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Use specialist manufacturing software to gain more profits

Ensure the reliable quality your customers demand while minimising risk with Sage X3 ERP software for manufacturing.

Manufacturing businesses need industry focused operations and accounting software planning

In a rapidly changing environment, how can you grow your manufacturing business, control costs and increase profits? In the past, traditional Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software was effective. Today, Sage X3 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.

Transform your company by moving beyond ERP

By using specialist systems for your industry, particularly Manufacturing Resource Planning software(MRP), you can gain a competitive advantage. Modern MRP systems help your business to attract new customers, increase profits and stay ahead of the competition.

Satisfy more customers

MRP systems allow you to respond faster to changes in customer demands and improve the management of fluctuations in purchasing, production and shipping. Make quicker responses to enquiries and requests with accurate product costing and pricing.

You should guarantee consistent quality

Minimise the risk and scope of a recall by ensuring the consistent quality of your products while maintaining the flexibility to act on any opportunity. Always meet or exceed the high standards of your customers and adapt to compliance requirements.

Control costs

Customised manufacturing accounting software gives you control over work order details and deeper insights into your production costs to see where to cut spend and save money faster.

Confronting manufacturing inefficiencies

Common manufacturing challenges are presently a result of growing complexities throughout the supply chain. Discover our fast and flexible solutions designed to meet the unique needs of your industry.

Food and beverage

Reduce waste for minimal costs and risks while speeding up compliance.


Simplify your operations to get the most out of valuable resources.

Process manufacturing

Manage your entire process manufacturing operation faster and more effectively.

Process manufacturing business face four key challenges

Operations affected by out-of-date infrastructure

A major concern for many manufacturers. If you want to stay ahead of the competition, you need manufacturing software that can help you raise the productivity bar, break new ground, and ensure compliance.

Increasing pressure to develop and launch new products

In recent years, it’s become normal for large sections of the food and beverage industry to launch new products every year, while pharmaceutical companies are pushed to accelerate the development of new antibiotics as outbreaks of drug-resistant superbugs continue to rise.

This means that manufacturers need to be lean and highly flexible in order to keep pace - those restrained by rigid processes and inefficient systems could be left behind

Keeping tight control over costs

In a Global CEO Survey on manufacturing competitiveness, Deloitte identified “cost, availability of labour, materials, cost competitiveness of materials, and availability of raw materials” as the third most competitive driver for manufacturers. So, it's crucial to understand how much your process manufacturing business is spending each week, month, or quarter.

Maintaining quality and meeting safety standards

A key requirement for all process manufacturers is the ability to keep up with new environmental and safety standards, and successfully achieve compliance with new regulations, such as the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

Navigating this maze of global laws and restrictions can be a huge challenge, and failure to comply can be extremely costly in financial and reputational terms. The good news is that process manufacturing businesses can overcome these challenges with the right Sage X3 software.

Surpass your customers' expectations and increase profits

Run every area of your manufacturing business with Sage solutions.

Sage 200 Evolution

Gain full control with smart, cost-effective software

  • Configure and customise Sage 200 Evolution with optional modules for different industries to suit business needs
  • Gain even more control with full inventory management including batch and serial traceability and replenishment
  • Gain better visibility with connected CRM
  • Build and access powerful data insights on the go, in the familiar environment of Excel
  • Reduce complexities with bank feeds
  • Use business intelligence and insights to propel your business forwards


Sage 300cloud

Sage 300cloud software can help prepare your business for growth. You'll love how easy it is to manage your accounting, inventory, operations, distribution, and more.

  • Gain a 360 degree view of  your entire operation by a single, integrated solution
  • Strengthen vendor relationships and streamline purchasing. Process and track domestic and international orders
  • Manage multiple companies and currencies
  • Automate your finances with simplified monthly reconciliations
  • Simplify your inventory by shipping orders on time, from multiple locations
  • Optimise operations and distribution processes to eliminate waste and deliver on time—every time


Sage Business Cloud

Sage X3

Take control of your entire business, from supply chain to sales with Sage Business Cloud X3

  • A single solution for managing your core business processes including inventory, sales, customer service, finance and workflow
  • 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 360 degree view of customers across sales, marketing, customer service and support
  • Ideal for manufacturing, wholesale distribution and service processes businesses


Powerful capabilities for manufacturing

  • Production management methods by job, order or inventory
  • Automated finite capacity planning
  • Extensive lot, sub-lot and serial number traceability
  • Flexible work order release management capabilities
  • Bill of materials management with a component by date
  • Product configurer, options and variants

"One of real benefits for Sage Business Cloud X3 is we can run multiple companies off the same system. Everything we do, everywhere we go… can be controlled from this office. The one guarantee with Sage, which is the most important as an MD, is the figures are correct."

Mark Tweddle, Managing Director
Jupiter Marketing

Top challenges manufacturers will face this year

Compliance, lack of oversight and increasingly complex supply chains are some of the challenges faced by manufacturers. Good news With the right ERP software for the manufacturing industry, you can:

Protect your business against catastrophic recalls

Recent legislation in many countries has given government departments increased power to intervene with manufacturers’ operations and easily demand product recalls and withdrawals. Consumers demand much more from manufacturers, ready to react when their expectations are not met. Plus, thanks to communications technology and social media, they are able to raise concerns instantly and publicly.

Put an end to poor decision-making skills

Knowing and understanding your business can be a challenge even at the most productive times. Manufacturers not having complete, accurate and on-the-spot, up-to-date data, face significant challenges with making timely decisions.

Which product is most profitable? Which supplier has the most delays? How much cash is tied up in inventory excess and how much should you invest in growing your business? Without answers to these questions, many businesses end up making poor strategic decisions, resulting in costly mistakes.

Stay in control of your entire supply chain, no matter how complex it may be

Managing supply chains is a constant challenge for manufacturers. In addition to staying on top of key factors like costs, demand forecasting, production downtime and inventory excess, supply chain partnerships are continually changing.

What happens if your supplier’s shipment is delayed? What if supply costs increase without warning? Without a fast and accurate manufacturing ERP system to track progress or to communicate, you might not be able to avoid production downtime or plan an alternative manufacturing schedule without negatively affecting your business.

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