The applications are "90 percent complete" once a customer submits an order. Doing so triggers a message to Unit4's consulting team for the final configuration. It's also possible for customers to deploy the applications on their own if desired, according to a statement.
Unit4's store is set for a July 16 launch in the U.K. German customers will get access on Aug. 1, with a Norway rollout planned for the end of September, Unit4 said. Other countries will be added later this year.
While the applications are "attractively designed," the requirements of manual downloading and installation are weaknesses in Unit4's store, albeit ones that should be smoothed out over time, Krigsman said.
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