Green Resources Chooses Sage ERP X3 for Future Growth

BERLIN, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Leading forestry company deploys Sage ERP X3 to drive efficiency and increase business insight across multiple territories

Company named as Sage ERP X3's 4,000th customer at Global Convention

Norwegian energy company, Green Resources, has today announced that it has selected Sage ERP X3, a leading global mid-market Enterprise Resource Planning solution,  to streamline and simplify its business processes as it continues to accelerate business growth. Green Resources has also been named as Sage ERP X3's 4,000th customer at its Global Convention in Berlin. The fully integrated business management solution will be deployed across multiple territories including sites in Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Norway and the UK, as part of a 300 user international roll out. Sage ERP X3 will provide the company with operational control across accounting, procurement and inventory functions, ultimately helping to manage the organisation's costs more effectively.

Mads Asprem, CEO of Green Resources explains: "We are really pleased that Sage has recognised us as its 4,000th customer globally, as our multi-country organisation reflects the scalability and flexibility of the solution. Our company has grown exponentially over the past decade but to ensure our consistent growth and leading position in the market, we needed an ERP solution that offered us visibility across the entire company and centralised our management systems. Sage ERP X3 offers the standardisation, compliance, automation and control that will help run the organisation more effectively and eventually reduce our costs. We will also be integrating the manufacturing and HR functions in to the solution later in 2013 to establish ERP X3 as the central hub for our business."

Staying true to the green agenda, Green Resources will also be the first site in the UK to implement Sage ERP X3's EDM Solution, an Electronic Document Management System which has been designed specifically to help efficiently store and archive documents.

Developed for mid-sized companies and subsidiaries of large groups with international demands, Sage ERP X3 gives users the freedom to choose a desktop or web interface, which is cost effective to deploy and easy to integrate, offering outstanding scalability and performance. Thanks to its intuitive design, the robustness of its technology and global capabilities, Sage ERP X3 is a natural fit for Green Resources.

"Sage ERP X3 has proven itself as the ideal business management solution for mid-sized organisations looking to expand their global footprint and will be a huge coup for Green Resources, as it drives business expansion. Complete with its global capabilities, unrivalled usability and rapid implementation, the system will transform business insight for the company, deliver ROI and support Green Resources as it grows," comments Christophe Vanackere, Head of Sales and Marketing, for Sage Mid-Market Europe.

About Sage

The Sage Group plc is a leading global provider of business management software to small and medium sized companies, creating greater freedom for them to succeed. Sage understands how and why each business is unique. We provide products and services that suit varying needs, are a pleasure to use and are secure and efficient. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 13,500 employees in 24 countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia and Brazil. For further information please visit http://www.sage.com.

About Sage ERP X3

Sage ERP X3 is Sage Group's global ERP solution for mid-sized companies and subsidiaries of large groups with international demands. For over 10 years Sage ERP X3 has been a proven and comprehensive ERP solution addressing mid-market companies' specific requirements and challenges in industries from manufacturing and services, to distribution and many more. 4,000 customers in 60 countries worldwide have chosen Sage ERP X3 because it is easy to use, rapid to deploy, and cost effective. For further information, please visit http://www.sageerpx3.co.uk.

About Green Resources

Green Resources is Africa's leading forestation company and a leader in East African wood manufacturing.  The company has 25,000 ha of standing forest in Tanzania, Mozambique and Uganda, established through its own planting activities.  It operates East Africa's largest sawmill in Tanzania and electricity pole and charcoal plants in Tanzania and Uganda and is also one of the first global companies to receive carbon revenue from its plantation forests. The company was established in 1995 and is a private Norwegian company with 80 shareholders.  It employs more than 3,600 people and has invested USD 120 mn in its African operations since its inception.  Green Resources aims to establish over 100,000 ha of plantation to serve both the growing regional and global demand for wood products.  Its strategy is based on growing wood for both traditional uses (sawn timber, panel board, pulp, etc.) and for the growing bio-energy sector.

SOURCE The Sage Group plc




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