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The right business intelligence software can unlock opportunities for manufacturers. Sage X3 with Sage Enterprise Intelligence can help you collect and share business insights that drive decision-making. Opportunities Are All Around We often feel locked into our typical methods of conducting business simply because we’re focused on the daily needs of our companies. Manufacturers are especially keyed into daily sales quotas, supply chain demands, shipment needs, and so forth. It’s hard to take a step back and look at the big picture. Business intelligence software like Sage Enterprise Intelligence can change that paradigm. Using the data generated by different points within your company, Sage Enterprise Intelligence can share the data and help you make predictions about where to expand your company, how to grow it beyond current capacities, how to leverage customer relationships, and more. Sage Enterprise Intelligence can’t, by itself, make your business more responsive and profitable, but the right business intelligence software puts the right tools into the hands of your key team players. They can then use those tools to grow your company bigger and faster. Real-time data, provided to people with the experience, insight, and ability to use it to make decisions, can change how your […]

A whitepaper recently stated that 79 percent of the manufacturers surveyed indicated that new technology dramatically improved their supply chain management. It seems that investing in new technology can yield great benefits. With Sage EM (formerly known as Sage X3) and Sage 300cloud (formerly known as Sage 300), among other choices, you can better manage all of the steps in your manufacturing process and improve customer satisfaction and fulfillment speed. Information Is Power Having accurate information from all points of the supply chain can provide timely data for decision-making. Managing costs, reducing downtime and inventory excess, as well as demand forecasting, requires access to data from throughout the entire supply chain. Without it, you may miss something important, leading to bad forecasts and poor judgment. Real-time visibility, along with collaboration from all points of the supply chain, provides you with the information that you need to stay on top of the daily changes in your business. Sage EM (formerly known as Sage X3) and Sage 300cloud (formerly known as Sage 300) can help you to do this. Information is power, and with the right system at work for your manufacturing operation, you can use that power to grow your revenues. Make Better Business […]

If you’re making an economic case for enterprise software, improved reporting is an attractive benefit. Accurate, timely and reliable data can transform a business’ outlook, and help its leaders make intelligent decisions to steer the business on a course for growth. But if your reports are difficult to understand or not providing the data that you need, you may be missing many opportunities. Take a look at your current business reports. If you find yourself combining numbers in spreadsheets to make reports you can actually use, it’s time to take a serious look at new business systems that offer easier, more accurate reporting options. A new white paper from Sage offers insights into conducting a cost-benefit analysis for enterprise software that may be helpful to you. As you study the many benefits and potential costs, improved reporting may be a benefit your company can profit from for many years to come. How Enterprise Software Improves Reporting Companies can be awash with data. Good reports translate that data into easily understandable information. Enterprise systems such as Sage 300cloud (formerly known as Sage 300) and Sage EM (formerly known as Sage X3) offer customizable, flexible reporting solutions for different types of companies and industries. Departments […]

Nothing is more frustrating than promising a customer a product and finding out it’s out of stock … all because your inventory data is flawed or out of date. Worse still is telling a customer you’re out of stock on something when in fact you have plenty of it. Is it any wonder that businesses crave better inventory data? A new paper from Sage called Conducting a Cost-Benefit Analysis for ERP sheds light on the many benefits to consider when implementing an ERP solution. One of the many benefits is greater reliability. Accurate, timely business data is critical to all departments in your organization, but perhaps it is most critical to the inventory and fulfillment centers. Without accurate data, they can’t fulfill customer orders quickly. They may erroneously report information to sales or manufacturing. These errors can multiply, causing cost overruns, duplicate stock, and excess warehouse space taken up with redundant products. Better Data Leads to Faster Shipping Times Consider your company’s data needs when it comes to shipping times. Integrated systems that can share ordering, warehouse, and fulfillment data can provide an accurate picture of possible shipping times. Customers rely upon this information to predict their own business needs. […]

Increased productivity is just one of the many benefits derived from ERP systems, according to a new white paper. The paper, entitled Conducting a Cost-Benefit Analysis for ERP, outlines numerous benefits to companies who implement enterprise systems. Building the Economic Case for ERP Systems If you plan to propose an ERP system for your company, it’s important to build a solid economic case for its implementation. Conducting a cost-benefit analysis can help you easily articulate the financial benefits to your company in return for their investment. The first step in the process is to gather the costs of implementation. Obvious costs include acquiring the system, customizing it, testing it, training the staff to use it and upgrading it as necessary. Cost should be calculated on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis for comparison. Next, assess the economic returns. The paper suggests that the returns on investment include: Streamlined procedures Greater intelligence Increased productivity Greater reliability Improved reporting One way to build your case is to focus on any one of these issues that may be exceptionally germane to your company. For example, if your current system lacks a robust business intelligence reporting system, emphasizing the benefits to your company of […]