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Architect Your Own Design with Sage ERP X3

By July 2, 2013Sage X3

Sage ERP X3When it comes to finding the right ERP software for your business, what do you look for?

Depending on your structure, size, and vision, answers vary between different people involved in different businesses.

However, all have one thing in common, there is a set of capabilities that can make your life easier if implemented in your software.

To help ensure smooth sailing for your operations, Sage ERP X3 has incorporated a highly diverse range of user-friendly designs, complete customizability, a highly interoperable web-oriented architecture, and a free choice of deployment options.  With the freedom to adjust, design, and customize, specific to your business, you maintain complete control over operations and your future.

Sage ERP X3 is built on the Sage Application Framework for the Enterprise platform (SAFE X3). This SOA/WOA platform provides users with best-in-class collaboration capabilities in either client/server or Web mode, as well as an integrated business intelligence engine and data warehouse by Business Objects™, a flexible second generation workflow engine. It includes a 4GL development environment for enterprise-specific or vertical applications by VARS. A flexible, highly scalable platform, it easily adapts to your current environment while preserving your ability to grow and meet new challenges over time.

A Robust Multitier Architecture Design

The Sage ERP X3 architecture is organized in layers so that data management, process execution, and information display are handled independently. This multitier architecture ensures highly reliable system operations in all circumstances.

Also, metadata are managed with a clear differentiation of the standard, industry-specific, and custom layers. It guarantees the ability to customize the system and develop enterprise-specific routines while keeping the standard version upgrades safe and easy.

The Best Performance, from 10 to 1,500 Users

Sage ERP X3 can manage data processing across multiple servers. The system automatically spreads the load across one or more servers as needed to always ensure the best performance, whatever the number of users. The system benchmarks from 10 to 1,500 concurrent users without a significant drop in performance, providing your business with extreme scalability.

A true web-native system, Sage ERP X3 is designed with particular attention to make possible a transactional utilization through both a Windows desktop client and a Web browser, while sharing common ergonomics for users. As a result, the system provides comparable processing speed through a Web, MetaFrame (Citrix) or TSE (Windows) network environment.

The system also enables deferred processing, which helps increase performance by deferring posting and other offline processes until users require less of your computing capabilities.

A Free Choice of Deployment Options

At the heart of the Sage ERP X3 design is an open architecture that provides your company with a free choice of operating systems, databases, network environment, and deployment options. Also, a clear distinction between the technology and functional layers gives you the ability to switch from one platform to another without impacting the functional set and user environment.

The system runs equally well on Microsoft® SQL Server®, Unix AIX, or Linux Red Hat, with either Oracle or Microsoft SQL databases. It can be deployed as a Web application, a desktop application, or both (dual mode).

A Highly Interoperable Web-Oriented Architecture

The Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) of Sage ERP X3 makes all management functionality available as interoperable services, which can be easily invoked by external applications. Also, Sage ERP X3 provides functionality as Web Services, which extend interoperability over the Internet with Web-based applications using popular languages such as .NET or Java. Sage ERP X3 supports XML, UDDI, WDSL, SOAP, and .NET standards as part of the underlying SAFE X3 platform. An external server can be dedicated to Web Services and tied into the Sage ERP X3 system.

Not only does this Service/Web-Oriented Architecture greatly simplify the system integration with the increasingly complex information environment companies are coping with today, it also enables you to expand control over your business beyond the company walls and involve partners as part of your operations.

Contact our Sage ERP X3 Team

Want to learn more about Sage ERP X3? For additional information please contact us at 877-979-5462, or click here.

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