Why Sage 300’s footprint in Canada makes it the ideal fit for your business
When small to medium sized businesses are trying to determine which Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software they should choose, the top of the mind issue is generally finding affordable software that is both flexible and scalable, so it can accommodate their growth. While cost can range quite significantly, to be honest, most ERPs offer flexibility and scalability as well as many of the other benefits offered by Sage 300 (formerly known as Accpac). This raises the question: What makes Sage 300 different? Choosing the right ERP requires businesses to consider more than just the obvious factors and the impact of things like Sage’s footprint in Canada, or the availability of resources could be missed or underestimated.
While it’s well known that Sage is the #1 Business Software Solution for small and medium sized businesses in Canada, it might be not be obvious that Sage is also one of the largest providers around the world. Worldwide, there are over 6 million users and $2.1 billion in annual revenue. Sage has been serving the Canadian market for over 25 years and especially with Sage 300 (Accpac) being built in Richmond, BC, more than 250,000 small and medium businesses use Sage Software in Canada. There are great functional benefits to the Sage 300 solutions, however the wide spread prevalence of Sage in Canada means that using it’s solutions can provide great non-functional benefits to your business, especially in two areas: hiring and cost.
EASY TO FIND EXPERIENCED STAFF
More than 3,000 educational institutions offer Sage solutions as part of their curriculum. That, in combination with the high prevalence of Sage 300 in Canada, means that the hiring pool for employees skilled in Sage 300 is huge. Hiring is a natural part of the business cycle and finding the ideal candidate can be a grueling task but using business software with a significant footprint, such as Sage 300, improves your ability to hire an experienced candidate who can maximize the benefits of your ERP.
COST OF TIME AND RESOURCES
One of the most expensive and time consuming aspects of hiring is training. In many cases, new hires are unfamiliar with the ERP software that’s being used, so on top of learning all of the businesses processes, they also have to learn the ERP software. This leads to an extended transition period during which your new hire is likely limited in their ability to do their job fully. The less experienced the new hire is with the ERP software, the longer the transition period will be and the greater the impact will be on your team. On top of that, new hires are often trained by their experienced peers, which further drains from your available resources.
If you can bring someone into the team that is already well versed in your ERP software, you save time by reducing the need for training, lower costs by reducing the amount of resources required, and improve efficiency by having that person up to speed and doing their full job responsibilities faster. Sage 300’s large footprint in Canada is precisely what makes hiring experienced staff possible.
THE WHOLE PICTURE
Businesses frequently make the mistake of failing to look at the bigger picture in choosing their ERP software. It’s important to consider the impact of your software beyond implementation and, beyond hiring, Sage 300’s large footprint will save time on training and cost of resources for many years, thereby creating an environment where your business can run smoothly and without interruption.