Version 12 Features
- Improved screen-size, adaptive GUI, and simplified screen designer (formerly authoring mode)
- Animated screens for a smoother, modernized user experience
- License Plate (LPN) support
- Production Scheduler
- New tools and documentation to help with GDPR
- Mobility allows teams to maximize X3 investment by freeing users to access the system on any device
- Warehouse management capabilities allow for easier material handling inside of the system
- Better reporting allows greater insight into stock valuations
Which Version Are You On?
Below is a breakdown of the key feature releases and advancements for Sage X3 versions 6 through 12. Sage's support plan for these versions has changed; to learn more about Sage's new support policy and how it affects your business, click here.
*Versions 5 and below are no longer supported.
Version 6 lacks a web interface and must be installed on each individual computer. Customization features, support, resources, and documentation are unavailable for this version.
Version 7 allowed for increased control over intercompany transactions, better flexibility between legislations, and easier management of purchasing process and warehousing.
Version 8 introduced easier manufacturing scheduling, enhancements for the food and beverage industry, and extended flexibility for fixed asset management.
Version 9 created external sales access to critical data on mobile, additional traceability to reduce research for returns, and navigation improvements for easier training.
Version 11 presented the ability to analyze costs and revenue by project as well as track employee time from RF devices.
This is the most current version. Version 12 brought in mobility to maximize X3 investment, warehouse management capabilities to allow for easier material handling, and better reporting for greater insight into stock valuations.
EXPLORE OUR PROVEN PROCESS
Blytheco guides business transformation through successful upgrades and partnering with companies to ensure you get the most out of your system. Click on the arrows to explore each stage of our proven process.
Every business is unique. Detailed discovery is our way of understanding all aspects of your business and determining the right course of action for your company. We work collaboratively with your team to identify and thoroughly document your business challenges, internal processes, workflows, customizations, and opportunities for improvement. Our goal is to effectively plan your upgrade and build your project road map.
For Blytheco, project kickoff is synonymous with “team alignment.” At this stage, we focus on the collaborative review of your key processes, workflows, improvement opportunities, technology, and training requirements. As a team, we align on project roles, expectations, key dates, timing, budget, and phasing. Once we are aligned on the project and next steps, we ensure the approval of all product and professional services contracts.
Thorough preparation is crucial to a successful software upgrade. At this stage of our process, we spend time validating your current software and hardware, as well as gather all necessary assets. We work together to design the infrastructure for your new environment, validate your data, identify any risk, and prep your system for the software install.
Once the new version has been installed, we then bring your data into your new environment. At this stage we are focused on proper setup, field mapping, and in-depth testing to ensure all data imported to its correct location without error. Our consultant focuses their time on reviewing critical data to validate the success of the import. All data errors are corrected before moving on.
This stage of the process represents the completion of the technical execution of your upgrade. Our consulting team focuses on executing project tasks, connecting integrations, and system customizations. Once everything is connected, we spend time testing all necessary elements, patching as needed, and activating your software. Execution of this stage indicates your software has successfully been upgraded to the latest version.
Once your system has been upgraded and goes live, we then work together to ensure that your software is performing optimally. At this stage, our teams work together to validate data, processes, workflows, and integrations, and confirm that there are no errors. Any errors that arise are corrected by our consultants. Once both teams are in alignment regarding the upgrade, we then sign off on the project’s completion.
From the beginning of this process, our focus is on helping your company make the most of your software. Throughout this collaborative process, our team will make improvements to your workflows and processes, add new functionality, and update your features and user interface. At this stage, it is crucial that we spend time with your team to train on these new improvements, refresh on existing functionality and workflows, and offer best-practice recommendations. Our goal is to ensure your team is comfortable in the new system and can take full advantage of the upgrade.
Once the project is complete and your staff is trained and making optimal use of the software, our teams connect again for a post-upgrade meeting. Throughout the upgrade process, we typically uncover many opportunities for future improvements and refinement. During this meeting, we take the time to document those opportunities, review the upgrade process, share our collective learnings, and set a plan in motion for executing future optimizations. At this stage, we lay the groundwork for your future upgrade.
Average Improvement in System Security and Compliance
Average Reduction in Manual Processes and Workarounds
Average Efficiency, System Performance, and Speed
Focus on client success
SAGE X3 LIFE CYCLE SUPPORT POLICY
Since the release of Sage X3 in 2004, Sage continues to invest in the modernization, development, and advancement of Sage X3. As part of that modernization, Sage has released new product features, a support policy, support levels, and a new life cycle timeline for maintenance and support.
This guide was developed to help you navigate these new releases and understand the options and resources available to you at each stage of your product journey.
DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF UPGRADING
Staying up-to-date on your upgrades allows you to get the most out of your software. Here are a few key benefits of upgrading to the latest version of Sage X3.
With Sage X3 v12, you are able to take advantage of increased visibility, enhanced workflows, and increased automation. Version 12 is a fast, intuitive, and flexible way to boost business performance and streamline operations.
With Sage X3 v12, you can utilize a large network of software add-ons, enhancements, and functionalities. Easily access a new library of built-in reports, business intelligence tools, legislative features, and more.
Support for versions 5–11 is limited. Working on older versions can often lead to compatibility challenges, business disruptions, performance speed decline, and compliance concerns.
LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO UPGRADE YOUR SAGE X3 SOFTWARE AND OPTIMIZE YOUR BUSINESS.
We work with clients like you to explore your options, document your challenges, and implement the right solutions for your business. Fill out this form, and one of our Blytheco Solutions Specialists will reach out promptly.