X3 Consulting are delighted to share with you our first ever customer day hosted at the prestigious Cranfield University



X3Connect our very first ever customer day will be taking place at the internationally renowned Cranfield University, near Milton Keynes. With many accolades to their name Cranfield University is a leader in modern management techniques.

Cranfield University is home to some of the most prestigious post graduate teaching in the world. A jewel in the crown we’re pleased to have a Cranfield specialist talk to you on the day about workplace change management. An excellent chance to hear the latest on how modern management practices are evolving to deal with today’s challenges.

We will be hosting the day on the Wednesday the 11th October 2023

The day will explore some of the key areas you indicated you’d like to know more about including; warehouse management, document management, credit control, financial planning and analysis.

MartPaul Struthers, Managing Director of Sage UK will present a welcome message and Martin James, Global strategy and Marketing leader from Sage delivering their latest update. The X3 Consulting management team supported by Jo Barber from Sage, will introduce a series of speakers who will inspire you and give you new new insights in how to utilise Sage X3 and Sage Intacct.

Speaking directly from Cranfield University we’re very please to have:

Dr Lyn Lanka, B.A., MSc., Ph.D., Chartered Psychologist, FHEA, Member of the APA and ISCP.

Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour

Dr. Evelyn (Lyn) Lanka´s has over 10 years Psychology and Management teaching experience in China, the UK, Brazil, and the U.S.A. Lyn  specialties include work psychology, occupational psychology, organisational behaviour and human resource management. With a strong background and knowledge of learning theory and human development Lyn will invite you to rethink how to perceive and manage workplace change. 

David Carew

Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Applied Psychology

David is an established Occupational and Organisational Psychologist with practitioner and senior leadership. David is a Chartered and Registered Occupational Psychologist, a former Chair of both the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Division of Occupational Psychology and the BPS Qualification in Occupational Psychology Board

As part of the main presentations you will hear from:

Martin James, Global strategy and Marketing leader Sage

Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs. Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 11,000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across more than 20 countries as they power the global economy.

We help drive today’s business builders with a new generation of solutions to manage everything from money to people.

Adam Butler, Account Executive Phocas

Phocas is a cloud-based business planning & analytics platform offering fully integrated solutions for Analytics, Budgeting and Forecasting, and Financial Statements. These solutions work seamlessly together to help businesses report, budget, and act faster by putting data in the hands of decision-makers. Adam will show you how with almost 30,000 users Phocas changes the way people think and work, and makes it easier for them to be decisive and operate with confidence. 

Zoe Young, Account Manager Draycir

Zoë Young has a passion for finding ways to help businesses work smarter. Draycir’s innovative products help businesses streamline practices, reduce costs and environmental impact, avoid bad debt and improve cash flow. Zoë has helped a hundreds of companies save time, money having previously been an end-user, reseller and now employee of Draycir.

Contributing to the supplier exhibition will be :

Liz Pearcy, Account Manager Draycir

Datalinx Warehouse Manager delivers a complete solution fully integrated with your Sage X3 accounting system. Datalinx can manage warehouse and manufacturing processes from the moment product arrives, capturing manufacturing works order issues and completion, managing transactional movements through to packing and dispatch.


DATE: 11th October 2023

TIME: 9.15am – 3.30pm

VENUE: Room LR13, (Building 240) Cranfield Management Development Centre, Cranfield, Bedford, MK43 0HG

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We have agreed preferred accommodation rates with the Cranfield conference centre for all our attendees and you may book your room direct by emailing Francesca.Minali@cranfield.ac.uk and quoting this reference: 385672 X3 CONSULTING LTD or you may call her on 01234 754634. 

don't forget to register for the X3Connect webinars TOO!

In these 30 minute webinars and you will get some information about the highlighted solution and a brief demo of what it can do to help your organisation. These will be held every 2nd Thursday each month from 12.00-12.30.

Fine out more HERE.


DATE: 11th October 2023

TIME: Registration from 9.15, event start 9.45am, event close 3.30pm

VENUE: Cranfield Conference Centre, Cranfield, Bedford, MK43 0HG

SPEAKERS: Dr. Lyn Lanka and David Carew – Cranfield University, Martin James – Sage, Adam Butler – Phocas, Zoe Young – Draycir, Nick Tucker, Kelly Tucker and Jaco Esterhuysen – X3 Consulting


register HERE