Sage X3 (formerly Sage Enterprise Management) can help you improve your way of doing business and reach your goals in many ways. Whether you need to streamline your financial, distribution or manufacturing processes; support a new or growing activity; improve control of your business and make faster decisions; develop profitable relationships with your partners, suppliers and customers; or simply reduce operating costs, we can provide you with efficient solutions to achieve or retain competitiveness in your market.
Sage X3 offers the functionality and technology you need to achieve your goals:
Sage X3 integrates all your information and business processes within a single database system to simplify the way you manage your business. All users share a common reference system and application interface, reducing the learning curve and enabling users to easily switch roles or take over functions without additional training. Once entered into the system, information propagates in real time wherever it is needed throughout your company. Achieve a consistent flow of information from sales, finance and CRM to purchasing, inventory management and manufacturing.
Seamlessly track an order from entry through delivery in real time – and receive an automatic alert if there is a problem. Embedded Workflow functions enable you to automate information flow within and outside of your business based on company-specific procedures for handling important and exceptional events.
- Communicate reliable, coherent data to multiple departments quickly with a single entry.
- Reduce time to market and improve productivity.
- Improve decision-making capacity and increase reactivity to your markets.
- Easily administrate and maintain the system from one central point.
- Reduce the cost of owning and operating your management system.
Access in-depth analytics on demand and make better decisions faster with embedded, real-time business information. Get the most value from your business information with the least amount of effort. Sage X3 business intelligence continually updates information to give you real-time visibility across your organization. Powered by leading Business Objects(TM) technology, business intelligence is fully integrated within the software – no separate database maintenance required. This full data integration, coupled with Sage X3’s powerful, easy-to-use business intelligence tools, drives smarter decisions in every area: finance, sales, purchasing, inventory management and manufacturing. The business intelligence software provides your staff with user-defined decision support portals for real-time monitoring of their most relevant indicators. Continually updated Dashboards and User Portals build on the system’s intrinsic business intelligence capabilities to deliver actionable, up-to-the-minute graphical representations of key statistical data. Enhanced integration with Microsoft Office allows users to export and manipulate data in Office standard format while maintaining data accuracy and consistency. Focus on exceptions. Have an unusual event or level of activity? Sage X3 gives you the power to identify and focus on the exceptions that require immediate attention and make faster and better decisions. Simply click on the given indicator to drill down to the detailed information or original document explaining the result.
- Analyze business performance on the fly with simple drag & drop of aggregated data updated in real time.
- Make better use of data company-wide with powerful analytic tools easily customizable by any user.
- Avoid complex queries and inappropriate export formats – instantly access up-to-the-minute reports across all business areas.
- Dig into anomalies and quickly react to changing business conditions.
Streamline operations, direct and enhance information flow and keep everyone on the same page.
Already embedded in the software is the advanced workflow engine, which enables you to automate and direct information exchanges within and outside your business based on your company-specific practices and procedures for handling important events.
Unlike traditional systems that come with pre-defined workflow processes, Sage X3 provides extensive yet intuitive parameterization, allowing you to define any business event and condition to initiate workflow messaging.
Key benefits include:
- Send information, route documents and make decisions using any MAPI-compliant e-mail messaging system.
- Easily automate traditional paper-based and task-intensive processes such as purchase requisition approvals and credit manager reviews.
- Free managers to focus their time and attention on exceptions to normal business operations.
- Facilitate internal/external information flow while simplifying controls.
- Define your own rules and procedures for handling significant or unusual events.
Enhance collaboration and improve reactivity with partners, suppliers and customers.
Accelerate the exchange of information and interoperability with the business process management system that enables you to connect when and how you need to. Sage X3 drives electronic collaboration with your external stakeholders to manage end-to-end processes more efficiently.
Sage X3’s best-of-class communicative architecture puts you in control. Choose how to connect with partners, customers, suppliers, remote employees and off-site locations. It provides the highest level of security to ensure your information remains safe and encrypted.
- Develop relationships with external partners to improve productivity and responsiveness ─ ultimately enhancing customer satisfaction.
- Provide access for external users to your system remotely via networks, websites or mobile devices.
- Extend your business to new locations and connect to the existing system without additional infrastructure.
- Confidently interface your business process management system with complementary or external applications.
Accelerate your business growth with a scalable, flexible ERP system that quickly adapts to change.
Ensure your business process management system has the flexibility you need to grow your business, react to unpredictable circumstances, or even completely change your business model. Sage X3 is designed to evolve smoothly as your business grows or changes, giving you greater control and broader flexibility to support your business strategy and development — not hinder it.
Control the pace of your business growth.
Deploy all or part of the Sage X3 functions — finance, sales, CRM, manufacturing, purchasing and inventory management — according to your specific business strategy and requirements. All functions are integrated into the system; simply activate them as you need them, without having to start a new project from scratch.
Implement the software at your own pace as well. Start in a single location for a limited number of users and progressively connect new ones locally or remotely, or roll out Sage X3 company-wide from the start.
Adapt the system to your changing environment.
Stay on top of change and ahead of the competition. Sage X3 supports your existing business processes now and easily adapts to new ones in the future. Simple parameterization of the system allows you to change or define information flows and procedures very quickly, without additional development. Or, if you prefer, the provided development toolset also allows you to create a fully customized routine. Plus, it’s open architecture makes it easy to connect new applications to your system as you expand.
Change platforms without changing users’ habits.
Sage X3 provides independence between the functional and technical layer. No matter which platform you choose today (Windows, Unix or Linux), you have the flexibility to opt for another one in the future without changing the software.
- Scale from 10 to 1,500 users concurrent users.
- Maximize productivity with complete functionality to run your business over time.
- Grow your business without growing IT staff and investment costs.
- Change business models and operating platforms to best fit your business goals.
Provide your company with the best functionality in your industry while dramatically reducing your ERP costs.
As a mid-market company, you face the same issues as larger enterprises in managing complex, industry-specific processes and servicing demanding customers — but with the added challenges of constrained resources and tighter budgets that still must support innovation and growth.
Combine first-class functionality with a low cost of ownership.
Achieve both goals with the advanced functionality and low TCO of Sage X3. One of the most cost-effective and coherent business process management packages for mid-sized businesses, Sage X3 integrates best-of-class features in accounting and financial management, sales, purchasing, inventory management and manufacturing. It provides comprehensive, integrated functionality out of the box without costly custom developments and months of professional services. Industry-specific and scalable, Sage X3 is a full-service application software solution aimed to meet your most elaborate business processes, while minimizing any associated costs of installing, operating, maintaining and growing the system.
Eliminate costly installation and operating expenditures.
Minimize cost and installation time by making the most advanced features standard, and simplifying parameterization to fit your unique needs. Avoid the cost of a large in-house IT team; the robust, intuitive design of Sage X3 ensures consistent, reliable day-to-day operations.
It evolves with your enterprise. Easily activate new functions when you need them, connect additional users to the system or quickly bring new locations on board without the need for custom interfaces. Keep your system constantly up to date with simple, secure update procedures; the software inherently ensures the distribution of modifications across all connected workstations.
- Control expenses with an affordable price point for mid-sized businesses starting at 10 users.
- Shorten the learning curve and improve ROI.
- Reduce installation costs with industry-specific functionality out of the box.
- Minimize operating and maintenance costs with fully integrated, flexible applications.
- Easily expand the system to grow and change with your business.
Sage X3 is built on the Sage Application Framework for the Enterprise (SAFE) technology providing the underlying technical foundation for the entire application.
The SAFE Sage X3 technology is the common development platform shared by a full set of Sage applications for mid-to-large enterprises. Among other features, this SOA/Web-native platform provides your enterprise with best-in-class collaboration capabilities (Web Services, 2nd generation workflow engine, etc.), powerful business intelligence tools, and a unified and highly collaborative interface for end-users.
More importantly, Sage X3 offers a productive 4GL Integrated Development Environment (IDE) used for both building the application components of the system and allowing Sage X3 to be personalized to unique company requirements in customer product implementations without changing source code. Your team can also use the provided IDE to develop custom applications if necessary, while keeping them safe from the standard functional updates of the system.
The Sage X3 Integrated Development Environment is crucial to the ongoing evolution of the system. It fosters rapid development cycles, ensuring a fast time-to-market for new versions and a regular release schedule of new, value-added components to run your business.