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Civil | {SAW} SOFTWARE MILL

'These are modules that understand the
relationship of risk to commerce.'
not completely bridged the gap, "We've
certainly eliminated some of the holes," he
says. "When I was a project manager, that
would have been nice to have to be able to
do change management and understand
those changes within the financial management system."
The software also is very flexible, Wiener
adds. "It can do just about anything you
want and it's entirely web based," he says,
noting that X3 is one of the few ERPs that
started as a web application. "It's very easy
to develop in."
Today, the X3 platform not only provides
procurement but also performs sales across
multiple currencies, unit of measures and
legislative reporting requirements for its users. "We refer to it as the most 'multi-multiplatform' out there,'" Wiener declares.
The product has proved useful for {SAW}'s
customers, including one client that is based
is entirely web-based and its
ยป X3features
are configured to meet
the needs of contractors.

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in the United States but physically operates in Dubai on U.S. government projects.
Thanks to Sage X3 Construction, Wiener says,
the company can have a multinational presence, buy and sell, and make measurement
conversions from feet to meters.
{SAW} Software Mill also has clients in
South East Asia that use the product. "This
solution is designed for companies that do
long, protracted projects," he says, noting
that these clients usually do five jobs a year
at the most. "The value of these projects
is large," with project values in the tens to
hundreds of millions of dollars.

Adapting and Adjusting
{SAW} Software Mill has coped with
challenges since launching Sage X3 Construction, Wiener admits. "One big thing
is probably the fact that the international
construction companies we designed this

for don't operate the same way as domestic
construction companies," he says.
{SAW}'s main client base often takes
on jobs ranging from $10 to $100 million,
but domestic firms "do a lot of 10's to 100's
of thousand dollar jobs," he says. "One of
the things we've had to do is we've had to
adapt the solution to cater to that in the
North American market, based on customer
feedback," specifically to accommodate
the small job component of the domestic
construction companies.
While Sage sells the product to the client,
"We maintain a relationship with the customers," he says, noting that {SAW} Software
Mill will accept suggestions from clients and
then add those features. "We do a quarterly
iteration of new feature sets."
This March, {SAW} Software Mill and
Sage launched version 1.25 of X3 Construction. "We also just shipped a solution for


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