As always, Sage Summit 2015 was packed with a ton of amazing speakers, networking, education, and news as the Sage ERP community converged on the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. One of the major news highlights of the show was the announcement that Sage ERP X3 is now available in the cloud. At the conference it was announced that Sage’s newest cloud ERP solution would be available in the United States and Canada as of July 31, 2015 meaning this is the first week it’s available! Here’s what you need to know:
Why make the change?
Up until now Sage ERP X3 has been available as a premise only application. In a recent press release Joe Langer, executive VP and General Manage, Mid-market solutions for Sage North America explained the strategy behind this move:
“Businesses now have a choice in how they wish to set up and pay for their business management system. Sage ERP X3 Online is the next logical step in our continued commitment to give businesses choice and the confidence to grow their business.”
Christophe Letellier, CEO, Sage ERP X3 also chimed in stating that, “research shows that three-quarters (76%) of businesses are considering investing in cloud-based business software in future, demonstrating a clear demand and understanding of the benefits of cloud across the mid-market.”
For Sage, putting X3 in the cloud was a strategic move to help them continue their mission to provide powerful, yet flexible solutions to the mid-market. But what’s in it for you as a business?
The Benefit for SMB Businesses:
With Sage ERP X3 in the cloud, small and medium sized businesses will be able to manage complex operations including financials, distribution, manufacturing, and more with a faster, simpler, and more flexible system. Sage X3 in the cloud offers faster adoption than premise ERP, lower total cost of ownership, and increased flexibility.
A recent infographic from Sage reported the following results from organizations who used cloud ERP solutions like Sage X3:
- 85% SMEs surveyed believe cloud technology enables them to scale and grow faster.1
- 36% drove cost efficiencies
- 32% developed new business models
- 32% improved new product development/innovation
- 28% enabled a more flexible workforce
- 70% of SMEs report reinvesting money saved back into their business as a result of moving to the cloud.7
- SMEs using cloud grow 26% faster than their peers that do not
Related Reading: SaaS ERP Systems: The Pros and Cons of ERP in the Cloud
The Tech Behind it All:
A Cloud ERP system is only as good as the technology being used to make it all happen. Powered by Amazon Web Services, Sage X3 in the cloud has been given a completely new collaborative web interface based developed using HTML5 cloud native technologies such as HTML5, MongoDB, Elastic Search, JSON and Node.js. Further, the system supports user personalization, runs in multiple browsers, and offers mobile access and a long list of web apps, MS Office integration, and a brand new, more powerful search function. Learn more here.