Sage developers are in high demand, especially at the mid-level. In addition to SAP Business One, Sage X3 offers a range of advantages to small and mid-sized enterprises as a popular ERP software (enterprise resource planning).
Sage X3 is especially tailored to the area of production and supply. Straight out of the box Sage X3 offers comprehensive support for change control management, production accounting, quality assurance, audit and accounting control and is based on important regulations, industry standards and legal requirements.
SAP requires specialisation in specific industrial third-party solutions such as Infor Fourth Shift, Acellos or BatchMaster. SAP customisations are usually carried out via tailored modifications and add ons. However, Sage X3 can also be customised according to the needs of its client in order to bring out maximum productivity. This is where a Sage developer comes into play.
Choosing the right Sage developer
Choosing a Sage developer for X3 is an important decision for the success of the entire company. Ultimately, the ERP software is an interface for nearly all business processes. Here are a few tips on finding a good Sage developer for X3:
Experience – Ask the developer detailed questions on their previous contracts. How long has the Sage professional developed for X3, and are they experienced in other Sage products in addition to the ERP software? The more comprehensive and extensive the Sage developer’s general experience is, the more confident you can be that they will also be professional and competent for the implementation of your business’s software.
Working methodology and certifications – Does the Sage developer have the necessary certifications, and are they up to date? Which working methodology (Agile, Scrum, etc.) and tools (Atlassian JIRA) do they use for project management? Ask them for examples such as specifications and documentation. All of these details reflect the Sage developer’s professionalism and expertise which will help you separate the wheat from the chaff when comparing developers.
References – Ask the Sage developer for references from previous clients, and don’t be afraid to ask them questions.
Rates and quotes – Can the Sage developer give a detailed and structured quote for an individual contract? Don’t depend on fixed rates for specific projects or units of time. If you take advantage of outsourcing, this is an important factor to you won’t be paying for the project long-term.
Indian Sage developers: outsourcing saves costs
If you are looking for a Sage developer and have a thought-out approach to finding one, then nothing stands in your way of outsourcing to Indian IT professionals. In comparison to hiring a developer in Europe, it can often be much more effort to find one abroad. Not only is it more complex to find a suitable partner, but communication and project management are significantly harder.
outsourcing4work will help you work around these difficulties. We have many years of experience in outsourcing complex IT projects to outsourcing providers in India, and maintain a comprehensive network of reliable and knowledgeable partners in the Asian country.
In addition to pure procurement, we also offer you professional support throughout the project phase. We employ our own Scrum project managers who are experienced in coordination across distance and state of the art technology, and who are familiar intercultural differences in mentality.
Our Scrum professionals are there for you, no matter if it is a project at a fixed price, temporary employees or a dedicated long-term team. You simply conclude the contract directly with us as a European company, and we then take care of the rest. This also includes the contracts with the Indian partners and their payment.