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Transform your distribution tracking and delivery with Sage Business Cloud

Our free guide will help you overcome your distribution management challenges.

Do you know the route to a more profitable business?

Sage X3 is your road to success.

Business growth and efficiency can be tough, especially for distribution companies that have to balance inventory, forecasting, and logistics processes with sales, customer service, and everything in between. Luckily, this is where a powerful, easy-to-use solution for businesses can help.

Can you deliver the goods?

The complexity of wholesaling presents major business challenges such as huge product inventories, narrow margins, diverse downstream customer requirements, long lead times, and unpredictable supply.

But can you overcome these three key challenges?

Improve customer service with mobile technologies

Mobility, both in the warehouse and out on the road, is one of the major trends affecting your industry—without it, your team can end up being tied to a computer terminal or wasting a customer’s time in the field. Your business can’t afford to be left behind.

Get the most from your stock

No distribution business will make a profit or survive if customers are left waiting because products are out of stock. Inventory management is a constant balancing act to match demand to stock levels—and getting it wrong can be disastrous—leading to lost sales, too much cash tied up in excess inventory, and damaged customer relationships. Fixed assets, in the accounting sense, also have to be kept as low as possible as they represent a significant cost in the annual financial statements, and achieving this involves increasingly complex calculations.

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 extremely difficult.

Overcome your distribution management challenges

Solve common complexities by embracing these trends.

The total economic impact of Sage X3 for distribution

Based on interviews with Sage Business Cloud customers, Forrester created a composite organisation with a favourable ROI of 237 %.

Drive your distribution business towards a more profitable future

We can help you overcome the challenges of a complex, fast-moving industry.

Take control of your stock

Improve visibility across the supply chain to ensure accountability for all stakeholders—from suppliers to customers. Understand all aspects of your inventory, product profitability, order to cash, and warehouse operations so you can stock, pick, and fulfil orders more efficiently.

Ramp up profit margins

Make better purchasing decisions and margins and manage supplier quality and performance. Manage sales force assignments with ease and track corresponding targets and commissions.

Empower your teams

Empower a mobile sales force with visibility into customers, stocks, past purchases, quotes, and promotions through any connected device.

Surpass customers' expectations and increase profits

Overcome your warehousing woes with our intelligent, intuitive wholesale distribution solutions.

Sage Business Cloud Sage X3

Provides faster, more intuitive and tailored business management solutions than conventional ERP for organisations looking to thrive and retain their competitive advantage by increasing their agility and embracing change at speed.

  • A single solution for your managing core business processes including inventory, sales, customer service, finances, and more
  • Collaborate across divisions, countries, multiple sites, languages and legislations
  • Manage financial operations with general ledger, cost accounting, and budgeting
  • Control procurement, cash flow and business purchases
  • Get a complete view of your customers across sales, marketing, customer service and support
  • Ideal for manufacturing, wholesale distribution, and service processes
Learn more about Sage X3
Sage 300cloud

Unlock your company’s potential, reduce costs and improve performance with enhanced business visibility with Sage 300cloud - connecting finance, operations, and inventory in multiple languages and currencies.

  • Access a unified view of your business from anywhere on any device
  • Faster, more informed collaboration and decision making with powerful analysis and reporting capabilities
  • Powerful customer relationship management and increased business visibility
  • Powerful project and services management
  • Strategically manage every aspect of the distribution cycle from purchasing to sales
  • Save time and improve the productivity of your team with Office 365 integration
  • Powerful financial management capabilities and automated businesses processes
Learn more about Sage 300cloud
Sage Business Cloud People

A cloud-native People system built on the Salesforce platform. Deliver enhanced employee experiences to your workforce anywhere at any time..

  • All your people information in a single, secure system of record, with access on any browser or device
  • Real-time workforce visibility with pre-built dashboards and analytics for smarter people decisions
  • Built on the Salesforce platform providing unparalleled reliability
  • Ability to meet both local and global compliance reporting requirements
  • Providing a consistent onboarding experience no matter where the employee is located
Learn more about People
Sage MicrOpay

A market leading Australian payroll and HR management software solution that helps businesses across the country perform smartly and more efficiently.

  • Efficient and accurate payroll processing and workflows designed for Australian and New Zealand conditions
  • Self-service and mobile access to empower your employees
  • Multi-location payroll management with ability to manage multiple companies, databases and pay frequencies
  • Always up-to-date with payroll legislation and regulations, including Single Touch Payroll Reporting
  • On-premise or online deployment, depending on your needs
  • Range of flexible reporting with adaptable export options
  • Superannuation solution that is Superstream compliant
Learn more about Sage MicrOpay

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