Sage ERP X3 v.6 for Distribution Enterprise Resource Planning Certification Report

Sage ERP X3 v.6 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for distribution in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

About This Report

Sage ERP X3 certified by: Gabriel Gheorghiu, Research Analyst, Technology Evaluation Centers; Aleksey Osintsev, Research Analyst, Technology Evaluation Centers
Demonstration conducted by: Bob Gaydas, Field Sales Engineer; Tom Heinricher, Field Sales Engineer
 
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that Sage ERP X3 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of distribution ERP solutions in TEC’ s ERP Evaluation Center. The ERP Evaluation Center enables you to compare and evaluate functionality based on TEC’s comprehensive model of distribution ERP software. Data used in the Evaluation Center are obtained from the vendor’s responses to TEC’s request for information (RFI). Certification ensures that product capabilities have been demonstrated to TEC analysts based on the responses Sage provided in its completed TEC RFI; and that TEC analysts have analytically and comparatively reviewed Sage ERP X3 RFI data against known benchmarks.

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Report Contents

Background and Analyst View

 Sage has more than 6.3 million customers and over 13,000 employees, with a presence in 26 countries. Sage ERP X3 is Sage’s solution for upper mid-market ERP, and focuses on such industries as manufacturing, chemicals, consumer packaged goods, fabricated metals, food and beverage, furniture and fixtures, industrial products, medical devices, paper products, pharmaceuticals, rubber/plastic, and warehousing/distribution.

Sweet spots for Sage ERP X3 are companies with $20 to $500 million in revenues, and 50 to 2,500 employees. Concerning the localization of Sage ERP X3, extensive support is offered in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Australasia, and North America. Strong support is provided in Asia (except India) and Southeast Asia (except Japan). No support is provided in Latin America. Read more
 
 

Benchmark Results for Sage ERP X3

The benchmark graphs represent the quantity of support by Sage ERP X3 for the functionality within each module identified in the TEC Focus Indicator, on a scale of 0 to 100 points.
 
The TEC Focus Indicator™ shows you which types of functionality are likely differentiators for the Sage ERP X3 solution in the small business software space. Get the results
 

 
Product Review: Sage ERP X3

Ease of Use
Workflow Design
Ease of Implementation
Innovation
 
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TEC Analyst Observations on Sage ERP X3

With over 3,000 customers in 53 countries, Sage ERP X3 addresses the manufacturing, distribution and services needs of upper mid-market companies. The distribution-specific offering of Sage ERP X3 is designed for the retail, wholesale and transport, and logistics industries and focuses on strategic business process for these industries, such as supply chain planning, procurement, order management and supply chain execution. With version 6, Sage ERP X3 focused on flexibility, which is essential for upper mid-market companies that are expanding rapidly and need to address new challenges.

Besides strong functionality for distribution industries, Sage ERP X3 offers collaboration tools, tight integration with Microsoft Office, and embedded business intelligence. The product also integrates with third-party solutions for areas that are not the main focus of the product, such as Web commerce and POS. Since we certified the product, Sage ERP X3 has released update 6.2, which brings 320 improvements. The most important of these improvements include Sage Enterprise Webtop (which allows users to connect to the ERP system through widgets and dashboards), Sage Search (allowing users to search in any field of the database) and Electronic Document Management (EDM), provided as an extension. Enhancements have also been made to the finance, manufacturing, and distribution modules. Read more
 
 

Detailed Functionality Graphs for Sage ERP X3

The benchmark graphs represent the quantity of support by Sage ERP X3 for the functionality within each module identified in the TEC Focus Indicator, on a scale of 0 to 100 points.
 
  • Financials
  • Distribution Process Management
  • Human Resources
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Retail and Commerce
 
 
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