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Jeremy Waterman, Managing Director of Softline Accpac and Sage MMD Africa

Sage has reinforced its ability to address its customers’ environmental compliance needs through a global alliance with software vendor Verteego. Sage ERP X3 is now connected to Verteego's online REACH traceability platform, a solution targeted at retailers and manufacturers to help ensure traceability of chemicals down their supply chain and avoid supply chain disruptions.

The new connected service demonstrates how hybrid models using on-premise software and the Cloud, can maximise customer benefits. With the development of this new connector, Sage has shown it can react quickly to the evolving and demanding environmental requirements of European mid-market companies.

REACH is the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use. It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances. The law entered into force on 1 June 2007. 

 

Jeremy Waterman, Managing Director of Softline Accpac and Sage MMD Africa, part of the Sage Group plc., says the REACH regulation is applicable to companies that manufacture and export their goods to the European Union.  “Whether you are based in South Africa or in Africa, you will be required to gather information on the properties of chemical substances utilised in your processes and their safe handling.  The fact that Sage ERP X3 is able to provide this functionality, will therefore greatly aid manufacturers and exporters that deal with the European Union,” says Waterman.

Thanks to this unique combination of software, retailers and manufacturers can now organise and ensure the traceability of chemicals down their supply chain, collect REACH data from their suppliers and provide their customers with reliable REACH reports. The solution effectively maximises Sage ERP X3's capabilities, while Verteego ensures compliance with REACH traceability obligations.

Benoit Gruber, VP Product Marketing and Alliances for Sage ERP X3 commented, “Sage has chosen to partner with Verteego in the development of specialised connected services to Sage ERP X3 to help its customers meet these new challenges. REACH compliance is the first stage of this process with the next being energy management. Our manufacturing and retail customers need a simple, yet powerful chemical supply chain solution to comply with REACH both effectively and efficiently. We chose Verteego because of their expertise and our respective strengths in manufacturing and retail.”

Jeremy Fain, Co-founder and CEO at Verteego added, “We believe Sage ERP X3 customers who are required to collate information down the supply chain will be amazed at the ease and power of the user experience enabled by this new connected service, due to the level of automation it provides. In addition to compliance, mid-sized companies can now reassure their stakeholders about the innocuousness of their products. It is key for both their employees and consumers, as it supports engagement in responsible purchasing and environmental policy.”

Article 33 of European regulation REACH applies to importers of goods from outside the European Union, as well as assemblers or manufacturers of goods within the EU. It makes traceability of hazardous chemicals down the supply chain mandatory. The article places greater responsibility on industry to manage the risks from hazardous chemicals, also called SVHCs (Substances of Very High Concern).

Verteego is a Sage global partner on environmental issues, offering a full suite of solutions combining software and services. Its solutions cover three areas of expertise: sustainable development, energy and chemicals.

About The Sage Group plc

Sage is a leading global supplier of business management software and services for small and midsized businesses. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs more than 12,300 people and supports more than 6 million customers worldwide. For further information please visit www.sage.com.

About Sage ERP X3

Sage ERP X3 is a dedicated solution for mid-market and larger companies with international demands that enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Over 3,300 customers representing 180,000 users worldwide have already chosen Sage ERP X3 because it is easy to use, rapid to deploy and cost effective. For over 10 years Sage ERP X3 has been a proven and comprehensive ERP solution addressing mid-market companies’ specific requirements and challenges in industries from manufacturing and services, to distribution and many more. Sage ERP X3 has presence in 55 countries and counts a network of more than 1,500 Sage professionals and 220 resellers in its ecosystem.

About Verteego

A fast growing environmental software vendor born in Paris, France, in 2008, Verteego provides existing information systems with their ‘green core’, enabling green value to be measured and compliance to be ensured. Verteego’s online services rely on a technology platform that embraces a number of energy, environmental and toxicology criteria, including hazardous chemicals, carbon, water, waste, etc, for organizations and their products and services. Verteego embeds unique supply chain traceability capacities for its customers. Verteego is a Sage ERP X3 Global Partner. For more information go to http://www.verteego.com/en or follow on Verteego on Twitter @verteego_EN. 

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