CGI and ERP services firm Unit4 have agreed an alliance in North America. As part of the deal, CGI will provide systems integration services to customers implementing Unit4’s Business World Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution.
In January this year Jose Duarte, CEO of Unit4, unveiled the firm had launched a global partner ecosystem with the aim of offering customers added value and choice, as well as extending the company’s sales and delivery capabilities. Since the announcement several consulting firms and IT providers across the globe have joined the partner network, including ConQuaestor (part of the Grant Thornton network) in the Netherlands and BearingPoint in the UK.
The latest firm to strike an agreement with Unit4 is CGI, the fifth largest information technology and business process services firm in the world. The deal allows CGI to expand its expertise in Unit4 products and solutions, including ERP-offering ‘Unit4 Business World’, and enables the tech firm to boost its penetration in the mid-markets segment. The initial focus of the partnership will be on public sector industries in Western Canada, with further roll-out in Canada/US dependent on progress realised.
“CGI is a trusted integrator with organisations around the globe,” says Scott Kamieneski, Managing Director of Unit4 in North America. “We have been collaborating successfully with CGI and are very impressed with their high quality services that enable their customers to achieve their business goals. This is the first step toward a long-term, strategic relationship.”
Tony Dellaviola, Regional Vice President for CGI British Columbia, says his firm is “excited” about the cooperation with Unit 4, adding “This partnership will open opportunities in the mid-market of the ERP space. Our clients across numerous verticals are enthusiastic about our entry into this collaboration. This partnership provides a complete offering for end-to-end ERP solutions: planning, pre-implementation, legacy data migration, integration, software implementation, training, and long term support. Most importantly, our new clients will experience CGI’s commitment; assisting with achieving long term growth and business success.”