Sage unveiled a new manufacturing module for Sage 100cloud at its annual user conference, Sage Summit, held in Atlanta this year. Production management will now be available in Sage 100cloud, the company’s web-based enterprise management solution for small to mid-sized businesses.
Sage partnered with independent software vendor Scanco, which specializes in warehouse management and manufacturing automation, to develop the new manufacturing module.
Also at the Summit, Sage released a study it commissioned from Forrester, which showed that more than half of manufacturing and distribution companies are planning to invest in hybrid cloud solutions, of which Sage 100cloud is one, to help achieve their business goals.
The study also suggested cost reduction is the number one priority for mid-market manufacturers, and over two-thirds of businesses looking to reduce costs reported that on-premise or a hosted (non-cloud) deployment model is the best for helping them to achieve their outcomes.
“The research conducted by Forrester Consulting reveals sixty-eight percent of midmarket companies surveyed are migrating existing applications to the cloud,” said Nancy Harris, executive vice president of Sage North America, in a statement. “Interestingly, when it comes to their financial systems plans, more than fifty percent of companies revealed they are looking for financial systems that are hybrid or on-premise solutions. This new functionality delivered to Sage 100cloud allows customers to leverage all the benefits of the cloud while maintaining control of core operations in an on-premise or hosted environment.”
The new Sage Production Management module, built on the Sage 100cloud Business Object Framework, allows users visibility into the entire production process. The module also offers discrete manufacturers an expanded set of customizable features. Through the integration with Sage 100cloud, users can also connect to Sage’s growing ecosystem of cloud-based capabilities to optimize inventory management, increase collaboration and automate workflows. Sage 100cloud is suited to help mid-sized manufacturers, distributors and service businesses create customized workflows, using cloud-connected solutions and customized on-premise features.
“The new Production Management module demonstrates Sage’s commitment to providing a comprehensive, end-to-end, cloud-enabled solution for customers, and we are thrilled to be part of bringing it to life,” stated Shaun Boros, partner at Scanco Software. “We are excited to help deliver a module that will ensure all Sage 100cloud users have the tools they need to scale and grow into the future, while cutting costs.”
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