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University of Waterloo Software Purchases and Digital Transformation Initiatives

Discover the latest software purchases and digital transformation initiatives being undertaken by University of Waterloo and its business and technology executives. Each quarter our research team identifies on-prem and cloud applications that are being used by the 5000 University of Waterloo employees from the public (Press Releases, Customer References, Testimonials, Case Studies and Success Stories) and proprietary sources.

During our research, we have identified that University of Waterloo has purchased the following applications: Unit4 Business World for ERP Financial in 2016, Microsoft Power BI for Analytics and BI in 2016, Proofpoint Email Security and Protection for Secure Email Gateways (SEGs) in 2016 and the related IT decision-makers and key stakeholders.

Our database provides customer insight and contextual information on which enterprise applications and software systems University of Waterloo is running and its propensity to invest more and deepen its relationship with UNIT4 , Microsoft , Proofpoint or identify new suppliers as part of their overall Digital and IT transformation projects to stay competitive, fend off threats from disruptive forces, or comply with internal mandates to improve overall enterprise efficiency.

We have been analyzing University of Waterloo revenues, which have grown to $1.00 billion in 2021, plus its IT budget and roadmap, cloud software purchases, aggregating massive amounts of data points that form the basis of our forecast assumptions for University of Waterloo intention to invest in emerging technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, IoT, Blockchain, Autonomous Database or in cloud-based ERP, HCM, CRM, EPM, Procurement or Treasury applications.

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.

University of Waterloo
200 University Ave W
Waterloo, N2L 3G1 , ON
1 519-888-4567
Industry Employees Revenue
Education 5000 $1.00B

Enterprise Software and Cloud Applications being used by University of Waterloo

Vendor Old Product New Product Category Market Users VAR/SI When Live
Microsoft Legacy Applications Microsoft Power BI Analytics and BI Analytics and BI n/a n/a 2016 2018
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IT Decision Makers and Key Stakeholders at University of Waterloo

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