Mysoft is delighted to announce its strategic expansion into North America. 

In line with our ongoing plan to expand and support our growing customer base of both Sage X3 and X3CloudDocs sites, Mysoft has extended our Sage Partnership outside of the UK.

Our Managing Director, Mr. Chris Schafer commented: “We are thrilled to be both a UK and North American Sage Partner. This will allow us to provide an even better service to our global customers and deepen our relationship with Sage”

Mysoft is the first Sage X3 UK partner, with over 450 years of collective experience. We have the largest Sage X3 dedicated team with over 50 members of staff. We live and breathe Sage X3.

Mysoft recognises that every business is unique and distinct, we tailor solutions to meet the specific needs of our clients. Our Brand is synonymous with excellence, from initial scoping and implementation to ongoing development and support. Our team serves as a trustworthy companion on your ERP journey, ensuring a safe and reliable experience.

As your strategic partner, we are committed to elevating your company’s efficiency and agility to the highest levels possible. Drawing upon our extensive and diverse experience in ERP, we unlock the full potential of your business, helping you navigate and excel in today’s competitive landscape.

Since launching our North American arm, we are also thrilled to unveil that we have reached the exciting milestone of onboarding our first Canadian-headquartered Sage X3 customer. This marks the start of officially expanding our global reach into the North American territory.

In the ever-evolving landscape of business, staying competitive and efficient is of paramount importance. For organisations in the manufacturing, wholesale, and distribution, a robust Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is the linchpin of their success.

If your company, like Mysoft, is a leading Sage partner in the UK, you’re no stranger to the transformative power of Sage X3. In this article, we’ll explore the crucial reasons behind migrating to a new ERP system, the risks of clinging to legacy software, and the abundant advantages of embracing new functionality.

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Why Migrate to a New ERP System?

1. Gaining New Functionality

 

2. Mitigating Risks of Legacy Software

 

3. Long Term Operational Costs:

Legacy software can become increasingly expensive to maintain and operate, especially if it requires custom solutions. Modern ERP systems come with regular updates and support, reducing long-term costs. The operational cost is not limited to solution building but the time spent maintaining the system on a day to day basis and the cost of the business running inefficiently are also major factors and challenges.

 

Take away:

In today’s world migrating to a new Accounting, Distribution or Manufacturing system is not just a wise choice; it’s often a necessity in today’s competitive business environment.

At Mysoft, as a leading Sage partner, we’re well-equipped to guide organisations in manufacturing, wholesale, and distribution towards the future of business management. By mitigating the risks of legacy software and embracing the advantages of new functionality, our clients can unlock their full potential and achieve sustained success.

If you’re interested in discussing how Mysoft can help your organisation make a seamless transition to a new ERP system like Sage X3, feel free to get in touch with our team. We’re here to support you on your journey towards a brighter, more efficient future for your business.

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As part of Mysoft’s TREE initiative, we want to explore ways of tackling climate change and planting trees was an obvious positive action we could undertake. Beyond helping to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere over their lifetime, trees have other environmental benefits, such as helping to restore biodiversity and ecosystems that have been damaged by humans, as well as reducing soil erosion & degradation. 

As a Sage Business Partner, we wanted to do more than just commit to planting a limited number of trees in an ad hoc fashion. Instead, Mysoft wanted to integrate tree planting right into Sage X3, allowing our successes as a business to instantly translate into successes for the environment.

 

Selection of Tree Planting API Providers

 

Upon starting this project, our team was very aware that the tree-planting industry has been tainted with multiple examples of greenwashing. With that in mind, we started our evaluation of tree planting API providers with a set of criteria in mind. We discovered quickly that there are many options available, and through a narrowing process we ended up shortlisting three for comparison: More:Trees, Digital Humani and The Good API.

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For comparing these different options, we established a few important criteria:

Based on these criteria, Digital Humani stood out as the strongest contender

Additionally, they have some other benefits outside of our criteria such as being able to get certificates for trees planted if the project partner is OneTreePlanted, and they are a registered charity in Canada.

 

Development of the Tree Planting API with Sage X3

 

Having decided on the API provider we began to familiarise ourselves with their API, running tests of tree planting manually to ensure we understood the technology and process using the sandbox.  Once we were satisfied that the API would be appropriate for our use case we began the process of creating the Sage X3 integration. 

After discussions with the internal team at Mysoft, we decided it was best to calculate the number of trees to be planted based on what was invoiced, so when we succeed as a company the environment succeeds too. For invoices, we came up with three different options for the criteria – total invoice value, quantity of certain products, and value of certain products. We also decided to include formula fields to give us more flexibility on what triggers the tree planting. We already, at this stage, had it in mind that other Sage X3 users might be interested in this API; so we specified it with the flexibility for both Mysoft and the potential other businesses. Once this decision was taken, we set to work on the development tasks to make it happen. 

The goal was to amend as little of standard X3 as possible to help keep the integration simple – making it easy to roll out and support.

 

The Complete Solution; From Sage X3 to Tree Planting

 

At the end of Phase 1, our solution has 4 new Sage X3 functions: Projects, Campaigns, Campaign Groups, and Process Tree Planting:

 

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Digital Humani Project imported into Sage X3

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Projects is a simple table view that imports all the tree-planting projects currently available via Digital Humani from the list of providers; the projects are tied to a planting partner and a location round the globe – giving people the choice of where to plant and with whom.

 

 

 

Tree Planting Campaigns & Groups

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Tree planting campaigns

The campaign screen includes all the criteria for planting 1 tree. We can set the sales-to-planting ratio here, for example, 0.1 of a quantity will plant 10 trees for every 1 unit.

All campaigns are tied to a planting project with Digital Humani.

Campaigns are organised into Campaign Groups which are applied to the customer.

 

 

Tree Planting Triggers

Tree planting requests are generated when a new sales invoice has been created where the customer has a campaign group defined. The number of trees to plant gets updated if the invoice is modified up until the invoice is posted.

 

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Manually process tree planting requests

Process Tree Planting Requests

 

Finally, we have to plant the trees. For this, we use our Press Tree Planting function. This is a simple tick box with an ‘OK’ button to process all outstanding tree-planting requests.

Typically, this will run on the X3 Batch Server (Scheduler) and will not need to be run manually but is useful to have the option to run it manually from the menu. We created a Batch Task that processes all planting requests at the end of the day.

 

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The dashboard created by Digital Humani is a great place to view all the planting done so far. In this example, you can see two days where we pushed a bulk set of manual plant requests. 

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Mysoft’s Future with Tree Planting

 

Having built the integration, and proven that it works, we have begun to appreciate the potential for this solution. There are approximately 7,000 Sage X3 sites around the world today; if one in ten sites installed this and set the API up, we would have added another 700 companies to the tree planting project. If each of these planted 1,000 trees per year, we could plant 700,000 trees per year via Sage X3! The potential for this solution to scale and affect meaningful change in the world is startling. 

If you use a Sage X3 and are interested in using our Tree-API, please get in touch and we will gladly make it available to you. 

Mysoft looks forward to growing together with you!

We are thrilled to unveil our newest team at Mysoft, dedicated to the noble cause of sustainability and environmental responsibility.

 

Meet the Mysoft TREE Initiative Team, Taking Responsibility for the Earth & the Environment, the passionate group of individuals committed to making a positive impact on our planet and integrating sustainable practices into the world of ERP.

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With environmental challenges becoming more pressing than ever, it is imperative for organisations to actively address sustainability. At Mysoft, we firmly believe that sustainability is not just an option but a responsibility. Our team is all about fostering meaningful discussions, driving change, and championing eco-friendly initiatives within the ERP industry.

What can you expect from the Mysoft TREE Initiative Team?

1. Insightful Conversations: We will be facilitating thought-provoking discussions around sustainability and its crucial role in ERP. From highlighting best practices to sharing innovative solutions, we aim to inspire and educate our network on how to create a greener, more sustainable future.

2. Collaboration and Partnerships: We understand that addressing global environmental challenges requires collective efforts. Mysoft TREE will actively seek collaborations and partnerships with like-minded organisations, industry experts, and sustainability influencers to amplify our impact and drive meaningful change.

3. Thought Leadership: As pioneers in the ERP industry, we recognize the power of thought leadership. Mysoft TREE will share valuable insights, research findings, and case studies to encourage businesses and individuals to adopt sustainable practices and leverage ERP as a tool for environmental conservation.

Join us on this transformative journey towards a greener, more sustainable future! Let’s take responsibility for Earth and the environment!

Businesses change and develop over time, on their own and in response to changes around them. Enabling our customers to grow and evolve their business is at the heart of what we do, but as with most businesses, we haven’t taken a “step back” for a while to look at how the world sees us.

 

Back in 2005, when the doors of Mysoft opened for the first time, there was no way of knowing what the future might hold. Throughout this time, we have dedicated ourselves to evolving our team and developing them to become some of the most talented and knowledgeable Sage X3 experts in the UK.

In 2018, after 13 years with our original branding, we launched our first rebrand, which symbolised our mission to help businesses grow.

At the time, we did what we thought was right to stand out from the crowd, but we’ve outgrown our old image. We’ve been learning and listening, and we recognise that as the technology landscape changes, so do our customer expectations and needs. We decided it was time for us to make a few changes of our own

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As part of our evolution, we have refreshed our brand a little. This new branding reflects our streamlined business and the flow of knowledge between us and our customers.

We have stripped things back to get to the nitty-gritty of what Mysoft is really about –simplifying business, maximising performance and driving efficiency. We want to help your business flow, enable you to take the driving seat and equip you with the tools you need to take your business to new heights.

We want to convey things efficiently, clearly, and in a way that is easy to understand, with a real focus on inclusivity and accessibility.

We have taken steps to enhance the accessibility of our website, making it even easier for our users to navigate and find the information that they require.

 

While the future of technology is unknown, we know that the team at Mysoft will continue to excel in their knowledge of Sage X3, as the longest-standing Sage X3 Business Partner in the UK. We have dedicated the last 18 years to being ERP experts and bringing excellence to our Sage X3 projects. There is no plan on changing these priorities any time soon.

We are doubling down on our investment in Sage X3, with the ongoing development of our AP automation and Document management solution, X3CloudDocs, and continuing to grow our team.

We can’t wait to continue on this journey of evolution together with our customers.

We have been very busy at Mysoft over the last 12 months. Each year brings challenges, opportunities, and successes.

We have so much to be proud of; fundraising, customer success stories, as well as running our degree apprenticeship program and many more.  Reaching fifty employees is of course one that resonates.

When you start a business you have ambition, aspirations, targets and dreams- but the start-up phase contains many moving parts, the scale-up phase even more. For most businesses, this is a slow and treacherous journey, building little by little, creating and then recreating each step of the way. The learning and growing never stop, the challenges change but they never go away. To watch what you have created grow makes me proud, but more importantly very proud of what our fantastic team has collectively achieved. The core Mysoft values agreed on day one remain – look after your staff and deliver happy referenceable customer sites. Long may it continue and a massive thank you to everybody at Mysoft for allowing us to have had such a productive and successful year”.

– Chris Schafer, Managing Director

In January, we launched our Apprenticeships hub on the Mysoft website, which features the stories of our apprentices Bria and Lydia. Since then, we have grown our apprentice team, working with Pareto Law and Portsmouth University to help nurture young talent in the industry.

The environment at Mysoft is one that encourages optimal potential in our staff, with fantastic opportunities to build a career and a clear learning journey. If you’re interested in embarking on an apprenticeship with the team here at Mysoft, send us an email at recruitment@mysoftx3.com.

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In March, Mysoft fundraised for the Disasters Emergency Committee, who were working to meet the immediate needs of all people fleeing in Ukraine with food, water and medical assistance, protection and trauma care.

We raised £550, which could provide emergency food for 10 families for one month, and blankets for four families to keep them warm. Sage matched our final donation amount, which provided even further aid for those in need. We’re proud to have partnered with an organisation that values fundraising and feels strongly about supporting the lives of civilians across the country in intense times of conflict.

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In April, we held our first in-person customer event in almost three years, welcoming our customers and partners to G-Live in Guildford to reconnect and share our latest news and updates.

We were joined by our partners, Prophix and ZAP, who ran roundtable sessions to showcase their solutions, as well as the team from Sage, who shared with us the latest roadmap and product updates. Eight of our fantastic Mysoft consultants ran a ‘Repair Shop’ session, to provide our customers with guidance and advice on all aspects of Sage X3 systems and business procedures.

We were also joined by the developers of X3CloudDocs, a cloud-based document management solution written by Mysoft, to share some very exciting news about their latest module release ‘Workflow’, an enhanced email and authorisation module for Sage X3.

Our customer days are an opportunity for the Mysoft customer and partner community to get together, network, catch up on the latest roadmap readout from Sage and of course, enjoy some cake!

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In May, Sage launched their new branding to reflect the changing needs of its customers. The new brand represents a new way of doing business, a way which focuses on simplicity and flow with the aim to help businesses grow.

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Here at Mysoft, enabling customers to grow their business has always been our key priority. That is one of the reasons why we were so excited to have been able to see the new Sage branding come to life for the very first time at the Sage Partner Summit…

In June, the Mysoft team attended the Sage Partner Summit in Dallas, Texas, to exhibit our automation solution, X3CloudDocs. As one of the most anticipated events in the Sage community, Sage brought us all together for the first in-person event in two years, to ‘Build Connect Deliver’.

We were proud to showcase X3CloudDocs as a silver sponsor at the Partner Summit, with the opportunity to connect with other partners searching for a cutting-edge automation solution that tackles common Sage X3 challenges. Over the course of the four days, partners were enlightened, inspired, and entertained, all whilst seeing the new Sage branding in action for the very first time.

Sage Summit left our team, and the rest of the community, feeling invigorated with new energy and ideas for the future!

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In July, we published our success story with Radius to mark the successful ongoing relationship between our teams. Radius Payment Solutions selected Mysoft to implement Sage X3 as a replacement for Sage 200, having outgrown the system capabilities of Sage 200 and requiring a solution with maximum flexibility to support future expansion. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Radius for many more years to come!

In August, we celebrated a landmark moment as our Support Supervisor, Sean Hewson, celebrated his 10-year work anniversary at Mysoft. Sean started working with Sage X3 in 2005, and has supported Mysoft customers since 2012. We would like to thank Sean for his devoted and committed work ethic, and look forward to his continued service in the coming years!

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In October, the Mysoft team were challenged with creating a pumpkin work of art! With points awarded for execution, skill and originality, our team went to town, creating some magnificent masterpieces.

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In early November, the Mysoft consultants well and truly stole the show by taking over for our virtual customer day. The afternoon was focused on sessions designed to equip our customers with the latest tips, tricks and knowledge to optimise their Sage X3 solution.

We couldn’t have done it without our guests from Nectari., Gareth & Guy, and Martin from Sage who gave brilliant presentations on the latest news and updates for Sage X3 users.

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At the end of November, the Sage FY22 results were published, displaying another hugely successful year for Sage and the amazing contribution of the global partner community. Mysoft is proud to have been a Sage partner for 14 years, delivering ERP systems to help businesses around the world grow and thrive.

We also observed an employee milestone by reaching fifty marvellous Mysoft employees!

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We attended the Sage Kick-Off event at Twickenham Stadium, to celebrate a year of hard work and see what is in store for 2023.

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At the event, it was announced that Mysoft closed the biggest Sage X3 deal of FY22 for Sage UK. What an amazing way to end the year. In true Mysoft fashion, we rang our mighty Mysoft bell to celebrate this achievement and a year of hard work from our team.

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As a highly flexible solution that can see significant ROI, X3 provides benefits for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Although Sage is known for small-mid market customers, it has been great to see Enterprise customers continuing to come on board with X3.

A big congratulations to the whole Mysoft team on another fantastic year! On to 2023!

For the first time in almost three years, we were able to welcome our customers in-person to our bi-annual Mysoft Customer Day.

After eagerly awaiting the first opportunity to hold an in-person event after restrictions to gatherings over the last two and a half years, the time finally came for us to re-connect with our customers and partners face to face. We held the event at G-Live in Guildford and were joined by a number of people from Sage and two of our fantastic Partners, Prophix and ZAP.

The day kicked off with a brief welcome presentation from Chris Schafer, Mysoft’s Managing Director, who provided everyone with an update on all of the recent advancements and exciting changes here at Mysoft, as well as what we plan to do as a company in the near future.

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Becky Smith from Sage was our first guest speaker, giving a fantastic overview of the most recent Sage roadmap. She gave a comprehensive presentation on enhancements to existing areas of the system (such as legislation frameworks), and the new “Mobile Automation” functionality in the tool today and coming down-the-road.

For our existing Sage X3 customers who are using different versions of X3, the roadmap session is always a popular and very interesting topic at our customer days. Becky showed not only the specific functional changes, but also the longer-term strategic roadmap.  Becky also emphasised how important it is for Sage to listen to customers and partners to optimise a solution that directly meets the needs of product-centric businesses.

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We had the opportunity to collect feedback from our guests after our previous customer day, which helped us to determine which components of the day were the most valuable to them. As a result, the day was divided into five ’roundtable’ sessions, each with its own topic. Our guests had the option to choose whichever sessions were of most interest to them prior to the event, allowing us to create their own personalised agendas for the day.

The sessions were as follows:

We were thrilled to be joined by Tariq Hara from Sage, who ran a roundtable session on Sage X3 in the Cloud. Tariq covered the benefits of hosting Sage X3 in the cloud, the potential risks of not using a cloud environment and how Sage can help with the process of moving to the cloud. There was a lot of interest in this, and lively discussion from traditional on-premise, privately-hosted, and cloud-native customers alike.

Kasper Abild, Bruce French and Antony Haslett joined us from Prophix, to run a roundtable session around their latest campaign ‘Let Go Of The Retro’. Prophix helps businesses take their budgeting, forecasting and business planning to the next level with Corporate Performance Management for Sage X3.  Discussions and light demos took place, with a lot of common ground between customers looking at CPM in-light of the changes over the last 2 years and the economic uncertainty ahead.

Rohit Kanwara and Harry Singh from ZAP ran a roundtable session on data management and analysis.  Not all businesses view reporting, business intelligence and data in the same way; and the key take away from this session was probably that it’s a journey – one that never stops, reiterating and recycling best practice as the business (and business environment) changes.

8 of our fantastic Mysoft consultants ran a ‘Repair Shop’ session, to provide our customers with guidance and advice on all aspects of Sage X3 systems and business procedures. This table (as would be expected with 8 consultants) roamed from Making Tax Digital (MTD) to warehouse management to sales forecasting; with plenty of ground covered it highlighted the strength of the X3 toolset to address so many business needs.

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Our Sales & Marketing Director, Jamie Watts, also ran a session highlighting the services that Mysoft offer, to encourage our customers to optimise the use of Sage X3 within their businesses, with the help of our very own experts here at Mysoft. This roundtable focused on the real-world experiences of how our customers are using our services today and how other customers can do the same (systems audits, performance tuning, regular structured consultancy, etc.).

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We were also joined by the developers of X3CloudDocs, a cloud-based document management solution, to share some very exciting news about their latest module release ‘Workflow’. X3CloudDocs Workflow is an enhanced email and authorisation module for Sage X3 standard workflow and batch tasks.

Naturally, the day wouldn’t be complete without a bit of cake and some goodies for everyone to take home.

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Our customer days are an opportunity for the Mysoft customer community to get together and network, catch up on the latest roadmap readout from Sage and to see what some of the Sage ecosystem of software can offer.

We couldn’t have done it without our incredible partners, so a huge thank you to ZAP and Prophix for joining us and running such informative roundtable sessions.

Last but not least, thank you to our customer Trafalgar Entertainment for providing us with a lovely venue for the day – G-Live’s Glass Room provided a light and vibrant atmosphere for our guests to meet and renew old acquaintances.

If you attended the event and have any feedback for the day, please send an email to info@mysoftx3.com

We can’t wait to do it again soon, so keep an eye out for news of our next customer day which will be held virtually. (don’t worry, we’re planning the next in-person one too!)

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Pareto Law is a UK-based sales recruitment and training company focused on matching aspiring talent to positions that allow them to excel.

 

They have played a fundamental role in building the team here at Mysoft, with some of our most senior members of the team joining us from recruitment with Pareto Law.

Chris Schafer, our Managing Director, has had a dialogue with Pareto Law for the past five years. We spoke with him about his decision to use an agency like Pareto Law and why it’s important to Mysoft to recruit apprentices and graduates.

 

How did you first hear about Pareto Law?

Two of our previous recruits had been through the Pareto process (Jamie, our Sales and Marketing Director, and Emma, one of our Account Managers) at the inception of their careers. The quality of these recruits encouraged me to explore Pareto in more detail.

 

Why did Mysoft choose to work with Pareto Law?

Pareto have a very professional approach. Their model is tried and tested and if you, as the client, have the right infrastructure to support the candidates it makes a lot of sense. One of the major challenges when scaling your business is recruitment, not just finding individuals but having a strategic people plan. You cannot simply employ more and more expensive, seasoned professionals. You have to also have a nursery system to feed junior staff at the beginning of their career journey. This is essentially what Pareto offer.

 

Can you explain the process of recruiting with Pareto Law?

We had a series of initial discussions with consultants at Pareto about the various options they provide. The apprentice option was explained well by Preto and fitted our requirements for bright, young human beings who are hungry for a challenge.

 

How did you find the process of recruiting with Pareto Law?

It was efficient, they responded quickly and found a small number of good candidates. The real benefit for the client is pre-screening, which takes much of the hard work out of the recruitment process.

 

Why is it that Mysoft are choosing to work with graduates/apprentices?

Nurturing young talent is very important to Mysoft, bringing on graduates/apprentices gives us the opportunity to take just the raw ingredients and then provide the training and framework for individuals to flourish and grow. Every business needs young, fresh talent – it forms a critical part of the workforce. Also, the government currently provide some excellent financial incentives to businesses like Mysoft take on apprentices. The candidates also get the benefit of the apprenticeship training.

 

Check out the Government Apprenticeship website for more information.

Meet our current Project Management apprentices from Portsmouth University, Bria and Lydia, and find out more about their journey as apprentices at Mysoft.

“Our mission is to empower people and businesses worldwide to unleash their potential.”

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I caught up with Richard for the anniversary of his first year at Mysoft to find out a little more about his experience with Sage X3 and his time so far at Mysoft.

Richard joined Mysoft in October 2020 as part of our ever-growing Consultancy team.

Having had around 17 years’ experience working at Sage, and five years’ experience with Sage X3, he has been an extremely valuable addition to our team.

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Could you summarise your career at Sage?

“I spent almost 17 years working at Sage starting my journey, as many do, in Sage 50 support way back in 2003. This experience provided a good foundation for me to begin to understand how businesses work and start to develop key skills like troubleshooting, thinking laterally, structured analysis, communicating precisely and clearly etc. This was the early 2000s, so we couldn’t simply run a remote session to see a problem like we would today. It took methodical, clear questioning to resolve an issue, which was a really good learning experience.”

“However, very few people want to spend their entire career delivering telephone-based support and I was always keen to progress onto more complex software solutions, so when my wife and I moved London, I transferred to the Sage office near Reading and into the world of enterprise level software working with Line 500 and Sage 1000.”

“I spent 10 years working with these products in various roles, after a few years in support I moved to R&D to be a Business Analyst (Product Owner would probably be a better term), where I learnt more about scoping and delivering projects, developing requirements and producing quality documentation. My final role was as Product Manager for Sage 1000 which provided different challenges from managing team expectations, communicating at a high level with customers and partners (sometimes delivering difficult messages), and becoming far more involved in commercial and strategic decisions.”

“I transitioned to Sage X3 in March 2016 so I’ve been learning the system for roughly 5 and a half years. I still learn something new most weeks…”

In your opinion, what has been your most notable Sage X3 project so far?

“We had an ‘off-track’ project with a customer where, for various reasons, the project ended up being below the standard we would’ve liked with strained customer relations and a tight go-live deadline. Working closely with an excellent Project Manager, we were able to ‘reset’ the project, by getting back to the fundamentals of prioritising key tasks and agreeing a sensible scope, building trust with the customer and improving the quality of the solution. Rescue projects can be quite satisfying in the end.”

What do you like most about Sage X3 as a solution?

“I see Sage X3 as a toolkit or a functional framework. So, although it can work out of the box and be standardised, it has amazing flexibility, and once one understands the concepts and how the configuration can be manipulated, it becomes a powerful beast (but also much less scary).”

What does a standard day at Mysoft look like for you?

“Typically, I’m booked to work with a customers 3 to 4 days each week, that could be for anything from scoping the introduction of a new piece of functionality or configuring the system to an agreed scope, to designing a new SEI data model for reporting or helping load data into the system, it’s very varied.”

“Over the past year I’ve spent a lot of time working with customers to ensure their systems are setup correctly for VAT and that they’re utilising the many Sage X3 functional enhancements, delivered to ensure compliance with Making Tax Digital. Additionally, as many of our customers import from and export to the EU, post-Brexit, I’ve become a lot more familiar than I ever expected to with EORI codes, Incoterms, Postponed VAT accounting, deferred tax, the CHIEF service etc…”

Why did you choose to join the Mysoft team?

“I was aware of the Mysoft back story, of being early adopters of Sage X3 in the UK, and knowing that they had the expertise that went along with that experience, so they were always one of the first Sage resellers that came to mind when thinking where my future lay. Once I had an initial conversation with the Consultancy team manager, Steve Higgins, it was clear that were also aligned culturally around an ethos of collaboration, knowledge sharing and looking out for one another. Additionally, although we all work hard, we retain a good work life balance that allows each of us the space and flexibility we need to deliver quality work.”

It’s not all hard work…

“My wife and I had our first child (a boy) last year so we decided to return to our native north east and having recently made the move there hasn’t been a lot of time for my normal hobbies and activities.”

“I’m a keen cyclist so I’m eventually looking forward to rediscovering the Northumberland countryside on two wheels. Whilst living in London my wife I enjoyed paddle-boarding on the Thames and we’re hoping to buy a house by the sea so we can continue to enjoy that pastime. We will need to invest in some quality neoprene wetsuits to cope with the different climate and water conditions!”

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This Halloween, the team at Mysoft have been raising money for the Huni Kuin Project, by carving pumpkins and baking cakes.

Our office Manager, Ellie Wrenn, spent some time putting together a ‘Halloween Howler’ competition for the whole team at Mysoft, in order to raise funds for our chosen charity, the Huni Kuin Project.

In Ellie’s words: “It’s about time we had a little bit of healthy competition in the office!”.

The team were given three options:

1. Pumpkin Carving: simply carve a pumpkin and send a photo of the completed specimen. Scoring will be based on originality, execution and skill level.

2. Pumpkin Bake Off: using the pulp you extract from your pumpkin, create an edible dish and give it a ghoulish name. Scoring will be based on originality, fun factor and name.

3. Judging: if you’re neither artistic or good in the kitchen, join the fun by judging!

Take a look at some of our talented team’s pumpkins below:

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Here are the bakes:

(From left to right- Satan’s Suppurating Sepsis Seeds, salted caramel toasted pumpkin seed brittle. ChoccaHorror, a chocolate pumpkin cake and last but not least, a roasted pumpkin and chickpea curry surprise).

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The Huni Kuin are one of several indigenous tribes trying to save the Amazon, but also their own existence in the face of persecution. They have, in recent years, started to connect with the west for help to reach out, but also for sharing their own ancient knowledge about the healing power of plants and social cohesion.

The project is dedicated to protecting 16,000 hectares of forest in Jordão, Brazil, by enabling the Huni Kuin tribe to buy the land and establish a protected home for both themselves and other uncontacted groups.

huni kuin

Unfortunately, the history of the Huni Kuin is marked by great suffering, which begins with the first contact with Western civilization about a century ago and continues to this day: at that time, they suffered forced labour, displacement and genocide. Today, it is mainly racism, poverty and human greed that threaten their lives and destroy their habitat. More and more pieces of forest are becoming victims of fire or are being cut down to make room for cattle and soy plantations.”

One solution to save themselves and the forest is to acquire their own land. This is unusual, because indigenous peoples do not normally have private land ownership. The Huni Kuin do: they are one of the first indigenous Amazon peoples to have already purchased their own land. The Huni Kuin want to continue with this. By acquiring it, they are strengthening the association of indigenous territories that exist in the region.”

Learn more about the Huni Kuin Project here.

We are thrilled to announce that the team were able to raise £120.00 for the project.