Sage wins major third sector social enterprise client

Sage X3 solution to manage 35 special care dental clinics and oral health promotion services.

London, 13th April 2017 - Sage, the market leader in cloud accounting software, today announced a major win in the third sector space, which focusses on voluntary and community associations. Community Dental Services - Community Interest Company (CDS), an Employee Owned Social Enterprise, will implement Sage X3, a finance and business management solution dedicated to supporting larger businesses manage the changing needs of their business.

CDS has a mission to ‘Improve Oral Health in Ever More Communities’ and provide high quality clinical dental care and expertise to patients, some of which are the most vulnerable in society. It supports those requiring specialised or complex care in their 35 dental clinics, as well as providing oral health advice and promotion services throughout Bedfordshire, Luton, Suffolk, Thetford, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, Essex and Lincolnshire.

Sage X3 will help CDS deliver a more commercially efficient operation; providing better finance, procurement and business intelligence processes and reporting, helping to meet the needs of its complex business requirements.

The win demonstrates Sage’s ability to support third sector business management requirements. Through Sage X3’s flexibility, scalability and ease of use, businesses can accelerate core processes such as procurement, financial management and business intelligence.

Tracy Balachandran, Finance and Commercial Director at CDS commented: “We carried out a thorough and competitive evaluation of potential finance software solutions, that aligned with our requirements for ease of use, security and reporting capability. As well as our need to future proof, it was important to us that we work with the right software provider that took the time to understand our needs.

“Sage was able to not only demonstrate that it understood our businesses but also its Sage X3 solution provides us with a streamlined agile platform with great functionality that can really support our operations and growth ambitions.”

Sage will implement the solution within CDS using its in-house professional services team. Barrie Graham, Sage’s Director for Public Sector, commented: “Our dedicated public sector team is committed to working with larger enterprises who want to embrace innovative technology to advance their businesses. We look forward to supporting CDS in helping them operate an even more efficient business.”

Sage X3 is available as a public cloud, privately hosted cloud or on-premise solution. It is accessible from any device and is scalable for businesses with up to 5,000 users. It contains templated, flexible and ready-to-use industry best practices for public sector, service, distribution, wholesale, international trade, manufacturing and process manufacturing.

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Media Relations at Sage

Kate Bonner, Director of Communications