Sage Summit has come and gone with lots of excitement about Sage and Sage SalesLogix v8.0 from our customers and partners. In addition to all the great value in the SalesLogix 8 release, I gave a session on the value of the Sage ERP X3 Integration that is provided out of the box with both SalesLogix v7.5.4 and v8.0. The Sage ERP X3 integration is based on the infrastructure and standards that Sage has committed to across the product lines such as SData based Web services.
Using these standards, the customer can get access to ERP data directly in the SalesLogix Web User Interface that they are familiar with using, including Sales Orders, Invoices, Payments, and Deliveries. No need to go to the ERP system or ask the back office personnel for this information since it is available directly within Sage SalesLogix – providing a complete view of the customer in one place. In addition, since that data is provided via the SData protocol, you can also access both the CRM and ERP data from your mobile device.
The reality of this powerful integration could be seen in the many demos I gave at the booth and I heard a lot of positive feedback on our progress as well. As it stands today, we have several customers in our controlled release process and it is possible to request this integration from your partner for implementation.