Umoja means "unity" in Swahili.
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
- 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
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.
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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.