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Confronted with global competition, today’s mid-sized Asian based Process Manufacturers face daily challenges to meet the requirements of a changing marketplace. With increasing regulation, customer demands and increasing development costs, process manufacturers must discover new ways to remain competitive.

The right tool for the job

Manufacturers understand how important it is to have the right tool for the job.

Sage X3 has been developed to meet the specialised requirements of mid-sized process manufacturers and distributors including businesses operating in agricultural production, food and beverage, chemical and life sciences. Sage X3 for process manufacturing is designed to streamline business processes and functions, at every level of your business.

Sage X3’s out-of-the-box capabilities makes it ideal for Manufacturers

Sage X3 provides immediate out-of-the-box business process efficiencies to mid-sized Process Manufacturers who make to stock, make to order, engineer to order or contract manufacture.

Solving the business challenges of Process Manufacturers

Mid-sized process manufacturers immediately benefit from Sage X3’s regulatory compliance, product life-cycle management (PLM), quality control management (QC) and supply chain optimisation features. Sage X3 can even help your business better manage its plant maintenance with computerized maintenance management software (CMMS).

Improved compliance management for Process Manufacturers

CitySoft and Sage X3 can help your business establish a production system that complies with your regulatory requirements, in whatever markets you are operating.

Sage X3 for Process Manufacturing provides audit functions to ensure traceability of each action, electronic signatures, and document management.

To make it easier for users, Sage X3 also provides secure, real-time access to information through the Web. Sage X3 graphical process views make it easier for users to, at-a-glance, understand the status of compliance with standards and procedures. Sage X3 also includes solutions for MSDS, contaminants, labeling, certifications and traceability of raw and finished goods.

Sage X3 Improves product development processes

Every manufacturer around the globe is looking for a way to take products to market faster. Sage X3 for Process Manufacturing can help reduce the time to market. With Sage X3’s PLM Integration (Product Lifecycle Management) you can manage and track changes to your formulas and recipes and measure research and development costs. Sage X3’s PLM Process Manufacturing streamlines new product commercialisation processes by improving collaboration between R&D, finance, production, marketing and your sales department.

Sage X3 helps you manage the quality control process

Sage X3 for Process Manufacturing delivers a fully integrated quality control process from receipt of raw materials to production and delivery of finished goods. Sage X3 ensures your products conform to required characteristics, operational tolerances or expected results with full traceability upstream and downstream.

Sage X3 helps you optimise your supply chain

From purchase requests through to receipt of delivery, Sage X3 for Process Manufacturing can automate each step in the manufacturing process, using RF (Radio Frequency) warehouse management. Information can be accessed via touch screens and mobile devices.

Full bar coding and scanning capabilities

Sage X3 also provides full bar coding and scanning capabilities using the Sage X3 automated data collection (ADC) license or the Datalinx warehouse manager extension for Sage X3.

Sage X3 also supports GS1-128 and SSCC barcode labels and through web services supports 3PL integration. It also supports integrated EDI trade.

Weigh scale integration

Sage X3 offers a weigh scale connector to ensure precise, real-time, control of recipes and formulas.

Optimising your mid-sized Process Manufacturing business

Sage X3 for Process Manufacturing provides a flexible, innovative platform that enables you to increase efficiency by optimising business processes.

Sage X3 built in functionality for formula and recipe management, full component / ingredient and lot traceability, specific gravity calculations, unit of measure conversions, as well as co-products, by-products and wastage, makes it the ideal solution for mid-sized Process Manufacturers. Sage X3 also helps your business better manage potency, quality and shelf life with expiry date control, FEFO and product packaging management.

Sage X3 can even manage back flushing, high repetitive and high-volume process transactions, as well as catch weight management, weigh scales automation and weighbridge connectivity.

Sage X3 helps to lower business risk

To help minimise the risks of a product recall, Sage X3 for Process Manufacturing provides QC measurements throughout the entire inventory lifecycle with complete forward and backward lot traceability for each ingredient and end item. A full audit trail and historical archive of transactions are maintained spanning multiple years. The fully integrated quality control process rigorously enforces inspections which assures product conformance to defined characteristics, operational tolerances or expected results.

Achieve operational excellence with Sage X3

Sage X3 for Process Manufacturing offers a unique set of inbuilt, powerful tools to help foster cost reductions and customer service improvements. Sage X3 capabilities extend to multi-site planning, finite capacity scheduling, user-defined workflows, real-time business intelligence and integrated automated data collection.

Sage X3 is a Web-native ERP software solution that is available for a Windows, Unix or Linux environment. The Sage X3 tool set includes technical data sheets, product specific characteristics and images, and QC and product specific testing regimes. These advanced capabilities support a process manufacturers ability to generate optimal revenues and profits.