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IT SHOWCASE SHEFFIELD

X3 Consulting will be attending this years It Showcase Sheffield at St James’ Park Stadium, held on the 8th June. This event is specifically focussed on helping businesses identify what software they require to grow their business.

Getting your software project off to the best start requires that you speak to the right people. People who understand your business and the challenges you face on a daily basis.

Not only does itSHOWCASE present more specialist software suppliers than any other UK event, but we’re also the only event that brings them to you.

Venue and date:

8th June 2022

Highfield
Sheffield
S2 4SU

REGISTER HERE

Ready to upgrade now?

If you have already decided it’s time to update your business software, the itSHOWCASE ERP software discovery event is a great place to start looking. The X3 Consulting team will be there to guide you through the benefits of upgrading to Sage X3 and Sage Intacct and discuss the unique software from Trax3ion developed to help in scoping your needs prior to the Sage implementation.

Not quite ready to change yet?

That’s no problem either. You still need to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s out there. Meet our Sage X3 and Sage Intacct experts and discuss what the future holds so, when the time comes to upgrade, you know you’ll be ready.

Learn what the future holds and how to access the software

The pace of technological change has never been greater. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA). The Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Cloud Computing. Visiting itSHOWCASE will help you demystify the technologies that fuel digital transformation and help you avoid some of the pitfalls when deciding to embrace digital change for your business.

Why start your project with a large financial outlay when you’ll only start to reap the full benefits of your new system after you’ve gone live? We are helping businesses get the software they need for tomorrow, today with Buy It Your Way from X3 Consulting, find out more by clicking this link.

If you’d like a one-to-one discussion with our team you can book a session now on-line using our contact form here or come along on the day and speak to one of our experts.

We look forward to seeing you there!

IT SHOWCASE SOUTHAMPTON – ***DATE CHANGE***

X3 Consulting will be attending this years it Showcase Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium, held on the 18th May. This event is specifically focussed on helping businesses identify what software they require to grow their business.

Getting your software project off to the best start requires that you speak to the right people. People who understand your business and the challenges you face on a daily basis.

Not only does itSHOWCASE present more specialist software suppliers than any other UK event, but we’re also the only event that brings them to you.

Venue and date:

18th May 2022

St Mary’s Stadium
Brittania Road
Southampton
SO14 5FP

REGISTER HERE

Ready to upgrade now?

If you have already decided it’s time to update your business software, the itSHOWCASE ERP software discovery event is a great place to start looking. The X3 Consulting team will be there to guide you through the benefits of upgrading to Sage X3 and Sage Intacct and discuss the unique software from Trax3ion developed to help in scoping your needs prior to the Sage implementation.

Not quite ready to change yet?

That’s no problem either. You still need to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s out there. Meet our Sage X3 and Sage Intacct experts and discuss what the future holds so, when the time comes to upgrade, you know you’ll be ready.

Learn what the future holds and how to access the software

The pace of technological change has never been greater. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA). The Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Cloud Computing. Visiting itSHOWCASE will help you demystify the technologies that fuel digital transformation and help you avoid some of the pitfalls when deciding to embrace digital change for your business.

Why start your project with a large financial outlay when you’ll only start to reap the full benefits of your new system after you’ve gone live? We are helping businesses get the software they need for tomorrow, today with Buy It Your Way from X3 Consulting, find out more by clicking this link.

If you’d like a one-to-one discussion with our team you can book a session now on-line using our contact form here or come along on the day and speak to one of our experts.

We look forward to seeing you there!

IT SHOWCASE MANCHESTER

X3 Consulting will be attending this years it Showcase Manchester at Etihad Stadium, held on the 28th April. This event is specifically focussed on helping businesses identify what software they require to grow their business.

Getting your software project off to the best start requires that you speak to the right people. People who understand your business and the challenges you face on a daily basis.

Not only does itSHOWCASE present more specialist software suppliers than any other UK event, but we’re also the only event that brings them to you.

Venue and date:

27th April 2022

Etihad Stadium

Ashton New Road

Manchester

M11 3FF

REGISTER HERE

Ready to upgrade now?

If you have already decided it’s time to update your business software, the itSHOWCASE ERP software discovery event is a great place to start looking. The X3 Consulting team will be there to guide you through the benefits of upgrading to Sage X3 and Sage Intacct and discuss the unique software from Trax3ion developed to help in scoping your needs prior to the Sage implementation.

Not quite ready to change yet?

That’s no problem either. You still need to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s out there. Meet our Sage X3 and Sage Intacct experts and discuss what the future holds so, when the time comes to upgrade, you know you’ll be ready.

Learn what the future holds and how to access the software

The pace of technological change has never been greater. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA). The Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Cloud Computing. Visiting itSHOWCASE will help you demystify the technologies that fuel digital transformation and help you avoid some of the pitfalls when deciding to embrace digital change for your business.

Why start your project with a large financial outlay when you’ll only start to reap the full benefits of your new system after you’ve gone live? We are helping businesses get the software they need for tomorrow, today with Buy It Your Way from X3 Consulting, find out more by clicking this link.

If you’d like a one-to-one discussion with our team you can book a session now on-line using our contact form here or come along on the day and speak to one of our experts.

We look forward to seeing you there!

STOCK UP ON BETTER BUSINESS INSIGHTS AND PRODUCTIVITY

Using flexible dimensions like item, location, and warehouse, Sage Intacct financials for wholesale and distribution combines wholesale ecommerce and distribution data into a complete, real-time view of your company.

Deliver better financials for your wholesale and distribution business with powerful erp software from Sage Intacct. The wholesale distribution industry is seeing a consolidation at the high-end by Amazon and large public warehouses, who have the automation and scale to dramatically undercut small to medium-sized distributors on a cost per order and cost per shipment basis. Small and medium-sized distributors must add value (e.g., kitting, light assembly) beyond basic distribution to compete, which is where Sage Intacct comes in.

Over 106 years, warehousing and logistics provider Peoples Services has thrived by making it easy for its clients to store and move products.

Yet storing, moving, and utilising financial data was a challenge for the 700-person company. Reliance on an antiquated AS/400 system made it difficult for Peoples Services to manage financial data and leverage it to support informed business decisions.

That’s all changed since the Ohio-based company upgraded from the DOS-based AS/400 to Sage Intacct. Adam Herman, the company treasurer, offers a frank analogy for the switch:

“It was like going from the Wright brothers to the Apollo program overnight,” as Herman says in our new Peoples Services Case Study.

What if you could save 20 hours per month?

Peoples Services knew it needed to modernise financial management to improve efficiency, visibility, and data accuracy. After evaluating Microsoft Dynamics GP, Peoples Services selected Sage Intacct as its ideal cloud financial management platform.

Speeding the month end close by three days

Peoples Services, a network of third-party logistics (3PL) companies with 45 warehouses, 8 million square feet of storage space, and local truck transport services across seven states, has realized remarkable efficiency gains with its move to Sage Intacct. The company has:

  • Eliminated 16 hours a month previously spent on journal entries
  • Saved another four hours a month on consolidations across 10 entities
  • Cut up to three days from month end close time
  • Trimmed eight hours in annual budgeting with custom reports exporting to Excel

 

Plus, Peoples Services no longer needs to engage its original AS/400 programmer, a retired employee now working as an independent contractor, to administer and tweak the system.

“Our AS/400 had quite a bit of custom programming added to it over the years,” Herman explained. “We had to bring in our former in-house programmer as a contractor because if we needed something specific, he was the only one who knew how to do it.”

More Informed and Engaged Management

Instead, Peoples Services is taking advantage of Sage Intacct’s ease of use to provide personalised dashboards to about 36 managers. That equips them with on-demand access to timely information that’s building a more agile and data-driven business.

“Managers have the information they need right on their dashboards,” Herman said. “They can drill down on their own instead of calling us with questions, and that makes for a more informed and engaged management team.”

And each month, accounting couldn’t post journal entries until it had closed out its subsidiary ledgers, delaying the month end. “We’re now able to spread the work out more evenly over the month, instead of having this massive crunch when we start the closing cycle,” Herman said.

Transform your wholesale and distribution tracking and delivery with ERP and accounting software

Free up resources and improve productivity 20%-35%

In wholesale distribution, you need to keep a constant eye on supply chain operations. Whether it’s optimising product inventory, streamlining purchasing, or managing multiple business locations, Sage Intacct gives you complete visibility into real-time performance, automates complex processes, and easily adapts to the unique requirements of your wholesale distribution company.

A bird’s-eye view for wholesalers – with real-time dashboards and reports

Using flexible dimensions like item, location, and warehouse, Sage Intacct combines wholesale e-commerce and distribution data into a complete, real-time view of your company. Slice and dice that view by the performance drivers that are relevant to your wholesale distribution business. See daily logistics like product shipments and customer returns. Monitor inventory velocity to identify hot-selling and slow-moving products. And get complete profitability reports on margins, shrinkage, shipping errors, and stock-outs.

Scale your distribution business with confidence

As your wholesale distribution business grows, your cloud financials can adapt and grow with you – without adding IT resources. Add and report across multiple locations, warehouses, and entities – and consolidate those financials on demand. That lets you share information across your business, while efficiently managing multiple locations, warehouses, currencies, and international operations – with no added headcount.

Streamline warehouse management

Sage Intacct cloud-based financial management adapts to your wholesale business – now and in the future – to cut order-processing costs by 20-30%. Streamline your approvals, generate stock orders, trace inventory, and more. With Sage Intacct, your distribution business gets more done, without the spreadsheet hassles and without hiring additional finance staff.

Don’t let legacy systems hold you back

How many units shipped last month? What’s your most popular item? Who’s your best customer? Which warehouse sees the most turnover?

For distributors still using disparate legacy systems like spreadsheets and homegrown databases, getting answers to these questions in an efficient and timely way can be much more difficult than if they were using ERP and accounting software. Register for our coffee break demo ad we’ll send you a little treat!

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With ever-growing pressure to digitise processes and provide the best experience for customers, organisations are struggling to deliver. Many digital initiatives are failing due to siloed ERP solutions, legacy operational systems, and processes.

Digital initiatives fail without the right operational systems and processes, and many enterprise resource planning (ERP) initiatives have failed to deliver on their promises due to lack innovation in the software. Today, we see the beginning of a new era of operational systems that are so different that calling them ERP no longer makes sense. We call them the digital operations platform (DOP) to reflect their Agile, AI-based, and experience-driven nature and the critical role they play in digital business. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros must adopt the DOP to achieve digital business success.

This article will highlight the importance of finding an innovative partner to implement an ERP system capable of leading your business into the future:

  • The reason most current ERP approaches are failing to deliver the speed, flexibility, and intelligence necessary for the digital era
  • The need for a bold digital approach leveraging a low-code platform to achieve scalability and real organisational success
  • The critical role of an agile, AI-based, and experience-driven digital operations platform
Organisations think conservatively about ERP modernisation because they have significant financial investments and worry about too much disruption to the business or the possible failure of a too-big technology project.

To succeed with a DOP, AD&D businesses must:

 

  • Stop spending money to enhance a dying and outdated system. Think about your ERP system like your car. Would you spend thousands to put in a new engine if the metal was starting to rust? And what if the warranty was expiring? Incremental ERP investments may also mean that you’re still driving an old car while your competition is winning the race in a new one. 
  • Build the business case on economics, not emotions. ERP decision makers often let emotional and political factors get in the way of thinking clearly about real costs. Many businesses worry about asking for new budget and resources for a major ERP overhaul — especially if they’ve only recently completed their last one. Keep basic economics in mind: The sunk costs are spent and cannot be changed regardless of any future decision. Build your business case on factors that matter for digital business: namely, speed and experience. Make sure that you measure business ROI, not technology ROI.

The ERP market has undergone significant consolidation but little real disruption in the enterprise segment in the past 20 years. Now, with new pressures on business results and experience, we expect to see the digitalisation coming, and coming very soon.

If you’d like to discuss upgrading from your legacy system from one of the leading providers of ERP software, Sage X3, get in touch and speak to a member of our team 0845 094 3885.

    SOURCE: Forrester Research, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries