Software solutions for architecture, engineering and construction | Unit4

Architecture, Engineering and Construction business software solutions

Our software solutions focus on People Experience, helping to free your project management, design and engineering teams from admin, to spend more time on what’s important: realizing value for your clients.

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Trusted worldwide by organizations that serve people.

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Deliver Successful Contracts Through People-Centric Processes

Handle complexity, optimize your resources and deliver designs
with creativity and precision.

Manage your business and create a foundation for growth with a dedicated solution for the management and planning of your finances, people and projects: industry-leading software for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Human Capital Management (HCM) and
Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A).

Win and retain more business

  • Effective modelling to target successful project bids.
  • Reference models and CRM integration for quick project setup.
  • Integrated and streamlined workflows to manage complex projects.
  • Single source for all project data to deliver consistency.
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Forecast and optimize resources

  • Planning tools to put the right people on the right design, engineering or construction projects.
  • Monitor real-time data and adjust project forecasts automatically.
  • AI recruiting, engagement tracking and pulse surveys to promote wellbeing.
  • Easy to adjust organizational structures to optimize teams.
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Bill with precision

  • Key indicators for billing process and Work In Progress (WIP).
  • Centralized data and consolidated billing to ensure consistency of pricing from quote to invoice.
  • Track paid, unpaid and unsent invoices centrally and update forecasts.
  • Smart invoicing technology reduces human error.
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Execute profitable projects

  • KPIs show margin leakage to scale back completion time or reduce costs.
  • Track from a program level down to specific project details.
  • Integrate time/expense management, on web and mobile.
  • Create baseline budgets and store revisions separately.
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The Unit4 Professional Services Model

Discover how Unit4 helps, Architecture, Engineering and Construction firms get up and running twice as quickly – to plan, manage and optimize their people and projects effectively; boosting service excellence and profitability.

  • Gain swifter "time to value".
  • Free your project and consulting teams to focus on value and delivery.

Architecture, Engineering and Construction firms
in a post-pandemic world

Organizations that focus on delivering projects or people as a service are currently facing one of the most challenging times in recent history. Managing increasingly complex and uncertain projects and ensuring the well-being of your workforce are the major challenges facing AEC firms in a post-pandemic world. Ensuring a flexible working model and organizational structure as well as enabling effective remote work will be critical.

75% of organizations are adjusting their IT roadmaps as a result of COVID-19* – take control with an integrated suite of finance, HR and planning capabilities built for AEC firms.
*Source: “COVID-19 Impact on IT Spending Survey”, IDC, May 2020

Learn more about our next-generation solution

2-3x increased project complexity due to remote working**

**Source: "The Future of the Professional Services Organization", Constellation Research, Oct 2020

76% of E&C firms are likely to invest in digital tech in 2021***

***Source: "2021 engineering and construction industry outlook", Deloitte, Nov 2020

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The New Future of the Services Industry

Constellation Research's report on how 2020’s Global disruption is creating historic opportunities for AEC Services.

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Delivering Superior Performance in Uncertain Times - Architecture & Engineering

In this executive white paper, SPI Research analyzes and highlights some of the areas where AE firms can improve performance given the changing world, using data from 346 US-based AE firms.


Your New Unit4 People Experience Suite

Put the work that matters front and center and automate the rest. Unleash the true potential within your organization with our people-focused enterprise solutions for AEC service firms.

Unit4 - ERP Solutions

Enterprise Resource Planning

Improve your people’s daily lives with our suite of fully integrated enterprise applications

Unit4 - Financial Planning & Analysis Software

Financial Planning & Analysis

Make better business decisions faster and transform performance data into clear and usable insights

Unit4 - Human Capital & Talent Management Software

Human Capital Management

Support, inspire and engage your people with advanced payroll, HR and talent management solutions

Customer Success Stories

Unit4 helps people-focused leaders in professional services around the world innovate through business change.

An agile and innovative future

One of the world’s leading engineering consultancies has standardised on a forward-thinking Unit4 solution, connecting Finance and HR data to provide a single source of truth, find out how.

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Customer Interview: ALTEN Group

In this short video, Thierry Galvagni, CIO, describes how a consistent planning environment gives a competitive edge to the engineers at ALTEN.

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Merging businesses without disruption

Bravida is Scandinavia’s premier integrated supplier of technical installation and service solutions for buildings and plants. Learn how they seamlessly handled significant change without disruption.

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