Many small and medium-sized organisations have been using Sage 200 to manage their business for years. However, although Sage 200 may have kept up with some of your growth, your requirements may now surpass the ability of the system to support that growth.
Increasingly you may feel that there are too many apps to manage something that should easily be managed from a single system. Perhaps Sage 200 holds you back from being agile, as process adjustments need development, rather than configuration. Maybe it’s becoming a headache to upgrade to the latest version, due to all the external apps.
Why Sage X3?
Sage X3 is Sage’s flagship ERP system, offering the functionality that will allow you to manage current and future growth. Unlike Sage 200, Sage X3 is highly configurable and scalable. With industry-specific functionality – from finance and distribution to manufacturing and supply chain it will allow you to manage your entire business from a single system with the flexibility of being deployed on-premises and in the cloud.
What are the key drivers for Sage 200 customers making the switch to Sage X3?
1. Challenge – Increasing scalability
Your business has been growing and with this growth comes more users, more sites, more entities, more transactions and more data to store. Although Sage 200 has supported you in the past, you need to increasingly manage more concurrent users to aid efficiency, develop processes and easily manage new markets and geographies.
Key Sage X3 benefit: Sage X3 grows with your organisation – You can have between 4 and 2000 (concurrent) users, making this a highly scalable ERP solution. Sage X3 supports large data volumes, complex transactions, multiple entities, sites and more, all from one single configurable system.
2. Challenge – Managing international operations
In today’s global economy, you’re probably already working with multiple currencies, but if you’re expanding internationally your Sage 200 system does not currently handle foreign taxations, legislations and languages. To successfully manage international operations, you need an ERP system that you can rely on to be compliant, so you can manage multiple currencies, languages and legislations, with consolidation into a single set of accounts and reports.
Key Sage X3 benefit: Sage X3 offers multi-currency, multi-language and multi-legislation as standard.
Multiple companies with multiple legislations can be set up in a single system, giving you visibility across your whole business from a single point of access. Full multi-currency across General Ledgers (GL), as well as Trading Ledgers. A GL can be viewed in both base and other currencies.
3. Challenge – Consolidation and real-time visibility
Consolidation and real-time visibility of information across all areas of your business are key. You may have multiple systems or modules managing different processes, which may be integrated, but they are never going to give you access to real-time information from a single version of the truth.
Key Sage X3 benefit: Sage X3 gives you real-time information from a single source giving you visibility across your organisation anytime, anywhere, from any device.
Sage X3 also helps you to improve the productivity of your finance team with effortless consolidation from all of your business units, so they can focus on information analysis and interpretation and spend less time pulling data together.
4. Challenge – Managing complexity
You need your ERP system to be working alongside your business processes. Linking data, customers and finances together, streamlining your processes, and most importantly sharing one view of your data across all departments. Your requirements may include increased visibility of pricing and quotations, supply chain and stock management, invoices and payments, as well as consolidated reporting across multiple companies and sites.
Key Sage X3 benefit: This ERP solution offers a single, shared view of your data across your entire business, helping it to work more efficiently and effectively.
In an age where customer service helps to win and retain business, you can have a single overview across all of your business departments of all customer orders, their status and much more, allowing your sales and customer support teams to deliver accurate information to each customer.
If any of the above challenges resonate with you, then the Sage X3 Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) system with its clear benefits may support you in your onward growth journey.
Other benefits of migrating to Sage X3
Some additional benefits are:
- Fully featured – Sage X3 is a fully featured ERP system: designed from the ground up to provide a comprehensive, integrated solution for every department and process across your business including finance, stock/inventory, production, sales and service
- An accurate view of business data – by using one solution for all your data you minimise the room for error and save time by eliminating manual consolidation
- Real-time control – complete control, visibility and interaction across the whole business and its processes
- Multi-everything – multi-company, multi-site, multi-location, multi-currency, multi-ledger, multi-legislation, allowing you to save hours of manual processing
- Integration with other business-critical systems – Sage X3 can be integrated with other business-critical systems, extending the functionality and still giving you a single version of the truth
- Access anywhere, anytime from any device – having access to real-time data wherever you are on any mobile device or tablet
Migrating from Sage 200 to Sage X3 with Inixion
Sage 200 is one of Sage’s leading systems, but due to a lack of functionality and configurability, it doesn’t always keep up with an organisation’s growth. As it’s a different system from Sage X3, there is no direct migration or upgrade path. This means that you will have to treat the migration from Sage 200 to Sage X3 as a new ERP implementation.
As Sage partners specialising in Sage X3 only, we will help you through the process by concentrating on what is best for your business. Inixion has a depth of experience across different industries, including manufacturing, distribution and services. Over the years, we’ve helped many customers migrate from smaller systems including Sage 200 as they grow and discover that the system no longer delivers the reporting, analytics and collaborative view of the business that you need to continue growing.
We will work in partnership with you to ensure that we understand how you currently manage your business processes and which business-critical systems may need to be included in the migration to Sage X3. We then translate that into how Sage X3 can manage these processes; an ideal opportunity to look for new productivity gains and efficiencies.
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