates a number of the world's leading change embracing software brands including Agresso Business World, our flagship ERP suite for mid-sized services intensive organizations and Coda, our best-of-class financial management software. With operations in 17 European countries, as well as 7 countries across North America, Asia Pacific and Africa and sales activities in several other countries, its revenue was Euros421.7 million in 2010. UNIT4 is headquartered in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands and has over 4,000 employees. It is listed on Euronext Amsterdam and is included in the Amsterdam Midcap Index (AMX).
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