NSIA Selects Agresso From UNIT4 for Group Operations

Consolidation of Systems Across 11 African Countries; Low Total Cost of Ownership for Group Operations

The Netherlands (March 02, 2011) – AH Consulting (AHC) and UNIT4, the world’s leading provider of business software for fast changing organizations, today announced a major landmark deal with NSIA Groupe in Ivory Coast for the implementation of Agresso Business World ERP software to replace a number of standalone accounting systems across the different group companies.

Agresso’s inherent agility and flexibility will enable NSIA to manage business change in the future. The software will also create efficiencies by enabling all 11 operations in different African countries to work with a centralized application for processing all financial transactions and managing group reporting. At the end of the implementation, all NSIA Groupe companies will be integrated through a single application hub at its headquarters in Abidjan.

“We chose UNIT4’s Agresso software because we wanted a more immediate global view of group operations. Its ability to mirror unexpected changes in the business, as well as the overall lower total cost of ownership it will deliver us were the deciding factors,” said Mr. Ange Kacou Dagou, IT Director and Project Sponsor. “The implementation by AH Consulting will help deliver the value for money we expect from our investment in Agresso, and will allow us to fully utilize the functionality of the application in our complex group operations across 11 countries throughout Africa. Most importantly, this implementation will allow us to reduce our systems maintenance burden and unify all group accounting and reporting requirements.”

Agresso Business World’s integrated architecture comprising finance, procurement, payroll, human resource management and projects functionality, together with powerful reporting features in a single suite, offers the platform required to eliminate standalone applications at NSIA.

“AH Consulting convinced NSIA of the potential value that can be derived from integrating all the group applications onto a single platform, allowing reduced reporting times, faster transaction processing and support for timely decision making,” said Mr. Herbert Rwamibazi, the Managing Director of AH Consulting. “We are confident that NSIA has made the right choice in partnering with us to deliver Agresso for the Group.”

About AH Consulting

AH Consulting (AHC) is an Africa based results consulting firm, operating in over 10 countries across the continent and providing technology, management and engineering consulting services to clients in different sectors of the economy. With over 120 staff, AHC delivers world class technology solutions and consulting services, working with world class industry experts. AHC is a distributor UNIT4 business software in Africa, with an Agresso Competence Centre that has application, technical, training, support expertise in Agresso to service clients and resources in Africa and the Middle East. For more information on AH Consulting and its services and products, please visit the website at http://www.ahcul.com or contact:

About NSIA

NSIA Groupe is a leading insurance company in Cote d’Ivoire with headquarters in Abidjan. The Group has over 800 staff and operates in 11 countries including Gabon, Guinea, Senegal, Bissau-Guinea, Benin, Ivory coast, Cameroon, Congo, Togo, Ghana and Mali. Since its incorporation in 1995, NSIA prides itself in providing insurance services that include life insurance [capital retirement plans, pension plans, education insurance plans, death benefits, funeral cost cover, post retirement health and insurance by capitalization] and non life insurance [automobile, home, industrial risks, transport, assistance, health, computer risks, accidents and third party liability] for which NSIA is the leader in sub Saharan Africa. For more information on NSIA Groupe and its services and products, please visit the website at http://www.groupensia.com or contact:

About UNIT4

UNIT4 ( https://webmail.unit4.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=d58246db959245a4b7af12981e0647da&U RL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.unit4businesssoftware.co.uk) is a global business software and services company aimed at helping dynamic public sector, and commercial services organizations to embrace change simply, quickly and cost effectively in a market sector it calls ‘Businesses Living IN Change’ (BLINC)(TM). The Group incorporates a number of the world’s leading change embracing software brands including Agresso Business World, our flagship ERP suite for mid-sized services intensive organizations and Coda, our best-of-class financial management software.

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With operations in 17 European countries, as well as 7 countries across North America, Asia Pacific and Africa and sales activities in several other countries, its revenue was EUR421.7 million in 2010. UNIT4 is headquartered in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands and has over 4,000 employees. It is listed on Euronext Amsterdam and is included in the Amsterdam Midcap Index (AMX). For more information on UNIT4 or any of its operating companies, please visit the website at http://www.unit4.com, follow us on Twitter @UNIT4_Group or contact:

Osbert Atusasiire, BDS Director
AH Consulting

Eric Logoh, Group PR Manager
NSIA Groupe

Emma Hoyle, Group PR Manager

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