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SAGE X3 CONSTRUCTION
is fundamental to
ยป Ease-of-use
the philosophy of X3FC and all
of the company's solutions.

NEXT-GEN IDEAS

Sage X3 Construction is following a roadmap that will keep it on the cutting-edge. BY TIM O'CONNOR

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ersion 2.0 of the Sage X3 Construction (X3FC), developed by
{SAW} Software Mill, which is
the construction vertical module
for the Sage X3 ERP platform, went live at
the end of September and made several
improvements to how users report and
access project information. The methods
for managing Job Cards and Work Packages
were rebuilt from scratch to make them
easier to use, increase their capabilities and
more accurately track information. "We've
enhanced the functionality around the execution of Job Cards and Work Packages to
make it easier for a smaller team to facilitate
a project," says Chris Wiener, CEO of {SAW}
Software Mill.
The module already empowered con-

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tractors with an integrated capital project
management solution capable of capturing
extensive financial and project data throughout a project's lifespan. Project teams and
administrators can access real-time data and
key performance indicators through dashboard reports that have been personalized to
their roles. The latest release, however, takes
those features to the next level by creating
even more awareness of a project's status
through its reporting structure.
In version 1.25, which launched last
March, clients could set up Job Cards that
tracked progress on a defined task and the
associated costs and schedule. These Job
Cards did not report partial completion,
which lead to under reporting of progress
in certain circumstances. Now all Job Cards

are transactional, calculating and reporting fractional progress with each activity
update providing better understanding into
the true amount of work performed.
Similarly, the creation of Work Packages
- grouping of resources such as labor, materials and equipment needed to complete
a task - was enriched in X3FC version 2.0.
"Our development of an abstracted Bill of
Quantities (BoQ) layer now drives our Work
Packages from a labor, material and equipment perspective, and finally allows for the
development of an integrated estimating
package," says Abel Lineberger, Sage X3
Construction Development Project Manager. "Work packages address specific Bill
of Materials (BoMs) from the BoQ allowing
decomposition of the BoQ down to actual


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