“We had already decided that Sage ERP X3 was the solution we needed to take us forward; our selection process was about the partner and their team, what they could bring to the table to add real value to not just implementing a system but challenging and improving our processes along the way. From the first engagement, Inixion was clearly, like ourselves, the specialists we needed and, with their proven knowledge and experience with Sage ERP X3, their robust implementation methodology, project governance and ongoing support arrangements, this ticked all the boxes and more”.
BLAGDEN SPECIALITY CHEMICALS
With in-depth knowledge of developments and opportunities within core market sectors, Blagden seek to anticipate new demand and innovations through actively sourcing new products and suppliers. Blagden has a long history in chemicals – stretching back over 150 years and continuing today with dedicated, extremely experienced and knowledgeable staff; about products, their applications and benefits.
Solid Financials, multi-currency trading and extensive reporting options:
Blagden buy stock in many currencies and clear, precise handling of this, along with the capability to enquire, report and drill down to detail on any aspect from the accounts was key.
Core stock management:
Products at all stages are sold between group companies and further processed. The Group have customers throughout the world ranging from traders, individual and bespoke tailors through to Blagden are a specialist distributor – buying from major international manufacturers and selling, often on a technical basis, to very discerning clients – tight stock management, flexibility and visibility is therefore essential. Blagden also provide blending and other light manufacturing services for clients – tightly integrated management of these processes is equally vital particularly the management of chemical formulae.
Document management and the ability to email outbound documents including invoices, statements, Certificates of Conformity etc. along with electronic archiving was all functionality that is expected by Blagden from the outset of selecting both a new system and partner.
The Journey to Sage X3 and Inixion:
Realising their legacy Sage Line 500 was becoming problematic and potentially holding back the business, Blagden looked at the options and selected Sage X3 to provide the future-proof platform the business required. Meeting different partners and inviting presentations from those selected highlighted that a fresh approach was required. Inixion was invited to present and provided an outline Project Plan with a walkthrough, explanations of implementation methodology, project governance and an insight into the ongoing relationship Blagden could expect.
Blagden selected Sage X3 to be implemented and supported by certified Sage Strategic Partner Inixion.