PARIS, February 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Sage ERP X3 Ecosystem Gathers for a Three Day Symposium
Several hundred of people ranging from pre-sales, sales and marketing from 17 different countries gathered in Paris, for the Sage ERP X3 Global Sales meeting. The three day event took place from January 26-28 inclusive, highlighting the rapid growth that Sage ERP X3 has had in just three years, and the symposium also welcomed tens of Sage ERP X3 partners, ISVs and VARs from 8 countries, including Oracle who wasthe flagship sponsor of the event. This was the first global meeting organised by the new Sage ERP X3 global team with the dual objective of supporting and growing the Sage ERP business and ecosystem as well as energizing even more the teams around the world.
A 41% growth over 3 years
Sage ERP X3, Sage Group's global midmarket ERP software, has rapidly become one of the leading ERP vendors globally since its launch in January 2010. In the last twelve months, 300 new customers have adopted Sage ERP X3 taking the total number of customers globally to more than 3,000 customers, is now available in 53 countries and has more than 165,000 users worldwide. As a result of this growth Sage ERP X3 recently entered the 2010 Magic Quadrant for ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies addressing the needs of product-centric companies with between 100 and 999 employees and with annual revenue between US$50 million and US$1 billion.
A new organisation
Having recognised that customers increasingly require solutions to manage businesses at an international level, Sage has recently introduced an international team to support the development of the Sage ERP X3 business by sharing knowledge, skills and resource, business development, country enablement, training,consulting and international support. This international team is led by software veteran Christophe Vanackere, Director of International Operations for Sage ERP X3, who joined in February 2010. Together with Emmanuel Obadia, Sr. Vice President of Enterprise Products, leading product management, marketing & communication globally and Francois Gibaud in charge of the R&D organisation they are bound to drive, under Christophe Letellier's leadership, Sage's ERP X3 growth.
Sage's global ERP X3 community now consists of more than 500 people within Sage and over 1,500 external consultants from more than 200 business partners and system integrators around the world.
Christophe Letellier, General Manager of Sage ERP X3 said "When I came in, we were expecting high growth from Sage ERP X3. Finally, the number of Sage ERP X3 clients has increased by 41% over three years and we have been recognized by key analysts as a major vendor, as our new presence in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for midmarket ERP solutions attests. Our ongoing investment into Sage ERP X3, your presence and the numerous attendance of our partners to this event is testimony to the success and future growth of Sage ERP X3".
About The Sage Group plc
The Sage Group plc is a leading global supplier of business management software and related products and services, principally for small to medium-sized enterprises. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has 6.3 million customers and 13,400 employees worldwide. We operate in over 24 countries covering the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, India and China. For further information please visit http://www.sage.com.
About Sage ERP X3 (http://www.sageerpx3.com)
Sage ERP X3 is a dedicated solution for mid-market and larger companies with international demands enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Over 3,000 customers representing 165,000 users worldwide already chose Sage ERP X3 because it is easy to use, fast to deploy and cost effective. For more than 10 years Sage ERP X3 has been a proven and comprehensive ERP solution addressing mid-market companies specific requirements and challenges in various industries from manufacturing, services to distribution and many more. Sage ERP X3 is present in 53 countries and counts a network of more than 1,500 Sage professionals and 200 partners in its ecosystem.
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