Sage and Talend Form Partnership to Boost Sage ERP X3 Interoperability Performances

By Sage, PRNE
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sage ERP X3 Integrates Talend's Open Source ETL[1] Solution to Improve Third Party Interoperability

PARIS, March 30, 2011 - Sage (LSE: SGE), a leading business management software provider and
Talend, the worldwide leader in open source integration solutions, today
announced the completion of a partnership, which will integrate Talend's
integration technologies with Sage ERP X3, Sage plc's global ERP solution
aimed at medium sized companies. Thanks to this global partnership, Sage ERP
X3 customers will benefit from significant productivity gains generated by
the opening of their IT systems and the ability to automate massive data

This partnership follows the first OEM agreement that was signed back in
2007, which simplified information exchange between Sage CRM and third party
applications. Having worked together for several years and valuing each
other's company culture, both firms have decided to extend their partnership
to Sage ERP X3 globally.

The Sage ERP X3 solution leverages Talend's integration tools to enrich
its integration capability. This integration rests on Sage ERP X3's web
services API. In addition, Sage and Talend are working jointly on an
additional component to be released in the near future that will leverage
SData[2] (see, the communications protocol defined by
Sage at a global level and which is based on international industry protocols
(http, ATOM). SData allows the integration of products between Sage products
as well as any third party solutions in real time and over the Internet. With
the Sage ERP X3 connector, users will benefit from an immediate opening of
their IT systems as well as important productivity gains arising from the
faster exchanges (migration, extraction and synchronisation). The Sage ERP X3
connector will now be included as standard in all editions of Talend's
integration software, therefore Sage ERP X3 clients will no longer need to
develop specific integration interfaces and will benefit from seamless
integration with third party applications. Because Talend Open Studio is
integrated with Sage ERP X3, it means customers' IT budgets will not be
impacted by traditional integration costs associated with proprietary

Those companies who wish to adopt Sage ERP X3 will see their migration
projects greatly simplified. Apart from the technology upgrade, Sage ERP X3
users will naturally benefit, without any additional costs, from the
expertise that Talend provides as a worldwide leader in open source software,
offering a breadth of middleware solutions that address both data management
and application integration needs.

Emmanuel Obadia, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Products, Sage ERP
X3: << In many respects, the strategic approach of our two companies is the
same: customer choice, cost effectiveness, open information systems, greater
interoperability and a global dimension. Talend has proved that in just four
years, it can provide high performance technology for not only a competitive
cost for mid sized businesses but also with a simple and interoperable
implementation. We are happy to cement our relationship today in order to
provide our clients with the open source flexibility that Talend provides >>.

Francois Mero, Vice President of Global Sales at Talend << We are proud
today to forge an alliance with Sage, one of the main publishers of business
management software. Like Talend, Sage has the ambition open up access to its
business management software, in order to provide all the companies, whatever
their size, an alternative choice to proprietary software. >>

[1] Extract, Transform and Load

[2] SDATA is specifically designed as a business application protocol and
establishes both a consistent integration interface for Sage applications as
well as a pattern for custom extensions that are designed for application
integration. SData is a REST based protocol that provides a lightweight,
internet friendly and high performance method of sharing data.

About The Sage Group plc

The Sage Group plc (LSE:SGE) is a leading global supplier of business
management software and related products and services, principally for small
to medium-sized enterprises. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London
Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has 6.3 million customers and 13,400 employees
worldwide. We operate in over 24 countries covering the UK, Europe, North
, South Africa, Australia, India and China. For further information
please visit

About Sage ERP X3 (

Sage ERP X3 is a dedicated solution for mid-market and larger companies
with international demands enables its clients to transform and perform
through technologies. Over 3,000 customers representing 165,000 users
worldwide already chose Sage ERP X3 because it is easy to use, fast to deploy
and cost effective. For more than 10 years Sage ERP X3 has been a proven and
comprehensive ERP solution addressing mid-market companies specific
requirements and challenges in various industries from manufacturing,
services to distribution and many more. Sage ERP X3 is present in 53
countries and counts a network of more than 1,500 Sage professionals and 200
partners in its ecosystem.

About Talend (

Talend is one of the largest pure play vendors of open source software,
offering a breadth of middleware solutions that address both data management
and application integration needs. In just a few years, Talend has become the
recognized market leader in open source data management. Many large
organizations around the globe use Talend's products and services to optimize
the costs of data integration, data quality, Master Data Management (MDM) and
application integration. With an ever growing number of product downloads and
paying customers, Talend offers the most widely used and deployed data
management solutions in the world. Talend makes enterprise grade data
management and application integration solutions available to organizations
of all sizes.

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