Story image

Unit4 ramps up local leadership team with two new appointments

26 Jul 17

Enterprise application provider Unit4 has appointed two new sales directors for the Australian and New Zealand markets

The vendor, whose offerings are used by services organisations, says Dan Ussher (above) and Jeff Arnold (below) have been appointed sales directors in response to demand for end-to-end industry-specific cloud solutions in Australia and New Zealand.

Both will be working closely with Chris Tithof, Unit4’s channel director for Australia and New Zealand, supporting customers, prospects and current and future partners who use Unit4 either direct, or via a reseller, Unit4 says.

Unit4 says it has been particularly successful in professional services and education – markets that will be ‘a big focus’ locally as well.

The vendor has a number of high-profile projects in Australia and New Zealand, including Queensland Government’s One School Program and a business transformation program at New Zealand Post, using its Business World ERP offering.

Ussher, whose previous roles include stints at Rimini Street, Salesforce, Fuji Xerox Australia and StayinFront, says there is a huge opportunity for Unit4 – and its resellers – as organisations look for a new approach to enterprise software.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with our clients as they move to end-to-end industry cloud applications that help them differentiate the services they offer,” Ussher says.

The vendor says its ‘self-driving systems’, which use machine learning and predictive analytics to change the way enterprise software serves people in business, can help reduce the ‘immense waste’ of administrative or repetitive tasks.

Earlier this year Unit4 released Wanda, an enterprise digital assistant providing out-of-the-box ERP user experience, taking over many routine daily tasks and providing a new layer of intelligence ‘so people can focus on what’s important and on tasks where people beat machines’.

Arnold, who has worked for SoftwareAG, Progress Software, and Oracle among others, says new technologies have the potential to deliver massive productivity gains for people centric industries.

“At the same time, we’re seeing big changes to enterprise software strategies in our industries, thanks to new digital, mobile and cloud technologies, particularly in government and other high cost/low margin industries that are currently revisiting their ERP roadmap as the trend towards SaaS continues,” Arnold says.

How McAfee aims to curb enterprise data loss
McAfee DLP aims to help safeguard intellectual property and ensure compliance by protecting sensitive data.
HPE promotes 'circular economy' for end-of-use tech
HPE is planning to show businesses worldwide that throwing old tech and assets into landfill is not the best option when it comes to end-of-use disposal.
Xinja can now officially call itself a bank
The ‘neo’bank that is focused on being a digital disruptor to traditional financial institutions has received a restricted banking license from APRA.
Exclusive: Three access management learnings from 2018
There was a renewed global response to data security in 2018, placing pressure on organisations to assume more responsibility for the data they hold.
Wearables market flourishing - fuelled by smartwatches
A market that has stuttered in the past now has a bright forecast as adoption of wearable technology continues to thrive.
The tech that helped the first woman to sail around Australia
Lisa Blair used devices from supplied by Pivotel to aid her in becoming the first woman to circumnavigate Australia non-stop.
Why there will be a battle for the cloud in 2019
Cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, and Google will likely find themselves in a mad scramble to gain additional enterprise customers.
WLAN market picks up thanks to high-end products
Dell’Oro Group have released a report showing that the WLAN market picked up in 2Q18 as 802.11ax saw its first shipments.