Sage Intacct & SAGE X3

Discrete manufacturing

Improve inventory management, control production costs

Work smarter with Discrete Manufacturing software

In a rapidly changing environment, how can you grow your manufacturing business while managing costs and increasing profitability? In the past, traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) software was effective. Today, enterprise management software that has been created specifically for manufacturing businesses will help you control operations, ensure the delivery of consistent quality, and take advantage of new commercial opportunities.

Streamline processes

With discrete manufacturing software, you can streamline your processes and manage your operations more effectively – from procurement and scheduling to inventory and sales – enabling you to consistently deliver innovation.

Having software that has been designed specifically for your industry gives you a competitive advantage. Whether it’s automotive manufacturing software or an ERP or MRP for furniture production you need, make sure it has been designed to address the unique challenges you face.

Eliminate inefficiencies

Every discrete manufacturer’s processes and tracking systems are unique, as are the problems they encounter. From automotive manufacturers to creators of electrical products, it’s crucial to understand the inefficiencies and problems that undermine profits and growth potential. You need a faster, simpler, more flexible solution tailored to your specific needs.

Modern MRP solution

Supply chain visibility

Gain a single view of your business and get real-time insight on inventory, financials, and processes – no matter where you are.

Data driven forecasting

Use predictive analytics to make proactive decisions that optimise order management, inventory management, and production control processes.

Operational efficiency

Accelerate your business processes and workflows to optimise capacity, reduce costs, shorten payment cycles, and improve cash flow.

Greater innovation

Improve collaboration and information-sharing among all stakeholders through easily accessible web portals.

Regulatory compliance

Automate compliance requirements with audit trails that document and report all relevant data.

Process management

Streamline your processes to better manage your supply chain, returns and reconcile inventory if you experience a product recall or compliance issue.

Which Sage product is suited for my business?

Sage X3

– 50+ employees
– Turnover £20m+

Sage Business Cloud X3 manages your entire manufacturing operation faster and more effectively – from procurement and scheduling to shop floor, inventory, sales and financials – and provides better insight on quality and costs to promote strategic collaboration and improved operational efficiency.


Distribution, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing,  Chemicals, Food & Beverage and Services,

Sage Intacct

– 20+ employees
– Turnover £3m+

Sage Intacct Manufacturing provides a cloud native solution that helps manufacturers gain real time visibility into their entire chain of operations from purchasing, production, inventory to sales. By combining Sage Intacct Manufacturing with Sage Intacct you can comprehensively manage financials and accounting, manufacturing, and operations though a single solution.


Service based industries including Professional services, Finance, Distribution/Wholesale, Manufacturing

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Challenges faced by Manufacturers

Challenge #1 No real-time view
It goes without saying that you want the most up-to-date information possible when forecasting or making important financial decisions.


Automating manual, error-prone financial tasks such as expense filing while processing data as soon as it becomes available for real-time insights.
Challenge #2 Siloed data
To unlock insights from this data and compete effectively in today’s markets, the ability to combine different datasets for analytics purposes is essential.

Switching to a ‘data-first’ model opens significant opportunities to adapt to the buying habits of your customers while identifying overarching trends for long-term strategic development.
Challenge #3 Poor visibility
Knowing where orders and deliveries are in the supply chain is vital for maximising revenue, reducing slowdowns and improving customer experience.

Cloud tech, on the other hand, offers useful insights across global supplier networks. Supplier quality management features offer real-time updates on the latest shipments, reduce costs, guarantee quality and increase customer satisfaction.
Challenge #4 Inventory control
A major challenge for many manufacturing businesses is the lack of visibility into inventory levels, caused by data silos and real-time updates – and the poor customer experience this causes.

ERP provides the capability you need to keep on top of what inventory you have and what you’re expecting. Using one system for all warehouse locations avoids data silos, so you know what you truly have in stock at all times (and don’t miss out on opportunities to sell because inventory isn’t universally accessible).
Challenge #5 Technology
Manufacturers suffer due to legacy systems that silo data, reduce collaboration and can’t provide real-time visibility into key design and production processes.

Cloud-based predictive maintenance uses Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to collect data on your equipment. By doing so, it can alert you in advance of potential breakdowns so you can fix issues quickly. This can save hours or days of unexpected downtime and keep the production of new products efficient.
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