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Sage ERP X3 Review

Product Snapshot

Product Pricing
  • Pricing starts at $2,160 for a full-user license
  • Monthly subscription pricing available
Technology

Sage ERP X3 is an on-premise ERP solution that leverages a flexible and open architecture and can support 10 to thousands of concurrent users within an organization. The platform is compatible with both Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle databases. Sage ERP X3 may be configured to run in a hosted environment. However, Sage does not provide a hosting platform for Sage ERP X3 at this time.

Customer Focus

Sage ERP X3 is ideal for organizations with 50 to 500 employees, subsidiaries of global businesses and companies with an emphasis in distribution, manufacturing and services.

Select Customers

Aronson Security Group, Dyna Electric Company, Fatboy Construction, The Minardos Group

Customer Case Studies

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About Sage ERP X3

Sage ERP X3 Sage ERP X3 is the most powerful and flexible business management solution offered by Sage. This ERP software empowers mid-sized companies within the manufacturing and distribution industries with the ability to grow a competitive business with limited IT resources.

The Sage ERP X3 design supports industry‐specific processes and provides end‐to‐end visibility across finance, sales, customer service, purchasing, inventory and manufacturing operations. Sage ERP X3 delivers the advantages of large-scale ERP tools without the soaring costs and long implementation ─ allowing companies to spend less time managing their ERP software and more time focusing on their business.

About the Company

Sage North America provide small and medium-sized organizations with a range of easy-to-use, secure and efficient business management software and services, from accounting and payroll to ERP, CRM and payments. Sage customers receive continuous advice and support through their global network of local experts to help customer solve their business problems, giving them the confidence to achieve their business ambitions. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 12,700 employees in 24 countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia and Brazil.

 

Sage ERP X3 Key Features

Financial Management
  • Cash management
  • Bank Management
  • Cost accounting
  • Analytical dimensions
  • Budgets, commitments, fixed assets and employee expense management

Reporting and Business Intelligence

  • User-defined dashboards and configurable KPIs
  • Inquiries and reports
  • Advanced data warehouse and pre-configured data cubes
  • MS Office integration

Sales Management

  • Product configurator
  • Order entry
  • Quotes and contracts
  • Invoicing and reminders
  • Pricing and discounts
  • Inventory inquiry and allocations
  • Delivery and shipping
  • Sales commissions
  • Loans
  • Customer returns
  • Credit checking
  • Inter-company and inter-site sales
  • Export declarations

Customer Service

  • Marketing campaigns
  • Contact management
  • Customer support
  • Marketing
  • Sales and after-sales workbench
  • MS Outlook integration

Purchasing

  • Supplier and product category management
  • Pricing and discounts
  • Purchase delivery and scheduling
  • Purchase requests
  • Requests for proposal
  • Purchase orders (POs)
  • Contracts
  • Encumbrance accounting
  • Multi-level signature management
  • Supplier invoice entry
  • Supplier returns
  • Inter-company and inter-site transactions
  • Sub-contracting
  • Import declarations

Inventory Management

  • Product data
  • Multiple units of measure
  • Location management
  • Inventory balances
  • Quality control and sampling
  • Replenishment and inter-site transfers
  • Stock movements
  • Inventory costing
  • RFID support
  • Physical counting

Manufacturing Management

  • Configurator
  • Bill of material
  • Formula and recipes
  • Work and cost center management
  • Routings
  • Forward and backward scheduling
  • Replenishment and inter-site transfers
  • Order release
  • Quality control and manufacturing analysis
  • Production analytical accounting

Collaborative Workspace

  • Collaborative web user portal
  • Role-based visual process flows
  • Document management
  • System-wide search

Compliance

  • Handles multi-legislation, multi-language, multi-audit and multiple manufacturing modes, including ATO, MTO, CTO, MTS, process, discrete or mixed-mode manufacturing.

 

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Sage ERP X3 Videos

 

Pros
  • Sage ERP X3 is an ideal solution for businesses with a global presence, thanks to its multilingual, multicurrency, and multi-legislative features.
  • Built with many of the features needed by process manufacturers, Sage ERP X3 also providers functions in warehouse management that are needed by businesses involved in the distribution industry.
  • If you are a midsized company, Sage ERP X3 is especially designed for your needs, giving you a powerful yet affordable solution that is quick to implement.
Cons
  • The human resources module in Sage ERP X3 is relatively weak and lacking in several areas of functionality.
Overall

Sage ERP X3 is an integrated management system built with the functionality to help your business enhance performance and reduce costs. With comprehensive features, customizable tools, and an intuitive interface, Sage ERP X3 can answer the needs of your midsized company, helping you to meet business challenges and improve your bottom line.

 

White Papers and Demos

Focus Experts’ Briefing: ERP in the Age of Mobility
White Paper provided by Sage
Managing massive volumes of information requires time and resources—two luxuries that most lean-and-mean businesses simply don’t have enough of today. A cost-efficient solution to this challenge is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that allows you to integrate all your management processes into a single, coherent information system.
A Guide to Hybrid ERP Solutions
White Paper provided by Sage
When evaluating ERP systems for purchase, one important criterion lies in whether customers are looking for an on-premise ERP solution, a cloud-based ERP system, or a hybrid combination of the two.
Solving Real Business Issues During the ERP Selection Process
White Paper provided by Sage
The search for the right Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) provider can be stressful, particularly when both the buyer and the vendor get stuck in the features or technical requirements and forget about the bigger picture—what the main business issues are that you actually trying to solve and whether this new investment will actually help you resolve these specific challenges.

 

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  • Maciej Juchkiewicz

    Experience with Sage X3.

    Dear Sage Users,

    I would like to ask you if you have experienced similar problems with Sage X3 that I have mentioned below. If yes, please advise me how can I fix them.
    I am the first customer of Sage X3 in Poland. Since September 2014 there has been an extensive implementation of Sage X3 software in my 120-person company for 60 software licenses. My company has been using Sage X3 since August, 1st 2015. The overall cost of our investment so far amounts to 280.000 EUR.
    After one year of my experience with Sage X3 I can say that each day is marked with new defects emerging in Accounting and Finance and Inventory and Warehouse modules.
    Unfortunately, the Sales and Inventory Management Modules of Sage X3 possess very serious flaws that have been discovered in August of last year and have not been remediated so far. The most important flaw of Sage X3 concerns the phenomenon of uncontrolled change of prices of goods in different warehouse locations. This defect results in our inability to accurately account the result of the company and provide reliable financial data to tax offices, external financial auditors, banks, and to calculate sales commissions. For example, during transfer of one product of 100 EUR value from warehouse A to warehouse B, Sage X3 unexpectedly and randomly changes its value into 103 EUR or 95 EUR or other value. The values of goods can be decreased or increased without any logical reason. Over the course of last 9 months, there have been numerous attempts of repair. There have been many announcements from Sage Poland that the problem has been eliminated. In reality, the problem continues to exist and is deepening. The issue concerns both old and new deliveries, also two large recent deliveries, each of them encompassing few containers of goods.
    Problems with X3 implementation are causing significant financial losses to my 120-personnel company.

    Beside malfunction of purchasing prices mentioned above, there are also other problems in Polish version of X3:

    Accounting and Finance
    • no module fixed assets
    • Inconsistent data provided by the various modules of Sage, eg. different statements of the same warehouse in Accounting and Sales modules. Three different statements of the same warehouse, show three different inventory amount.
    • In PL version no proper reports of profit and loss account, balance sheet, etc.
    • no automatic posting clearing counterparties in this settlement with cash reports

    Purchasing Management/Material Requirements Planning
    • no automatic integration of data
    • values of minimum stock have been entered into Sage X3, but optimal replenishment recommendations not working

    Manufacturing Management
    • no production module of the working properly and thus no possibility to connect production to accounting system

    Sales Management
    • incorrect prices of goods accepted for sale
    • Sage X3 changes prices of goods transferred from one location of warehouse to another
    • customers’ balances mistakes, also incorrect information of debts of the customer ‘total balance’ and even a few minutes of disappearing balances in SAGE. The program then gives the debt of “0”. Bizarre is that the issued invoice can be seen in the Cashier and Sales module only after posting, so it is after 1-3 days.

    It is possible to see scanned examples mentioned above at http://www.sage-reviews.com,


    Pozdrawiam, Best regards

    Maciej Juchkiewicz