World-leading UK public company invests in Sage X3 to drive efficiency, enhance collaboration and increase business insight.
Avon Rubber p.l.c., has today announced that it has selected The Sage Group’s global solution dedicated to the midmarket, Sage X3, to streamline its core business processes and integrate the financial and commercial operations across its business as it continues to accelerate business growth.
The fully integrated business management solution – which will be deployed globally across multiple sites in the USA, Europe and Asia, – will provide operational control across all manufacturing, distribution, sales and service as well as localised and consolidated corporate financial reporting. Sage X3 specialist Business Partner Inixion Limited will provide consultancy, implementation and associated professional services to Avon, manage the project and provide support for the solution.
Sage X3 was selected ahead of competitor solutions following a comprehensive tender process. The circa 450 user solution will provide a central hub for Avon Rubber p.l.c business-critical information, offering rich functionality across multiple business functions, territories and departments to provide a consolidated view of the company’s total operations and deliver new levels of business insight.
Peter Slabbert, CEO Avon Rubber p.l.c. commented: “The conclusion of our selection process and the implementation of Sage X3 kicks off one of the most important projects for Avon in this financial year and beyond; to consolidate and centralise our management systems. Inixion demonstrated unrivalled expertise with Sage X3 coupled with a unique and deep understanding of our business requirements and we are confident the project will be transformative for our business as we continue to accelerate our footprint worldwide.”
Designed specifically for mid-market businesses with sophisticated business requirements or international ambitions, Sage X3 is proven as a robust, easy to integrate and highly scalable global solution that is web-native. Furthermore, it has flexible customisation and low total cost of implementation and ownership. Thanks to its intuitive design, the robustness of its technology and global capabilities, Sage X3 was a natural fit for Avon Rubber’s requirements.
“Sage X3 is an ideal solution for enterprises needing to support international growth, streamline operations across borders and enhance productivity,” explained Christophe Letellier, CEO Sage X3, Sage Group “Many of our mid-market customers are already international businesses or have plans to expand internationally. Sage and our dedicated Business Partners like Inixion have the understanding and expertise to help them avoid making costly, cumbersome and complex investments. This latest partnership with Avon is a testament to the expert counsel from Inixion and the robustness of the Sage X3 solution.”
Ian Bromley, Managing Director, Inixion Limited added: “We are truly delighted to be working with Avon Rubber. The contract award was the next logical step for all parties following a process over the past few months of a growing relationship at all levels between Inixion and Avon, which facilitated our understanding of their diverse requirements and allowed us jointly to map how we can utilise both the extensive functionality of Sage X3 and the combined knowledge and experience of the Inixion team.”
About Avon Rubber
Avon Rubber p.l.c. is a world leader in the design, test and manufacture of advanced CBRN respiratory protection solutions for the world’s military, law enforcement, first responder, emergency services, fire and industrial markets. Avon has a unique capability in CBRN protection based on a range of advanced CBRN technologies in respirator design, filtration and compressed air breathing apparatus. This enables Avon to develop specialised solutions that take full account of user requirements.
Avon Rubber p.l.c. is also a world leader in the provision of rubberware for the dairy business, supplying liners and tubing under its own MilkRite brand. Through an extensive network of distributors, Avon supplies farmers around the world.
Inixion is a Sage Business Partner providing software, hardware and professional services including support and development centred on their specialisation – Sage ERP X3. With a team of consultants with over 10 years Sage X3-specific experience, Inixion are the only partner in the UK to specialise in Sage X3.
The Sage Group plc is the leading global supplier of business management solutions. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 12,300 employees worldwide. Sage operates in over 23 countries covering the UK, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and India. For further information please visit www.sage.com
About Sage X3
Sage X3 is a dedicated solution for mid-market and larger companies with international demands that enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Over 3,500 customers worldwide have already chosen Sage X3 because it is easy to use, rapid to deploy and cost-effective. For over 10 years Sage X3 has been a proven and comprehensive solution addressing mid-market companies’ specific requirements and challenges in industries from manufacturing and services to distribution and many more. Sage X3 has a presence in 56 countries and counts a network of more than 1,500 Sage professionals and 240 partners in its ecosystem