UNIT4, the world’s leading provider of business software for Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC™) and partner of Agresso Australia, today announced that it has secured an AUD $3.7 million contract with Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority to implement AGRESSO Business World software and services over a two year period.
Addis Ababa Water is responsible for maintaining and improving the water supply in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The aspirational project is driven by the need to modernise their existing water systems to rise to the region’s demand for clean drinking water. Sponsored by World Bank, the project involves implementing new hardware, software, and networks to realise this goal.
AGRESSO Business World was chosen to help realise the Authority’s goals by managing its finances and project planning. This firm choice came in spite of highly competitive offerings from both Oracle and Microsoft.
“Developing countries are subject to ongoing change and significant environmental factors and implementing software that will support change is key to Addis Ababa Water,” said a spokesperson from the organisation. “This is an ambitious and much needed improvement initiative for Ethiopia and a flexible system like Agresso that will account for changes in our structure and requirements as our work develops is important. Supported by a better system infrastructure, we continue our drive to give more people access to clean drinking water and an improved quality of life.”
The implementation is expected to take two years and will be run in collaboration with UNIT4’s African partner ERP Software Technologies, which has operations in Addis Ababa. UNIT4 already supplies software and services to the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation and the Ethiopian Insurance Corporation.
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