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Modern ERP Software is Key to Innovation and Growth

Published on: Feb 24, 2015

future growth modern erp softwareMany challenges face today’s manufacturers, and this is true of our clients in the Greater Toronto Area as well. Internal pressures to improve automation, trade, profitability, and streamlining are difficult enough. Added pressures from economic issues and global markets, that are transforming processes and demands, make it even harder to achieve success. The benefits outweigh the challenges, though, through a streamlined, real-time, interconnected, and integrated system that leads to improved profitability and performance. To learn more, visit here. Taking it a step beyond profitability and performance is also necessary as your manufacturing firm looks to the future and strives to be creative and innovative in the constant quest for growth and development in Canada and beyond. How is this achieved?

Sage EM (formerly known as Sage X3) is a system that can provide the functionality and interconnectedness needed to not just survive but to thrive and grow. With an ERP system like this that is built on modern technological platforms, it can leverage service-oriented architectures and standardized protocols to deliver seamless application connectivity with hardware and software, as well as the prospect of pooling developments. It embeds technology for seamless uptake and more effective use of tools. With superior efficiency, enhanced reporting tools, electronic management of documents, collaborative technologies for data sharing and transparency, and graphical representations of commonly-used processes all being features of the software, productivity is promoted. Growth can be achieved because the system is doing so much for you that you can focus on where you want to go from here and how you want to grow.

Here are some of the areas in which ERP software helps with application connectivity, power, and flexibility to aid in growth:

  • Purchasing- quotes, orders, invoices
  • Sales- delivery notes, invoices, contracts
  • Production- quality reports, technical documentation
  • Human Resources- contracts of employment, social security statements, pay slips
  • Accounting and Finance- financial reports, accounting records, online tax returns
  • After-sales- callout reports, orders, invoices

Another important feature of a modern ERP solution is its usability. With a system that is intuitive, the learning curve in using it is reduced, and extra support and training is not as necessary. Employees are encouraged instead of scared to adopt and use new tools and can use them effectively with little extra effort. These new technologies make life easier and improve working conditions.

With so many features and an ease of use, Sage EM (formerly known as Sage X3) is accelerating the process of learning and using new systems so much that the tools are speeding company growth. Modernized information systems, new solutions, web-based functions, mobile functionality, and other features of modern ERP are making it easier than ever to respond to growth and have a competitive and innovative advantage. To learn more about Sage EM (formerly known as Sage X3), visit here.

To learn more about the challenges of our current business and manufacturing world, the opportunities that exist through modern ERP solutions for enhanced productivity, profitability, performance, and growth, download our whitepaper now on “ERP – A Strategic Growth Driver for Manufacturing Firms”.


Our small and dedicated team specializes in helping small-to-medium size Canadian businesses and non-profits select and adapt Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Human Resource Management (HRMS) and IT services. With IWI’s 15 years in business and 100 plus years of combined experience, IWI has helped hundreds of manufacturing, distribution, and financial service companies gain efficiency, grow, and lower their operating costs.

With the unique combination of industry knowledge and diverse technology expertise, IWI provides cost-effective solutions to help clients gain a competitive edge.  As a Sage business partner, servicing the Greater Toronto Area, we support evaluation and implementation of operations and finance systems to optimize technology, ensuring high return on investment with a quick and painless transition to new software.