Cancer Research UK Case Study

Highpoint supplied Training on the reimplementation project at Cancer Research UK. Upskilling of staff based on their roles.

Cancer Research UK is the largest charitable funder of cancer research in the world, funding almost half of all cancer research in the UK.

Cancer Research UK reimplemented their finance system moving from a number of different systems to Unit4 Business World Milestone 5. Cancer Research UK needed end-user training for the reimplementation. To train end-users on such a large scale and over many different sites, it was decided the best form of training would be to publish eLearning materials and provide Quick Cards to support the reimplementation process across all work streams.

Below is the case study of the project.

Cancer Research Unit4 Business World

Cancer Research UK


Highpoint offers a wide range of training services, please contact one of training team to discuss your needs:

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U4Connect17 as Told in Tweets

Unit4 Connect Conference 2017 Manchester

Last week Highpoint attended the Unit4 Connect Conference in Manchester (U4Connect17).

Here is the conference as told in tweets through the conference days.

Highpoint started the event off, with our meet-up the night before the conference at the Brewdog in Manchester. Thank you to everyone that attended. It was great to hang out and have a beer before the conference.

Unit4’s CEO Stephan Sieber kicked off the Conference with the ‘Future at Work’

Thomas Staven introduces us again to the wonderful Wonda and shows Unit4 really are at the forefront of AI and the workplace.

Jeremy Roche takes to the stage to fill us in on the all-important Unit4 Business World On! updates.

One of the Highpointers highlights from the morning talks.

Great to see some of the conference attendees getting involved in the Highpoint Conference Twitter challenges.

Keynote speaker Baroness Susan Greenfield host a super talk exercising the audience’s brains.

The exhibitors had brilliant entertainment for the conference attendees.

The afternoon sessions were just as jam-packed with useful updates.

Unit4 outdid themselves with this year’s Gala Dinner, set in the most stunning venue Monastery of St Francis & Gorton Trust.

Day 2 and coffee provided to the attendees! The Unit4 Customer Award Winners are announced.

Yay Rufus is back at U4Connect!

An amazing amount raised for the Princes Trust.

Claus Jepsen explains what makes Business World On! so special.

One of Highpoint Team members favourite morning sessions.

That’s a wrap for Unit4 Connect 2017!

A big thank you to Unit4 for hosting another amazing conference, jam-packed with product updates, inspiration and conference fun! We are looking forward to 2018 already!

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Highpoint Unit4 Connect Conference Twitter Challenge

Unit4 Connect 2017 Manchester


unit4 connect conference

Highpoint is excited to be sponsoring and attending this year Unit4 Connect Conference in Manchester next week.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Future at Work” which is set to be super interesting.

This year the agenda is set into three categories:

  • Education Sector
  • Commercial Sector
  • Public Sector & Not for Profit

This is brilliantly clear for the attendees from the different sectors to see what is specifically aimed at them.

The schedule is jam-packed and Highpoint are particularly looking forward to “Wanda and the Future at Work” keynote and the all-important “Unit4 Business World On! – Product Update”.

Highpoint Unit4 Connect Conference Challenge


This year Highpoint HQ is sending five of our awesome team to the Unit4 Connect Conference. There is a twist, Highpoint is splitting the team into two for a set of conference challenges.  Throughout the day the Highpoint HQ will send a challenge via Twitter, which the teams will have to complete.

Meet the Teams

Highpointers One

Ben Houghton

Fiona Powell

Stu Withers

Highpointers Two

Eleonore Tiley

Graeme Wright

To follow the fun – follow our Twitter account and the official conference #U4Connect17

Highpoint Meet-Up the Night Before U4Connect17


Join Highpoint for a beer on Tuesday 10th October between 6pm – 9pm at the Brewdog in Manchester. A chance to meet fellow attendees and mingle before the event. Even better Highpoint will get your first beer :)

Unit4 Connect 2017






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Join Highpoint for a Beer in Manchester Night Before Unit4 Connect

Highpoint is excited to be sponsoring Unit4 Connect Conference again this year in Manchester.


Highpoint Meetup


Are you going to the Unit4 Connect Conference in Manchester? Got a free night on Tuesday 10th October?


Highpoint is super excited to be heading to Manchester in a few weeks to attend the Unit4 Connect Conference. The theme of the conference this year is “Future at Work”. With 50% of tasks which have the potential to be automated, what does the future look like for humans and machines working together? The topic is set to be fascinating and as ever there will be update announcements, hot tips and lots of fun.  The Highpoint team are arriving on Tuesday 10th October the night before the conference. We thought it would be great to have a place to meet up the night before the conference, for anyone at a loose end that night or if you are from out of town. So if you are in Manchester that night then please join us for our meet-up the night before the conference. It will take place on Tuesday 10th October from 6pm at the super cool Brew Dog Bar. Highpoint has reserved the mezzanine area upstairs especially for the meet-up. The Brew Dog is conveniently in the centre. Have your first drink on us :) when you arrive we will give you a token to go to the bar so you can have a beer on us (wine or soft drink)!  Come hang out with some of Highpoint’s team and fellow attendees. It’s a great chance to network before the conference. If you would like to join us, just let us know via e-mail –

Unit4 Connect 2017

If you haven’t registered for the Unit4 Connect conference already then head to the event site!

We look forward to seeing you there :)

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Autumn Dates For Unit4 Excelerator Courses

Unit4 Excelerator Courses

Do You Need to Skill Up in Unit4 Excelerator?

Highpoint and Unit4 have scheduled the Excelerator courses for Autumn. Dates and location are as follows:

19th September 2017

17th October 2017

14th November 2017

The courses are located at the Unit4 offices in Bristol. Unit4 Business Software Ltd, Eden House, 82 Macrae Rd, Pill, Bristol BS20 0DD

The course outlines how to extract data from Unit4 Business World. It takes you through how to produce printed reports. It shows a simple way to take data from Business World balance tables or enquiry results windows. The course will show you how to report the results in Microsoft Excel’s columns and rows. The course is for super users, advanced users, end users, and enquiry users.

The Spring/Summer Courses had amazing feedback:

“Highpoint were flexible with course delivery and content. I would highly recommend them , they went the extra mile.” Rupert GulleyDeputy Systems Accountant , The Salvation Army THQ 


The course contains the following training sessions:

Session 1 – An Introduction to Excelerator
Understand the purpose of Excelerator, and how you access Excelerator from within Excel. Understand the key worksheets which are used.
* An overview of Excelerator.
* An overview of how Excelerator uses balance tables.
* The Excelerator menu in Excel.
* Looking at workbook structures.
Session 2 – Producing Basic Reports
Understand the principles and keywords used for producing a basic Excelerator report and the method by which you produce a simple report.
* Looking at a report sheet control column.
* Looking at basic keywords.
* Producing and refining a basic report.
* Looking at the use of Relations and Trees in Excelerator.
Session 3 – Formatting Reports
Understand the ways in which you can format data in Excelerator reports.
* Formatting a report.
* Looking at formatting keywords.
* Looking at Source formatting keywords (SORT).
* Looking at Column formatting keywords (UNIT, ROUND, and COLUMNSIGN).
* Looking at Active formatting keywords (SIGN).
Session 4 – Selecting Data for Reports
Understand the methods, parameters, and keywords that you can use for specifying the data that you want to display in an Excelerator report.
* Looking at Excelerator data selection parameters.
* Entering data selection parameters.
* Using the CODE keyword.
* Using the SUMMARY keyword.
* Using the CROSSTAB and GROUP keyword.
Session 5 – Creating Excelerator Reports from Browsers
Be able to write reports from within Business World using Excelerator based on the results of a browser enquiry.
* Setting up an Excelerator template report.
* Running an Excelerator template report.
Session 6 – Writing Excelerator Reports Offline
Be able to create local data sets to practice writing Excelerator reports offline and then how to reconnect to the Business World database to retrieve the latest report results.
* Creating a local reporting data set (cache)
* Setting up an Excelerator report to run offline.

The courses are only £350 (+VAT) per delegate we accept invoices or credit card payments.

To book please contact our training team. Tel: 01225 326409 or e-mail:


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Unit4 Business World Autumn Super User Courses

Unit4 Business World Super User Course

Highpoint and Unit4 released the Unit4 Business World Super User Courses at the beginning of this year.  The Super User Courses are designed specifically for Advanced Users/System Administrators to help them maintain and improve their Business World On! solution. The Super User Course is built upon previous training offered by Unit4 and Highpoint but has been revised, refocused and updated for Business World On! and is entirely consistent with the latest Unit4 implementation methodology.

What is it?

  • The Super User Course: Designed specifically for your advanced users/system administrators to help them maintain and improve your Business World On! solution.
  • It is entirely consistent with the latest Unit4 implementation methodology, including Value Accelerators.
  • Is classroom based (available as public or client courses), supported by eLearning content delivered using the Highpoint Knowledge Base.
  • The training database has been updated to Business World On! and is available via the Highpoint Cloud.

Who is it for?

Advanced Users: You have a detailed understanding of your business or functional area from an operational perspective. You may be a Business Analyst or have a management role.

Super User: You have an understanding of the business or functional area and the information systems used to support them. You are a part of the implementation team and will be required to have an understanding or who Business World On! works from a functional perspective.

What Modules Are Covered?

  • Introduction to Business World On!
  • System Administration
  • Workflow
  • Data Import
  • Flexi-fields, Forms and Action Overflow
  • Introduction to Reporting
  • IntellAgent, Document Archive, Links

What Materials Are Included?

  • Course manual for each module
  • Exercise workbook for each module
  • 6 months’ access to the Highpoint Knowledge Hub

 Customer Feeback

We have had some amazing customer feedback for the courses, proving they are a valuable asset for your team.

“Another great course as part of the Super User set. Props to Stuart who relayed the system capability superbly”

“Reporting by far the most relevant and informative course. The instructor knows the system and material inside out – fantastic”

“The course was well structured and presented. The guidance provided was easy to follow. The atmosphere was relaxed but professional and the trainers responded quickly and thoroughly to questions, proving that they knew the subject area well”

How Can I Access These Courses?

After the huge success of the Spring and Summer courses, we are excited to be running the Autumn courses, in Bristol, Reading, and Manchester, the dates are as follows:

Course Title Duration Date Location
Introduction to Business World On! 1 Day Tuesday 5th September 2017 Bristol
Introduction to Business World On! 1 Day Tuesday 3rd October 2017 Manchester
Introduction to Business World On! 1 Day Tuesday 7th November 2017 Reading
Course Title Duration Date Location
System Administration 2 Days Wednesday 6th – 7th September 2017 Bristol
System Administration 2 Days Wednesday 4th – 5th October 2017 Manchester
System Administration 2 Days Wednesday 8th – 9th November 2017 Reading
Course Title Duration Date Location
Work Flow 1 Day Tuesday 19th September 2017 Bristol
Work Flow 1 Day Tuesday 17th October 2017 Manchester
Work Flow 1 Day Tuesday 21st November 2017 Reading
Course Title Duration Date Location
Data Import 1 Day Wednesday 20th September 2017 Bristol
Data Import 1 Day Wednesday 18th October 2017 Manchester
Data Import 1 Day Wednesday 22nd November 2017 Reading
Course Title Duration Date Location
Flexi-fields, Forms and Action Overview 1 Day Tuesday 26th September 2017 Bristol
Flexi-fields, Forms and Action Overview 1 Day Tuesday 24th October 2017 Manchester
Flexi-fields, Forms and Action Overview 1 Day Tuesday 28th November 2017 Reading
Course Title Duration Date Location
Introduction to Reporting 3 Days Tuesday 12th, 13th 14th September 2017 Bristol
Introduction to Reporting 3 Days Tuesday 10th, 11th, 12th October 2017 Manchester
Introduction to Reporting 3 Days Tuesday 14th, 15th, 16th November 2017 Reading


Course Title Duration Date Location
IntellAgent, Document Archive, Links 1 Day Wednesday 27th September 2017 Bristol
IntellAgent, Document Archive, Links 1 Day Wednesday 25th October 2017 Manchester
IntellaAgent, Document Archive, Links 1 Day Wednesday 29th November 2017 Reading

All courses cost £350 + VAT per person per day.

Onsite courses can be delivered upon requested. To book or to make an enquiry please contact the Highpoint training team on 01225 326409 or e-mail


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Highpoint: Unit4 Business World On! Implementation Case Study

Highpoint is excited to announce that we have implemented Unit4 Business World On!.

Like many small/medium businesses, Highpoint used a variety of apps and Cloud based solutions in support of its Finance, Project Management, Resourcing and HR/Payroll functions. 

Please see below our very own implementation case study.

Highpoint Implementation Case Study Highpoint Implementation Case Study 2

Highpoint has definitely become more efficient and working smarter since the implementation of Unit4 Business World On!

If you would like to find out more please contact us on 01225 326409 or e-mail



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Dudley College Case Study

Dudley College: Unit4 Business World On! Implementation Case Study

Highpoint supplied Consultancy on the upgrade project at Dudley College. Covering technical Consultancy, Application Consultancy, Business Analysis, Training, and Project Management.

Dudley College of Technology has recently been awarded Ofsted’s prestigious ‘outstanding’ rating. The college has played a pivotal role in the provision of vocational and technical education in Dudley borough and the wider Black Country for over 150 years.

The college’s legacy system needed updating. Working in a constantly changing sector, the college recognised the need for software that could adapt to ever changing needs. With this in mind, the college chose Unit4 Business World On! which would be implemented using the FE Value Accelerator developed by Highpoint.

Below is the case study of the project.

Dudley College Case StudyDudley College Case Study


If you would like to know more about our FE Value Accelerator, please contact Highpoint today on 01225 326409 or email:

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Ten Years of Highpoint

Ten Years of Highpoint Celebrations


Ben Houghton, Tony Peacock and Dan Farmer founded Highpoint ten years ago. They saw an opportunity to create a training and consultancy firm that had the best expert knowledge about the software but also really listened and adapted to customer needs. In ten years, Highpoint has worked with Unit4 Business World customers across the globe. In 2010 Highpoint became one of three preferred unit4 Business world upgrade partners. In 2011 Highpoint became preferred Unit4 Business World training partners. Our relationship with Unit4 has always been very close, we are now the only Unit4 Strategic Training partners in UK & Ireland, working with Unit4 to bring first class training for the software.  Highpoint’s very first employee was Martin Ostell who is still with the company today, and the team has grown and got stronger through the years.

Highpoint is continually innovating our products to keep up with the digital revolution. In June 2016 Highpoint launched the Knowledge Hub, an online support portal for Unit4 Business World users, which has been a massive success. Highpoint and Unit4 have partnered up for the “FE Your Way” campaign. Using Highpoint’s FE Value accelerator to make implementations for Further Education Colleges, quick and within a budget.

We feel it is a real achievement that Highpoint is ten years old. Considering some of the turbulent years that it has faced due to the world economy being unstable at times.

To mark the occasion Highpoint had a party with the team new and old and also a special guest from Unit4 Matt Searles. It was a wonderful afternoon, with a few bubbles to cheers, a buffet lunch and a Highpoint pub quiz.

We would like to say thank you to all our customers, unit4 and the team. Here’s to another ten years, we wonder what they have in store for us ;)



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Launch of Business World On! Manuals

New Release of Unit4 Business World On! Manuals


Business World On! Manuals


With the huge success of the Milestone 4 & 5 manuals, we are excited to announce the release of the Unit4 Business World On! manuals.
At Highpoint, we have been developing and honing our Build Training for Unit4 Business World (formerly Agresso) for many years. We deliver these to audiences at our customers sites and our own offices with excellent results. Due to the outstanding feedback and amazing results we have received from these courses, we have developed a set of user manuals. These Unit4 Business World manuals are the perfect way to learn at your own pace. They come complete with a step-by-step task list to make your learning experience as clear and easy as possible. We are confident in the unique style of our course manuals, which evolved based on seeing what works and what doesn’t for those who are new to Unit4 Business World, and those who simply want to know how to get more out of the capabilities.

Who are these manuals for?

  • Anyone who needs to learn Unit4 Business World quickly
  • Individuals who want to start their Unit4 Business World career
  • Experienced consultants converting to Unit4 Business World from other ERP systems
  • Corporate staff and individuals who need to rapidly learn how to use Unit4 Business World
  • Project managers who want to fast track their project
  • Project teams and consultants requiring pre-prepared user training documentation


We think you will find it to be the training you were looking for all along.

To buy the new range of Unit4 Business World On! manuals click here!

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