PARIS, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Now Also Available on Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Optimized Architecture of Sage ERP X3 and Oracle Database 11g Combine to Offer Greater Performance, Simplicity and Scalability
Sage (http://www.sage.com/) (LON:SGE.L), a leading global supplier of business management software today announced that it has further integrated Oracle Database 11g within Sage ERP X3 (http://www.sageerpx3.com/), a leading global ERP system, in order to offer customers a comprehensive solution. Sage ERP X3 is also now available using the Oracle Exadata Database platform, the only database machine that provides extreme performance for data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP) applications such as ERP.
Numerous and rapid advances
This move provides customers with immediate benefits of the current release of Sage ERP X3 v6.2. This version incorporates major advances including:
- Simplifying the implementation of Sage ERP X3 by integrating the database as a native component of the product
- Increasing the performance of Sage ERP X3 by taking advantage of new capabilities and enhancements delivered by Oracle Database 11g
- 'One click' installation of Oracle Database 11g with Sage ERP X3
- Integrating the latest innovations of Oracle Database 11g directly in Sage ERP X3, significantly improving operational functions like backups
In the future, the combined solution will also offer:
- Use of Instant Client, which automates the reference to a database
- Using Oracle Database Configuration Assistant to create database instances
- Introduction of best practices for backup/restore processes
- Increased performance through the use of Oracle Exadata and Oracle Automatic Storage Management, resulting in simplified and optimized storage management for database applications, higher performance and mission-critical reliability
- Sage optimized data exchange streams between servers, further strengthening the combined solution's scalability
"We have combined the latest release of Oracle Database 11g within our solutions to the benefit of our mutual customers. To define, test and deliver a software architecture for Sage ERP X3 and Oracle Database 11g combined, will be of great value to our current and future customers. The net result is that Sage ERP X3 can offer one of the most powerful technologies to its customers with minimal total cost of ownership. In addition, the power of the Oracle Exadata Database Machine will provide customers with the highest performance and scalability to support long term growth and expansion," said Emmanuel Obadia, Senior VP, Sage ERP X3.
Stephen Boyle, Group Vice President, Worldwide ISV and OEM Alliances, Oracle added: "The research and development Sage is doing in this area is very innovative. For ambitious mid-market businesses, the opportunity to roll out a standard set of documents, tools, utilities, and a backup strategy just makes a great deal of sense."
A strong value proposition for immediate customer benefits
The mid-market value proposition from the combined Oracle and Sage solution is built on a joint target infrastructure that matches the needs of mid-market companies and develops as they grow, with a fully integrated and highly scalable solution.
"The main goal in deploying Sage ERP X3 together with Oracle Database 11g was to ensure all parts of our business group would be standardised on this enterprise-class technology in preparation for further growth and expansion," said Boris Cotter, IT manager for Sage ERP X3 at Plumettaz Group, a global leader in Cable Jetting Technology (http://www.plumettaz.com).
In addition, it has the ability to make companies' IT infrastructure less complex and ready for expansion, streamlining the management and execution of all operational activities across the business group site.
"Our Oracle/Sage implementation is integral to the business - we cannot imagine the cost of operating without it. Sage ERP X3 manages everything from stock location to the accounts, while Oracle Database 11g works efficiently in the background and is maximised by the Oracle expertise we have across our business," added Cotter.
Furthermore, the worldwide presence of both Sage ERP X3 and Oracle ease international implementation for mid-market companies addressing internal business processes issues across the organization.
Cotter concluded: "Plumettaz is now using Sage ERP X3 version 6 in China, the US and Zurich, as well as in Geneva. Every part of the business has the same priorities and parameters and can share resources on any server across the business, making the whole system so much easier to manage."
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 more than 6 million customers and 13,600 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.
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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.