About the Customer
The University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada’s technology hub, has become a leading comprehensive university with 35,100 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Consistently ranked Canada’s most innovative university, Waterloo is home to advanced research and teaching in science and engineering, health, environment, arts, and social sciences
Scope and Challenges
The University identified that its current financial system was nearing end-of-life and a decision needed to be made regarding what to do. The identified goal is to implement a modern, leading-edge financial system suitable for an internationally recognized, innovative, higher education institution.
Outcome and Implications
Ontario’s University of Waterloo is the latest university to acquire Unit4 Business World to handle its financial accounting and reporting needs. Announced today by Unit4 and ERP Connex, the University joins a global list of higher education customers that includes Royal Roads, Robert Morris, Sodertorn and Oxford-Cambridge Universities.
“As one of the world’s top innovation universities, we expect innovative enterprise systems. By moving to Business World in the cloud, we are looking forward to improving the user experience, transitioning from paper-based to electronic processes, and improving reporting and analytics.”-said Bruce Campbell, Chief Information Officer at the University of Waterloo.
"Business World is a highly configurable solution that allows universities to adapt quickly by implementing system changes with agility and simplicity in response to the highly competitive and fast-paced higher education environment. Our customers gain further competitive advantage through end-user driven ad hoc and customized reporting that does not require IT support. The simplicity, agility, and speed of the Business World solution is a powerful combination for universities.”-said Scott Kamieneski, Managing Director for North America at Unit4.
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