The business brief
ZAP improves the financial and operational performance of businesses using Sage’s long-standing ERP package, Line 500, by speeding up and simplifying the collection, organization and analysis of ERP and related data.
A data-driven business makes confident decisions quickly, based on truth, and ZAP facilitates this by automating the collection and integration of data from Line 500 and other applications and data sources, to provide a business-wide view of all performance and activity. The ability to integrate hitherto-inaccessible or siloed data further strengthens business decision making, by unlocking previously hidden insight.
Operational and financial insight, self-service reporting, secure data exploration and visualization is delivered—on any device—via personalized dashboards specifically aligned to Line 500 user roles.
Conscious of short- and long-term IT overheads, ZAP is rapid to deploy and simple to administer. TCO is reduced and ROI is delivered immediately thanks to pre-packaged components, automation and ‘out-of-the-box’ capabilities which reduce setup and maintenance costs.
ZAP aligns to the service-oriented roles of Line 500 users, and the software’s four key modules of contract management, project ledger, resource ledger and project billing. It handles all data types and can extract, for example, metadata and multi-company and multi-lingual captions. It can handle automatic analytical dimension configurations, statistical groups and automatic captions for local menus. And it can detect and handle customizations, miscellaneous tables and currency conversions.
Security and data governance are integral to ZAP for Sage Line 500, with dashboard-based and dashboard-integrated permission setting, access regulation, usage monitoring and auditing.
ZAP for Sage Line 500 has also been built with potential migration to Sage X3 in mind: it is possible to retain historic Sage Line 500 data in SDMA and access it for reporting purposes once using Sage X3, removing a significant headache from the migration process.