Software company Sage Business Solutions has signed Lascom as a strategic partner in Australia and New Zealand.
According to a company statement, the agreement will enable local Sage ERP X3 business partners, customers and prospects to tap into Lascom’s expertise and capability with complementary offerings such as their Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution which integrates directly with Sage ERP X3.
Sage ERP X3 has been specifically designed to fulfil the needs of midmarket companies.
Key features include embedded workflow, integrated business intelligence, dashboards and device-independent access and reporting, as well as financials, manufacturing, distribution, supply chain, retail, and integrated CRM functionality.
Lascom’s PLM solution includes a new product development module, research and development formulation tool, supplier portal, document management and design labelling.
Lascom originally signed on as a Sage Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partner in France in 2012 and has rapidly expanded globally during 2014 by offering niche industry solutions.
Lascom, operational and digital marketing, Jil Croquet, said she was excited to extend the company's relationship with Sage to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
"Key industries in these markets, including the food, beverage and process manufacturing sectors are responding to consumer concerns for product quality and a more intimate customer experience," she said.
"At the same time, companies are increasingly required to comply with local and global regulations, be increasingly innovative, reduce time to market, and focus on quality and traceability.
She said food service and retailers increasingly require software to assist in their drive for competitive differentiation, operational management and process transformation.
"Lascom PLM and Sage ERP X3 are a winning combination for organisations seeking a global vision for process excellence."
Sage managing director, Mike Lorge, said Lascom was an ideal ISV partner for Sage as its PLM software suite supported agile product development, quality management, compliance with regulatory requirements, and accelerated time to market by uniquely organising, managing, and inter-relating a wide range of product information.
"It will be an attractive business proposition for our Sage ERP X3 partner channel in the region, not to mention the benefits this integrated solution brings to our customer community."