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Sage ERP and CRM Portfolio Update: Clarity at Last
Having developed an extraordinary customer experience (ECE) strategy—“Enrich, Connect, Grow”—Sage is firming up its enterprise resource planning (ERP) and

bi sage instant  Microsoft Office integration, embedded BI capabilities (from SAP BusinessObjects ), and the Sage Visual Processes tool. The product was made available in 35 countries. (For more information, see my article A Traditional 'Local Touch' Leader Espouses a More Global Vision . ) Sage ERP X3 V6 was released in 2010 with enhanced multi-legislation Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture, with availability in more than 50 countries. The product currently has 3,000 customers, and its ecosystem

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