1 February 2012 - The Sage ERP X3 Global Sales and R&D Convention, held from 10-13 January in Paris, attracted over 500 attendees including 160 partners during the Partner Days. Over 25 countries were represented at the Convention, which was hailed a great success by attendees from Sage’s subsidiaries and the partner community worldwide.
Christophe Letellier, CEO of Sage ERP X3, kicked off the Convention by stating: “Sage ERP X3 is one of the major engines for Sage’s growth. With the people we have, we can deliver outstanding growth and we can do it even in a difficult economic environment. We have everything we need to be successful.”
Christophe Letellier continued, “We had fantastic attendance at this Global Sales and R&D Convention, beating all our early estimates. In addition we have received some very encouraging feedback from Sage subsidiaries and partners, who found a lot of value in being able to deepen their knowledge of the product, put faces to names and build new relationships. Our theme, ‘Powered for Growth’ is definitely where I see us in 2012 internationally.”
Awards for the partners were held at a gala dinner at La Coupole du Printemps in Paris. The following partners were presented with awards:
- Datel - Sage ERP X3 Partner of the Year in the UK (UK)
- Sistemas Ideais - Best Launch of Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition (Portugal)
- GFI Morocco – Top Sage ERP X3 Partner in Export Region (Morocco)
- Times 3 Technology - Highest Sales in South Africa for Sage ERP X3 (South Africa)
- SWK - Top Sage ERP X3 Growth Partner in North America (North America)
- Tangerine - Highest License Sales in Canada for Sage ERP X3 (Canada)
- Formula – Highest Sage ERP X3’s Turnover Outside France (Italy)
- Absys Cyborg - Largest Number of Sales on Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition (France)
- Kardol - Best Win Ratio and Business Strategy for Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition and Sage ERP X3 Premium Edition (France)
- CWI - First Sage ERP X3 Indirect Deal in Germany with WinWest (Germany)
- Process Control - First Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition Deal in Spain (Spain)
- FlowLine – Sage ERP X3’s contract signed on the day of the award ceremony (Switzerland)
A guest appearance was made by Paul Harrison, CFO of The Sage Group, at the close of the Convention on Friday morning. He stated, “Sage ERP X3 is one of our top priorities for the Group overall. Sage ERP X3’s sales licenses have increased by 31% in the past year which is higher than any other major product within Sage and signals the potential for growth internationally. I view the prospects for growth outside of France as particularly strong.”
Klaus Michael Vogelberg, CTO of The Sage Group commented, “I was very happy to participate in the success of the Sage ERP X3 Global Sales and R&D Convention. It is clear to me that the level of optimism and drive in the ecosystem is very high. I was pleased to engage with many of my Sage ERP X3 colleagues in the R&D and technology functions as well as our Sage ERP X3 partners over the week and to present to the analyst community. In Sage, our technology development is linked directly to customer needs and expectations. This is how we will grow and achieve even greater success in the coming year.”
Oracle was a Gold sponsor of the Partner Days during the Convention, while BNP, Microsoft and Preactor were Silver sponsors.
Christopher Tromans, Director, Worldwide ISV Alliances at Oracle said, “The Sage ERP X3 Global Sales Convention was a fantastic forum and an excellent opportunity to convey the messages that we want to and drive the most value for our joint customers through our partnership. Remember that Oracle simply reinforces the Sage ERP X3 value proposition, making ERP more rapid to implement, more cost effective and simpler to use. That’s what we’re aiming for and that’s what we think will drive success for our customers.”
Notes to Editors
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About Sage ERP X3
Sage ERP X3 is our dedicated solution for mid-market companies with an international presence. It enables customers to transform and perform by using our software. We have 3,300 customers representing 180,000 users worldwide who have chosen Sage ERP X3 because it is easy to use, rapid to implement and cost effective. For over 10 years Sage ERP X3 has been a proven and comprehensive ERP solution addressing the specific requirements and challenges of mid-market companies in various industries including manufacturing, services, distribution, and many more.
Sage ERP X3 has local operations in 55 countries, with a network of over 1,800 Sage professionals and 220 partners in its ecosystem.
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