SOURCE: SAGE

Sage

July 27, 2016 10:30 ET

Full-Speed Ahead for Sage X3 With Key Partnerships and Integrations

Enterprise Cloud Business Management Solution From Sage Shows Continuing Momentum, Gaining Traction Through New Cloud Release and the Development of a Fast-Moving Ecosystem

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Jul 27, 2016) - Sage, a market leader in cloud accounting software, announces today at Sage Summit the continued success of the Sage X3 business management solution with the launch of the new Sage X3 cloud release Update 10 and a growing ecosystem of cloud applications.

At last year's Sage Summit, Sage CEO Stephen Kelly announced the end of enterprise resource planning (ERP), stating it was often synonymous with "expense, regret and pain" for business users. Since last year, Sage X3 has delivered faster, simpler and more flexible business management to midsized enterprise customers, dramatically cutting the cost and complexity of typical enterprise ERP systems. As a result, Sage X3 saw its customer base grow by more than 29% globally since last year's product update. The new Sage X3 Update 10, available to cloud customers in August, further improves the solution functionality and user experience, reinforcing Kelly's commitment to help midsized enterprises regain responsiveness and agility in managing complex operations.

Keeping businesses moving - Sage X3 Distribution cloud

Sage is also demonstrating its commitment to deliver integrated industry solutions, designed to simplify the management of the entire value chain, end to end. This is enabled by the unique set of functionality Sage X3 can provide in the midsized enterprise market, and the strong interest from partners to build upon the Sage X3 platform, resulting in a fast-growing ecosystem of complementary cloud applications integrated with the solution.

Today, Sage announced its partnership with mobile commerce solution provider XM Developments to deliver engaging and personalized shopping experiences on any device, along with the planned availability of a new connector for Salesforce CRM Enterprise Editions. This allows Sage X3 to deliver an integrated, enterprise-class cloud solution for global distributors. The new Sage X3 e-commerce solution provides the following enhanced benefits to distributors:

  • Ensures webstore data are consistent with product, inventory, sales and customer data at all times
  • Boosts online sales with advanced cross-sell and digital marketing capabilities
  • Accelerates the creation of new stores by using prebuilt templates available for specific industries
  • Integrates with payment processing platforms (Sage Pay), and delivers enterprise-class security and scalability
  • Ensures ongoing compatibility with future Sage X3 releases

Power to the people - Sage X3 People cloud

In a show of strength on the Sage X3 global cloud strategy, Sage also demonstrates its continued commitment to the recently announced partnership with Fairsail, a global cloud HR management solution built on the Salesforce App Cloud. The cloud people solution will accompany the Sage X3 portfolio of enterprise cloud solutions, and offer midsized enterprise businesses a modern, cloud-first generation of integrated applications to seamlessly manage their business and workforces.

Beyond the existing Fairsail Payflow integration which allows Fairsail customers to connect to various payroll solutions, the partnership with Sage X3 will enable deeper integration with Sage X3 financials; Sage X3 People (payroll) and other Sage payroll solutions; and Sage business intelligence solutions -- to form a comprehensive enterprise cloud solution for HR and people management, available worldwide.

"Giving businesses the ability to operate in the cloud is essential in today's digital environment," said Adam Hale, CEO of Fairsail. "By partnering with Sage X3, we're offering midsized enterprises a faster and simpler global solution that improves workforce visibility, increases HR productivity and delivers great workforce experiences."

"We have a clear cloud strategy for Sage X3, building up a comprehensive cloud offering in every domain, for midsized and enterprise businesses to manage their finance, distribution, manufacturing, and HR processes more effectively," said David Krauss, global vice president of Product Marketing for Sage enterprise cloud solutions. "We refuse to stand still and are continuously improving the solution for our customers. The Sage X3 partnership with Fairsail sums up what we are doing: providing customers with simple access to the best possible functionality available in the industry to run their business faster, on one, cohesive enterprise cloud business management platform. We aren't just partnering; we're investing. Our partnerships prove that."

About Sage:

Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world's entrepreneurs. Sage began as a small business in the UK 30 years ago and over 13,000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy. We reinvent and simplify business accounting through brilliant technology, working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. And as a FTSE 100 business, we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation.

Sage -- a market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world's entrepreneurs. www.sage.com

About Fairsail:

Fairsail enables mid-size, multinational companies to manage modern workforces through its global cloud HRMS, transforming how organizations acquire, engage, manage and develop their people. Implemented quickly and simple to use, the award-winning system increases workforce visibility, improves HR productivity and provides better experiences across the entire workforce. Fairsail's customer portfolio includes Aveva, Betfair, Cobalt International Energy, Huddle, Mitsubishi UFG, Paddy Power, Sage, SDL, Skyscanner, SolarWinds and Westcon Comstor. www.fairsail.com

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