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Sage X3 ERP For Manufacturing

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Sage X3 ERP Manufacturing Module Overview

Sage X3 Manufacturing, is one of the three main platforms of Sage X3, alongside Sage X3 Distribution and Sage X3 Finance.

Sage X3 Manufacturing has been specifically designed for companies in the manufacturing industry. The solution has been tailored to meet the complex demands of your industry, with pre-built processes that will accelerate your production line and enable you to drill into your data for more in-depth analysis.

Sage X3 provides a real-time and comprehensive solution to manufacturing companies that delivers accurate, up-to-date data that identifies and mitigates the consequences of product recalls and other supply chain issues.

By managing your entire manufacturing operation through Sage X3 you set to gain:

  • Increased control and visibility into your production line
  • Highly detailed and flexible Bill of Materials 
  • Quality control features, with optional alerts and approval settings 
  • Intelligent ordering suggestions based on sales forecasts 
  • Project management including sub-contracting and resource scheduling
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Benefits of Sage x3 ERP for manufacturing

Bill of Material

The Bill of Materials, or BOM, is the list of raw materials needed to produce the finished product. Within Sage X3 these materials can be added as percentages as well as fixed units. This means that whatever final quantity of finished product is needed, 3, 27 or 1,345, the Bill of Materials will always be able to show exactly how much of each material is needed. This is a great scalable feature for growing businesses. No matter how much the volume of products is increased, the system will still be able to provide the quantity of raw materials needed.

Accuracy Features

There are a number of accuracy features in Sage X3 that make a real difference to an end product. Quantities on the Bill of Materials can be added with up to 14 decimal places, providing precise manufacturing control. Sage X3 also has a percentage scrap feature, so if a machine will always waste 2% of a material during the process of manufacturing, you can build this into the BOM. The system then knows to add an extra 2% of the material into the process to ensure the end product isn’t compromised, which is automatically reflected in your costs. Through this minute detail, Sage X3 gives you complete visibility of costs and stock levels.

Time to Market

Sage X3 offers a range of capabilities which accelerate products getting to market. From New Product Introduction (NPI) functionality to automating key manufacturing processes you save time in the production process; helping you ensure that your business is always delivering your products to market on time, at the right margin.

Quality Control

Sage X3 has a number of quality control functions that will put your (and your customer’s) mind at ease. QC processes are integrated across your entire organisation with inspections automatically enforced at user defined stages of goods-in and manufacture. If the system detects non-conformance to required characteristics, operational specifications, or expected results you are alerted immediately and know about any faults or mistakes long before your customer has ever set eyes on the finished product. This is backed up with full traceability and recall functionality.

Single Source of Truth

Sage X3 provides an organisation-wide solution,  ensuring that everyone is working from a single system and accessing the same information. Your team is always updating core data (products, customers and suppliers) in the same place – reducing duplication and minimising errors. Whether your business is assembling products, processing or blending, making to order (MTO) or making to stock (MTS); Sage X3 can provide a single point of planning, control and reporting. 

Responsive To Change

Sage X3 is a multi-level system that allows your business to scale and develop. Whether you need to change a BOM, introduce a new product or change suppliers – Sage X3 has you covered.

With subcontract management native to Sage X3 you can outsource part of production to another site or company, allowing you complete flexibility over your products production lifecycle. X3 can also work in a variety of modes whether it is make to stock, make to order, assemble to order or a mixture of all the above, the system can handle even the most complex routes of manufacturing.

Using Sage X3’s MRP capability it can make the right suggestion for your business. 

Cost Saving

In industries where profit margins are small and volumes high, it is important to have an accurate view of where your money is being spent. You might discover that a product you thought was marginally profitable is actually losing the business money. This is where Sage X3 makes a real difference to your bottom line.

Sage X3 allows you to focus your efforts on products that are clearly profitable and ensure that time and effort isn’t wasted where money isn’t being made or sales prices are adjusted.

Sage X3 supports detailed production management and shop-floor-tracking, allowing you to capture plant time, labour and overhead expenses to ensure your calculations are accurate and you are making informed business decisions on real-time data. 

Multi-Site & Localisation

Sage X3 is a naturally multi-entity ERP solution. With X3, an organisation can have a range of businesses in a single solution sharing common data, to drive efficiency, remove double entry and provide automation for intercompany activities.


Sage X3 is well-suited for organisations that operate across a range of fiscal rules. X3’s multi-legislation packs are also suited for companies with offices in one country that deal with suppliers and/or channel partners across different legislations.

Intersite activity can be automated, and stock visibility across sites and entities allows for a global view of production and supply chain. 

Compliance

Sage X3 offers a comprehensive set of tools and solutions to address regulatory and compliance demands. These tools encompass a range of functions, including but not limited to, batch and lot tracking, traceability, and robust quality control measures.

With Sage X3, you gain the capability to automatically manage and track batches and lots throughout their entire lifecycle, ensuring full traceability from production to distribution. This feature enables you to swiftly identify and address any issues or discrepancies that may arise, enhancing transparency and accountability across your supply chain.

Moreover, Sage X3 empowers you to maintain compliance with industry standards and regulations by providing advanced quality control tools. These tools enable you to establish and enforce rigorous quality assurance protocols, ensuring that your products consistently meet the highest standards of safety and quality.

The Forrester Report on the Impact of Sage X3 on Manufacturing Organisations

Manufacturing sector gain rapid ROI from Sage X3

Forrester are an independent research consulting body who were commissioned by Sage to analyse the total economic impact of Sage X3 and objectively examine the ROI companies have achieved. This report focusses on the manufacturing industry.

Overall, the research conducted found a 218% ROI for Sage X3 Manufacturing with a payback period of only 4 months.

Key findings:

  • In financial management, companies made a labour saving of $149,211

  • Savings on materials and productivity, $355,122

  • Inventory levels were reduced by $348,159

  • Reductions in manufacturing production costs, $302,153

Why you should choose Mysoft For your ERP jounrey

Unmatched Sage X3 Expertise

As the first Sage X3 UK partner, with a team of over 50 Sage X3 dedicated professionals who have over 400 years of collective experience we have positioned ourselves as one of the most knowledgeable (if not the most)product & subject matter experts for X3 in the manufacturing industry.

Best in Class Sage X3 Support

At Mysoft we focus on helping your company achieve the highest efficiency and agility possible. Our extensive and diverse experience in understanding ERP allows your business to unlock its full potential using Sage X3. Our expert team combines advanced Sage X3 knowledge with a wealth of real-world business, financial and IT experience.

Our Support team can provide meaningful assistance around the world on all aspects of Sage X3.  For more information, visit our support page.

Referenceability

For Mysoft, our satisfied customers are our best advocates. We recognise that every business is unique and distinct, and we tailor solutions to meet the specific needs of each site. Our focus is operational excellence, from initial scoping and implementation to ongoing development and support. Mysoft’s track record of successful implementations and positive client feedback demonstrates our commitment to providing great outcomes. We hope that our team serves as a trustworthy companion on your ERP journey, ensuring a safe and reliable experience.

Implementation Methodology & Approach

Having been established 20 years ago, and as the first Sage X3 partner in the UK, Mysoft recognises that implementing an ERP system is never the same twice, every business is different and needs an approach that respects that and works with the business – not against it.

Mysoft adopts an customer-centric approach to project delivery. This means that we deploy expert resources in every aspect of your ERP implementation, from project management, support, consultancy, and R&D teams.

Development Capabilities & Suite of Plug-Ins & Solutions

Over the two decades of operation, Mysoft has grown and honed our internal development capabilities.

Our team have developed over 10 ‘ready-to-use’ Plug-Ins, and brought the X3CloudDocs automation solution to market.  X3CloudDocs is the top listed solution on the Sage X3 marketplace.  We regularly carry out bespoke development work for clients, using our structured approach to deliver effectively to a very high standard.

A recurring theme in testimonials we receive relates to the development capabilities and timeframes that Mysoft has been able to provide customers. When choosing Mysoft, you are truly choosing a development powerhouse and can be assured that you are getting the best in the industry.

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Frequently Asked questions

What are the costs associated with implementing Sage X3 in a manufacturing business?

Answering this question is not as simple as it seems. The implementation cost of Sage X3 is similar to asking how much buying a house costs, it depends on many factors. Sage X3 license often forms a part of the overall cost of your ERP implementation journey.

The cost of implementation varies greatly from company to company depending on their requirement and situation. The cost is based on:

  1. Sage X3 modules you are looking to implement
  2. Added features and automation you are looking to add to core Sage X3
  3. Integrations you require with other systems
  4. Number of legislations that your business needs to implement.
  5. Deployment option your business requires and/or desires

and much more.

We have integrated two calculators on our website based on our implementation methodology to give you an estimate of cost. View our calculators to understand a rough idea of how much Sage X3 implementation can cost your company.

How secure is Sage X3 for storing sensitive manufacturing data?

Sage X3 offers robust security features to ensure the safe storage of sensitive manufacturing data. Here’s how:

  1. Role-Based Security: Sage X3 employs role-based access control, allowing administrators to define roles and permissions for each user. This ensures that only authorised personnel can access sensitive data.

  2. Data Encryption: All data stored in Sage X3 can be encrypted, protecting it from unauthorised access even if someone gains access to the underlying database.

  3. Audit Trails: Sage X3 maintains detailed audit trails, recording all user actions within the system. This provides visibility into who accessed what data and when, helping to detect and prevent unauthorised activities.

  4. User Authentication: The system supports strong user authentication methods, including password policies, multi-factor authentication, and integration with LDAP or Active Directory for centralised user management.

  5. Data Masking: Sage X3 can mask sensitive data fields to prevent unauthorised users from viewing or accessing certain information, especially in non-production environments.

  6. Secure Data Transmission: When data is transmitted between Sage X3 and external systems, it is encrypted using industry-standard protocols like SSL/TLS, ensuring data integrity and confidentiality.

  7. Compliance: Sage X3 is designed to help businesses comply with various data protection regulations such as GDPR, HIPAA, and SOX. The system provides features to assist with data privacy and compliance reporting.

  8. Regular Security Updates: Sage regularly releases security updates and patches to address any vulnerabilities and enhance the overall security of the system. It’s essential to keep the system up-to-date to mitigate security risks.

  9. Data Backups and Disaster Recovery: Sage X3 supports regular backups of data, which can be stored securely off-site. Additionally, the system can be configured for disaster recovery to ensure data availability in case of system failures or disasters.

  10. Security Audits and Assessments: Sage X3 undergoes regular security audits and assessments to identify and address potential security weaknesses. This ensures that the system meets industry best practices for security.

By implementing these security measures, Sage X3 provides a robust framework for safeguarding sensitive manufacturing data against unauthorised access, breaches, and other security threats.

Can Sage X3 integrate with other software or systems used in my manufacturing process?

Yes, Sage X3 can and will integrate with other software or systems used in the manufacturing process. Sage X3 is a highly fluid, flexible and adaptable solution. This means that we can integrate with other systems and software as required.

Mysoft has been working with Sage X3 for over 20 years and is the first Sage X3 partner, during this time we have worked with many manufacturers with their Sage X3 implementation. This gives us an edge over other Sage X3 partners when it comes to integrating with third-party solutions, as we have already likely integrated with similar software – from MES to SCADA, PLM to CAD, WHM to SFDC, we’ve done it.

How customisable is Sage X3 for specific manufacturing needs?

Sage X3 is a highly customisable ERP solution. From an implementation side, Mysoft can customise Sage X3 to your requirements to enable you to benefit from this highly regarded ERP system.

But the customiseability of Sage X3 doesn’t stop there. Sage X3 is also highly customisable on the user end.

  1. User-Defined Fields and Screens: Sage X3 enables users to create custom fields and screens to capture additional information relevant to their manufacturing processes. These fields can be added to various modules such as sales orders, purchase orders, inventory items, and production orders.

  2. Workflow Customisation: The system allows businesses to define custom workflows to automate and streamline manufacturing processes. This includes defining approval workflows for purchase requisitions, sales orders, production orders, and quality control processes.

  3. Custom Reports and Dashboards: Sage X3 provides tools for creating custom reports and dashboards tailored to specific manufacturing metrics and KPIs. Users can design reports using built-in report designers or integrate with third-party reporting tools for advanced analytics.

  4. Customisation of Business Rules: Sage X3 allows businesses to define custom business rules and validation checks to enforce specific requirements in manufacturing processes. This includes rules for pricing, discounts, lead times, and product configurations.

  5. Product Configurator: Sage X3 includes a product configurator module that enables businesses to define complex product configurations and bill of materials (BOM) structures based on customer requirements. This allows for the creation of custom products with unique features and options.

  6. Integration with Third-Party Solutions: Sage X3 can be integrated with third-party software and systems to extend its functionality. This includes integration with CAD software for product design, PLM systems for engineering data management, and specialised manufacturing software for process control and automation.

  7. Multi-Language and Multi-Currency Support: Sage X3 supports multiple languages and currencies, allowing businesses to customise the system for their global manufacturing operations. This ensures consistency in data entry and reporting across different regions.

  8. Role-Based Security: Sage X3 offers role-based access control, allowing businesses to define granular permissions for different user roles. This ensures that users only have access to the functionalities and data relevant to their roles, enhancing security and data integrity.

  9. Custom Workflows and Alerts: Sage X3 enables businesses to create custom workflows and alerts based on specific events or conditions in manufacturing processes. This helps in automating notifications, escalations, and task assignments to improve efficiency and responsiveness.

  10. Customisable Workbenches: Sage X3 provides customisable workbenches that allow users to configure personalised views of data and tasks based on their roles and preferences. This enhances user productivity by providing easy access to relevant information.

 

Is Sage X3 cloud-based or on-premise?

Sage X3 offers both cloud-based and on-premise deployment options.

With cloud-based deployments, users can choose to host it in a private cloud environment or a private area in a public cloud environment.

 

Mysoft have the expertise and capability to guide you through the selection process to deploy X3 in the way that is right for your business.   We also work with a number of hosting providers to ensure our customers have options to support domestic and global operations. 

Is Sage X3 mobile-friendly?

Yes, Sage X3 offers a user-friendly interface which is mobile-friendly, allowing your personnel to work across a number of devices and access up-to-date information as long as they are connected to the internet.

Hear From Our Customers

Customer success is at the heart of Mysoft’s mission and we take pride in every project we deliver.

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Mysoft were transparent, supportive, and helpful. The project was straightforward and smooth.

Nottingham Venues – Financial Controller
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Mysoft has been instrumental in the success of this project. Sage X3 has enabled us to automate and implement new business processes and we now have greater visibility of data than ever before.

Madison – IT Director
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We’ve received excellent support from Mysoft for our Sage X3 system.  They are quick to respond and resolve issues; and draw-in resources from their wider business to assist where necessary.

TIMCo – IT Director
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The Mysoft team have always been really friendly and clearly hard-working, seen through all the days they were willing to come all the way to Wales to see us! It was due to the people at Mysoft that we committed to the contract with them.

Burns Pet Food – Project Manager
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As our business has grown so have the expectations of our customers and suppliers. Sage X3 has allowed us to meet the demands of our trading partners by providing us with a powerful, yet easy to use set of tools.

RH Amar – IT Director

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