Nucleus Research Technology Value Matrix Recognizes Sage ERP X3 as Enterprise Resource Planning Leader for 1H2013
For the second consecutive time, research note lauds Sage ERP X3 for usability and functionality
IRVINE, Calif. (July 18, 2013) – Sage North America today announced its inclusion in the Nucleus Research 2013 first half Technology Value Matrix for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) with Sage ERP X3 named a leader. This follows the Sage ranking as a Leader in its Matrix for second half 2012.
Nucleus has recognized Sage ERP X3 for its ability to provide users with industry-specific processes and visibility across CRM, sales, finance, purchasing, inventory, manufacturing and operations. Sage ERP X3 is the most powerful and flexible business management solution by Sage for mid-market companies and subsidiaries of large groups looking to grow a competitive business with limited IT resources.
According to the report, leading ERP vendors are at a crossroads and are using three key strategies to continue helping customers derive value from their technology investment: cloud, APIs and analytics. The Nucleus report also acknowledges the product’s functionality in areas such as analytics, with its Intelligence Reporting component, and with integration to edge applications such as e-commerce.
“Competition among ERP vendors is benefiting the end-user customers, who are driving the trend toward upgrade cycles that build on existing investments with new functionality. Vendors like Sage who take this value-adding approach will have a chance to pull ahead,” said Rebecca Wettemann, VP of research for Nucleus Research.
Through the analysis of end-user experiences, vendors are evaluated on both the usability and functionality of the applications and placed into four categories of the Nucleus Research Technology Value Matrix: Leaders, Experts, Facilitators, and Core Providers. The Technology Value Matrix measures two core attributes that best indicate an application’s ability to deliver initial ROI and, ultimately, maximum value over time. Vendors in the Leaders quadrant have invested in both functionality and usability features that are likely to deliver the greatest potential returns. These vendors have both diverse and comprehensive product offerings, which enable organizations to maximize ROI, and the resources to help organizations deploy large-scale applications.
“This recognition in the Nucleus Research Technology Value Matrix is a testament to our focus on the user experience and giving our customers the confidence they need to make decisions that lead to success,” commented Joe Langner, executive VP, general manager of mid-market solutions, Sage North America. “Sage ERP X3 provides our customers with choice and flexibility in their business management software, while offering solutions that are specialized and tailored to meet the specific needs that their industry demands.”
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