As one of the UK’s leading Sage X3 Business Partner’s Mysoft decided it was time to ‘practise what they preach’ and implement Sage X3 for their own internal financial management.
Mysoft previously used a less sophisticated Sage product, but with rapid business growth between 2011 and 2016, they were finding that their business demands were outgrowing the capabilities of this solution. By implementing Sage X3 they have already seen a return on investment in under 2 months. Finance Manager at the time, Angela Swanepoel, tells us about her experience of implementing and using the new solution.
The Story So Far
Mysoft implemented Sage X3 PU9 in November 2016, taking advantage of their own in-house team of experts. Angela explains further, “we had an excellent implementation team, lucky as I was to be surrounded by Sage X3 experts! The whole process was very straightforward and quick as we are a relatively straight forward company in Sage X3 terms and currently just using Sage X3 for financial management, order processing and business reporting. All in all it was a very well controlled, easy and smooth go live.”
Why Sage X3?
Having only used the solution for 2 months, Angela is already finding it more user intuitive than other finance solutions used previously, “I absolutely love Sage X3! It’s very user intuitive and by using mandatory information it makes the data entry very obvious. The possibilities are endless and I learn something new every day.” Managing all aspects of the finance department at Mysoft Angela is already seeing considerable advantages from using Sage X3, for example the ability to attach scanned documentation to records and automating business processes.
Sage X3 has taken considerable pressure off time consuming admin tasks, by automatically calculating multi-line journals and automating processes from other software products, e.g. Concur for expenses. It is in the details that Sage X3 really starts to shine, by having Sales Orders and Purchase Orders linked Angela no longer needs to look in two different places, instead the solution reconciles for her at every stage of the transaction, saving considerable hours spent number crunching.
Sage X3 ROI
The hours of admin time saved already shows considerable return on investment but Angela elaborates further, “we have already seen an improvement in our cash-flow as it is easier to manage debtors and creditors. This means that we are able to accommodate increasing volumes of new business more efficiently which will in turn enable the business to continue to grow. It used to take me about 3 days to process month end, but now, using Sage X3, I am able to do it in less than half a day!”
In less than 2 months Sage X3 is already saving Mysoft a considerable amount of time and demonstrating evidential return on investment. As a Finance Manager Angela thinks the solution is ideal, “I’m now able to focus on far more productive tasks rather than getting bogged down in admin. I login to Sage X3 and straight away I’m able to see the information that I need right where I need it. Above all, I am enjoying using the solution, largely down to the expert team of Sage X3 specialists I was lucky to have had train me on and implement the solution.”
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