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• Agresso voted as the system of choice by Council Members
• Post implementation agility attractive for low cost of change and ownership

Bedford Borough Council and Agresso UK, today announced the signing of a contract worth more than £400,000 which will see Agresso as the core financial system for the unitary authority.

Being awarded Unitary Authority status means that Bedford Borough Council, which already uses the Agresso Business World suite, will take over responsibility for services provided by the County Council, which currently uses SAP. Following an evaluation process, Agresso was chosen as the preferred financial management system for a unitary Bedford Borough as it was felt the system would deliver more value for money over time and better meet its financial management requirements.

“Selecting Agresso means we have a fit for purpose system that the unitary authority will be able to rely on for accurate and up to date financial information,” said Frank Branston, Mayor of Bedford. “The Agresso system will be housed and operated by Bedford Borough Council so we have the ability to tailor it to meet the needs of the authority.”

Selecting which financial management systems will be taken forward represents a critical step on the way to creating the new authority. The Agresso system will provide the data for the new council’s statement of accounts as well as allow capital and revenue budget monitoring.

Agresso’s Managing Director John Crooks said: “This is a great endorsement for Agresso. Our unique architecture eliminates the need to modify source code so that organisational change is typically reflected in the system by the business users rather than IT personnel or expensive consultants. The solution is unique among ERP systems and this ability to address change continuously after the initial implementation is complete, delivers cost savings for customers.”

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For further information about Bedford Borough Council, please contact:
Keiron Fletcher or Yolanda Copes-Stepney, Corporate Communications
Tel: 01234 221622 / 221623

About Agresso

Agresso is a supplier of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and a subsidiary of Netherlands-based Unit 4 Agresso, a leading global provider of business software. Positioned as ‘the ERP market’s definition of agility’, Agresso offers a fully-integrated suite of ERP solutions for organizations that are characterized by frequent and dynamic business change.

More than 2,750 service-based public and commercial sector organizations in over 100 countries use Agresso Business World for both operational support and strategic management.

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Marc Ambasna-Jones
Monument PR for Agresso UK
Tel: 01225 747214

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