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February 18, 2011 10:05 ET

Sage ERP X3 Gathers Market Momentum

New Customer Wins and Partnerships Signal Sage ERP X3 Global Growth; Sage ERP X3 Launched in Russia and Austria

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - February 18, 2011) - Sage ERP X3, Sage Group's global mid market ERP software, has rapidly become one of the leading ERP suites since the global launch of Sage ERP X3 v6 in January 2010. In the last twelve months:

  • 300 new customers have adopted Sage ERP X3 taking the total number of customers globally to more than 3,000 customers
  • Sage ERP X3 is now available in 53 countries
  • Sage ERP has more than 165,000 users worldwide

Sage ERP X3 has recently been included in the 2010 Magic Quadrant for ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies* addressing the needs of product-centric companies with between 100 and 999 employees, and with annual revenue between US$50 million and US$1 billion.

Sage ERP X3 progresses in upper midmarket

Sage ERP X3 is primarily aimed at midmarket companies looking for a cost-effective, easy to use and comprehensive solution. Sage ERP X3 can accommodate the most complex midmarket business requirements from dispersed local organizations to global headquarters. Sage ERP X3 integrates business processes to make a company more efficient, including analysis and reporting, financial accounting and management control, and operational management such as production, purchasing, sales, and inventory. Sage ERP X3 version V6.1 offers a Web Application Server and Web Services (in REST and SOAP flavors).

Sage ERP X3 has expanded its partnership with Logica plc, a global systems integrator, to support multi-country ERP projects and has worked with Microsoft, Oracle and Netvibes to develop and deliver a truly innovative and global ERP solution. 

Christophe Letellier, Sage ERP X3 Worldwide General Manager, said: "The usability, agility and tailored provision for mid-market companies that Sage ERP X3 delivers, allows companies to get a complete view of a company's operations and total financial control throughout the entire organization. Undoubtedly as more and more companies increase international operations, global sales and supplier activity they require a flexible ERP solution, with room for the solution to be tailored to fit many business requirements, be it deployable either on premise or on the web."

In the last twelve months, 300 new customers have adopted Sage ERP X3

The product's simplicity, speed of implementation, cost effectiveness, user and web centricity has proved popular amongst mid-sized companies. Recent customers include Crown Holdings, Inc., a leading manufacturer of packaging products for consumer marketing companies around the world present in 41 countries, employing 20,510 people; leading international pharmaceutical laboratory Ethypharm; Italian manufacturer Minetti S.P.A; Van Genechten Packaging, the pan-European specialist in packaging technology; Avmor Ltd., a global manufacturer and distributor of quality industry cleaning products; and Namakwa Diamonds, the integrated diamond resource group listed on the London Stock Exchange.

CIO of Namakwa Diamonds, Anton Jacobsz, says: "Sage ERP X3 enables us to not only run one system across the entire mine, but we can also report via company, region and the overall group. We are able to access the system in real time with a simple internet browser internally and externally because Sage ERP X3 has a dynamic, intuitive web 2.0 portal that provides easy access to the ERP and external application data. We are also able to integrate branches, subsidiaries and work with other business applications."

Sage ERP X3 introduced to the Russian and Austrian markets

During the last 12 months Sage ERP X3 has launched in the Russian market, which Sage plc announced in November 2010 in conjunction with local partner the Energy Consulting Group. Sage ERP X3 has now been localized for the Russian market, and the software fully satisfies the legal requirements of the Russian Federation, including support of local financial reporting and tax accounting standards.

Sage ERP X3 also launched in Austria in November 2010. The launch in Austria followed the merger of two of Sage's Austrian subsidiaries in January 2010 and a sharpening of its domestic brand identity.

Sage ERP X3 international development team

Having recognized that customers increasingly require solutions to manage businesses at an international level, Sage has recently introduced an international team to support the development of the Sage ERP X3 business by sharing knowledge, skills and resource, business development, country enablement, training and consulting and international support. In addition to the international team, Sage ERP X3 benefits from Sage's existing relationships with midmarket customers, including more than 580,000 companies of 100 employees or more. It is strengthened by the energy and proximity of the operational countries, whose activity and expertise over their own market are key drivers for sales, development and R&D. Sage's global ERP X3 community now consists of more than 500 people within Sage and over 1,500 external consultants from more than 200 business partners and system integrators around the world.

*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies, C. Hestermann et al, December 17, 2010.
(1) Source: Gartner, Market Share: ERP Software, Worldwide, 2008 - By Chris Pang, Yanna Dharmasthira, Chad Eschinger and Koji Motoyoshi

About The Sage Group plc
The Sage Group plc is a leading global supplier of business management software and related products and services, principally for small to medium-sized enterprises. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has 6.3 million customers and 13,400 employees worldwide. Sage operates in over 24 countries covering the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, India and China. For further information please visit www.sage.com.

About Sage ERP X3 (http://www.sageerpx3.com)
Sage ERP X3 is a dedicated solution for mid-market and larger companies with international demands enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Over 3,000 customers representing 165,000 users worldwide already chose Sage ERP X3 because it is easy to use, fast to deploy and cost effective. For more than 10 years Sage ERP X3 has been a proven and comprehensive ERP solution addressing mid-market companies specific requirements and challenges in various industries from manufacturing, services to distribution and many more. Sage ERP X3 is present in 53 countries and counts a network of more than 1,500 Sage professionals and 200 partners in its ecosystem.

About The Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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