Review and Recommendations 

Not all Unit4 Financials clients make optimum use of the power of the software available to them. Millennium’s Unit4 Financials System Review is designed to help companies identify areas where they can improve performance and ensure they are getting the most out of their investment in Unit4 Financials.

The reviews are led by one of our Principal Consultants who will review your current Unit4 Financials set-up and processes. The output is a report detailing their findings and outlining recommendations on areas of improvement based on either application changes or changes in operational process.

How it works

Provisional Itinerary

We discuss a provisional itinerary with you and arrange a convenient date for the consultant to undertake the review. This review requires access to key stakeholders from your Finance and IT teams and can take place onsite or remotely depending on your requirements.

Time Needed

The length of time required for a system review depends on the level of complexity and the Unit4 Financials modules in use but typically ranges from 2 days (1 on-site , 1 day write-up) to 4 days (2 days on-site, 2 days write-up) of chargeable work.

The Report

The report provides options to improve software functionality, business processes, reporting, interfacing and enhance user knowledge. It also provides Millennium with the information needed to deliver support and provide project plans if required.

The 4 day review

Day 1

Business Process Workshop followed by meetings with relevant stakeholders/users.

Day 2

System and processes review with the System Manager in line with Day 1 meetings.

Day 3

The Systems Review Report is produced which covers everything discussed and identified in Day 1 and Day 2 and provides solution options for each issue and short, medium and long term recommendations. This report is then distributed by email and hard copy.

Day 4

This normally takes place one or two weeks later, once all relevant parties have reviewed the report. This day typically consists of stakeholder meetings to run through the report in detail, answer questions, define strategy and compile a high level project plan.

What is the Output of the Systems Review

The output is a report with detailed recommendations which then can become a client’s “Unit4 Financials improvement roadmap” for the coming months and years ahead.

The recommendations are split into short, medium and long term improvements and cover the 3 key aspects of making your Unit4 Financials system a success – People, Process and Technology.

Note that there is no obligation for a client to proceed with all (or any of them) but going through this process and formally setting out this roadmap helps clients better understand how to best move things along to gain optimal performance from their finance system.

What if I just want to do an “as is “upgrade?

As well as highlighting operational improvements, the Review also looks at the technical landscape and provides recommendations on which version of Unit4 Financials clients should upgrade to, giving guidance on when they should upgrade and outlining how to move forward with the upgrade.

Whilst some clients may only wish to upgrade on an “as is” basis, (for  example to ensure they continue on a supported software versions) we often find that the Review identifies other changes  that are either required for the upgrade process or may bring considerable improvement to “as is” processes if implemented as part of the upgrade.

For these reasons we would recommend that clients still undertake a Millennium System Review if the main thrust behind the project is a pure Technical Upgrade.

Contact us for further details

Interested in a systems process and strategy review?

For further information or to book a review, please complete the form and a Unit4 Financials consultant will get back to you shortly. Alternatively call us on +44 (0) 845 604 4262