Socotec Group, the provider of inspection, technical assistance, consulting and training services for the industry, construction, real estate and health sectors, has chosen Sage ERP X3 to be deployed across offices in the 27 countries where the group operates. Logica will manage the implementation of the new information system which will be built on Sage ERP X3 V6 and affect 3000 workstations across Socotec offices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The new system will control all the company's business functions, including accounting and finance, customer contract and project management, service operations planning, purchasing management and decision analysis.
An international integrated management solution geared towards local requirements
Socotec is re-engineering its information system in bid to create an integrated solution capable of providing end-to-end business management functionality. The new system will replace homogeneously the many legacy applications operated by the company. It will also help drive the company's growth internationally by offering the flexibility to address the specific accounting, legal, or fiscal constraints of the countries in which the group operates.
Thierry Schindele, Deputy CFO of Socotec Group and ERP Project Leader commented, "The rich functionality of Sage ERP X3, its simple design and user-friendly interface based on graphic processes for each business function, will improve user uptake. As we have a large number of locations and structures throughout the world, this aspect is particularly important to us. Getting our teams up to speed with the new information system will be even easier and quicker and will not require any additional training".
"Another benefit is Sage ERP X3 is so flexible that it can be easily tailored to suit the accounting standards and legal requirements of the country in question," added Didier Desmons, ERP Project Manager. "We would not have had the same flexibility with a 'big ERP' system. We are also very excited to work with Logica, whose international expertise proved to be a major factor in signing the contract, And as the overall cost was particularly competitive, we are convinced that we have made the right decision."
Christophe Letellier, CEO, Sage ERP X3 Worldwide added, "This contract clearly illustrates two things: first, the ability of Sage ERP X3 to meet the requirements of both growing companies and international corporations through a solution with rich functionality, flexible implementation and end-user interface; and second, this contract once against confirms the success of the Sage and Logica partnership in the international rollout of Sage ERP X3."
Patrick Buttin, Director at Logica France commented, "This project perfectly illustrates our successful collaboration with Sage, which is a 'must have' ERP vendor for mid-sized and large businesses, and reinforces our position in the mid-market. Given the Sage ERP X3 implementations we have already undertaken and the relationships we have built, this partnership will continue to be successful."
This contract announcement follows positive financial results for the Sage ERP X3 offering, which has achieved 13% growth in the year. From having its origins in the French market, 38% of Sage ERP X3 revenue is now outside France, in several Sage geographies.