1 August 2012: Avon Rubber p.l.c., has announced that it has selected The Sage Group's global ERP solution dedicated to the midmarket, Sage ERP X3, to streamline its core business processes and integrate the financial and commercial operations across its business as it continues to accelerate business growth. The fully integrated business management solution - which will be deployed globally across multiple sites in the USA, Europe and Asia, - will provide operational control across all manufacturing, distribution, sales and service as well as localised and consolidated corporate financial reporting. Sage ERP X3 specialist Business Partner Inixion Limited will provide consultancy, implementation and associated professional services to Avon, manage the project and provide support for the solution.
Sage ERP X3 was selected ahead of competitor solutions following a comprehensive tender process. The circa 450 user solution will provide a central hub for Avon Rubber p.l.c business critical information, offering rich functionality across multiple business functions, territories and departments to provide a consolidated view of the company's total operations and deliver new levels of business insight.
Peter Slabbert, CEO Avon Rubber p.l.c. commented: "The conclusion of our selection process and the implementation of Sage ERP X3 kicks off one of the most important projects for Avon in this financial year and beyond; to consolidate and centralise our management systems. Inixion demonstrated unrivalled expertise with Sage ERP X3 coupled with a unique and deep understanding of our business requirements and we are confident the project will be transformative for our business as we continue to accelerate our footprint worldwide."
Designed specifically for mid-market businesses with sophisticated business requirements or international ambitions, Sage ERP X3 is proven as a robust, easy to integrate and highly scalable global solution that is web-native. Furthermore, it has flexible customisation and low total cost of implementation and ownership. Thanks to its intuitive design, the robustness of its technology and global capabilities, Sage ERP X3 was a natural fit for Avon Rubber's requirements.
"Sage ERP X3 is an ideal solution for enterprises needing to support international growth, streamline operations across borders and enhance productivity," explained Christophe Letellier, CEO Sage ERP X3, Sage Group p.l.c. "Many of our mid-market customers are already international businesses or have plans to expand internationally. Sage and our dedicated Business Partners like Inixion have the understanding and expertise to help them avoid making costly, cumbersome and complex investments. This latest partnership with Avon is testament to the expert counsel from Inixion and the robustness of the Sage ERP X3 solution."
Ian Bromley, Managing Director, Inixion Limited added: "We are truly delighted to be working with Avon Rubber p.l.c.. The contract award was the next logical step for all parties following a process over the past few months of a growing relationship at all levels between Inixion and Avon, which facilitated our understanding of their diverse requirements and allowed us jointly to map how we can utilise both the extensive functionality of Sage ERP X3 and the combined knowledge and experience of the Inixion team."