Sage Announces ERP X3 V6.5 for Mid-sized Businesses

New ERP release adds CRM and payment processing in the cloud

Irvine, Calif.Aug. 13, 2012—Business management software solutions provider Sage North America announced its Sage ERP X3 v6.5 extended cloud application to help businesses manage operations more efficiently.

A key product in the Sage ERP portfolio, Sage ERP X3 is a full-service enterprise management software system for mid-market companies designed to support the most sophisticated business processes while remaining cost-effective, quick to implement and simple to use.

Sage ERP X3 V6.5 includes CRM in the cloud, a new integration with Sage SalesLogix; enhanced payment processing in the cloud using Sage Exchange; and efficient sales tax automation in the cloud with Sage Sales Tax.

“This release is another step toward our goal to provide businesses with a choice in technology, deployment and features to best meet their respective needs,” said Joe Langner, Executive Vice President, Midmarket Solutions for Sage North America. “We’ve found that businesses are retaining their core ERP while augmenting with connected services to take advantage of the cloud and its benefits of speed and mobile accessibility. Sage ERP X3 V6.5 offers this exact hybrid model, which helps our customers’ businesses grow and remain competitive.”

Sage SalesLogix, a CRM connected service integrated with Sage ERP X3 V6.5, allows mobile sales staff to record and track prospects and opportunities with full access to inventory and order status information—all while on the go. With Sage Exchange, credit card transactions are processed in a fully PCI-DSS-compliant and secure manner from anywhere, anytime. Sage Sales Tax makes accurate tax calculations, using the most current rates and jurisdictions no matter where the transaction originates or the delivery arrives. Extended features from V1 Document Management provide productivity improvements with the ability to either fax or email important documents—thereby reducing the costs of physical mailings, as well as the carbon footprint of eco-conscious businesses.

Financial reporting tool Sage ERP X3 Intelligence Reporting is also available. A flexible and powerful tool that can accommodate all financial reporting needs, the tool is Microsoft Excel-based, so users can leverage the existing skills of their accounting team and get up to speed quickly.

The addition of three new legislations (Angola, Romania and Slovakia) makes it even easier for businesses to compete in the growing global economy to transact across international borders.

Sage ERP X3 V6.5 also enhances functionality and further simplifies implementations with enhancements requested by North American customers in inventory and distribution such as postal code autofill, product URLs and notes, stock movements, features in sales process, and accounting and finance.

The new version is expected to be available in North America in October 2012.