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What is a Sage Consultant and What Do They Do?

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September 21, 2023

In an ever-evolving business landscape, ERP software and accounting solutions like Sage 200 are becoming a key factor to stay competitive. Enterprise Resource Planning systems create a central database that enables all departments within an organisation to operate from a single point of truth, helping bring disparate wings of a business together.

Sage software can include comprehensive tools for:

  • Accounts and finance.
  • CRM.
  • Supply chain management.
  • Manufacturing.
  • Construction.
  • Payroll and HR.

Sage software enables you to access advanced capabilities like integrated software and automation tools. This allows enhanced collaboration, streamlined workflows and processes and real-time access to key operational data that can help enhance revenue.

But the only way to get the most out of these pieces of software is to get the appropriate implementation for your needs. This is where the help of a skilled Sage consultant can be invaluable. Their goal is to help businesses get the most out of their accounting and ERP software, helping with installation, training, configuration and much more.

What is a Sage consultant?

When you look for Sage consultants, you may come across terms like Sage 200 Consultant or Sage Business Partner. These are all interchangeable terms, and they all refer to individuals and organisations that help you find and optimise the Sage software solution that works for you.

Their process starts with evaluating your organisation to understand the teams and processes, then identifying the best fit from the available Sage systems. Their work then involves collaborating with you to work out which operations will be the simplest to incorporate into the Sage ecosystem, assess the potential challenges and eventually create a roadmap to adopting your chosen Sage solution.

Even after the implementation is complete, the consultant’s work is not complete. They will help to monitor and optimise the deployment whilst offering training for you and your staff to help you reach the point when full incorporation is achieved.

Sage consultants bring a number of skills to the table, like:

  • Managing, developing, integrating and optimising software solutions.
  • Developing system designs and strategies.
  • Engineering new business processes.
  • Supervising data migration.
  • Management of client databases.
  • Offering comprehensive support throughout the process.

So what is a Sage Business Partner?

Sage Business Partners are recognised and accredited partners that deal with the software solutions offered by Sage. They have a proven expertise in the products and can operate as Sage consultants to help with optimised implementations of complex systems based in the Sage infrastructure, tailored to the needs of their clients.

What are the main benefits of working with a Sage consultant?

There are many advantages to working with a Sage 200 consultant when implementing this enterprise software. Here are some of the most important ones:

Fast, Seamless Implementation

Deploying a new software system can be challenging, expensive and time-consuming. Customisation and configuration needs can be extensive, and many businesses feel completely out of their depth trying to do it. This is where a Sage consultant comes in, utilising their expertise to identify what your organisation needs and how the software can be modified to meet those needs.

Cost Savings

ERP saves a business time and money with streamlined operations, enhanced data visibility and improved communication. But the software needs to be optimised to meet the specific needs of the business, and a Sage consultant can help with this. Their input can resolve pain points to maximise the ROI of your Sage deployment.

Risk Reduction

With real expertise in your implementation, you will have fewer problems throughout the journey. There are always challenges with ERP implementations, but a knowledgeable Sage consultant will be able to identify and resolve errors swiftly, taking the pressure off your IT staff and providing training where it is needed.

Custom Approaches to Training

Sage Business Partners can also provide hands-on training to your employees. It can be difficult to embrace change, but having an expert in your corner makes a big difference. With their advanced knowledge, training approaches can be tailored to your needs to help your staff feel confident in the new software.

Ongoing Sage Support

A good Sage consultant continues to support you and your employees long after the deployment. They will keep on top of updates and new integrations, ensuring your Sage installation remains current at all times.

When do you need to hire a Sage consultant?

If you are a newcomer to the Sage architecture, it is prudent to include a consultant from the outset of your deployment. Their expertise could be the making of your Sage deployment, bringing expert strategy and an experienced hand to guide you and your staff, no matter what industry you operate in.

Even if you are already using Sage, a consultant could come in to optimise your existing configuration to help you get the most out of your business processes. And, if you are undergoing rapid growth or change, Sage consultants can help ensure your systems are prepared for what’s coming.

How do you find a reputable Sage consultant?

It’s best to look at accreditations and reviews when exploring potential candidates for your Sage consultant. Firms and individuals with direct experience within your industry can be particularly beneficial, but the main consideration is their aptitude with the software.

We are experts in ERP and have a wealth of experience working with organisations in diverse industries to implement Sage software solutions. Contact us for a conversation about your goals and we will let you know how we could help you go beyond them to improve operations with the implementation of Sage ERP and accounting solutions.

Why choose Eventura for your Sage implementation, support and training?

With two decades of Sage deployments under our belt, we are experts in delivering robust Sage 200 solutions that are meticulously designed to suit your specific business needs. We take a full 360-degree view of your business, help you identify all of your requirements and create a personalised Sage 200 demo that will help you understand what the software can do for your business.

We have particular expertise in helping industries such as manufacturing, construction and warehousing and distribution, where we have helped create bespoke solutions that tackle industry specific needs.

Our team of expert business analysts, developers, consultants, technicians and support staff will guide you through your Sage 200 project from conception, through to deployment and ongoing support.

If you would like to speak with one of our experts and arrange a free Sage 200 demo, you can request a free call back here.

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