Agresso win technology battle against SAP in Bedford

Bedford Borough Council has signed a contract worth more than £400,000 with
Agresso software making it the core financial system for the authority and
taking over divisions that currently use SAP.

The IT company will also assume responsibility for services provided by the
county council, which currently uses SAP software.

Frank Branston, mayor of Bedford said: ‘Selecting Agresso means we have a fit
for purpose system that the unitary authority will be able to rely on for
accurate and up to date financial information.’

‘The Agresso system will be housed and operated by Bedford Borough Council so
we have the ability to tailor it to meet the needs of the authority’ he added.

Earlier this month Agresso UK announced revenue increases of 33% to £138.3m
in the first half of 2008. The acquisition of CODA this year played a pivotal
role in the groups results as its income was consolidated with the group in
February. Excluding CODA figures, Agresso saw Q2 growth of 10%.

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