SOURCE: Sage North America

Sage North America

October 10, 2011 13:38 ET

Midsized Manufacturers and Distributors Can Streamline Payments Processing, Lessen the PCI Burden Using Sage ERP X3 With Sage Exchange

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2011) - Sage North America today announced a new integration between its Sage ERP X3 business process management software for midsized distributors and manufacturers and Sage Exchange, its fully integrated and Payment Card Industry (PCI) certified payments platform. Sage ERP X3 customers in North America using versions 5 or 6 can now use Sage Exchange to process credit and debit card transactions that auto post into their Sage ERP X3 system in a secure, PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) environment.

The new Sage ERP X3 Credit Card Interface can help businesses streamline their payments process; increase order and payment accuracy; and deliver an improved customer experience by providing the convenience of accepting bank card payments in an integrated environment. Processing payments through Sage Exchange can help Sage ERP X3 customers increase their businesses' security and lessen their PCI compliance burden. With all sensitive credit card information stored securely in the cloud-based Sage Payments Vault, businesses can feel confident their information is readily available when they need it, yet hidden from those who should not have access.

"This release of the Sage ERP X3 and Sage Exchange integration came at the perfect time for our company," said John Hill, vice president of administration for Carson Home Accents in Freeport, Penn. "We've grown more than 40 percent this year, and using Sage ERP X3 with Sage Exchange has been a great benefit. We have more than tripled our daily credit card transactions with the same personnel, translating to a big cost savings and more profit."

"With businesses under increasing pressure to reduce costs, while improving efficiency, seamless integration between payment processes and back-office accounting can both improve an organization's cash flow and reduce, or even eliminate, manual data entry and the risk of errors," said Skip Hulme, senior product manager for Sage ERP X3. "Also, in the current economy, giving customers the option to pay for goods and services with a credit card may help close a sale."

Availability
The Sage ERP X3 Credit Card Interface, integrated with Sage Exchange, is available now. For more information, please call 866-530-7243.

The extensive heritage and ecosystem of Sage ERP enables Sage to offer cost-effective, end-to-end solutions that are simple to use and span the diverse needs of mid-sized businesses across virtually every industry. As one of the largest selections of scalable, integrated ERP software solutions available, the Sage ERP portfolio includes Sage ERP Accpac, Sage ERP MAS, and Sage ERP X3. Sage ERP is designed to work the way each business needs it to, providing the necessary tools to help businesses select, plan, and implement their ideal mix of solutions. Together with over 5000 channel partners, Sage is committed to delivering an extraordinary experience to its more than 3.2 million customers in North America. Follow Sage ERP on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/sageerp, and Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/sageerp.

About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 3,900 people and supports more than 3 million small and midsized business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,600 people and supports more than 6 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagenorthamerica.com. Follow Sage North America on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/SageNorthAmerica, and Twitter, http://twitter.com/#!/sagenamerica.

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