Sage ERP X3 Live In 6 Weeks For RM Foods

RM Foods is a nearly 50-year-old food and beverage manufacturer and distributor. They recently replaced their accounting system with Sage’s ERP X3. What’s amazing is the implementation time was only 6 weeks from start to finish.

Our old system made even routine tasks cumbersome, so it was easier to outsource them,” said Michael Siegmund, president of RM Foods. “We hired a consulting team to help us evaluate our options, and Sage ERP X3 came out the winner. Sage ERP X3 has a clean intuitive interface, a solid reputation in the process manufacturing industry and is backed by a strong and reputable company

 

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Sage ERP X3 Conference May 26, 2011 – Register Now

Sage have just posted an event scheduled for May 26, 2011 at 9am EST.  This event will likely provide an update to the (re)launch of Sage’s ERP X3 V6 which happened last year and we summarized on our ERPLIFE site.

Scheduled to present:

Guy Berruyer – Sage CEO

Christope Letellier, Sage ERP X3 Worldwide General Manager

Laurie Schultz, Senior VP and General Manager Mid-Market ERP Solutions, Sage North America

Emmanuel Obadia, Senior VP Sage ERP X3

The conference will begin at 6am PDT, 9am EDT and will be followed by media and analyst Q&A.

Last year we attended the Sage ERP X3 re-launch of their version 6. The open Q&A was excellent with the company answering many questions specific to the product (in contrast to most other ERP vendors who primarily hand pick questions that deal with mundane financial aspects of product launches).

 

 

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Avmor LTD Implements Sage ERP X3 On-Time, Cuts Inventory Count Time By 28 Days,

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Canadian based Avmor LTD, a global manufacturer and distributor of industrial cleaning products has selected and implemented a new Sage ERP X3 accounting system for tracking it’s worldwide operations.

Sage ERP X3 is the next step up accounting and ERP system for companies with more extensive technology needs (typically multiple countries, currencies, web based transactional needs). We covered the (re)launch of Sage ERP X3 v6 in Paris France noting that:

Sage ERP X3 was acquired by Sage in 2005. Prior to branding as Sage ERP X3 it was known as Adonix. They claim 2,700+ users — probably mostly overseas (As I’m in Glastonbury CT that would be non – USA customers – though I believe there are a several in the USA) and 150 partners. The US launch of V6 is scheduled for Q2 2010.

ERP X3 has been actively building a channel in the US from amongst larger Sage partners. The product is positioned to ensure that both new companies and those companies outgrowing any of the Sage products have a place to migrate.

Press release from Sage follows:

Dec 06, 2010 09:05 ET

Avmor Ltd. Selects Sage ERP X3 for Its Operations Management

IRVINE, CA–(Marketwire – December 6, 2010) – Sage North America announced today that Avmor Ltd., a global manufacturer and distributor of quality industry cleaning products, has selected and implemented Sage ERP X3 to manage its complex operations. As part of the Sage ERP portfolio, Sage ERP X3 is a full-service enterprise management software system for mid-market businesses aimed at meeting the most elaborate business processes, while remaining cost-effective, quick to implement and simple to use.

For more than 60 years, family-owned Avmor Ltd. has conducted business in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The company’s manufacturing facilities are housed in a 155,000 square-foot, ISO 9001-2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified plant that includes liquid and powder blending installations, a reactor for forming acrylic polymer emulsions, complete packaging facilities and on-site printing capabilities. Sophisticated tools are required to manage the company’s complex operations.

Edith Lauzon, director of finance and operations for Avmor, states that Avmor had previously relied on a legacy software system that was “heavily customized and lacked MRP capabilities, making it expensive to maintain and difficult for reporting.”

The company launched a comprehensive search for a fully integrated advanced manufacturing and distribution enterprise software solution and decided upon Sage. Sage also referred a local Sage Authorized Partner who collaborated with Avmor’s internal team to implement Sage ERP X3. “Our system went live as scheduled — to the day,” notes Lauzon. “Plus they saved us time by converting our bills-of-material, with our formulas, into the new system.”
Since the implementation, access to information across departments has dramatically improved, as has inventory management. “We can place key metrics right on our desktop to monitor them in real time,” says Lauzon. “Our ability to make informed business decisions is now enhanced, because we can deliver up-to-date information to our staff throughout the day. Sage ERP X3 has also improved our production planning capabilities. We’re now notified when we run low on the raw materials necessary to meet our real and projected demands.”

Prior to deploying Sage ERP X3, Avmor’s annual inventory costing activity took an entire month, but with Sage ERP X3′s efficiency and accuracy, the process now takes only two days. Additionally, lot tracking, a necessity when it comes to monitoring expiration dates of Avmor’s products, is easy with Sage ERP X3 because it automatically generates the coded lot number sequence for each item as each work order is completed. Lauzon says that this helps reduce waste and improves profitability.

Working with its business partner, the company plans to implement the software’s radio frequency (RF) data collection functionality. Item movement will then be efficiently tracked, from purchasing or production to final shipment, using hand-held devices and barcodes.

The web-based architecture of Sage ERP X3 allows Avmor’s sales staff to access the software anytime, anywhere. “We also plan to offer a similar benefit to our customers, which will help us to deliver a better experience for our customers,” explains Lauzon. “They will be able to log in to place orders, perform account inquiries and check stock of items.”
“We are already enjoying the benefits, efficiency and power the software provides — and we expect the benefits and resulting cost savings to continue to grow,” concludes Lauzon.

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 midsize 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.

About Avmor Ltd.

Avmor is Canada’s leading manufacturer of professional cleaning chemicals aimed at the janitorial, sanitary and food service markets. Founded in 1948 by Avrum Morrow and Henry Chinks, Avmor employs over 100 industry professionals. For more information, please visit www.avmor.com.

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 4,000 people and supports 3.2 million small and midsize business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,400 people and supports 6.3 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at www.sagenorthamerica.com.

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Sage ERP X3 VAR Helps Version 6 to Arrive in North America

New Jersey based ERP firm SWK Technologies, Inc today reported their first sale of Sage’s ERP X3 v6 accounting software.

Sage ERP X3 was acquired by Sage in 2005. Prior to branding as Sage ERP X3 it was known as Adonix. There are 2,700+ global users and 150 partners. The US launch of V6 is scheduled for Q2 2010. Sage is in the process of adding channel partners in North America which will supplement and ultimately replace their direct sales efforts.

Sage positions ERP X3 has a software choice for more data intensive users. With claimed support for up to 2,000 simultaneous users the product will run on Oracle or Microsoft SQL and provides for integrated web services, batch server and out of the box business intelligence the product is marketed to growing companies requiring a system that installs with less effort than comparable packages.

Sage ERP X3 is one of two ERP accounting products Sage has designated as a global offering. That means it’s intended to be used in all regions where Sage operates. The other global ERP is Sage Accpac.

Sage ERP X3 is offered 50% direct and 50% through VARS. Sage ERP X3 will run on Oracle or Microsoft SQL databases. Typical users of ERP X3 are companies with 100 to 2,000 employees.

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From today’s press release:

LIVINGSTON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SWK Technologies, Inc. (SWK), a Sage Software certified gold development and business partner for more than 20 years, just signed its first Sage ERP X3 client, RFI Ingredients (RFI). The announcement made by Jeffrey D. Roth, CEO of SWK, builds on the strategy he announced in February 2010 to increase SWK’s presence throughout the Northeast by selling Sage ERP X3 and providing related services to clients. SWK is one of a handful of nationwide Sage business partners to recently adopt Sage ERP X3.

“Sage ERP X3 adapts to a company regardless of size or organization style.”
Based in Blauvelt, NY, RFI is a manufacturer of innovative natural ingredients for the food, functional food and dietary supplement industries. The company has decided to upgrade its systems to Sage ERP X3 based on recent and projected growth, compliance with Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP), the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), a new location, and to better manage its inventory.

“Sage ERP X3’s focus on collaborative technology and its customizable interface is a great solution for RFI because the system will simplify processes and increase efficiency,” said Andrew M. Nunez, SWK’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales, who was formerly with NexTec’s New Jersey office. “Sage ERP X3 adapts to a company regardless of size or organization style.”

“I am not surprised that we’ve already signed our first Sage ERP X3 client,” said Roth. “Not only have we seen great demand in the marketplace, but our sales and consulting teams have been meeting with prospects and current clients to spread the word about Sage ERP X3.”

“RFI is another example of SWK’s full-service approach to working with clients; ERP X3 broadens the strong relationship we already have with them,” said Matthew Hahn, Vice President of Network Services. “Initially, we provided RFI with SWK’s Network and Managed Services offering. Now, we can build on this success to bring similar solutions to even more clients.”

“SWK’s approach in helping us meet regulatory and compliance requirements, as well as ensuring our systems are efficient, are key to our short- and long-term goals,” said Jeff Wuagneux, President and CEO of RFI Ingredients. “Our own customers expect excellence, so working with a system that exceeds our expectations improves our own delivery of services and increases our trust with SWK ten-fold.”

For more information on Sage ERP X3 and other Sage products, as well as SWK’s MAPADOC integrated EDI, visit www.swktech.com, call (877) 979-5462, or contact Alex Nastashkin at alex.nastashkin@swktech.com or (973) 758-6126.

About SWK Technologies, Inc.

SWK Technologies, Inc. is a business application and consulting company providing strategies and solutions to meet its clients’ information and business management needs. As a Sage Software Authorized Business Partner, Sage certified Gold Development Partner and Authorized Training Center, SWK offers best-of-breed solutions for accounting and business management, financial reporting, ERP, CRM, job costing systems and warehouse management. Specializing in collaborative commerce – the communication and cooperation between suppliers and customers – SWK developed MAPADOC EDI, a robust EDI solution that integrates seamlessly with the business management solutions it sells and supports. SWK also provides managed network services to its clients and has offices in Livingston, NJ; in Long Island, Syracuse, and Buffalo, NY; and in Greenwich, CT.

Sage ERP X3 Paris Launch – Recorded Presentation 1/20/2010

Sage have posted a recording of their worldwide launch event for ERP X3 held on January 20, 2010 in Paris France. This event unveiled ERP X3 V6 which is being re-launched in all countries where Sage operates (North America launch occurs in Q2 2010).

We attended this launch and our thoughts you can visit our ERP blog (ERPLIFE) and read our Sage ERP X3 Launch Event Thoughts.

Formerly known as Adonix, Sage is positioning the ERP X3 as one of their global ERP systems (Accpac is the other).

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Speaking at the event:

Paul Walker – Chief Executive The Sage Group, PLC

Christoper Leteiller, Sage ERP X3 Worldwide

Himanshu Palsule, Executive VP North America

Emmanuel Obadia, Senior VP, Sage ERP X3

Francois Sancho, Managing Director Logica

Paula Paravechio, EMEA Managing Director, Distribution & Services Industry Microsoft

Pascal Dumontet, GM Oracle France

Freddy Mini, CEO Netvibes
Sage ERP X3 Videocast Recording from 1/20/2010 Paris Launch