I'm looking for industry specific business software capabilities
SAP Business One and Sage 300, for growing small to medium sized companies, and Sage X3 for mid-sized enterprises contain various product characteristics that make them suitable systems for a range of industries without the addition of and integration to third party applications or products designed exclusively for SAP Business One, Sage 300 or Sage X3.
On occasions the core functionality in SAP Business One, Sage 300 & Sage X3 doesn’t sufficiently cover a business’s requirements in which case CitySoft recommend the inclusion of various industry specific products to create a business system solution built around one of our key advanced business software systems.
SAP Business One Industry Solution components
With SAP Business One’s evolution from a best of suite application into an application and technical platform, independent software vendors, World-wide, have created software to enhance SAP Business One. Excellent system extensions exist in the SAP Business One ecosystem for process manufacturers such as food producers, food and beverage manufacturers and other manufacturing companies dealing with formulas and recipes; discrete manufacturers who make to order, make to stock and or engineer to order; eRetailers; field services companies and advanced warehousing and distribution companies.
In addition to these excellent industry based products a range of general system extensions exist for SAP Business One including SAP Concur expense and travel management, a cloud service, a mobile sales app and a range of nifty apps from a company called Enterpryze. CitySoft help companies by recommending solutions that meet a company’s specific business needs build around one of our core business systems.
The key SAP independent software vendor (ISV) products CitySoft recommend by industry are:
Process Manufacturing - BatchMaster for SAP Business One
Discrete Manufacturing – Produmex
eCommerce – ePages and Appseconnect
Advanced Warehousing & Distribution – BatchMaster warehousing (for companies using BatchMaster manufacturing who need advanced warehousing capabilities), LISA Warehousing for SAP Business One, Produmex Advanced Warehousing for companies using Produmex production software.
Merchandising – Opmetrix
Field Services system Coresystems – Cloud Field Services system
Other neat products for SAP Business One include Autodocs and Boyum B1uP
SAGE 300 Industry Solution components
Growing small to medium sized companies who choose Sage 300 as their advanced business software have at their disposal a huge number of applications created exclusively for Sage 300 or integrated with Sage 300
The key products CitySoft recommend to companies using Sage 300, by industry, are:
Process Manufacturing - BatchMaster
Discrete Manufacturing – AutoSimply
eCommerce – XM Symphony (Sage eCommerce)
Service Management - Field Services system – Technisoft Software
There are also a host of specific business process products that extend Sage 300 such as EFT, inter entity and intercompany, document management and scanning, fixed assets and alerts and workflows to name some of the more popular products.
SAGE X3 Industry Solution components
Sage X3 as a mid-market advanced all in one business system relies less on system extensions than the advanced business systems designed for smaller sized businesses. There are however best of breed extensions as either applications developed in the SAGE X3 SAFE platform or as integrated 3rd party systems.
The key products CitySoft may recommend to companies using Sage X3, where industry requirements demand specialized software are:
Chemicals and Dangerous Goods manufacturing and or distribution - Provenio
Advanced Equipment Maintenance / Enterprise Asset Management – DIMO
Rentals – Tema
Advanced Document Management – V1
Construction – SawSoft Construction for Sage X3
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Lascom
Advanced warehouse Management – Datalinx
Advanced Inventory Management – Sage Inventory Advisor
Projects and Jobs - Gfi
Here are a few examples of CitySoft formulated business system solutions
Utilizing software from both Produmex and Streamline, plus services from SPS eCommerce for EDI trade, CitySoft created a modern business system solution for a business involved in vegetable growing, buying, and importing, processing, exporting and selling to a domestic market through the major food retailers. Produmex software is used to manage integration with weigh scales and grading equipment plus quality control measures whilst SAP Business One was configured to manage field, farm and picker traceability, lots and best before tracking, sales order management and pick, pack and shipment of sales orders. SAP Business One national accounts management and the ability to electronically receive and send data electronically streamlined exchanges with their major retail customers and AutoDocs from Streamline allowed simple bulk yet personalized document distribution with customers and suppliers to take place with minimal effort. Purchasing, customer and supplier contracts and multi-currency transactions are all accommodated on system in SAP Business One.
A food manufacturer using SAP Business One required greater control and visibility over raw materials, wastage, re-work, labour costs, batch tracking & recipe controls. CitySoft replaced their incumbent SAP Business One Services Company and set in motion a plan to help the food manufacturer capitalize on their past investment in SAP Business One. In a relatively short time frame CitySoft upgraded the company to the latest edition of SAP Business One which contained superior manufacturing capabilities than the older version the company was using, added HR3 payroll & HR and provided the company with a FREE version of Qlik Sense business intelligence to enable dashboards and reports to be created drawing data from HR3 and SAP that provided far greater insight into production costs than they previously had. The SAP Business One upgrade negated any immediate need to introduce the food and beverage specific BatchMaster software for SAP Business One even though CitySoft arranged a trade in for the company for the process manufacturing system they had previously purchased but never implemented. A major warehouse investment was delayed off the back of tighter batch tracking and procurement practices using SAP Business One best practice functionality.
Non Alcoholic drink manufacturer utilizes Opmetrix merchandising software to address their need for proof of delivery (POD). Route sales people especially in the food and beverage space know the importance of confirming supply of their goods to cafes, restaurants and convenience stores. They also know the value of product placement and capturing in store information. Opmetrix allows the non-alcoholic beverage manufacturer and distributor to better manage deliveries, van stock and sales and their daily sales and delivery routes.
Industrial equipment retailer uses Enterpryze proof of pick up to speed up counter sale pick-ups of goods by customers. In the hustle and bustle of an industrial counter sale environment speed is paramount and translates into customer service and in fact repeat business however issues can arise at a later time when some customers demand verification of pick up. Enterpryze proof of pick allows for a customer electronic signature and optionally a digital picture to accompany the sale.
A discrete manufacturer in regional Victoria uses Produmex Scan as part of a SAP Business One system to provide shop floor staff with the ability to manage inventory both finished and for production using a mobile handheld device.
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Projects and Construction
The March 2017 version 11 release of Sage X3 introduced expanded project functionality in the core Sage X3 footprint not only with respect to manufacturing jobs but also for both professional and technical service providers with a job and project orientation.