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ABOUT

Umoja means "unity" in Swahili.

Umoja is a complete re-working of the way the United Nations Secretariat manages its administration, in both business processes and Information Technology solutions. Umoja enables the transformation of our work patterns, how we conduct our business and how we manage our resources. Umoja is now used by approximately 33,000 UN Staff members across the globe.

 

NEW ERP SOFTWARE

At the center of this transformation is the implementation of leading-edge Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that provides a harmonized and streamlined approach to the following core organizational functions:

 

FINANCE & BUDGET MANAGEMENT
HR MANAGEMENT
WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT

  • Organizational Management
  • ​Travel Management
  • Payroll Programme & Project Management

SUPPLY CHAIN / PROCUREMENT/ LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT
CENTRAL SUPPORT SERVICES

In order to accomplish its objective of organizational transformation, Umoja is focused on:

  • Process Re-engineering 
  • Sharing of Common Data
  • Implementation of Best Practices and Standards

New Umoja Website is Live!

TRANSFORMING THE UN

One of the most transformative benefits which Umoja provides to the UN is the ability to conduct complex and real-time analyses of critical data, a practice known as Business Intelligence.

The Umoja Business Intelligence module is a robust reporting and data visualization platform which allows UN Staff and Managers to search, view and analyze a variety of metrics, reports, and key performance indicators, enabling them to improve the efficiency and results of their work, as well as to support strategic planning and decision-making.

By aggregating key operational data for automated reporting across functional areas within the organization, Umoja frees up time for these higher value-added activities that would have been otherwise spent on paper-based clerical tasks.

For more information on Umoja Business Intelligence, please click HERE.

ONE SOLUTION

Umoja replaced numerous legacy systems, including 8 different instances of IMIS, custom-built software programmes used to manage procurement, accounting, payroll, and logistics not to mention countless standalone spreadsheets and paper-based administrative processes across the global Secretariat.