Sage bolsters enterprise offering with new ERP partnerships

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Sage, the cloud accounting software solutions provider, has signed new partnerships in the enterprise space focusing on its X3 business management product.

The three new agreements demonstrate Sage's ability to address the needs of larger customers through X3's scalability within a single cohesive business management solution, enabling businesses to accelerate core business processes such as purchasing, manufacturing, inventory, sales, customer service, and financial management.

These partnerships build on what has already been a successful last 12 months for Sage working across the spectrum with large enterprises as well as supporting smaller businesses. The enhanced relaunch of its partner program and strategic alliances with global reach through smart partnerships such as Microsoft, Salesforce and Apple has created significant channel momentum.

Notably, these new partnerships include agreements with:

  • CLOUT to work closely with Sage providing a faster and more efficient service as the systems implementer delivers all aspects of the Fairsail HR Management System on behalf of its customers. This decision follows the announcement of a strategic alliance between Fairsail and Sage in 2016.
  • Atlas Cloud to work closely with Sage's sales and pre-sales teams to host Sage X3 in the cloud, giving customers the choice of either a public or private cloud implementation; those in the partner community will also be able to access standardised cloud options. The Managed Service Provider will use its extensive experience of complex cloud integration projects to offer customers a high level of technical support.
  • BrightBridge and its leadership team is extending their existing relationship with Sage, which spans three decades, to build a dedicated Sage X3 practice within its sales team. BrightBridge aims to support its customers' business growth by helping them to harness the power of leading ERP and CRM solutions, with a particular focus on the manufacturing, professional services and warehouse/distribution verticals.

David Watts, Sage UK & Ireland Vice President for Enterprise, said: "Over the last 12 months, we've really underlined our commitment to working with larger enterprises and embracing smart partnerships that contribute to making our X3 business management solution more beneficial and appealing to enterprise businesses. It's great that the initiatives we've put in place have proven successful in supporting such significant new relationships - CLOUT, Atlas Cloud and BrightBridge each have a wealth of enterprise experience along with services, features and deployment options that will complement Sage's own offering in order to give all types of enterprises the best possible experience of working with us from the outset."

"They, along with the many other new partners that we've welcomed over the past few months, will play an essential role in continuing to support our customers to realise growth ambitions and effectiveness as they grow with Sage, well as helping customers new to Sage who want to benefit from an enterprise-class business management solution with quick, effective and efficient implementation of core business processes."

These enterprise-focused partnerships follow a series of new partner initiatives and incentives which were announced at Sage Summit in Chicago last July including: the extension of the Sage Partner Program; the launch of Sage Marketplace and the Sage Partner Community; and the introduction of a new rewards program.

Nanik Mirpuri, Founding Partner, CLOUT, said, "We work with some of the world's leading cloud-based business applications including Fairsail to help our customers implement game-changing solutions. By working alongside Sage to deliver the Fairsail HR Management System, we will be in a strong position to deliver a seamless and timely customer experience to shorten time to value."

Pete Watson, CEO of Atlas Cloud, said, "At Atlas Cloud, our mission is to mobilise enterprises and their workforces, by helping them choose the right cloud-based solutions to get the best business outcomes. We recognised the benefit Sage X3 could offer our customers by allowing businesses to bring all of their core processes into one streamlined platform, and its functionality makes it an ideal addition to our portfolio."

Ian Robertson, Sales and Marketing Director, BrightBridge, said, "We recognised an opportunity, both for BrightBridge as a business and for our customers, to build a team with dedicated Sage X3 expertise. At BrightBridge, we focus on helping our customers grow their businesses, and Sage X3, with its ability to enable faster and more flexible business management, is the perfect solution to support lean growth."

Sage X3 is available as a public cloud, private hosted or on-premise solution and accessible from any device and is scalable with 8-2000 user capacity, alongside flexible and ready-to-use industry best practices for distribution, wholesale, international trade, manufacturing, process manufacturing and services.

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