ICT supplier Unit4 chosen to deliver software for modernization water supply in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Software supplier Unit4 Agresso Business World is going to deliver its computer programme for enterprise resource planning (ERP) to the Water and Sewerage Authority (AAWSA) in Addis Ababa. The AAWSA is responsible for the supply of drinking water and the disposal of sewage in the Ethiopian capital.
The deal is worth three million euro in software and services over two years. The ERP software will support the water company by integration of all facets of operation, including development, manufacturing, sales and marketing.
Better meet demand for clean water
Addis Ababa Water is responsible for maintaining and improving the water supply in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and is undertaking an ambitious project to modernize the water supply systems it has in place to achieve its objectives and better meet demand for clean drinking water.
Sponsored by World Bank, the project involves implementation of new hardware, software and networks and Agresso was selected over competitive offerings from Oracle and Microsoft to manage finances and project planning.
Implementing software key factor
“Developing countries are subject to ongoing change and significant environmental factors and implementing software that will support change is key to Addis Ababa Water,” said a spokesperson from the organization. “This is an ambitious and much needed improvement initiative for Ethiopia and a flexible system like Agresso that will account for changes in our structure and requirements as our work develops is important. Supported by a better system infrastructure, we continue our drive to give more people access to clean drinking water and an improved quality of life.”
This news item was originally published on the website of Unit 4
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