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Analyst Road Show with SYSPRO and UNIT4
Not as well known as the JRocket Marketing Grape Escape but still highly effective (and entertaining), the analyst road show organized by Judith Rothrock every

exie as  and human resources software). Exie will be integrated with UNIT4’s Agresso and CODA product lines, but is also the base of a new product line (described below). Prosoft also offers outsourcing services for human resources and has its headquarters in Singapore, which allows UNIT4 to enforce its position in the Asian market. 2011 brought to UNIT4 two of its most important sales ever : a US$4.6 million deal with a German state to replace 23 SAP sites, and a US$4 million deal with Addis Ababa Water and

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