An ERP system designed by Sage for mid-sized companies
Sage Business Cloud X3 (formerly Sage Business Cloud Enterprise) is the most powerful and flexible business management solution offered by Sage. It empowers mid-sized and larger companies within the manufacturing and distribution industries with the ability to grow a competitive business with limited IT resources. Sage X3 provides industry-leading functionality that encompasses all business processes. Its compact software design supports industry-specific processes and provides end-to-end visibility across finance, sales, customer service, purchasing, inventory and manufacturing operations.
Sage X3 enables you to manage your business growth in a fundamentally more efficient manner while reducing costs, delighting your customers, and outmaneuvering the competition.
Visibility for better decisions - Sage X3 provides a clear view of your business operations–emboldening business leaders to focus on exceptions, accurately evaluate risks, and make faster decisions.
For most businesses, critical information, insight, and indicators are scattered about–in spreadsheets, systems, and databases. In some cases, employees themselves become gatekeepers of information others need, which can cause bottlenecks. Sound familiar? Sage X3 solves these common challenges by compiling data in real time and providing tools such as user-defined dashboards, business analysis tools and reports, and automated workflows and alerts that drive effective and rapid decision making.
Velocity to keep pace with market demands - Sage X3 provides a better, faster way to manage all your critical business functions–automating workflow and enabling you to improve productivity in ways only best-in-class solutions can. The powerful process automation and management capabilities of Sage X3 adapt to your needs, creating a natural flow of work both within the organization and with partners. By connecting your business, you can manage its growth more effectively, control your bottom line, keep up with demand, get to market quickly and continue to delight your customers.
Simplicity to eliminate unnecessary work and waste - Sage X3 tames the complexity of doing business–streamlining collaboration across all business operations and enabling employees to rapidly address any challenge that may arise. Put quite simply, Sage X3 delivers more of what you need–performance, insights, and scalability. And less of what you don’t–complexity, tricky customizations, and high overhead costs.
Collaborative Workspace: collaborative Web user portal, role-based visual process flows, document management, system-wide search.
Manage contacts. Run marketing campaigns. Provide loyalty-building service and support. With out-of-the-box customer service capabilities and integration with Sage CRM and Microsoft Office, you’ll always have the tools you need to make the most of every customer interaction.
Customer Service includes: marketing campaigns, contact management, customer support, marketing, sales and after-sales workbench, Microsoft Outlook" integration.
From accounting functions and cash management to analytics, budgets, and reporting–Sage X3 handles it all with ease. Managing finances on a global scale is simplified because it shares common data among foreign sites while respecting specific usage rules, currencies, and regulations.
Financial Management includes: Financial Management: GL, AR, AP, cash management, bank management, cost accounting, analytical dimensions, budgets, commitments, fixed assets, employee expense management.
Plan and execute your supply chain with clarity and confidence. With powerhouse analytics capabilities, Sage X3 enables you to deliver on time, every time. It includes the tools you need for location management, quality control and sampling, inventory replenishment, physical counting, and more.
Inventory Management includes: product data, multiple units of measure, location management, inventory balances, quality control and sampling, replenishment and inter-site transfers, stock movements, inventory costing, RFID support, physical counting.
Many of the world’s leading manufacturers trust Sage X3 to improve operations. The solution works across discrete and process manufacturing environments and related industries. Be quicker and nimbler with processes including: work and cost center management, routings, bills of material, formulas and recipes, scheduling, replenishment, quality control, and production analysis.
Manufacturing Management includes: configurator, bill of material, formula and recipes, work and cost center management, routings, forward/backward scheduling, replenishment and inter-site transfers, order release, quality control and manufacturing analysis, production analytical accounting.
Every purchase matters. With Sage X3, you’ll understand all your purchase points with clarity, take advantage of the best pricing and discounts, and reallocate spending on the fly. Plus you can handle thorny issues like purchase orders, subcontracts, import declarations, and intercompany transactions with ease.
Purchasing includes: supplier and product category management, pricing and discounts, purchase delivery and scheduling, purchase requests, requests for proposal, purchase orders, contracts, encumbrance accounting, multi-level signature management, receiving, supplier invoice entry, supplier returns, inter-company/inter-site transactions, sub-contracting, import declarations.
Stay ahead of trends and turn action into insight with built-in business analysis tools and reports. Sage X3 includes a data warehouse, an intelligence engine, and a library of predefined reports that centralizes data then delivers it on demand to the right people at the right time. Additionally, you can expand the core analytics capabilities of Sage X3 with self-service, business intelligence options such as Sage Intelligence and Sage Enterprise Intelligence.
Reporting and Business Intelligence include: user-defined dashboards and configurable KPIs, inquiries and reports, advanced data warehouse and preconfigured data cubes, Microsoft" Office" and Outlook" integration
The integrated sales management capabilities of Sage X3 equips your organization to accurately monitor sales records, as well as, manage information concerning customers or prospects, manage sales force assignments, and monitor corresponding targets and commissions.
Sales Management includes: product configurator, order entry, quotes and contracts, invoicing, reminders, pricing and discounts, inventory inquiry and allocations, delivery and shipping, sales commissions, loans, customer returns, credit checking, inter-company/inter-site sales, export declarations.
We had an integrator implement it and they did a bad job, we were told we don’t need the maintenance package so now we are stuck on the old version, there are a lot of bugs and one of our sales order tables got deleted.
Major reasons were usability. It did not require any add-ons. Local expertise and installation was available as well.
It’s very flexible. It fit the business well.
Too flexible! It can be a weakness too. It took a lot of testing
SAGE X3 — defect in algorithm of Sales and Inventory Module, currently non-erasable
Our company has been using Sage ERP, modules Sales and Inventory and Accounting and Finance. Since the very beginning we have been experiencing the following problem: for no apparent reason the algorithm in software modifies the purchase cost of inventory on all warehouses (locations). Correct values of prices (purchase costs) of goods are entered into Sage, for example: purchase cost, delivery cost, exchange rate, etc. After a short time software modifies these costs by different amounts, sometimes by 1PLN, sometimes by 10PLN, sometimes by more. Eventually, purchase cost of particular goods from the same delivery is different on different warehouses (locations).
It is a major defect which is causing misrepresentation of operating costs of the whole company by tens of thousands of PLN each month. Our Chief Accountant is unable to calculate correct financial result of year 2015. Moreover, any annual stocktaking is useless because software keeps importing goods at different prices than entry prices. Furthermore, sales team is unable to calculate their margin and commission on sales.
Apart from the above mentioned problem, the software does not allow for any basic accounting sheets like profit&loss, inventory sheet, tax declaration sheet, fixed assets sheet, etc.
web-based software barcodes scanning customer data base
accounting module - not ready to be launched unreliablility - many inherent errors