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Product Name:Sage PFW ERP
Current Version Number:5.9
Date Product First Released:1980
PDF file Sage PFW - Top Seven Enhancements by Version
PDF file Sage PFW - ClientCare Plan
Short Product Description:
Sage PFW ERP is a comprehensive financial, distribution, and process manufacturing solution for small to midsized businesses transacting business throughout the global marketplace. Specifically designed to grow with your business, Sage PFW can help you boost production, increase efficiency in your supply chain, and extend your organization to the global market.
Desktop Environments:
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
Operating Systems:
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Linux
Databases Supported:
Pervasive SQL
Software Only Price Range:$25,000
Software Pricing: Important Considerations.
Geographic Availability:United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central/South America, Europe, Africa, Near East, Far East, Australia
Target Business Revenue:
up to $150 MM
Target Number of Employees:
1 - 200 employees
Product Introduction:
From comprehensive financial management to secure formula or recipe management through production and every step in-between, Sage PFW ERP offers the tools you need to effectively manage your business. It provides companies with a flexible, expandable architecture, and is particularly well suited for companies that want to utilize software across international borders.

The Sage PFW process manufacturing modules add specifically targeted capabilities for batch manufacturing industries, including paints and coatings, specialty chemical, food and beverage, adhesives/sealants, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, fragrances, inks, and more. These powerful modules transform your data into strategic, decision-making insights that will help you streamline operations, shorten product development cycles, optimize resources, and ultimately boost your bottom line.

Straightforward and easy to use, Sage PFW offers all the features you expect from a high-powered package. Extensive inter-company, consolidations, and translation features make doing business in the global marketplace almost as easy as doing business in your own backyard. In addition, Sage PFW uses an advanced three-tier architecture. Several tasks such as posting routines, reports, listings, and utilities can optionally run on application servers instead of client workstations - reducing network traffic and bottlenecks.

Sage PFW stands apart from other packages by providing immediate access to vital information, enhanced customer service, streamlined operations and international business capabilities. Most importantly, this modular solution is flexible and scalable, providing the ability to integrate and customize the system to easily satisfy both common and specific business requirements in most any industry.
Product Strengths:
  • Process Manufacturing Industry Solutions Designed Specifically for Process Manufacturers
  • Formula/Recipe Management
  • Formula Research & Development
  • Materials Requirement Planning
  • Production Management
  • Labeling and MSDS
  • Three-Tier Architecture
  • Optimum Performance and Scalability
  • Flexible System Configuration
  • Schedule & Disburse Reports/Posting Simplify Multi-Company Processing
  • Inter-Company and Consolidations
  • Direct/Indirect Posting
  • Comprehensive General Ledger
Sage PFW features a full suite of built-in process manufacturing applications, which are ideally suited for process manufacturers in the paints and coatings industry, specialty chemical, consumer packaged goods, foods, and nutraceutical industries. Worldwide, process manufacturers use the solution to manage nearly every aspect of their operations.

From research and development, and formula management to MRP, MSDS, and production, Sage PFW improves efficiency and unifies processes within even the most complex manufacturing environments.
Company Mission Statement:
As Sage has grown, we've been guided by a simple statement of purpose: to help make it easier for our customers to manage their business processes. Standing behind that purpose are our principles for operating the business - with a focus on agility, innovation, trust and integrity, and simplicity - all of which keep us closely connected with our customers.
Firm Description:
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs more than 4,100 people and supports nearly 2.9 million small and medium-size business customers.

The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 14,500 people and supports 5.8 million customers worldwide. For more than 30 years, Sage has delivered easy-to-use, scalable, and customizable software and services for accounting, customer relationship management, human resources, merchant services, time tracking, and the specialized needs of the construction, distribution, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit, and real estate industries.
Industry Strengths:
  • Chemicals
  • Paint and Coatings
  • Food & Beverage
  • Pharamceutical & Nutriceutical
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care Products
  • Process Manufacturing
  • Financial / Insurance / Real Estate
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-National
ASP Support:
Sage PFW ERP does not currently run in an ASP environment.
Consulting Services:
A wide range of consulting services are offered by authorized business partners and tailored to meet the unique requirements of each client.
Internet and e-Business Services:
Internet and e-Business services are offered through several third party applications which have been thoroughly tested.
Technical Services:
Technical services are provide either by Sage or by one of Sage's highly trained business partners.
Sage PFW ERP business partners will install and fully implement each client's business management system to meet their specific requirements.
Sage offers flexible training options for a balance of instructor-led training and online education, providing students with an overall knowledge strategy. These flexible offerings include classroom training, Realtime Learning, Anytime Learning, self-study guides, and an annual customer conference.
Sage PFW ClientCare maximizes your software investment by giving you access to technical expertise, automatic version upgrades and regular service pack updates, along with real-time learning courses.

ClientCare includes:

  • Unlimited Toll-Free Telephone Support
  • Automatic Version Upgrades and Regular Service Pack Updates
  • Access to Sage Online
  • Option to Acquire New Modules as Your Business Grows or When You Need to Automate New Processes within Your Organization
  • Unlimited Tech Tuesday Realtime Learning Courses
  • Unlimited Business-Building Realtime Learning Courses
  • Two Private Tutor Sessions
Application Development:
Sage PFW ERP business partners will work with each client to deliver the level of functionality required. If additional functionality needs to be added, this work can be carried out by highly trained developers that are familiar with Sage PFW ERP.
Additional Services:
Each client engagement is unique and therefore Sage PFW ERP business partners will provide whatever additional services might be required by their clients.
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