The IAUG Autumn Workshop, which will return to the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone on Thursday 17th October 2019. This one day event is free of charge to IAUG member organisations.
The agenda includes a number of very topical issues including a Revenue presentation on Preparations for Brexit, an OGP presentation on e-Invoicing, use of Fixed Asset Scanning in Agresso/Business World and will include an update from the IAUG and Unit4.
Registration is free – please register using the link below of alternatively go to our website www.iaug.ie
Agresso Business World Training, Carlow 30th September – 4th October 2019
Embridge Consulting, one of the accredited Unit4 partners at our conference in conjunction with the Institute of Technology in Carlow, have organized 5 one-day training courses over the week of the 30th September to 4th October, covering topics such as MS7 differences, Browser, Excelerator, Workflow and System Administration. Each course can be booked individually.
Further courses are planned for November/December but details are not released yet.
The IAUG welcomes Embridges collaborative approach to delivering courses in conjunction with AUG member orgaisations and providing a schedule of courses for Agresso/Business World users in Ireland.
Booking for courses is directly with the partner via the link to their website below and all queries should be addressed directly to them. Booking detail for Carlow courses will be available shortly.
For more details on courses and to book go to Embridge Consulting
Agresso Business World Training, Limerick 19th – 23rd August 2019
One of the areas of feedback from our recent conference as the lack of scheduled training in available for Agresso / Business World users in Ireland.
Embridge Consulting, one of the accredited Unit4 partners at our conference in conjunction with the University of Limerick have organized 5 one-day training courses over the week of the 19th to 23rd August, covering topics such as MS7 differences, Browser, Excelerator, Workflow and System Administration. Each course can be booked individually.
The IAUG is working with accredited partners to provide an annual schedule of training in Ireland and welcomes Embridge’s first offering in this area. Booking for courses is directly with the partner via the link to their website below and all queries should be addressed directly to them.
For more details on courses and to book– click here
John Kelly has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for this years conference on the topic of ‘Creating a High Performance Mindset’
John Kelly is a Director at Deloitte Cork, in audit and assurance. John works across a wide variety of
industries, and with clients in both Ireland and internationally. John started studying to become an
accountant at age 34.
John is renowned for his rugby career, playing professionally for both Munster and Ireland. John played both wing and center, and was a part of the team that won the Heineken Cup with Munster in 2006. John retired from professional rugby in 2007. John is still involved with rugby, in a voluntary capacity, as he is currently the chairman of Munster Rugby’s Professional Game Board, which has oversight of the operations of the provinces professional squad.
John also holds a Higher Diploma in Applied Science and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from UCC.
Early Bird registration is now closed and we are delighted that so many of our members opted to avail of the discount. As a result accommodation bookings in the conference hotel (Lough Eske Castle) are reaching capacity for the Wednesday evening. We are working with nearby hotels to arrange accommodation packages and will provide details in due course. Accommodation in the conference hotel will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Our most popular package is Package A (2 nights), as many delegates have opted to travel the day or evening before the conference. This includes the conference fee and two nights accommodation on the Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th April.
You are advised to book early as accommodation may not be available in the conference hotel due to the number of rooms available.
For more details on packages and to register – click here
Registration for the 2018 Annual Conference in the beautiful Lough Eske Castle in Co. Donegal is now open. This year we recognise that many delegate will opt to travel the day or evening before the conference and are offering a special two night package, which includes the conference fee and two nights accommodation on the Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th April.
You are advised to book early as late bookings this year many not have accommodation provided in the conference hotel due to the number of rooms available. It is expected that this two night package will be very popular and an early booking discount is available until 31st January 2018
For more details on packages and to register – click here
Robert McCutcheon, chair of the User Group announced at the October Workshop that the IAUG were honouring a long standing commitment to host their annual conference in the North West. The venue selected for the 2018 annual conference is the picturesque Lough Eske Castle, just outside Donegal town.
The conference will take place on Thursday and Friday the 26th & 27th April 2018 and to facilitate those travelling there will be a two night accommodation package available covering the Wednesday and Thursday evening in addition to the standard one night package.
Registration will open in early December
IAUG Workshop, 26th October 2017, Athlone
The Irish Agresso User Group (IAUG) would like to invite you to our next workshop, which will take place in
the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath on Thursday 26th October 2017. This is a one day event and it
is free of charge to IAUG member organisations.
A final agenda will issue shortly, however planned topics for the workshop include: a Revenue Commissioners
Update, a Treasury presentation, a Customer Upgrade experience, and a demo of a new reporting system.
Register for Workshop >>
We hope that all delegates had a successful and enjoyable conference in the Connemara Coast Hotel in Galway and availed of the opportunity to renew and make new acquaintances in our member network.
Presentations from the Conference are available on the 2017 Conference Page. All presentations should be available after the weekend. You will need the username and password distributed at the conference to access this page. If you have any difficulties, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist.
A selection of photographs from the conference including registration, speakers and the conference dinner are also available to view on that page.
A date for your diary is the next event which is our one day workshop. This is being held on 26th October 2017 in the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone.
Registration for the 2017 annual IAUG Conference being held in the Connemara Coast Hotel in Galway on 27th & 28th April is now open. Attendees are encouraged to register earlier to ensure that they secure accommodation at the hotel venue.
Details of the Agenda for the two day conference and registration details are available here
See you in Galway !
Bristol, UK and Utrecht, Netherlands – 26th March 2015, Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for service organisations, today announced a major new release of its people-centric ERP solution – Unit4 Business World Milestone 5 (formerly known as Agresso). As a result of increased focus on innovation and R&D, Unit4 Business World offers a completely new business application experience.
Unit4’s ERP is the only system designed from the ground up for people-centric industries. It empowers people to better engage and create impact, while automating low-value repetitive tasks. Unit4 Business World fully leverages and adopts the power of the digital era, delivered by the new Unit4 People Platform. These include mobile and social capabilities paired with predictive analytics and machine-learning, resulting in advanced business insights that proactively alert people to areas that require attention.
Unit4 Business World provides great agility to service organisations with its modular approach. The new version introduces several domain-oriented Experience Packs: Smart Budgeting, Communities, self-driving Payroll, Appraisals and Requisitions, adding real value to service businesses.
“Unit4 is the sole Enterprise Applications vendor devoted to people-centric industries. Our solutions deliver simple, intuitive user experience combined with enterprise-class scalability and flexible deployment options,” said José Duarte, Chief Executive Officer of Unit4. “Our new version of Unit4 Business World helps people transform the service and government organisations they work for by helping them collaborate, make decisions, and focus on the activities that really matter.”
Unit4 Business World can be flexibly deployed in the public cloud, private cloud or on-premises – Unit4 calls this Cloud Your Way.
Press Release – UNIT4 underpins service reform at 90 per cent of Ireland’s local government authorities
24 September 2014
Dublin, Republic of Ireland & Utrecht, Netherlands, 24 September, 2014 – UNIT4, the global leader in software that enables business change, today announced an agreement under a current contract with the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) to upgrade the UNIT4 Agresso Local Government ERP Platform at 27 local government organizations in the Republic of Ireland. This means that 90 per cent of the country’s local government bodies will benefit from the latest version of Agresso, to help them adapt to huge change in the sector and deliver on Ireland’s national public sector reform and procurement agendas.
The LGMA, which is a state agency of the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, was established to provide a range of services to the local government sector. In light of funding cuts it undertook a Business Process Improvement (BPI) exercise to identify efficiencies that will enable the sector to do more with less; UNIT4 Finance and Procurement will be configured to underpin these improvements.
“The councils have been successfully using Agresso since 1999,” said Brendan Nicholson, Senior Consultant at the LGMA. “The latest version is designed with client engagement and service delivery in mind and will allow us to configure it for our BPI programme requirements, and to adapt to longer-term change we are experiencing here in Ireland, including the potential for shared services. Additionally new technological advancements like mobile working, self-service and workflow will enable the councils to provide better services to its employees and citizens.”
The implementation begins in September 2014 at a pilot site, next will be a validation site and then the remaining 25 councils will be rolled out using a rapid ‘out-of-the-box’ implementation methodology.
“The technology platform will also help foster a culture of greater financial awareness with real-time budget checking, Key Performance Indicators [KPIs], dashboards and commitment accounting with workflow approvals controlling the movement of money,” added Nicholson.
UNIT4 Income Manager will provide the public with a convenient and efficient means to pay the councils for services via the internet. Self-service will also reduce administration and allow employees to access, via any web-enabled device, accurate information at a time convenient to them. The councils and the sector will benefit from more timely information to facilitate better decision making and accurate reports for central Government.
UNIT4 Procurement will help deliver savings by guiding employees through workflow aligned to Ireland’s National Procurement Agenda, including aggregated tenders to achieve value for money on all expenditure.
“The LGMA has led from the front to orchestrate a project that will deliver considerable efficiencies so that councils can deliver more with less,” said Anwen Robinson, Managing Director of UNIT4 Business Software Ltd for the UK and Ireland. “That 90 per cent of Ireland’s councils are looking to extend a 15 year relationship with UNIT4 speaks volumes about their faith in our technology and its ability to help them navigate challenging times in Irish local government.”
In the future, as per the National Public Sector Reform Agenda set out by central Government in Ireland, the LGMA are keen to exploit UNIT4 Agresso’s flexibility to deliver further efficiencies by using it to enable shared services between the councils.
“There has been a committed partnership between the LGMA and the UNIT4 team over the last few years. A strong working relationship has enabled the consultants on the ground to really understand the organizations, and how local authorities’ business requirements are continually evolving and changing,” said Nicholson at the LGMA