Thursday 29 March 2012 – The Sage Group plc has announced that Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition, its pre-packaged ERP solution dedicated to the midmarket, has launched in South Africa and will soon be available in Singapore and Malaysia. As the Sage ERP X3 solution aimed at mid-sized companies or subsidiaries of large groups, Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition offers a complete ERP system providing rapid implementation, reduced costs and manpower. Over the past year, Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition has been launched in Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, South Africa, French-speaking African countries and is now available in a total of 30 countries.
Christophe Letellier, CEO of Sage ERP X3 commented, “The demand of Asian mid-market enterprises to enhance and align their systems with business growth and expansion is increasing. In addition the governments of these countries are strongly encouraging automation of business processes in order to grow the economy in this region. South Africa also has many fast-growing businesses that require a cost effective and easy to implement ERP system.
“Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition is aimed at the growing business needing a flexible ERP solution that provides an option to expand and enhance the system as a company grows, using minimal IT resources. Another key benefit of Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition for mid-market companies is they don’t need to spend significant resource on training, as the product is incredibly easy to use and to deploy. The rapid growth in implementations of Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition directly underpins one of our five strategic initiatives, which is a focus on user-centric solutions.”
Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition Customers Highlight its Benefits
Quinta do Noval is an AXA Group company that operates across Europe with a strong focus on the quality of its wines. Founded in 1715, the company is one of the major historic Port houses, renowned for its Vintage Ports and since 2006 for its Duoro wines. Filipe Salgado, Financial and Administrative Manager at Quinto do Noval commented, “We chose Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition for several reasons. We had previously used a Sage solution and were very satisfied, but we also needed an ERP that we could implement and operate quickly, anywhere in the world. This is the main reason why we chose Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition. Given our processes and activities, it is extremely important for our sales team to be able to access the system and applications – to verify orders or see stocks available – from wherever they are. Initially we decided to run two systems in parallel to minimize risk, but the data migration process was extremely smooth, seamless and we had no loss of data.”
Michael Breckle, Managing Director of Omega Refrigeration, a recent customer in South Africa comments, “The implementation process has been relatively short as the solution was live in only 44 days, but we are already starting to reap the benefits that Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition has to offer. We are planning to expand the system during 2012, quite confident that the process will further enhance our needs in Omega Refrigeration.”
Comepa Industries, based in France, has been using Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition since 2009. Gilles de Beauvais, CEO of Comepa Industries, states, “Without a doubt, the all-new Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition has a more modern and user-friendly look and feel than the old one and boasts an easier learning curve. Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition has given the sales dimension an edge over production, which is actually a true reflection of our business. Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition also offers a high-performance production management feature, although we are only scratching the surface of its leading-edge capabilities. The product gives us a clear view of inventory levels and shows us what progress has been made on our subcontractors' work orders. We have also been able to set up a general system to keep tabs on quality, which is essential in today's world. Generally speaking, Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition lives up to every one of our expectations.”
More on Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition
Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition is a Sage ERP solution with a broad scope of operation (distribution, financial and manufacturing) targeted at companies looking for rapid implementation with reduced costs and manpower. It is specifically designed to support these companies in becoming more efficient and productive and it does so with minimal human and financial resources, using extensive pre-configuration and orientation by role/company through interactive graphical processes.
It provides a comprehensive, embedded methodology kit with more than 100 deliverables to structure the project scope, organize the participants, manage decisions, anticipate risks, ensure quality and success (budget and deadline), realize the knowledge transfer to the customer, guide user requests and guarantee strictness with flexibility. Pre-configuration and a library of over 440 reports save time when setting up, and a proven, integrated deployment methodology ensures that commitments and lead times are met.
The preset elements within Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition are organized by role with linked processes. The product also employs a framework and an embedded setup wizard tool (with more than 190 processes) to accelerate implementation – these capabilities result from best practice sharing from its customers that have up to 50 users.
Notes to Editors
Sage is a leading global supplier of business management software and services for small and midsized businesses. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs more than 12,300 people and supports more than 6 million customers worldwide.
About Sage ERP X3
Sage ERP X3 is our dedicated solution for mid-market companies with an international presence. It enables customers to transform and perform by using our software. We have 3,300 customers representing 180,000 users worldwide who have chosen Sage ERP X3 because it is easy to use, rapid to implement and cost effective. For over 10 years Sage ERP X3 has been a proven and comprehensive ERP solution addressing the specific requirements and challenges of mid-market companies in various industries including manufacturing, services, distribution, and many more.
Sage ERP X3 has local operations in 55 countries, with a network of over 1,800 Sage professionals and 220 partners in its ecosystem.
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