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Grupoarbulu improves its information systems with Sage ERP X3

Madrid, 03 October 2013 - grupoarbulu, the Spanish market leader in marine electronics, has signed an agreement to implement the Sage ERP X3 management solution across its various group subsidiaries.

The group chose Sage’s innovative ERP solution due to its flexibility when working across international offices. It was also impressed with its corporate management structure abilities, as well as other features such as ergonomics, 100% web-based modules for CRM and document management.

Sage ERP X3 will help grupoarbulu optimize the way it operates its IT infrastructure and technology portfolio, as well as support its subsidiaries in their wider business goals to become market leaders in their industries. grupoarbulu was an existing Sage customer prior to implementing Sage ERP X3, but needed an upgraded solution to support its recent growth.

Other companies in the group are now all migrating to Sage ERP X3. The implementation covers finance, purchasing, sales, warehouse, CRM, and document management, alongside integration with other grupoarbulu applications. The rollout has a strong international scope and includes the implementation of 90 licenses. grupoarbulu also uses Sage’s XRT solution in its finance department to optimize its financial value chain, ensuring bank communication, management and control of liquidity.

Marcos Montes de Oca, Head of Information Systems at grupoarbulu, said: "When we evaluated the many options that the management systems market offered us, we found that Sage ERP X3 was the product that best fit with our technology requirements and management. Sage is a partner who understands our particular business needs and it has demonstrated the required capabilities to go with us on a project of this size."

Carlos Martinez Mantilla, Account Manager of Sage ERP X3, added: "This project with grupoarbulu is another example of the how Sage provides a professional service to help organizations streamline their business processes”

About grupoarbulu

Grupoarbulu, with a turnover of nearly 80 million euros and more than 280 professionals, is the connecting link between a number of distinct and diverse business activities, open to new opportunities and to the incorporation of new businesses, applying criteria of synergy, complementarity and innovation. Founded in 1999, it consists of the companies NAUTICAL, CRAME, Marine Instruments, Aage Hempel, SMD and e3 Systems, all leaders in the Spanish marine electronics market, in their segments.

The main activity of the companies is the import, export, distribution, sales, installation and after sales service of marine electronic equipment, satellite communications and associated applications, manufacturing and R&D. The main sectors which are targeted are Shipyards, Merchant ships, High seas fishing vessels (tuna and trawlers), Inshore fishing boats, Mega yachts and the whole distribution network of marine electronics. We have a portfolio of over 6,000 clients and 11,000 vessels, with more than 4,000 technical services a year.

About Sage ERP X3

Sage ERP X3 is Sage Group’s global ERP solution for mid-sized companies and subsidiaries of large groups with international demands. 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. 4,000 customers in 60 countries worldwide have chosen Sage ERP X3 because it is easy to use, rapid to deploy, and cost effective. For further information, please visit

About Sage

Sage Group plc is a leading global supplier of business management software for small and medium-sized companies, assisting them in creating the conditions to be successful. Sage understands that every business is unique. We offer products and services that cater to different needs, easy to use, safe and effective. Created in 1981, Sage was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE100 in 1999. Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 13,380 employees in 24 countries covering the UK and Ireland, continental Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia and Brazil.

In Spain, Sage is one of the leading companies in the development of management solutions and services for small and medium-sized businesses, and has nearly 1,200 employees across 21 offices throughout the country. For more information:

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