Sage ERP X3 distribution functionality is comprised of three domains—Sales, Purchasing, and Inventory.
Sage ERP X3 Sales enables you to monitor all information concerning customers or prospects, manage sales force assignment, and monitor corresponding targets and commissions. This module provides a quick look at information concerning products, price lists, discounts, or carriers, among others. You can issue customer quotations, book orders and transmit order acknowledgements, manage contracts, display and allocate goods from stock, and manage the dispatch and loan of goods prior to invoicing.
Sage ERP X3 Purchasing covers the purchasing process from end to end, starting with management of requests for quotes (RFQs), input and follow-up of replies, and integration into the price list base. This is followed by purchase requests, orders raised and delivery monitoring, subcontract orders, buyer workloads, and management of signature circuits through to incoming goods reception and verification of invoices. Analytical tools are used to monitor exchanges with suppliers to meet the main objectives of the purchasing department in terms of quality assurance, compliance with delivery dates, and purchase cost.
Integration into the accounting system is automatic through preliminary and firm commitments. This provides operational budget control from purchase requests to the issue of orders. Actual data is integrated automatically through management of invoices receivable and definitive invoices. Accounting procedures involving averaging of expenses in relation to service provision periods are also available.
Sage ERP X3 Inventory ensures optimum coherence and real-time monitoring of inventory status data. Inventory control is fully user-definable on each site with the application of the multisite, multi-warehouse and multi-location management. The module also incorporates some powerful quality control functions, also providing for total traceability of inventory quantities in real time, both upstream and downstream, by material flow management.