The GLS Team recently returned from Sage Summit this past week in Las Vegas. The conference attracted a diverse crowd, as the event was open to anyone of all occupations, regardless of whether they had any current interaction with any Sage products. The conference marketed itself as “an invitation to reimagine your business” via “the power of conversation.”
The highlight from day one was when Pascale Houillon and Himanshu Palsul introduced the way that Sage is making business simpler and faster for everyone by introducing:
Sage Data Cloud
Sage Mobile Sales
Sage Intelligence Go!
This will now allow our customers to work anywhere!
Stay tuned for the coverage of the other half of this keynote, featuring speakers Biz Stone (Twitter), Tom Davis (Forbes Media), Magic Johnson (Magic Johnson Enterprises), Jessica Alba (The Honest Company), and J.Cary Smith (Big Ass Solutions).
For those who cant wait for my recap, click here to view the keynote speaker sessions.
Consider how a first-class mobile ERP app could help you impress customers: You are about to meet with customers, so you take a minute to look up their recent order history on your smartphone. You see a notification pop up: An item they previously purchased has just been priced “two for one” for a limited time. Because of excess inventory, your marketing department just pushed this offer through the system an hour ago. As you discuss the order your customer wishes to place, you mention the “two for one” offer. They are pleased because they have an opportunity to stock up on a favorite product at a great price; you leave satisfied, knowing you have helped both your customer and your business because you connected the right opportunity with the right person. Later, your customer mentions to a friend how easy it is to do business with you. You have earned repeat business, and a referral.
To get the same result, your competitors would have had to exchange numerous internal and external emails, a sales briefing, price sheet updates and custom order forms—but you got it done in minutes!
If you have to visit customers, you may be in the habit of using Google Maps to figure out the most efficient route. Sage ERP X3 version 7 integrates Google Map technology, so you no longer have to use a separate app. You can check your route directly from your customer listing and get to customers more quickly.
Accelerate communications and approvals
An ERP solution like Sage ERP X3 version 7 can significantly expedite the mundane yet important communications that fuel your business. Take purchase orders, for example. It is easy to set up notification and rules to ensure the request is sent out to all who need to approve—automatically. Orders for electronic equipment may go to one person; orders for office furniture may go to another. Tell the system who needs to approve what and they can do so from any mobile device with the push of a button. Just think: What other communications can be accelerated?
Simplified expense reporting
How many times have your receipts gathered in piles because you have more pressing things to do than fill out expense reports? Sure, you know it is important to turn in those reports, and you want to get reimbursed, but it is a pain.
Sage ERP X3 version 7 can make your life a lot easier. Simply file expense reports from your mobile device on the go. It is painless, instant, and a great way to make your employees’ life easier…and more productive!
What you have to gain
Where will your business take you this year? Much of that depends on where you are able to go. The right ERP solution with strong mobile capabilities allows you to expand your reach. The efficiencies gained with mobility can reduce overhead costs—money that could be put toward expanding to new markets.
It is clear that our daily lives have gone mobile, and our devices are becoming ever more integrated into our routines. To stay competitive, it is imperative to leverage the many benefits mobile ERP can bring.
Earn your customers’ loyalty by impressing them with quick responses, informed recommendations, and accurate updates. They will thank you in referrals.
Business is challenging, but it does not have to be so difficult. The technology is readily available to connect and automate so many of the day-to-day tasks that could be optimized to support your profitability and growth.
You cannot control everything, but you can absolutely take back control over how well your business runs. Sage ERP X3 version 7 can help you automate processes from end to end, right out of the box. Bring all areas of your business together by using a single software that is fast, seamless, and simple to manage.
Excitement has been building for a while now in anticipation of Version 7. At the recent Sage ERP X3 Global Conference in May, Sage pulled the curtain and revealed some of the exciting new features and changes to come … and customer response couldn’t be more positive!
So let’s take a look under the hood and find out what all the buzz is about.
A Completely New Web Interface
The most obvious change is the striking new look of Sage ERP X3 Version 7 which features a completely new and modern web interface. But more than just cosmetics, the new design delivers real-world functional improvements like support for multiple web browsers (not just Microsoft Internet Explorer), a host of web apps, powerful new search functionality, and enhanced Microsoft Office integration including a new toolbar for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
In fact, navigating Sage ERP X3 will now be as intuitive as browsing a website using familiar functions like hyperlinks, scrolling pages, and powerful search (think: Google). You can also bookmark favorites to quickly access frequently-used screens, reports, or tasks.
One System, Many Devices
A defining new feature of version 7 is the way usability and mobility work together as one. What that means is whether you’re using Sage ERP X3 on a mobile device, tablet, laptop, or PC, you get the same consistent look, feel, experience and workflow.
It also means you get work done faster and more efficiently by accessing full ERP functionality on any device you choose. With Sage ERP X3 version 7, you can go anywhere your business takes you and still check on inventory, take orders, approve expenses, run up-to-the-minute reports, or make quick and informed decisions – in the office, on the road, or working from home.
Top New Functional Improvements
In addition to the obvious changes that are easy to spot at first glance, there are a number of other functional improvements that folks who frequently enter and process transactions will certainly appreciate, including the following:
Extended traceability: quote to cash, order to payment.