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TRIUMF Selects Agresso in $1M Agreement to Modernize Business Operations

February 18, 2011

VICTORIA, British Columbia and DALLAS, February 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –
UNIT4 Business Software (http://www.unit4software.com),the world’s leading
provider of business software for fast changing organizations, today
announced an agreement worth over $1 million dollars with TRIUMF
(http://www.triumf.ca), Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear
physics. The agreement comprises the full Agresso Business World suite,
including Financials, HR and Payroll, Project Costing and Billing,
Procurement, Planning, Business Process Automation and Reporting and
Analytics. The selection process, which involved solutions from ORACLE,
Microsoft, and NetSuite, was initiated in June 2010. UNIT4 Business Software
was awarded the business based on Agresso’s unique property of
post-implementation agility which allows business users to swiftly and
cost-effectively respond to change pressures in their organization as a
consequence of reorganizations, compliance issues, acquisitions, etc.,
without having to rely on external consultants.

“As a research center almost every project we undertake is, by
definition, something that hasn’t been done before; we needed an agile
business tool that could let us easily cope with new situations,” says Nigel
Lockyer
, director of TRIUMF. “New partnerships can present unique tax and
reporting requirements and we wanted to be able to manage these changes
ourselves. The Agresso solution will not only modernize our business
functions, it will allow us to be self-sufficient in the future.”

TRIUMF operates the world’s largest cyclotron (a type of particle
accelerator) and the science performed at the facility yields cutting-edge
discoveries in particle physics, nuclear physics, nuclear medicine, and
materials science. The laboratory had been using a home grown system to
manage their business functions, but with funding secured for major new
projects involving significant expansion, TRIUMF sought a better solution.
“As a world-class scientific research laboratory, TRIUMF requires flexible a
responsive information system to support its administrative functions, to
comply with changing and increasingly stringent regulatory demands, and to
provide reliable and timely management reporting. Agresso Business World
meets all of these requirements and we look forward to working with UNIT4 to
implement a new generation contemporary information system for TRIUMF,” says

Steve McDonald, manager, computing &networking services at TRIUMF. “The
architecture of Agresso impressed us; it will empower us to handle whatever
comes our way.”

UNIT4 Business Software targets organizations in the public, private, and
not-for-profit sectors that have a requirement to respond to business change
quickly and easily. “We are thrilled to welcome TRIUMF to our growing list of
not-for-profit customers,” said Shelley Zapp, president of UNIT4 Business
Software in North America. “They are a unique organization with brilliant
people doing world-class scientific research right in our backyard; they know
how to run their projects and operations and Agresso will provide them
agility to operate as they see fit, efficiently and with a low ongoing cost
of ownership.” As unique as TRIUMF is, it shares a common characteristic with
all Agresso customers: a need to respond to frequent change and the desire to
embrace it rather than avoid it.

About UNIT4 Business Software

UNIT4 Business Software in North America (http://www.unit4software.com)
is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UNIT4, a $517 million enterprise resource
planning (ERP) company and a top six mid-market ERP software player globally.
UNIT4 Business Software’s leading ERP product for organizations living in
change, Agresso Business World, is widely acknowledged as the business
software solution that delivers the lowest Total Cost of Change. The
software’s unique VITA(TM) architecture allows for ongoing,
post-implementation changes by business users, without the external IT costs
typical of disparate systems.

Over 3,000 companies and organizations in 100 countries deploy Agresso
Business World for both operational support and strategic management. The
company’s role-based, Web Services and Services-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
enabled solutions include Financial Management, Human Resources and Payroll,
Procurement Management, Project Costing and Billing, Reporting and Analytics,
Business Process Automation, and Field Services and Asset Maintenance.

About TRIUMF

TRIUMF is Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics.
Located on the south campus of the University of British Columbia, TRIUMF is
owned and operated as a joint venture by a consortium of the following
Canadian universities, via a contribution through the National Research
Council Canada: University of Alberta, University of British Columbia,
University of Calgary, Carleton University, University of Guelph, University
of Manitoba
, McMaster University, University of Northern British Columbia,
Universite de Montreal, Queen’s University, University of Regina, Saint
Mary’s University
, Simon Fraser University, University of Toronto, University
of Victoria
, and York University. To learn more, visit http://www.triumf.ca.

The names of actual companies or products mentioned herein may be the
trademarks of their respective owners. Agresso, Agresso Business World, BLINC
and VITA are registered trademarks of UNIT4 Business Software.

    Media contact:

    Sarah Milner
    Marketing & Communications Manager, UNIT4 Business Software
    P: +1-250-704-4484
    C: +1-250-516-2137
    E: sarah.milner@unit4.com
    Twitter: @UNIT4SoftwareNA

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